Thursday, September 16, 2010

At Dog Canyon: Animal Collective Hates Your Freedom!

In which I mock the cultural commentary at Fox News and wax on about one of my favorite bands.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Moviegoer: May - August 2010

I started this post two months ago!  But I didn't finish it before I moved cross-country and failed to finish anything.  And I have, unfortunately, been very bad about keeping accurate records of my media consumption over the last few months.  But here's what I have, following from the last installment here.

30. The Informant!: B+
31. Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans: B-
32. The Abyss: D
33. Recount: B+
34. Last Tango In Paris: C+
35. Hellboy II: The Golden Army: B
36. You Don't Know Jack: B+
37. Rosemary's Baby: A+
38. Moon: B+
39. Zombieland: B+
40. Observe and Report: F
41. Becket: B+
42. Knife In The Water: A
43. The Ladykillers (2004): C-
44. The Best Years Of Our Life: B
45. Ghost Town: B-
46. Putney Swope: C
47. The Dead: A
48. The Asphalt Jungle: A
49. Frost/Nixon: B
50. Greaser's Palace: B+
51. They Live By Night: B+
52. Castle In The Sky: A-
53. Humpday: A-
54. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: B
55. The Incredible Hulk: B
56. Funny People: B
57. X Men Origins: Wolverine: D
58. Temple Grandin: B+
59. Orphan: C+
60. John Adams: B+
61. To Kill a Mockingbird: B+
62. Toy Story 3: A
63. MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon: B
64. Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic: B-
65. Jason and the Argonauts: B+
66. The Lavender Hill Mob: B+
67. Godzilla: King of the Monsters: B+
68. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior: B
69. A Town Called Panic: A
70. Louis CK: Chewed Up: A-
71. For All Mankind: A-
72. MST3K: The Beatniks: B-
73. Monkey Business: A

Books Read:

1 Dead In Attic by Chris Rose
The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brien
Across The Great Divide: The Band And America by Barney Hoskyns
Come Along With Me by Shirley Jackson
Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Music Library: Meat Purveyors + Medeski, Martin, and Wood

These two are nestled in between the Meat Pups and the Mekons, so this is a short installment.

Meat Purveyors - All Relationships Are Doomed To Fail (2002), "We Kill Evil," and "Hangman."  The Meat Purveyors are an Austin institution of aggressive, punk-influenced bluegrass.  This album and these two live tracks (both recorded at the legendary Yard Dog SXSW free shows) all kick mighty ass.

Medeski, Martin, and Wood - Combustication (1998).  Organ-dominated instrumental music pitched somewhere between the 70s groove jazz and jamband rock.  Not so bad, but not enough to make me seek out more.

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