Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Today is the day that we have all been waiting for! The opening of "Where the Wild Things Are"! I can not wait to see what Spike Jones has done with one of my favorite childhood stories. This story has a special place in our families hearts as it was a bedtime staple when our son was growing up.
Urban Outfitters experimental retail space, "Space 1520" in Los Angeles has a WTWTA Pop-Up shop this month. I think the highlight of the shop is Christian Joy's 5 one-of-a-kind costumes that are inspired by Maurice Sendak's characters in WTWTA. You might know Chirstian Joy's work if you are a fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I am pretty sure that just about everything that Karen O has ever wore on stage was designed by Christian Joy. www.christianjoy.us
Speaking of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.... Karen O did an amazing job on the movie's soundtrack. You can listen to the album in full at Pitchfork. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13550-where-the-wild-things-are-ost/
Thursday, October 8, 2009
NPR is offering a free preview of the new Flaming Lip's album "The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine" in it's entirety! I have been a huge Lips fan for years. I love that they are always following their own path.
The new album was assembled by taking their favorite part taken from hours and hours of jam tapes. The overall sound is very organic in nature. All of the expected elements are there, the melodic vocals, blown out gigantic drums, crazy guitar and electronic soundscapes along with a new feel to their sound. You really just need to hear it.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Come on down to the Thunderbird Cafe tonight to check out Th' Legendary Shack Shakers!! My hometown buddy, Brett Whitacre is tearing up the drums and of course, the Legendary indie rock god Duane Dennison (Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk, Dennison Kimball Trio) is now playing guitar for the Nashville based, Rock-a-Billy outfit. This is not a show to be missed.