Wednesday, June 30, 2004
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Monday, June 28, 2004
Sunday, June 27, 2004
Both albums contain tracks sung in English and Spanish. Am I alone in thinking that Brazilian jazz and bossa nova, when sung in English, are less sexy? Could you imagine them sung in German?
If the arts are so satisfactory an embodiment of human experience, why do we need studies commenting on them? Why not merely take our young people to museums, to concerts, to libraries? There is certainly no substitute for hearing Mozart, reading Dickinson, or looking at the boxes of Joseph Cornell. Why should we support a brokering of the arts; why not rely on their direct impact?
from the lecture The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar.
Link provided by Arts & Literature Daily.
Saturday, June 26, 2004
See Radio 4 with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at these choice spots:
July 21 - Farmingdale, NY - Downtown
July 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
July 23 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Cafe Metropolis
Check out Radio 4's video for "Party Crashers" here.
Friday, June 25, 2004
According to director Richard Kelly, from an interview at Empire Online, "There are gonna be some pop music surprises [in the soundtrack]." If you don't want to wait for the Director's Cut soundtrack, scroll down on darkness to find a suggested custom soundtrack for the original DD release. It combines the score with songs and clips from the movie.
She tells us that we have a responsibility to those songs: "Hold sacred your dark-hour songs and your dark-hour friends, even if you can no longer stomach hanging out with them."
If you see this issue on the newsstands, pick it up. The "free" sampler CD is fantastic, with music from The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Buried Beds, TV On the Radio, Iron & Wine, and others.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
"I Don't Believe You" from the Magnetic Fields album "i".