My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-26) →
White Rabbits (26) TRV$DJAM (18) Tom Waits (14) Jon Brion (12) La Roux (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
davidchen: Adam Quigley, having not eaten for 8 hours, makes a peanut butter sandwich on the street http://yfrog.com/0oiyrj (via @kateyrich) This is what the knowledge that Transformers 2 will end up being the movie most people see this year has done to movie critics. They are eating on the streets. Happy Michael Bay? First you ruin fighting robots and now the dining habits of the film critic...
Somebody’s Baby - Jackson Browne I saw Fast...
patrickcassels: Human Giant remakes Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break — a film I love so much I once wrote a 700-word essay dedicated to it’s star, Patrick Swayze. This is amazing. Before I hit play I thought to myself “there had better be a meatball sub in this”. Indeed there was. Indeed there was.
Idioteque - Radiohead One of the best songs ever.
Film - Roger Manvell
Speaking of books, the other day I went into Gould’s bookstore in Newtown, a place where old records, books, cassettes and magazines are in huge piles everywhere, and where finding the right book is half the fun. One book grabbed my eye and I picked it up for $5. First published in 1944 (my edition is 1946), Roger Manvell’s Film is quite a read. Part 1? Film as a New Art Form. And it...
You know what’s awesome here in Australia? Penguin books. And as random as that statement may appear, when delving deeper into the literary lexicon that is Penguin books, or in this specific case of praise, Popular Penguins, you can see why I love them so. $10 a book. That’s why. I don’t have to pay $30 for a book that came out between 10-200 years old. I can grab one of...
Step Right Up - Tom Waits I was completely blown...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-19) →
Tom Waits (52) The Veils (13) Broken Social Scene (10) Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (10) Jon Brion (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
mayafish: Oh my goodness! My only critique is that I don’t think snicker-snack is exactly an adjective, but I don’t even care because I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. You win! Haha yeah I realised that after watching that jabberwocky girl video. I just took snicker-snack to mean sharp. Tricky onomatopoeia :P
News Fail →
There’s this reality show here in Australia called MasterChef. It’s a rip-off of some other British show I think. I don’t watch it. But, the finale was tonight, with Julie and Poh going head to head, with Julie taking the crown. However, The Daily Telegraph had other ideas…
mayafish: Lewis Carroll is a god. Bandersnatch – A swift moving creature with snapping jaws, capable of extending its neck. Beamish - Radiantly beaming, happy, cheerful. Borogove – A thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round, “something like a live mop”. The initial syllable of borogove is pronounced as in boring rather than as in burrow. Brillig – Four o’clock...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-12) →
Tom Waits (53) St. Vincent (30) TRV$DJAM (22) Jon Brion (18) Daniel Merriweather (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "Human Nature - Michael Jackson" →
I know it’s a late tribute, but my newly discovered fav MJ song had to get a mention
listening to "Dent_May--Im_An_Alcoholic - Dent May... →
such a fun album! great new talent!!!
listening to "The Strangers - St. Vincent" →
one of my fav albums this year, equal, if not better than Dirty Projectors…
listening to "Singapore - Tom Waits" →
one of my fav songs atm - “in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king”…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-5) →
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (24) St. Vincent (15) TRV$DJAM (8) Beastie Boys (5) The Wave Pictures (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Review - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen →
Transformers 2 was like a turd put on screen. Then, they light it on fire, which is interesting for like a second. Then they keep lighting the turd again and again and you get really tired of…
Review - Downfall (Der Untergang) →
The very concept of a historical film raises eyebrows. How can one accurately re-create the past, objectively, unbiased, allowing the scenes to unfold as they did the day in which they were acted…