tegan and sara, ACL 08, Walking with a ghost
tegan and sara, ACL 08, Walking with a ghost
Lady sitting next to me: "ACL is too much of an endurance test".
And the prize for whiniest band goes to.......THE KILLS. The heat was killing them, and apparently they've never done a daytime show, so "Hotel" wanted to give out the number to their agent so we would call between the hours of 2am and 4am and ask him why the fuck they were playing during the daytime. Last words of their set: "Stay Out Of The Sun". One twitter message from the local paper said something along the lines of "I wonder what it would take for the Kills not to wear black. maybe 94 degrees would do it." At one point Alison said "My feet are on fire".
Today was a flawless waste of time. MGMT crowd: The most annoying crowd I've ever been stuck in.
+ Chrysanthe's day two recap
+ ACL scene report: Bill Murray at the fest , "Bill Murray was back on the cart, driving himself to see Conor Oberst."
+ ACL ‘08: A Conversation with Beck
+ ACL ‘08: What Downturn?
A pirate flag picture for my dearest CK.
Early in the day, one of the more enthusiastic songs I heard was Asleep at the Wheel's "Boogie Back To Texas".
+ Barack Obama Boogie Back To Texas with Asleep at the Wheel
Yes, I played "Beat It" on Guitar Hero: World Tour and kicked ass at it.
+ Why festivals are the new normal
+ Austin360 ACL Twitter
+ Austin 360 coverage
+ Austin Chronicle coverage
+ Austin City Limits Music Festival To Be Webcast This Weekend
+ Austin City Limits Festival to begin in less than 48 Hours
+ Allen Boots has an ACL blog?
+ Austin City Limits Festival latest to offer VIP comforts
+ Texas Music Matters
+ Nylon: I see dancing people
Other things to watch out for this week: Wearing my ONE campaign hat, I should be meeting up with Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin; hoping to see Senator Obama and Senator Joe Biden in the next few weeks.
+ U2's Bono Blogs For New York Summit
Making a bid to bolster her foreign-policy cred with a series of meetings at the U.N. building in Manhattan is none other than VP candidate, Sarah Palin. Not only will she be at a sit-down with the Iraqi president, chatting with the Georgian and Ukraine presidents, having talks with both Pakistani and Indian presidents, but also hanging out with Bono! These two will meet up as Bono promotes his non-profit to her: His ONE campaign that is "focused on fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world!”
UPDATE: NEW YORK (CNN) – John McCain and Sarah Palin’s meeting with Bono was canceled Wednesday due to scheduling reasons, according to the campaign.
"Dragon Quest VIII and Professor Layton developer Level-5 has announced a suite of new games to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary –- including a new Nintendo DS title featuring work from famed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli."
Gamasutra: Level-5 Turns 10, Teams Up With Studio Ghibli
Screenshots from Article
Level-5 announces Ushiro for the PSP
Yes! I love both of these studios and expect on greatness from this collaboration.
The Stanley Kubrick Archives (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition)
"Finally available again - in a special anniversary edition!" The original book is sold out and was $200.00. Hello Amazon.
These are the things I can’t tell you. I wish I inspired you. You inspire me. It’s hard for me to say goodbye to you because I could talk to you forever. I can't tell you which song is about which girl. Who’s the better muse? Who’s the one that matters the most? Who’s the one I'll detest 'till the end.
And taken by light in her arms at long and dear last
I may without fail
Suffer the first vision that set fire to the stars.
A figure of speech in which:
A Part is used for the Whole
The Screen for Movies
A Whole stands for a Part
The Law for Police
A Species (specific kind)
stands for its Genus (general kind)
Cutthroats for Assassins
A Genus stands in for its Species
Creature for Person
A Material stands for a Thing
Ivories for Piano Keys
Rachael Yamagata - "Elephants" Video
+ Rock Band 2 Intro
+ IGN video review
+ Rock Band reality show coming to MTV
+ 13 Songs In Both ‘Rock Band 2′ And ‘Guitar Hero: World Tour’
+ Rock Band players can now download “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” by Stephen and the Colberts from the Marketplace for absolutely free [xboxic, DLC galore to Rock Band next week, new freebie on XBLM]
Amazon has "Selections From Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart" available. I've been waiting a long time to hear studio version of some of these songs so this was right up my alley.
I read Grant Morrison's "Superman Beyond #1" during one of my insomniac nights. I don't recommend that. It almost made my brain explode. I kept re-reading some of the panels because I though "Surely I just imagined that passage, let me read it again". Nope, it's a strange and exciting read indeed.
+ Preview - Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1
+ Funny Book Babylon: Review Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1
+ Best Shots Extra: Final Crisis: Superman Beyond
+ Spoiler Review: Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1
+ All Star Superman in Eleven Panels [via]
+ What Comics do Women Read?
yes it's true,
I was trying to love someone again,
I was caught caring,
Billboard.com is reporting that the perennial chart-topping band U2
have pushed back the release date of their upcoming album to early 2009.
+New U2 album drops early 2009
I guess it's better to wait than to have a rushed album that they spend years bitching and moaning about and remixing a.k.a: "POP".
The "Bright Lights, Big City" 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD came out today. I love this movie. It's the little things that mattered back then when I saw it the first time on PBS or HBO: an ill mother, wanting to be a writer, wanting to be in New York in the 80's. I can watch this movie and it will forever be a time capsule to all that. I have this personal New York movie saga made up of movies that I saw within a 4 year period that is made up of "Bight Lights, Big City", "Metropolitan", "Manhattan", "The Night We Never Met", "The Freshman" and a few others I can't think of right now.
/ Plaid: This City is Hell
/ Andrew Bird: Sectionate City
+ Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City
+ Trivia: Tom Cruise turned down the part later played by 'Michael J. Fox' as he didn't like the idea of scenes involving him taking drugs.
+ The novel was named after the song Bright Lights, Big City, originally sung by Jimmy Reed
"Here you are again. All messed up and no place to go."
"... and what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions until all you can remember is a name."