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october

October and the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear.
What do I care?

October and kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on
And on.


ACL Fest 04

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[ Day One ]

Best In Show: Neko Case { Small and short video clip }

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Best Reaction from Audience: Franz Ferdinand "take me out" { Small and short video clip }
Best Set Opener: Ryan Adams: "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)"
Underwhelming: The Killers

[ Day Two ]

An aerial view of the Austin City Limits Festival

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Pleasant surprise: Cat Power sang "Satisfaction", Better Photo

Pixies
I was far away for The Pixies

[ Day 3 ]

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Spoon was good.

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Pirate Balloons!

Rachael Yamagata's Sunday morning set was amazing. She introduced "These Girls" as a song about all the 15 year old girls her ex-boyfriend of seven years dated after her. Highlight: she performed "Woman"!

+ Photo Album
+ small clip of the crowd singing along: Worn Me Down


Ex Machina #01


The last page of Brian Vaughan's "EX MACHINA #1"
A man wearing a brownish uniform with a jetpack and an orange-and-brown helmet flies toward a jet plane - the image, we're told, is a very famous photograph, our first introduction to Mitchell Hundred, a.k.a. the Great Machine. Mr. Hundred tells us that heroes only exist in comic books. He also informs us that this is the story of his four years in office as the mayor of New York City. Then he truly breaks the fourth wall, saying “It may look like a comic, but it’s really a tragedy.”, From this review

+Review 1, Review 2, DC Comics' Page, Official Site


September Albums (again)

Time for another September Albums post. From last years selections I would consider "Want One' my favorite.

This years picks:
/The Faint - Wet From Birth/ I've had this one for a while, I went into it being a new listner and only having heard one other song. I liked it. My initial impression was that a young and relevant depechde mode would sort of sounds like this.

/The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia/ Absolutely diggin this. Once again coming into it without having heard any of their previous stuff. ( Unless you count when they were used as backround on "The O.C." )

/Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man/ another september another two Elvis albums. This one features Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. I'm curious enough.

/The Blues Explosion - damage!/POW! I can't wait.

/Leonard Cohen - Dear Heather/ I want it to be more like "I'm your Man" than any of the albums after. We shall see.

/Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus/ So far Abattoir Blues has been amazing me for days.

/The Delgados - Universal Audio/ I get to see them play in October after missing a SXSW show I was invited to.

P.S: Michel Gondry + Dave Chapelle


Pink Hair

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Pink Hair....where have I seen that before? Anyways, it seems Natalie Portman is trying really hard to make us forget about her less than stellar role as the queen/senator in Star Wars. She follows up "Garden Sate" with "Closer".


Venice Film Fest

I like film festivals. I'm very much looking fowards to the one in Austin in October. I can only hope one of these films makes it here. These are the films that most interest me from the Venice Film Festival line up:

+ Wim Wenders` Land of Plenty ( titled after a Leonard Cohen song)

+ François Ozon's 5x2 (Cinq fois deux)

+ Hayao Miyazaki's Hauru no ugoku shiro (Howl's Moving Castle)

+ Katsuhiro Otomo's Steamboy

+ Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin ( I've never liked any of his films but this one has Michelle Trachtenberg [WTF?] and its based on a book . Review)


Septiembre

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Oh it’s a long, long while
from May ‘till December
And the days grow short
When you reach September.
When the Autumn weather
turns the leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time
For the waiting game.

Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson