Friday, February 25, 2005

Film

A Scanner Darkly Trailer

Music

What the?? Here's another local chart that Wintersleep are not on top off. Also, you can listen to Windom Earle on Radio Free Polygon and hear Joel Wright of the Honky Blues After Dark say "I first off want to disassociate myself with that horrible song" during the change over...just to launch into a new "whistling" theme song. Download the interview here.

CKDU CHART - February 21, 2005

*************** TOP 30 ***************

01--Windom Earle All Stars--A Series of Minor Personal Tragedies--Indie--CC*
02--Death By Nostalgia--Death By Nostalgia--Indie--CC*
03--GangBang--Ninjas With Attitude--Indie--CC
04--Wintersleep--Wintersleep--Dependent--CC*
05--Dean Malenkos--The Album That Turns Girls Into Sluts--Indie--CC*
06--Antony and the Johnsons--I Am a Bird Now--Secretly Canadian
07--Spaghetti Western--Do Right By People--BMI
08--Eekwol--Apprentice to the Mystery--Indie--CC
09--Dandi Wind--Bait the Traps--BongoBeat--CC
10--Air Traffic Control--Air Traffic Control--Indie--CC*
11--Gilbert Switzer--Don't Stop The Film--Indie--CC*
12--B.A. Johnston--My Heart Is a Blinking Nintendo--Just Friends--CC*
13--LCD Soundsystem--LCD Soundsystem--EMI
14--Museum Pieces--Philadelphia--Indie--CC*
15--Alpha Flight--Battle Royale--Indie--CC*
16--Elevator--August--Sonic Unyon--CC
17--Black Mountain--Black Mountain--Scratch--CC
18--Final Fantasy--Has a Good Home--Block Block Block--CC
19--Destroyer--Notorious Lightning and Other Works--Merge--CC
20--Carlos Del Junco--Blues Mongrel--Northern Blues
21--McEnroe and Pip Skid--Disenfranchised 2 and Funny Farm 2--Peanuts and Corn--CC
22--M. Ward--Transistor Radio--Merge
23--Super Furry Animals--Songbook--XL
24--Yuppie Pricks--Brokers Banquet--Alternative Tentacles
25--The Information--Mistakes We Knew We Were Making--Primary Voltage
26--Coachwhips--Peanut Butter and Jelly..--Narnack
27--Middle Age Wasteland--Children of Celebrities--Indie
28--Atmosphere--Seven Headshots--Rhymesayers
29--Pony Up--Pony Up--Dimmak
30--Brazilian Girls--Brazilian Girls--Verve

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Friday, February 11, 2005

Quote

"David Cross didn't want to do television. He really avoided it. We were really lucky, because he really responded... to the money we offered. The script factored into it, but, boy, he really perked up when he heard about the money." - creator Arrested Development Mitchell Hurwitz (The Onion A.V. Club)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Reviews (Exclaim)

Not sure if I posted this before...just noticed it was online:

from Exclaim:
Halifax Pop Explosion 2004
Halifax NS — November 4 to 6, 2004

The Holy Shroud
Rarely does a band match the sheer intensity of their volume with the dexterity of their musicianship. Especially the ones that get tagged "super-group," in this case the merging of equal parts North Of America (two sets of vocals and guitars) and Contrived (the rhythm section). Clad in white from neck to toe, these Holy men of rock revision delivered one of the tightest, most energetic sets of the event. The group's ability to steer through a set of energetic songs will probably go unmatched until the audience hears them again. IKM

Wax Mannequin
The only band he had was wrapped tightly around his head but this manlike Mannequin still tore through songs like he tears through his many rock poses. He wears his guts on his sleeve and isn't afraid to "meow" his way through a harmony or two while his obedient drum machine kicks along to the beat. He built his songs up with both his kung-fu grip guitar playing and dynamic facial expressions that laid the foundation for the words. Lyrically, he touched on Ween-worthy topics like royalty, doctors and the art of rocking. The priceless "The Price" ended things with portions of the audience cheering and others just scratching various befuddled parts. IKM

Monday, February 07, 2005

Column

Atlantic News Perspective #130 (Feb 7, 2005)
Cellular sabotage, the Burmac Cup canned and liquor flowing on Sunday.
By: Iain K. MacLeod

TV

Ads from Super Bowl XXXIX...without those boring football parts.

Film

Strangers with Candy: Amy Sedaris' riotous performance as Jerri Blank, who comes out of a decades-long jail stint to find her father in a coma and decides to go back to high school ("exactly where I left off") in an attempt to bring him out of it, is the kind of thing that can save a pity party like Sundance. From the first shot of Sedaris -- one eye just off-centre, top teeth sticking out, terrible make-up, ass padding -- on a prison bus, you know you're in for something hilarious. The ridiculous plotline isn't really the point -- the spot-on mockery of teen films, endless non-sequitors and physical comedy are all top drawer, even when the movie is cheerfully spouting stereotypes: "You're like family to me," Jerri says to her team of science fair nerds. "Well, the white ones are. You darker ones are more like valued family servants." Sharp cameos byAllison Janney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker increase the joy. By Tara Thorne (Tara's Sundance Trip)

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Nerd Alert

Apple Form Factor Evolution: 1976 through 2005

Letters (Herald)

Moooot point

Perhaps it was all those exams he had to write in school, but somewhere along the way, Peter Duffy must have missed out on a basic science lesson (The Sunday Herald, Jan. 30).

He calls the eight cents per litre increase in the price of milk "bearable" because the money will go to "farmers and processors, the people who actually make the milk."

Unless farming techniques have changed recently, I believe it's the cows that "actually make the milk."

Too bad it's highly unlikely that any of that extra money will be used to improve the living conditions of dairy cows or other farm animals in Nova Scotia.

Beth Lewis, Halifax

News

Photographs show a half-ton shark caught in Yarmouth | Snopes

Video

Best Viral Videos of 2004 | ifilm