7 Ene 2011, 14:54
5 May 2008, 13:57Okay, so apparently I like Britney Spears. Leave me alone about it...
13 Dic 2007, 14:59A Thousand Plateaus has changed some of their music on Last.fm. They also have a new website at http://athousandplatea.us. I am liking where they are going with their sound. You can tell that they like to listen to music like The Mountain Goats, Jens Lekman, Iron & Wine, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, and Neutral Milk Hotel.
8 Jun 2007, 20:52The Four-Eyed Monsters independent film, created by Arin Crumley and Susan Buice. It is an awesome film, commenting on art and relationships.
You can watch it here:
to help them get out of dept, the movie social networking site, Spout.com is offering to pay Arin and Susan a dollar for everyone that becomes a user from their video. To help these two get some dough from spout.com, just go to http://www.spout.com/foureyedmonsters and create a username.
But otherwise, just enjoy the film. I thought it was an extremely creative, entertaining, moving film; most of what knowledged art reviewers like those that belong to last.fm will find intriguing.
29 Ene 2007, 14:47Okay so I have traditionally not been a big Sting fan. I was watching an episode of Studio 60 the other day and came accross Sting as the "guest performer" in the show. He was apparently promoting an entirely instrumental album. I looked into it and it was true (Songs From The Labyrinth). What I find so exceptional about this album is that it is entirely in the Renaissance music style, with a lute. It is beautifully done. It is exceptional not only in the shock value of it being solo with a lute, but his dedication to keep it in the style that it was written. I understand that it was John Dowland who wrote the music, however, that doesn't put aside the fact that Sting is releasing a lute album. I feel as a pop mainstream artist to do something so 'against the grain' deserves a commendable note. It is not everyday you see a modern musician show a strong interest in music's heritage. I love it.
22 Nov 2006, 19:41ah journaling... the trancendence between face and name. This is what allows those who view my profile to see that I truly exist, think normal (somewhat) thoughts, and have some reasons for the information you find about me. Until this textbox i seem to be a figure, a robot, a merciless robot? i don't think i have gained enough 'cool points' to consider myself at that level yet.. but hopefully someday.
subject change: Whats the deal with all the '____ johannsson' artists? I was looking for my pal Johann Johannsson the other day and hit about 4 different artists with the last name johannsson. Am I the only one seeing the conspiracy? By the way Jonathan Johansson has a sound that is too similar to artists such as Gavin DeGraw for me.. a foreign touch was the difference... equals a waste of emusic downloads. anywhoo... tootloo
Oh one more thing. anyone looking to do an instructional dvd/anything media you have to check out IBM 1401 A User's Manual.. Aparently Last.fm has not heard of it yet.
24 Oct 2006, 19:20I am currently really diggin' the sounds of Mew, Death From Above 1979, and even a bit of oldschool... Nirvana. Today I pulled out Minus the Bear and rocked out a bit in the office to their grooves. Really nice sounds. Yeah one more for ya'll. Mobius Band. They just did a show with A Thousand Plateaus the other night in GR MI... The show Rocked!
30 Sep 2006, 23:36because whenever you hear a 12-year-old girl list her favorite artists as "Jesse McCartney, Hilary Duff, Belle and Sebastian, The Pussycat Dolls, and Chingy," while chewing bazooka and texting her friends on her rhinestone-encrusted cell phone, don't you die a little inside? - [if you only like indie music because you heard it on the oc, you're an asshat.] (last.fm group)
I just love this quote and thought I would personally support the efforts of this Last.fm group. Uh, I cried with happiness upon finding people with the same utter frustration as myself. Gabe, you'll appreciate this group.
28 Sep 2006, 20:55Upon planning to go and view Zack Braff's newest movie "The Last Kiss", I happened accross the Soundtrack. This is a great soundtrack, starting with some semi-interesting Snow Patrol... carrying on with Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Rufus Wainwright, etc. What I wasn't expecting was an artist by the name of Joshua Radin. This guy I found starkly interesting simply because I had not heard decent music with his style in some time. What caught my attention even more was when I watched his video, http://youtube.com/watch?v=AmHUnZ8UkYg. It is an extremely humble video in which he pays money to dream he is an actual star.
What is so dissapointing in this whole business is the actualization of this artist. How his lyrics are sometimes extremely chincy and foundationless. Sappy is another word I might use. This sappy lyric stylization frustrates me because it brings willing listeners to the perspective that true love is something that is not difficult to maintain, or that love is achieved once it can be 'felt'. These perspectives, though sometimes true, are not that common.
Either way, I enjoy his sound and will enjoy listening to him as long as possible. I say as long as possible because I hear he played the 'Jimmy Kimmel' show the other night... aka. his mainstream carriage awaits. At that point it will not be only him and his sappy lyrics that are to blame but my fake favorite artist AND myself.
11 Feb 2006, 22:25