Wednesday, April 30, 2008
he's doing it on Oprah today. so watch that if you like watching people torture themselves!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
(sidebar: i'm so excited about seeing The Kills at the El Rey i can't stand it)
Iron Man is going to be on Letterman.
(sidebar: i'm really excited to see Iron Man on Thursday night)
Garbage's drummer Butch Vig is also a super-producer having worked with Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and the Smashing Pumpkins.
Garbage- I'm Only Happy When It Rains.
now they're in the new ipod ad.
i totally called it.
this song is too much fun and is for sure going in the roller skating mix on my ipod.
p.s. i don't really think that i "totally called it"
that was me being facetious.
Monday, April 28, 2008
When construction of the 54-story Convention Center headquarters hotel is completed in 2010, the 224 Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, which will occupy the upper 27 floors of the building, will undoubtedly offer tenants a memorable view.
54 stories! damn right the views will be memorable.
prices starting at $1.4 million and stretching all the way to $9 million for each of the 12 penthouses...
$9 million! are you shitting me?
and of course:
Ritz residents will get preferred access to rooms (and rates) at Ritz hotels in other cities. Additionally, they will have the opportunity, before the general public, to purchase tickets to events at Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, as well as all other venues operated by AEG, including the Home Depot Center in Carson.
Yay! More people to screw me over if I ever want tickets!
Full article at L.A. Downtown News.com
this is some graffiti i can get behind!
a tagger with a love for Bjork.
(found in Echo Park, of course)
my friend Kevin knows more about hip hop shit than everyone you've ever met so it's a reliable source if you need one.
also, this article about the year 1994 in hip hop is great...although i happen to love 1993 since it gave us the 36 Chambers and Midnight Marauders...on the same day no less.
ATCQ-Oh My God
in my top 5 favorite Tribe songs.
random right? have either one of these dudes ever even touched a VF?
~EW has a recap of the Coachella/Prince situation. I'm ok with the fact that I wasn't there because of the weather but holy shit! Sheila E! and a mini Time reunion! magical! and he covered a fucking Radiohead song. does someone have this on youtube yet?
~i'm happy to report that Baby Mama was # 1 this weekend!
~Leslie Feist is on The Colbert Report tonight
CSS- OFF THE HOOK
Friday, April 25, 2008
remember the Coke "What Goes Around" commercial?
Jake White did the music. Nagi Noda directed.
Michel Gondry maybe felt a little copied. I enjoyed.
i love when you write episodes of the office. they always turn out great. like last night.
really good stuff. i even paused the tv a few times so my laugh wouldn't cover up the next joke.
and *the edison made a cameo.
it was one of those episodes that i won't erase off of the
*the edison is an awesome bar downtown also known as Victor's Basement.
You Tell Concerts is basically a stonery dude going up to other drunk stonery people as they exit a concert and ask them what they thought of about the show.
Stupid? A little.
Awesome? Pretty much.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I wish that someone was making a documentary on the making of This Side of the Truth.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
all of the music in the trailer makes me want to spew chunks, but Soulwax CDs have long been close to my heart.
i first spotted the 2 Many DJs stuff at Amoeba back in '02 and they soon became highly treasured entertainment.
correct me if i'm wrong but these dudes kind of paved the way for mash-up CDs right?
(right Girl Talk?)
She & Him performed with Yo La Tengo (nice surprise)
Watch the whole episode on NBC.com
(sorry if you can't watch in London Bill)
guess who the musical guest is tonight?
so it's from satellite or some shit, but it's still Radiohead. So watch it.
Apatow, Stoller, Hill & Brand Reunite for Greek
Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller is reteaming with Judd Apatow for the comedy Get Him to the Greek, with Jonah Hill and Russell Brand attached to star, reports Variety.
Stoller has been tapped to write and direct the film, which centers on a fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster (Hill) who is hired to accompany an out-of-control rock star (Brand) from London to a gig at L.A.'s Greek Theater. (i've totally been there!)
Hill and Brand played supporting roles in Universal's "Sarah Marshall"; Stoller made his feature directing debut on the pic. Stoller is co-writing and will direct the comedy Five-Year Engagement for Universal, with Jason Segel co-writing and attached to star. He and Segel are also collaborating on a new Muppet movie for Disney.
You guys, I know these pictures are small. It's very hard to tell how magical they really are.
Bret and Jemaine are in their underwear. Do you really need more? But wait! There is more!Like one full page of each face and with an autograph, Teen Beat Magazine style!
You should just go and buy the April/May issue and/or go to the Bust Magazine web-site and subscribe already!
I almost forgot, there are also interviews with David Sedaris, Ira Glass and The Kills.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Divorce. Bullies. Foster care. There are books for children on just about every tough subject these days. But mommy's plastic surgery?
A Florida plastic surgeon has written about just that in My Beautiful Mommy, a picture book due out April 28 that tries to calm the fears of kids with parents getting tummy tucks, breast enhancement procedures and nose jobs.
click here to read the article from USA Today (!)
This is real you guys.
Is your barf bag full?
(thanks Bill, for reminding me what a sickening world we live in)
just when i think it can't get any more awesome it fucking does.
catherine o'hara & jeff daniels
none of these characters would've been possible without him.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Philip Glass is a thrice Oscar nominated composer.
his score for The Truman Show is complete perfection, in my opinion.
in the trailer, documentary filmaker Godfrey Reggio says this: "He has created a musical language that is the acoustic door to the unknown"
Wow. Am I cheesy for being in LOVE with that quote?
Fun Fact: Philip Glass is first cousins once removed with Ira Glass.
some might say "hey, that's a Sin City rip-off" but hey, it's frank miller, he can make all his shit look the same if he wants to.
i just really like the cast in this movie.
hopefully they have a panel at comic con and gabriel macht is there. skeet!
The Spirit isn't out til January '09 FYI
Friday, April 18, 2008
we saw it on Valentine's Day and the first thing i said upon exiting the screening room was "i can't wait to see that again. holy (expletive deleted). that was (expletive deleted) awesome."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
In Page Six?
They are going to be at the Mayan theater with The Go Team!
I love it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
He is very close on the heels of my number 1 fave Paul F. Tompkins.
Every week he's been making me near-piss my pants at Comedy Death Ray.
ok. i'm done for now.
i can't stop laughing at these.
please forgive me if i post like 5 of them.
(for the record if you don't like American Beauty, we can't be friends)
in 5 seconds.
Dear The Editor of this,
you are brilliant.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Vote at the LA MAG site!
one of those reasons is that I have worked in the "mograph" industry and i know that it takes a village. honestly, it can take 10 people and a zillion hours to create something that is less than 3 minutes long. it's very fascinating to watch in progress, which i did a lot because i answered phones at 2 different companies and saw renders aplenty.
Art of the Title is a nice little site with some super good-looking film main titles.
you should watch some.
a few of my personal faves:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
*features the introduction of Lindsay's chicken dance from one of the best episodes of Arrested Dev.
Ready, Aim, Marry Me from Season 2
Who cares you say? You should.
Because the interview is conducted by Amy mothaflippin' Poehler.
Sadly that above link doesn't give you the whole interview so you have to be a lady and go buy the magazine.
While you're at it, get the Entertainment Weekly this week too. Tina looks ridiculously cute on the cover, like she's a classy dame from the 40s.
Or just click and read the article here.
(thanks MAB for telling me about the Marie Claire interview. i guess i need to renew my subscription.)
Monday, April 14, 2008
if i were a gambling lady, i'd bet that might be awesome.
Mary Anne, are we going to
Forest Whitaker does some first rate overacting, almost like he's on a soap opera.
What kind of backwards time are we living in where Keanu acts better than Forest Whitaker?
I'm scared. Hold me.
Keanu though. My God he is attractive.
Friday, April 11, 2008
radiohead presale starts in 5 minutes.
for the record, i hate ticketmaster.
i hate ticketmaster more than anything in the whole universe. and tarantulas. and earthquakes. but mostly ticketmaster.
1) A/V Club has an interview with The Kids In the Hall. I love them in bras.
Click here for it.
2) Geniusy comedianne Maria Bamford has this to say on her blog:
Also, got to be in Fox Pilot by Mitch Hurwitz called “Sit Down, Shut Up” –animated with Will Forte, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Cheri Oteri, Regina King, Nick Kroll and HENRY WINKLER!!!! I may be cut, but I got to meet the Fonzarelli and he was the loveliest man in a wonderful tangerine wool sweater.
3) Speaking of genius comedy look at this Comedy Death Ray lineup for next week. Are you shitting me?
hosted by the Sklar Brothers
4) ComingSoon.net has an interview with Nick Stoller who directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Fun Fact: Nick Stoller will be here at Dailies today.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
apparently The Dinner Party is supposed to be a great episode.
aren't they all?
Lately I haven't paid to much attention to it, but every time I go back it never disappoints. Especially the character Strong Bad, his emails, and the resulting Teen Girl Squad cartoons.
The site is a flash animated world that was created by 2 dudes that refuse to sell ad space and grew by word of mouth.
If you have no idea wtf I'm talking about click the link above and let the magic of Wiki explain it all. Or just go to http://homestarrunner.com/
Netflix has HSR DVDs to rent too.
First, get acquainted with the characters and then I recommend clicking on "toons" and then watching the aforementioned Strong Bad emails and Teen Girl Squad cartoons. If you don't laugh I'll give you one hundred dollars.
I thought of HSR because I just read this article about how Strong Bad is getting his own video game series on Wii.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
SoKo. From France.
I'm gonna go ahead and use the "she has the voice of an angel" cliché because she does.
there's no video since she is unsigned and all of the live versions of the song are shit in quality. so deal with this youtube clip and then go to SoKo's MySpace Page!
it's the 2nd film from Thomas McCarthy who wrote and directed the underrated The Station Agent. Queue it up if you haven't seen it.
here's the trailer:
ComingSoon (that's what she said) dot net has an interview with Thomas McCarthy.
IFC.tv has Sundance interviews with the cast...
they are on conan tonight.
if you don't know who they are watch this clip from Human Giant.
go see forgetting sarah marshall on the 18th.
also, yahoo movies has some movie clips with commentary from director nick stoller, judd apatow and kristin bell.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Largo is moving.
i know i know, at least it's not dying.
but still. it's just weird. i am not a fan of change.
i will miss you honey chicken. i will miss you crappy old bathroom with the weird hand towel thingy. i will miss you candlelit room that is so dark i can't see my food. i will miss you tiny little stage that has welcomed everyone from Fiona Apple (heavenly) to Paul F. Tompkins to Colin Hay.
So it's moving over to La Cienega to take over the Coronet Theater. and there will be a PARKING LOT! Hooray!
Flanagan wrote about it in the NEWS section of the web-site. I had no clue until during Tig & Friends comedy show last night Chris Hardwick was all "Mike, this might be the last time we are on this stage."
Also~ they've made a Largo movie that will be at the LA Film Festival in June.
Click here for a great article from Filter Magazine about Largo.
and here is the Largo Film trailer.
it is kind of beautiful.
in related news: MC T-Rex (aka Charli 2na from Jurassic 5) has me in his top 10 on Myspace.
although i've yet to see radiohead in a venue with a roof, the news of them playing the bowl once again makes my heart smile.
august 24th and 25th!
this will mark my 8th time seeing them. isn't that right, bill?
seeing radiohead live is one of those events that you can't describe.
in related news: i hate ticketmaster and am still shocked i actually got Mudcrutch tickets and i am going to see Tom Petty at the troubadour and that is fucking awesome.
Monday, April 7, 2008
I like this fun fact thy point out:
Extra Tidbit: Is it just me or are the IRON MAN screenwriters being completely ignored? Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby? Those bad boys wrote the CHILDREN OF MEN screenplay!
i can't believe Knut and John Krasinski were on the same episode of Conan. too much cute for me.
thanks for showing me this Cary Swaaaaarzzz.
i don't know what it is, but even in SNL skits like this...that go on too long or aren't the best idea in the world....she just totally OWNS it and makes it work for me. her old lady/ weird lady/ creepy lady characters entertain me to no end.
i can't help but talk like them sometimes. now i'm saying "oooohhmmmmmygaaaaaaawddd" and getting overly excited about things. just watch it.
she's doing doing See You Next Tuesday tomorrow with the hilarious Nick Kroll and my fun and funny friends The Walsh Brothers!
give yourself a monday treat and watch radiohead play bangers & mash in nigel goodrich's basment! and watch thom yorke on the drums and johnny greenwood doing his crazy hair-swinging thing as he plays guitar. brilliant.
the lollapoolza lineup is here. i want to go. full lineup below. i'll be honest, some of these bands i've never heard of. what a loser. i have some research to do. i've bolded who i care about.
Radiohead / Rage Against the Machine / Nine Inch Nails / Kanye West / Wilco / The Raconteurs / Louis XIV / Love and Rockets / Gnarls Barkley / Bloc Party / The Black Keys / Broken Social Scene / Lupe Fiasco / Flogging Molly / Mark Ronson / Cat Power / The National / G. Love & Special Sauce / Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings / Explosions in the Sky / Brand New / Gogol Bordello / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Dierks Bentley / Okkervil River / Amadou & Mariam / Blues Traveler / John Butler Trio / Girl Talk / Your Vegas / CSS / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves / Battles / Steel Train / Jamie Lidell / Bang Camaro / Butch Walker / The Blakes / Mates of State / Tally Hall / Spank Rock / White Lies / Brazilian Girls / Magic Wands / Chromeo / Electric Touch / Duffy / Innerpartysystem / The Kills / The Postelles / Rogue Wave / The Parlor Mob / The Go! Team / Bald Eagle / Mason Jennings / Krista / The Gutter Twins / Ha Ha Tonka / Yeasayer / Witchcraft / Grizzly Bear / We Go To 11 / MGMT / Sofia Talvik / The Weakerthans / Booka Shade / Santogold / Black Kids / Black Lips / Dr. Dog / Nicole Atkins & the Sea / The Ting Tings / Kid Sister / Office / The Cool Kids / What Made Milwaukee Famous / Does It Offend You, Yeah? / The Whigs / Manchester Orchestra / Foals / Uffie / The Octopus Project / Cadence Weapon / FerrasDe Novo Dahl / Noah and the Whale / Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s / K’NAAN / Serena Ryder / Newton Faulkner
here's a video from a new band that i'm liking that will be at lollapoolza
Friday, April 4, 2008
the official web-site has a link.
i am so fascinated with this movie. maybe i am going to buy the book and read it.
2 of my favorite people are in it, julianne moore and mark ruffalo.
The Constant Gardener director Fernando Meirelles joins forces with Canadian writer/director/actor Don McKellar to bring Portuguese Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's 1995 novel concerning an epidemic of blindness that pushes society to the breaking point after sweeping through a modern metropolis to the big screen in this large scale philosophical thriller.
Sounds good right?
Thursday, April 3, 2008
he's going to host a music show on the Sundance Channel.