Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Unyielding Commissioning Is Your Father

James is Worthy - James Earl Jones is being given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild. The voice of Darth Vader, Terrance Mann in Field of Dreams, Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope, King Jaffe Joffer in Coming to America, Thulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian, Mufasa in The Lion King or even Professor Banks in Soul Man, Jones always left his mark in any role. I'd see him portray anyone in anything and surely enjoy at least a little of the film. He's earned all the kudos (and is a proud Michigan graduate - at least we've got something going for us this year...).

Bachmann is Back - Crooked Fingers' new album, Forfeit/Fortune, was released today. You can get it here. Check out the song Phony Revolutions from the Baby Stew folks. Also, Stereogum has a video up for "Let's Not Pretend." So far, the sound is darker and even more stripped down. I will surely buy the album, but am a bit skeptical thus far. Let me know what you think.

Oh yesssss - Stereogum also has a new song from Andrew bird. Click here to have a listen at "Oh No." It reminds me very much of "I Saw the Light" by Todd Rundgren.

Stodger Dodger - Ebert explains his preference for movies that do it old school (but indicates that he's evolved a bit, too).

Not Frankenstein - Boris is playing the Empty Bottle on November 29th. I urge you to GO! Go, go, go go! You must see Boris. Hopefully they have enough "electrical power" this time. Also, Smashing Pumpkins are playing the Chicago Theater Novemeber 18th and 19th. Even I've lost interest by now. But the Chicago Theater would be a much better place to see 'em than, say the Rosemont Horizon.

Superfreaky - Cameron Hawk guest-posts his Top Ten Movie Pop Songs, and it's absolutely perfect. Go to Scene Stealers and check it out.

Yo Quiero Dinero - Ugh. Beverly Hills Chihuahua won the box office last weekend. What is wrong with you people?!? A movie based (loosely) on Paris Hilton's pet? Sometimes I'm glad I left the country.

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