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FILMS 09012010

hey suave dudes! happy september.


so suave ^^

here are some FILMS i’m looking forward to.

MICMACS

this inventive, beautifully shot trailer makes me so excited to see the film. i love how dark and theatrical it looks. from jean-pierre jeunet, the guy responsible for amelie and delicatessen (not to mention alien, resurrection), comes this very interesting story about a man with a bullet in his brain.

WINTER’S BONE

a young woman is forced to find her missing father, a meth cook, who has posted the family’s property for his bail. this trailer doesn’t look that intriguing, but the film has received fabulous reviews, including two prizes at sundance (grand jury as well as screenwriting), and four stars from ebert.

127 HOURS

ok dudes, i’m going to be honest here. i love james franco. a lot. i also have a very tough time taking him seriously (meaning: i can’t). i could NOT STOP LAUGHING while watching this trailer, although i find aron ralston’s story very compelling. that being said, i do like danny boyle, and i do want to see this film. but i hope james franco doesn’t smile through the whole thing, because if he is, i will be too.

I AM LOVE

this film follows a russian woman (tilda swinton) who marries into an aristocratic italian family. it seems to be a story of love, sex, and deception, and the trailer has some heavy symbolism (the bird unable to escape near the end of the trailer). apparently, swinton learned to speak italian with a russian accent, although i am a BIT concerned that they only included one line of monologue from her. however, like winter’s bone, this movie has gotten great reviews, so i’m definitely looking forward to seeing it.

stay tuned for FILMS PT 2 tomorrow!

as always, LOVE LOVE LOVE

nataliebeth

Laconic Oration – October

September’s edition was such a success, I guess I’ll continue the monthly image post!!

Here are 15 images from Laconic Oration, during the month of October:















via Laconic Oration

scott

Blog Roundup!

It just occurred to me the other day that I know more than several people personally who have their own blogs.  And while we have a “blog roll” to the right, I have my doubts if very many people actually pay attention to it.  So here are some blogs/websites run by some good friends of mine…and if I forgot you and your blog, forgiveness please!

Weekend Records

This an off-shoot blog for the Sunday night DJ fest (of the same name) that occurs at the Lift in Des Moines, Ia.  They usually, nay, always spin a good mix of stuff and this blog reflects that. They upload tracks straight (and only) from their personal vinyl collection and usually have a few wise words to share on the songs. I like to think of it as a cousin to Greg’s Singles Club feature.  WR is made up of John Solarz, Adam Ferry, both of design duo Flatform, Alex Brown, who is the guitarist from influential 80’s hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits, Aaron Omlie, and Nick Lambert.  At one time there were rumors that former drummer for Pavement, Bob Nastanovich, might join the crew (no joke!), but so far nothing has become of that.

Manned Missles

Beat blog for former producer/programer/dj of  Cleo’s Apartment, Jeff Blanchard aka Jazzcop aka The Handsome Prince aka Manned Missles.  He just started it up, but he’s already making some headway so it’s definitely something to keep your eye on.  Oh yeah, the gent also did an ill remix of  “Girl Friday,” which will be included on Quid Pro Quo.

So Not Original

Yeah, I’ve mentioned John’s blog sometime earlier, BUT he pulled up stakes and moved on over to tumblr, so I thought I could redirect you all there. Plus, he hasn’t updated in a few weeks, so I figured this might be the kick in pants needed to post something new.

Therine – They’re An Inspiration

Good pal Katie has this blog dedicated to all things that inspire here for her own fashion design.  This can range from people, places, music, movies, current styles, etc.  And you can check out her Etsy account, where all of these influences and inspirations come together. She makes a pretty mean guitar strap.

Renee’s Shoreline

If you know Patrick Tape Flemming (guitarist/frontman for Poison Control Center, co-owner of the now defunct indie pop label, BiFi, all-around gentlemen), then you pretty much know what you’re getting into with this blog.  All sorts of ramblings about pop music, pop culture, and Woody Allen.  Much like the man himself, always entertaining and worth a read.

And of course, don’t forget Scott and Natalie’s picture blog, Laconic Oration, and my demo blog, I’ve Got an 8-Track Mind.

Ryan

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cecilpaoli

A new project…

I decided to abandoned the Operation Ear Bleed project for a new, more economic venture.

I am going to start doing Operation: Judge a Book By It’s Cover.

What I’m going to do is find an album based on the interest I have of it’s cover art, give my assumptions before listening, listen to it, then give my reaction of the cover art compared to the actual music provided. I will include the cover art with every entry if it’s available. Are you ready?

cecilpaoli

Urban Evil 2004

About six months ago, I was slightly obsessed with Anthropologie, a sister store to Urban Outfitters.  Because I was slightly obsessed, I attempted to read everything I could find out about the store, but became more interested in its parent company, Urban Outfitters, Inc. and its owner, Richard Hayne, who is a rumored homophobe and an ardent republican.

One of the more interesting controversies I came across was regarding one of those clever, little t-shirts you can purchase at UO.   Back in 2004, UO sold a shirt that said “Only Old People Vote.” When broken down, the shirt is basically telling the young and hip that voting isn’t cool and we all know who the young and hip tend to vote for when they do vote. I know this is simplifying and assuming behaviors, but think of the people you know who would buy that shirt. Exactly. It’s this sort of subtle evil that Hayne uses, and, in this case, used to infiltrate the minds of who knows how many young people during such a crucial year.

ninjagarden