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 videos

Last 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, 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 watching

For 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.
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Blogger mr gilbert @ 9/08/2004 01:54:00 PM:

Hey folks.

If you've notice any weirdness w/this post, it's because I was having difficulties with Blogger since I last nite. However, things seem to back working nicely again. Apologies if anybody had any problems with the site.    

Anonymous Anonymous @ 9/08/2004 10:42:00 PM:

Wow, quite the nice hook-up with the music videos. Much appreciated. Made my day.    

Anonymous Anonymous @ 9/08/2004 11:11:00 PM:

how do you download from the Revolver Film Company, I see the links you provided but I want Obstacle 1 by interpol and I could watch it not download.    

Blogger mr gilbert @ 9/09/2004 12:29:00 AM:

hello, anonymous...

it's a little technical, but not too complicated. if quicktime isn't giving you a dropdown menu (triangle in the lower left corner of the movie) that will give you the option to save, look in the html source (under the "view" menu) to find the url for the actual ".mov" file. in this case, it's "" which you should tack on to the old url, like so:    

Blogger caley @ 9/09/2004 01:29:00 AM:

I love that Kings of Convenience video, if I could find the mp3, all would be right with the world. Ah well. Does the lead singer remind anyone else of Napoleon Dynamite?    

Blogger mr gilbert @ 9/09/2004 02:26:00 AM:

while it's almost surely not meant that way, i saw a napoleon dynamite connection right away. after all, he's a goofy lookin' dude dancing around. of course, Erlend's moves are almost anti-thetical to d-kwon's dance grooves, and he's not wearing a "vote for pedro" t-shirt (expect those to be a favorite halloween item, btw). but the track suit makes me think of the royal tenenbaums, and napoleon dynamite was heavily influenced by Wes Anderson, so there's definitely something going on there. i like the KoC album - it may be worth picking up, caley.    

Blogger caley @ 9/09/2004 11:20:00 AM:

Napoleon Dynamite FINALLY shows here on Friday. That's right, it has not come here yet. But this weekend baby! Then I can truly discuss the similarities. I'm just going by commercials here.    

Anonymous Anonymous @ 9/09/2004 02:03:00 PM:

i believe fluxblog has the kings of convenience mp3 if you search the archives.    

Anonymous Anonymous @ 10/07/2005 11:15:00 AM:

fantastic links but i can't find the PDA video and i'm getting very frustrated. huhuh. any new/old links? thank you so much    

Blogger Unknown @ 8/09/2007 11:28:00 AM:

mind if you get back to me on this (weird, isn't it?)    

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