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monday {miscellany}


+ Matchpoint DVD on April 25th 
+ Rhett Miller with Rachael Yamagata track
+ more radiohead noodz
+ World grooves to Austin music
+ World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things - "40 mundane people with a lot of time would put Albert Einstein to shame any day of the week in this game."


+ Comic Book Of The Week: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #2 writen by Damon Lindelof ( "LOST" Co-Creator) - Review
+ Random Fact: my favorite character on JLU is The Question - "He's been shown humming pop songs while breaking into a building, claims the motives of aglets (the caps at the end of shoelaces) are "sinister" and believes in ominous links between boy bands and global warming, the Girl Scouts and the crop circle phenomenon and toothpaste and spy satellites."

+ Trailer for "Art School Confidential"
+ Trailer for Almodovar's "Volver"
+ Anxiously waiting for The Venture Bros, 1st Season

apple live again

Went and saw Fiona Apple's show opening for Snoreplay this weekend. The song that got the biggest reponse when people recognized it was Paper Bag so here's an old bootleg live version of it.

+ Fiona Apple puts eccentric style to good use during Dallas show -

Her performance Sunday was absorbing, not in the least because of her eccentric style, including lots of fist-shaking and dramatic gestures.

One of the most impressive aspects was her seeming refusal to give anything less than 100 percent.

+ Cold Apples In Dallas

+ old vids at youtube

+ fiona apple/coldplay 2/25/06 vid

[ Nude/ Big Ideas (Don't Get Any) ]


photo: Bruno Bisang

[ Nude - aka Big Ideas ( Don't Get Any ) ]

I meant to post this song yesterday. Then I noticed I had posted it a year ago to the day. Very weird. And it was going to have a rant about how its my favorite Radiohead song and why the hell hasn't it been recorded properly. Well....

  + Radiohead work on 'lost 'OK Computer' song' [ via goldenfiddle ] Radiohead are working on a song in the studio that they've not been able to get right for almost ten years. The track, 'Nude' was played on the tour to promote 'OK Computer', but never properly recorded.

+ Nude - once "Neut," "Failure To Receive Repayment Will Put Your House At Risk"

+ Greenplastic Song Info - This song is actually introduced by the band as an untitled piece, but on Web sites it is often referred to as "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)." Thom first heard this title from Matt Pinfield in a MTV interview for 120 Minutes. The title "Nude" is the title that appears on the band's set lists, though the song has never been referred to elsewhere by this name.

[ Friends ]


“We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.” Jeanette Winterson

[ Page & Plant - Friends ]

I wish women would hurry up and take over


I wish women would hurry up and take over. It’s going to happen so let’s get it over with…then we can finally recognize that women really are the minds and the force that holds everything together; and men really are gossips and artists. Then we could go about our childish work and they could keep the world going. I really am for the matriarchy.
Photo: Bersa
Text: Cohen


I can't quite pin point why I like Whit Stillman movies so much ( late 80's nostalgia? ) but one thing is for sure: I've never met anyone else who does. In fact a friend of mine goofed on me for liking "The Last Days of Disco" ( Sevigny before Boys Don't Cry - Beckinsale before Underworld - Robert Sean Leonard before House M.D. ) On the off chance someone else cares, "Metropolitan" finally comes out on DVD this week and it was produced by Criterion to boot. This film may possibly interest people who are into Jay Mcinerney, Bret Easton Ellis and Woody Allen.

+ THE KIDS STAY IN THE PICTURE: WHIT STILLMAN - Fifteen years on, the recognizable world of Whit Stillman's Metropolitan

+ Filmaker Magazine: DOWN AND OUT ON PARK AVE

+ An Accidental Review : Whit Stillman and a Friday Night

[ Take This Waltz ]


[ Leonard Cohen - Take This Waltz (live) ]
"I'm so happy, so happy, to sing this song for Garcia Lorca, I stood on my head for him."

Sonnet of the Sweet Complaint
Federico García Lorca

  Never let me lose the marvel
of your statue-like eyes, or the accent
the solitary rose of your breath
places on my cheek at night.

  I am afraid of being, on this shore,
a branchless trunk, and what I most regret
is having no flower, pulp, or clay
for the worm of my despair.

  If you are my hidden treasure,
if you are my cross, my dampened pain,
if I am a dog, and you alone my master,

  never let me lose what I have gained,
and adorn the branches of your river
with leaves of my estranged Autumn.