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Some epic dance tunes for your Saturday afternoon/evening

August 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Recently I’ve been posting about older music that I’m rediscovering, but really and truly I’m a 90s electro/house kinda girl. So, in that vein…

Enjoy:

Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue

U Got Me Up (Cajmere’s Underground Goodies Remix) – Dajae

Elektro – Outwork feat. Mr. Gee (not really 90s but I still dig it)

 Music Selector is the Soul Reflector – Deee Lite

Rez/Cowgirl (Live) – Underworld

True Blood season finale sneak peeks

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Can’t wait until Sunday night! Eric needs to ditch Nora and get back with Soookeh (I’m saying it in Bill-speak). All will be right with the world then.

 

Eddie Izzard, Will Ferrel, Louis CK… an epic dinner

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Ileana Douglas and Jon Favreau included… so much comedy goodness in one place. It’s an old episode of IFC’s Dinner for Five, but worthy of a second viewing:

Coming soon: Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell, and a cute as a button Shih tzu

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Seven Psycopaths is the name of the film, about a couple of dog nappers who kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) dog. Dig the trailer:

Movie recommendation: Melancholia

August 18, 2012 Leave a comment

From IMDB, a short short synopsis (and I mean, really short):

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth.

There’s really no other way to describe it. Normally Lars Von Trier’s work tends to be a bit too esoteric for my taste, but this movie works as both a relationship drama between sisters (Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg) and a sci fi film. It’s available on Netflix streaming instantly, so by all means check it out if you are interested.

A trailer:

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Udo Kier in a movie. Pretty cool.

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Bob’s Burgers Season 3… a few reveals

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Bob’s Burgers’ season 3 scoops with a few guest star reveals.

Scorsese has it right (music documentaries worth watching)

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Ever since re-reading Keith Richards’ Life (seriously, read it… it’s glorious) I’ve been updating my back catalog of music, physically as well as mentally. Oftentimes in between sessions of Queens of the Stone Age or Massive Attack, I feel the need to commune with the artists that influenced me from childhood. My earliest memories right before the 80s hit mostly involved toddling into my Dad’s workspace while he played his 8-track tapes of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Seriously parents… whatever music you play your kids early on is going to be a huge influence throughout their lifetimes. I’m living proof of that. So is my iTunes playlist.

Later on when I got introduced to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, it was a musical awakening of sorts in the sense that I realized that certain artists have the ability to transcend time with their work and artistry. Listen to Sympathy for the Devil or Tomorrow Never Knows, and you’ll hear the glorious sounds future generations will keep buying long after the Justin Biebers of the world have burnt out (not soon enough, in this blogger’s opinion).

Martin Scorsese directed two documentaries that I highly recommend. One is George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and the other is Shine a Light (a Stones doc). The Harrison documentary is being rebroadcast on HBO, and is available for viewing on the HBO Go app as well. I managed to catch it over the weekend, and it was interesting to me to see what really drove Harrison as he matured as a musician and as a person.

Towards the later years with the Beatles, George Harrison wanted to explore his capabilities as a songwriter, and felt like he wasn’t able to do that so long as Lennon and McCartney called the majority of the shots. In that grew a desire to explore his spirituality, which also influenced his music (with the Beatles and as a solo artist).

People lament the breakup of the Beatles and blame it on various reasons and people (*cough* Yoko Ono *cough*), but a large part of that was George Harrison wanting to play and write his own music – something he felt he wasn’t able to do enough with the Beatles. Living In the Material World goes into much detail on the subject.

Anyway, here are the trailers for your enjoyment:

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