Friday, July 11, 2014

Nneke

Heartbeat

Hope Sandoval + Bert Jansch

All this Remains (Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blitz the Ambassador

Make You No Forget DIKEMBE! [via mefi]

Y'akoto

Love her voice, the dancing and the fashion. And the Amy Winehouse comparisons are apt. Perfect Timing Without You Tamba [via mefi]

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Jay Robinson

You are Mine

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gnarls Barkley : Crazy (Slow version)

Fantastic.




[Via the trailer to Birdman, which also looks fantastic]

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ridgelings

I saw these guys play live tonight, and I won't be surprised one bit if I see them playing at much larger venues in the near future. They have a rather anemic web presence, but their sole recording should give you an idea of what they're all about: Ridgelings Facebook

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Marvin Gaye

Damn, loving these unreleased Marvin Gaye songs:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bombay Royale

Fun music with videos that turn genres on their head. Just wish I could understand what they were singing.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Supremes

It's always refreshing to hear some of the lesser known songs of classic groups.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Supergeil

An advertisement for a German supermarket, but entertaining as hell nonetheless.  The Guardian gives some context.


[via Mefi]

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Frankie Smith

This is simultaneously f'ckn ridiculous and what the world needs more of.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Directed by Ben Stiller

I caught this film at the AARP Film Festival, complete with a Q&A session with Ben Stiller, and found it absolutely charming.

Ben Stiller plays Walter Mitty, the reserved manager of photographer negatives at Life Magazine, who longs to ask out fellow coworker, Cheryl Melhoff, played by Kristin Wiig, but who can only seem to act on his desires in frequent bouts of daydreams.  Mitty's quiet routine is shaken up, when a change management specialist, played by Adam Scott, swoops in and begins shuttering down the printed version of Life magazine in favor of an internet replacement, and the cover photograph negative for the last issue goes missing.

The film has comedic elements, and there are sequences that had my significant other and I laughing out loud; however, it has a more sincere "live life to its fullest" message running at its core, making the film feel more substantial than other comedies.

There is gorgeous cinematography.  Between Walter Mitty's daydreams and his hopping from country to country, in hopes of hunting down explorer/photographer, Sean O'Conell, played by Sean Penn,  it's a visual feast, complete with nicely mixed-in digital effects.  

The acting is well-done, all around.  Kristin Wiig, in particular stuck out for making a potentially forgettable love-interest character, quirky and personable.

I was not expecting much going in, but thought this family-friendly film delivered.