#LOST Rewatch

This podcast made me want to watch the show again which I was planning on doing anyways starting on the 10th anniversarry later this year (Sep. 22 2004!)   

+ July 24, 2004: This was the first time I heard about LOST

" Do you believe in time travel? "


Release date: October 26, 2001

Some songs featured in the movie were substitutes for songs which the makers wanted but were denied the rights to. The dance performance was performed to "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran's "Notorious" was re-dubbed in post-production. U2's "MLK" in the final scene is substituted with Gary Jules' cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World" instead.
+ Trivia

This has been Hardcore for a decade

PULP: "This Is Hardcore", released on March 31, 1998 in the U.S.
(yep, I'm a few months behind on this one)

"the sound of loneliness turned up to ten"
(Pulp - The Fear Live)

+ Pulp - This Is Hardcore (Live at Jools Holland '98)
Playing God - Pulp: This is Hardcore
+ EW Review: Cocker's voice variously recalls the playboy decadence of Bryan Ferry, the croaky deadpan of Leonard Cohen, or the high-strung edge of vintage David Bowie.
+ Wiki: "Like Different Class, the album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."

[ This Is Hardcore (end of the line mix) ]

"Is it a kind of weakness
to miss someone so much? 

"I think I'm getting the fear."

Benicio Del Toro & Johnny Depp, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Release Date: May 22nd 1998

Johnny Depp Soliloquy
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug-collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

+ The Rum Diary film is being made.
+ The only way to really own it: The Criterion Collection
+ Fear and Loathing in World 1-1
+ Also, Unreal came out on this same day.

"Frank never did like Rock and Roll"

May 14th, 1998. Ol' Blue Eyes passes away.

+Bono introducing Frank Sinatra at the Grammy Awards 1994

    Frank never did like Rock and Roll
    And he's not crazy about guys wearing earrings either
    But he doesn't hold it against me
    And anyway, the feeling is not mutual

    Rock and Roll people love Frank Sinatra because Frank has got what we want:
    swagger and attitude
    he's big on attitude
    Serious attitude, bad attitude
    Frank's the Chairman of the bad
    Rock and Roll plays at being tough but this guy, well, he's the boss
    The boss of bosses
    The man
    The big bang of pop
    I'm not gonna mess with him, are you?

+Sinatra & Bono - I've got you under my skin

+ 10 years after Frank Sinatra's death, daughter Nancy helps keep the legend alive
+ This American Life: Sinatra

10 years inside the Little Plastic Castle


Ani DiFranco: Little Plastic Castle - Original Release Date: February 17, 1998.
There is a romance encoded in this album for me. Transatlantic correspondences, long phone calls and a happy outlook infused by youth and foolishness. 

[As Is (live)]

and i've got
no illusions about you
and guess what?
i never did
and when i said
when i said i'll take it
i meant,
i meant as is

+ Little Plastic Castle
+ Fuel    
+ Gravel
+ Two Little Girls
+ Loom    
+ Swan Dive
+ Independence Day

10 Years of Answering the Boatman's Call

"The Boatman's Call",
Originaly released on March 4, 1997 is one of my desert island albums.

"The world is obsessed by Cave and in turn he is obsessed by love, religion and redemption. His are the psalms that bring warmth in the chill of the night, they are the croon of the heartbroken, the cry of the lonely albatross who soars eternally across cold neurotic seas and the strum and weeping of violins that herald pain and loss in its most desperate hour of need.

He's Leonard Cohen on bended knees praying at the shrine; the black crow king swooning to vaudevillian and burlesque strums, a drunken sailor of shipwrecked, bittersweet blues and an evangelist of the sweetest ballads that drinks from the chalice of dark haired nymphets.."
The Boatman's Call Interview [1997] by Jayne Margetts (The I Magazine)

[ Into My Arms, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ] "I'm not sure which is more lilting about Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 'Into My Arms': the promise of an ecclesiastic love from a man who doesn't believe in God, or the juxtaposition of Cave's ghoulish baritone with a delicate piano ballad."

{ (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For? Video } Back in January I had bookmarked the Boatman's Call era live performances on MTV but of course they are now gone, so if anyone has them or can point the way....

[ Green Eyes ] Interview from "Mojo Magazine" [1997]
Nick Cave: ...and Green Eyes is dedicated to Tori Amos. Especially the line about Twinkling cunt...
JM: Are you kidding?
NC: No, I am absolutely serious. Tori rubs sparkles into her pubic hair.

+ the man and his muse, the west country girl...
+ Salon - THE BOATMAN'S CALL Review
+ Nick Cave: Finding The Four-Year-Old -
Meeting Nick Cave is not what you would expect.
+ Nick Cave's Letter to MTV
+ Nick Cave's Letter to Gap
+ Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos...

Happy 10th "The Bends"


"The Bends" Original U.S. Release Date:  April 4, 1995 

[ Nice Dream ] Demo & [ Nice Dream] Live

I recall getting tickets to see R.E.M with Radiohead opening and being disappointed. I said to myself "Those one hit wonders are opening?". Imagine my fate when I saw Radiohead open for R.E.M two nights in a row and experience a future favorite album as a live show first. "Fake Plastic Trees" making it to the "Clueless" soundtrack could only be considered a good thing regardless of what Alicia Silverstone said about it in the movie.

"The Bends was many things, but it wasn't really *chirpy* was it? It was more like a darkness lumbering over the horizon with gun turrets strafing the Britpop hordes with misery. Er, sorry. Got a bit carried away there." - Colin

"We wanted to make this new record a year and a half ago but the U.S. success of 'Creep' kept us from going into the studio. The delay added a seasoned street spirit that probably would not have been there if we had recorded it earlier. It's a lot more relaxed than our first record." - Colin { source }

Ranked #110 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Ranked #4 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"   
Ranked #30 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums
Ranked #4 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995. Melody Maker  {source}

Happy 10th To Bring You My Love


"To bring you my love" Original Release Date: February 28, 1995

[ Down By The Water (live) ]

I bought this album without having heard one song on it based on the fact that Flood had produced it and U2's Manager had become her manager. I trusted Paul McGuiness to have good taste. My previous exposure to Polly was one late night viewing of the video for "Rid Of Me" on 120 minutes. It quite spooked me. Minutes after buying it, my friend who gave me a ride tuned in to the local alt rock station and they played "Down By The Water". I knew I'd made the right choice. My friend was not so sure. To me, "TBML" is like a great lost western movie starring this bad ass woman we've never heard of with her long snake moan and her endless search for love.

+ Recollections based on the album To Bring You My Love, by PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey Audio including Moon River as performed live by Vincent Gallo, PJ & John Frusciante
+ Video Stills from her videos.
+ Classic Albums: Rid Of Me - "
The first choice as producer was Tom Waits.."