Month: November 2008

Gloria – Mineral

The Criterion edition of Bottle Rocket is out! Hot diggity!

In honour of my American heritage and our most beloved Thanksgiving, I give you the Turkey-shaped Jell-o Mold Competition of 2008.

Pie-hats are go!

This is too nerdy for words. The man made a theremin using a Wiimote, a laptop and a synthesizer… and he’s playing the Star Trek theme on it. Get right out.

Radiohead had an animated-video contest and you can see the winners here.

Run Wild

Snoop was on Martha. He taught her some vocabulary and she taught him how to make some mashed potatoes. I love that Martha rolls with everyone. Part one & part two. I remember her drinking a 40 of O.E. on Conan back in the day. I love Martha for these exact reasons.

Hey Brooklyn! You can stop proving your coolness already. Really, we know.

Jenny Lewis apparently does a small voice part in the new movie Bolt. She also apparently has a song on the soundtrack titled “Barking At the Moon“.

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Darren Aronofsky has a new movie coming out called The Wrestler. Good ol’ Mickey Rourke is playing the lead and it looks like he fucking nails it. Aronofsky is a fantastic director and since I love wrestling, this is right up my alley. Find the beautiful trailer here.

Pop quiz: Johnny Cash + Bob Dylan = _________. Answer: Awesome.

Casiokids are from Norway. Casiokids are poppy and fun. Casiokids have a myspace page with 3 songs on it. Make friends with Casiokids.

Take All You Can Take

Sigur Rós has a video out for Við spilum endalaust. Not all that exciting of a video but Sigur Rós nonetheless.

Rivers Cuomo might be full of himself and pompous, but goddamn if he isn’t a talented mofo with some darn catchy songs. I have a soft spot for Weezer, though I doubt my love for them will ever reach the same peak it hit during the Pinkerton days. Anyhow, his second solo album, Alone 2 – The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo comes out on the 25th and you can preview a new track on his myspace page.

Beck has a new video for “Youthless” that is pretty great.

Boyz II Men was a group from my youth and I will admit, they did their thing and did it well. I mean, can anyone deny “End of the Road” or “On Bended Knee”? How soon we forget the catchiness of “Mowtown Philly”! You know who didn’t forget? Jens Lekman, that’s who. Here he is covering “Water Runs Dry” live. I want to give him a great big hug.

Another band from my past is Pearl Jam. I had the major hots for Eddie Vedder back in the day and actually even have a light switch plate featuring Mr. Vedder in my apartment. Pitchfork has a cover he did with Corin Tucker of the John Doe and Kathleen Edwards track “The Golden State” which you can find here. It’s quite lovely.

Why? has an awesome video for “A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under” up at Pitchfork as well.

The Hives are doing a Christmas duet with Cyndi Lauper. Believe it.

If you have an appreciation for hip-hop, these 13 minutes are for you. All I can say is, De La Soul, Mos Def, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Nas, Damon Albarn, and freestyle. Go. Go now.

Snare Hangar

New trailer for Watchmen! Goose bumps!

FAO Schwartz got some mad cred for that big piano in Big, so I guess they are overdue for mad cred renewal. All I can say is, FUCK THAT PIANO BECAUSE NOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN MUPPET!!! And you get it for the bargain price of $90! That is the best thing I have seen in a long time! Sorry for the profanity, but I was really excited.

I am as down with festive cookie cutters as the next gal, but this? I just don’t know.

Since I was very young, I have imagined being able to somehow record what I was seeing, from my own perspective. If this lady gets this project going, it could actually become a possibility. The future is now.