500 Days of Summer

The Trees And The Wild

Music Go Music is a bit odd. They have posted a series of videos of them performing “live” on a 70’s show that was never a real show. But I like their music, and what’s so wrong with oddballs?

(500) Days of Summer was a really cute, super-sweet film. I’m pretty sure anyone who wasn’t already in love with those two sure is after seeing it.

Julian Plenti, (who is actually Paul Banks from Interpol,) tag teams it with Emily Haines for “Games for Days”.

The Very Best did a damn catchy tune with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend called “Warm Heart of Africa”. And you know you’ve got a catchy song when lots of people remix it. So far, I’ve heard Metronomy, Architecture In Helsinki and Theophilus London all over the internettery and while they are good remixes, it stems from the fact that the original is so solid.

Heath Ledger sure left a nice parting gift for us in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

I’ve been super into The Big Pink. Their debut album, “A Brief History of Love” is awesome.

Remember Dan Deacon? He of Drinking Out of Cups fame? People might not know he’s an actual musician, for real.

Here is a lovely tune from O + S.

Some facts about Ben Lee: He’s released seven solo albums. He is married to Ione Skye. He dated Claire Danes. He had a record deal at 14 with Noise Addict. Noise Addict has their first new album in 14 years for free download at their website.

Since it’s Hallowe’en, here’s the video for “Die Slow” from Health.

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Chromeo keeps it clean on Yo Gabba Gabba!

It always really upsets me when I hear stories on the news about people taking advantage of elderly people. So when I heard about this 84 year-old man kicking ass, I had to give him some props.

You may have heard Disney is making an updated version of Tron called TR2N. While the only thing that gives me any confidence in the Disney mega-machine is their association with Pixar, they are on the right track tagging Daft Punk to do the score for this one.

Remember that show 3rd Rock from the Sun? Remember that kid, Joseph Gordon-Levitt? My friend’s brother’s company softball team used to play against the 3rd Rock team, so they sometimes would go hang out with him on occasion and they all thought he was a pretty cool guy. Well, it turns out he’s all grown up and we’ll just say he’s aged well. He’s got a movie coming out called 500 Days of Summer with¬†Zooey Deschanel.

Excellent soundtrack as well, and if you’re interested in reading director Marc Webb’s song-by-song breakdown, it’s here. I have 6 words for you: Patrick Swayze – “She’s Like the Wind”.

N.W.A. movie? I hope it doesn’t suck.

Flaming Lips covering “Borderline”. Yes, that “Borderline”. Ace.