Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sliver (1993)

"Horror High-Rise." Sharon Stone gets her knickers in a twist in high places; boyfriend William Baldwin likes to watch. Would-be erotic thriller scripted by Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas.(channel 4.UK)

Lately, I've found that really late at night they play some awesomely bad movies. This is one of my guilty pleasure flicks. When I get up to feed my daughter I scan the movie channels to see what is on. The other night Sliver had just started. I watched it until the end.

UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love
Enigma Carly's Song
Fluke Slid
Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy
Lords Of Acid The Most Wonderful Girl
Shaggy Oh Carolina
Neneh Cherry More With Me
Aftershock Slave To The Vibe
Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement
The Young Gods Skinflowers
The Verve Star Sail
Bigod 20 Wild At Heart
Enigma Carly's Loneliness

Sliver Soundtrack .ZIP
Moviepooper.com synopsis on Sliver
Sliver dirty parts video

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Frank Black - Dog In The Sand (2000)

I'm sitting at my desk typing with one hand while I hold my daughter in the other. We are currently listening to my favorite Frank Black & The Catholics album, Dog In The Sand.
Dog In The Sand recorded "live to 2-track without edits" in the course of nine days.
"It's a recording of a performance, of a real performance between a group of people, an entourage, a band, as opposed to a facsimile of that, which is frequently what people do with multi-track recording. In other words, when people multi-track, they don't necessarily try to go to Sergeant Pepper's impossible surreal world. What they do is build and stack this performance that implies that there's a band playing. In fact what it is is a facsimile of that. There's lots of augmentation and fixing and correcting and doubling and tripling and whatnot. There's nothing wrong with that, so I can't really say that live recording is more advantageous than multi-track because of that, but I prefer it. I prefer it. It's a little more real. It's got a little more heart." - Frank Black interviewed by Dan Kilian.
The Official Unofficial Frank Black Fansite
SpinART Records
What Are Records?
"I don't consider myself well-versed into any genre, but I had lots of exposure to different types of music. I don't really plan my records to be eclectic, I just do them. There is never a plan, there is no vision." - Frank Black interviewed by Piero Scaruffi
Blast Off
If I Takes All Night


Monday, January 22, 2007

The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974)

We have been listening a lot to Tom Waits' second album, The Heart Of Saturday Night. Every song on this one is a winner. Jazz riffs and strings are predominate. I love the piano work and the gifted lyrics.
(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
San Diego Serenade (Live) from the San Diego Folk Festival 1974.
Rolling Stone Magazine Review
The Heart Of Saturday Night (Wiki)

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Little Surfer Girl

Please Welcome The Newest Member Of Team Pureboredom

Riley Ana Johnson

7 lbs, 6 oz. 21 inches

January 14, 2007 @ 8:26 a.m.

Surfer Girl, Paul Simon acoustic at the All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Love Is A Mix Tape"

In the 1990s a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising Appalachian punk-rock girl named Renée, who was way too cool for him but fell in love with him anyway. He was tall. She was short. He was shy. She was a social butterfly. She was the only one who laughed at his jokes when they were so bad, and they were always bad. They had nothing in common except that they both loved music. Music brought them together and kept them together. And it was music that would help Rob through a sudden, unfathomable loss.Rob Sheffield isn’t a musician, he’s a writer, and Love Is a Mix Tape isn’t a love song- but it might as well be. This is Rob’s tribute to music, to the decade that shaped him, but most of all to one unforgettable woman.
(from Hardcover edition)
Official Website

I read this book in one sitting. A heartfelt story about love and loss entwined with some really great mix tape soundtracks. I caught myself repeatedly racing to my cd collection to listen to some long lost songs.

I got to thinking about all the great mix tapes I've given and received over the years. I was going to hunt them down and post them hear but like most of you who grew up during the eighties I'm really sick of most of that music.

Mix Tape Anecdote.
When I was a sophomore in high school I received a mix tape from a secret admirer on Monday after gym class. On it was a bunch of Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Violent Femmes, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Oingo Boingo. Attached to the tape was a note stating that the admirer would only reveal herself that coming Friday during a party when one particular song played, Shriekback's, This Big Hush. I remember that on that tape she put all the really dark songs from Shriekback's Oil and Gold.
I haven't seen the girl since 1989 but I still listen to Shriekback.
The Big Hush
Faded Flowers
Only Thing That Shines

Monday, January 08, 2007

Purposely Tasteless

Sometime during my teenage years I stumbled upon the works of John Waters. At first I didn't really like them. In fact, I fell asleep during the movie, Cry-Baby. It wasn't until I got to college that I found the truely twisted enlightening. My roomate and I would always grab the uninitiated and drag them to a midnight screening. If your a fan of John Waters you'll enjoy this lecture recently released by Netflix films, This Filthy World

This Filthy World Zip
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