shakin' your new charm bracelet
I've got to plug a relatively new blog on the market, which I've been itching to do since it popped up last week. Matt Trowbridge (aka Matt Durant of RANA) has started up a personal blog appropriately titled itsmatt. Already Matt has shared tales of rock shows, life-altering car accidents & blunt-smoking Bush daughters, as well as several demos from a solo project called Leafcutter. Matt once told me that he didn't like to be called a rock star, though I truly believe that's what he is. He's a helluva keyboard player, a great songwriter, and good people in general. Stop by & say howdy.
now, on to the music videosLast nite, I happened across Revolver Films, a director-based production company based in Toronto & LA that specializes in music videos. Their directors have done a lot of cool stuff, and there are plenty more vids to check out on their site (besides those linked below).
directed by Christopher Mills
MOV Modest Mouse - "Float On" (23.3mb)
MOV Interpol - "PDA" (16.2mb)
MOV Broken Social Scene - "Stars & Sons" (29.1mb)
directed by Wendy Morgan
MOV The Unicorns - "Jelly Bones" (17.8mb)
MOV Ambulance LTD - "Primitive" (26mb)
MOV Stars - "Elevator Love Letter" (37mb)
directed by Bruce Dickson
MOV ...Trail Of Dead - "Relative Ways" (27.7mb)
MOV ...Trail Of Dead - "Another Morning Stoner" (26.4mb)
MOV The Secret Machines - "Sad & Lonely" (27.6mb)
I've finally added videos.antville.org, which is sort of a communal music video blog, to the blogroll on the sidebar. It's a great resource. Here's a couple of vids I've found through them recently, one with small children dancing in a cute manner with Erlend Øye, and the other with small children mutilating each other & giving you the finger. Enjoy!
MOV Kings of Convenience - "I'd Rather Dance With You" (17.4mb)
MOV Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control" (16.7mb) directed by Spike Jonze
cable television worth watchingFor those tv viewers who get the Trio network, their acclaimed Brilliant But Cancelled series is back. BBC features great shows that were killed before they found an audience, along with original programming detailing the pilot process & how many of these shows met their demise. Last year, I managed to catch all of the bizarre-yet-great Profit, including several episodes that never made it to air originally. Pretty sweet.
This time around, Trio is featuring the original comedy Pilot Season, a mockumentary series written/directed/starring Sam Seder of the Majority Report. A sequel to Seder's 1997 indie film Who's The Caboose? (which is also airing on Trio over the next week), Pilot Season also stars Sarah Silverman, Andy Dick, and features an appearance by David Cross. The show is showing two episodes each nite this week at 9pm ET, with marathons of all six episodes airing over the weekend. Tune in.
I was fuming much like Sam Seder does (on his radio show) last nite after sitting through Uncovered: The War on Iraq on the Sundance Channel. Uncovered, from Outfoxed (which I still need to see) director Robert Greenwald, is an hour-long documentary about the lead-up to the Iraq war, featuring many intelligence veterans who debunk the faulty case President Bush sold to the nation. Urgh, it gets me so freakin' mad! I wish the damn media would quit treating the upcoming election like a sporting event and actually pay attention to real issues. Holy crap. I can't believe this bullsh**.
End of rant. I'm off to watch Nip/Tuck.