Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bjork - "Bachelorette"

One day, I found a big book buried deep in the ground
I opened it, but all the pages were blank...

The Fall

This movie, from the director of The Cell, looks incredible:

Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar Roundup

I half watched the Oscars while watching episodes of 30 Rock on my computer. The Oscars were difficult to watch since the sound on my television is broken and I had to use the closed captioning. I don't know if you've ever used closed captioning during live television but it's annoying as hell. The words are about four seconds behind the action on screen which ruined all of Jon Stewart's delivery. The closed captioning system uses some sort of voice recognition software for automatic captioning, but it's far from perfect. At one point the word "nominated" was printed as "no ma'am nated", and "documentary" as "dom unitary". At one point you could actually see mistakes being deleted on the fly, by whoever monitors the closed captioning, just to make sure that Penelope Cruz's name came out right.

In any case I was pretty happy with the winners overall. Especially Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova winning for best song. Huzzah! I missed Javier Bardem's acceptance speech, unfortunately, but I'm sure all the Oscar highlights will be on Youtube tomorrow. Daniel Day Lewis was awesome during his acceptance speech. Marion Cotillard and Diablo Cody both gave very moving speeches as well. Did anyone else notice how excited Cate Blanchett was for Cotillard when she won? Very classy.
I really, really must see La Vie En Rose when it comes out on DVD this week.

The major category winners were mostly very predictable this year. But that's fine, since the movies that won were generally very good.

I was a bit shocked that Brad Renfro was snubbed during the memorial montage, however. He died a couple weeks before Heath Ledger, and I think it's a shame he wasn't recognized. I know he wasn't a major star, but The Client and Apt Pupil were pretty big films. Maybe I blinked and missed it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Video Addendum (enjoy them while you can):

"Falling Slowly":

Random Wii appearance:

Friday, February 22, 2008

Flight Of The Conchords - "Business Time"

You say something like, "Is that it?"
I know what you`re trying to say.
You`re trying to say, "Aww yeah, that`s it."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

They Have Snakes All Over

They've shown us their feelings, and what it means to be old.
Now here are some more preschool drawings about what old people look like:


Sunday, February 03, 2008

First Friday, Knoxville

Went downtown last night for the First Friday goings-on, snapped a few picks of some artwork that interested me.

Giant pop-up book art at Gallery 1010 some gallery:

Graphic art at Java:

Various art at the Basement Gallery:

Friday, February 01, 2008

First And Ten

1. Cocteau Twins - "Garlands" from BBC Sessions (Disc 1)

2. The Kleptones - "The Black Devil Is Not Enough" from 24 Hours

3. The Frames - "In The Deep Shade" from For The Birds

4. They Might Be Giants - "I Am 40: Memories of West St. and Lepke" from They Might Be Giants vs. McSweeney's

5. The Beatles - "Three Cool Cats" from Anthology 1

6. Eric Serra - "Heat" from The Fifth Element Original Soundtrack

7. Paul Simon - "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War" from The Paul Simon Anthology

8. Linda Eder - "Gold (from Camille Claudel)" from Broadway My Way

9. Cirque du Soleil - "Rivage" from Quidam

10. David Bowie - "Stay" from Station To Station

St. Vincent - "Jesus Saves, I Spend"

While people have cheered on the awful mess we've made
Through storms of red roses we've exited the stage