2.25.2009

DROOL... Dinosaur Jr is back again



& Here I thought J was just drumming for psychedelic hard rock band Witch. Im so excited to see them again in April. They have one of the loudest and monsterous live shows I've ever been to. They've signed to Jagjaguwar who houses the likes of Orrkervil River, Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair's Lucky Sperms, and a few of noise rock "blog bands", who equally rock. Well, some more than others though

I think its a better fit than Fat Possum. 2009 is going to be a good year for music.

Sonic Youth and Built to Spill are also putting out new records. 09 is gonna be fine

2.09.2009

Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance



Stopmotion video at its finest. This is one of those concept shortfilm music videos that almost makes sense, or brings about a certain feeling and you're like "Wow this is pretty bad ass." Oren Lavie, who grew up in Israel, and does alot of work as a playwright(he co-directed the video) as well, has a whisperish laconic voice that flows almost perfectly with the belt organ and the loose jazz drumming.

2.01.2009

Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

For some reason I had never seen this movie, and Gram Parsons is probably one of my favourite singer/songwriters from the 60s and 70s.

The movie portrays a fictional rendition of the infamous heist of Gram Parson's dead body in 1973. Road manager(Johnny Knoxville) made an agreement with Parsons in life promising one another that they would cremate whoever passed away first out in the desert of Joshua Tree, California. Parsons stepfather had other plans, a formal ceremony in Louisiana. Knoxville snags the body from LA International Airport with the help of a hearse driving hippie fella. I don't want to go into much detail, but it ends up being a fairly decent movie.

Well if you have already seen it, good for you, I hope this post didn't ruin your afternoon. But you should check out Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel for a less unreal rendering.