Friday, February 29, 2008

Moz Angeles

Here's a sort of random music culture posting... Over the holidays, a guy I know was in town from Southern California. While we were talking, he was telling me that he and his wife went to go see Morrissey in LA. So, while he's telling me about this show, I learn that Morrissey has a pretty large and passionate Latino fan base in LA. Who knew?! I didn't think about it again until I ran across a write up of a documentary about these fans.

The whole thing seems counter intuitive. I did like some Smiths stuff, but I'm not a fan of Morrissey, so this is not anything earth shaking for me. But I did think it was slightly strange and interesting anyway. Not to make too much of a big deal out of it, but this is one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. Is it really a multi-culti world, after all?

This essay argues that there is a logic to the whole "phenomenon" (for lack of a better word).

And apparently, there have been a few documentaries about this.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No Depression: no more magazine

Heard this on NPR over the weekend... No Depression will cease publication as a magazine and become online only.

The story from NPR

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Pornographers: Use It

This is a great video!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Northern Illinois University

Just wanted to say we are very sad about what's happened at NIU -- it's a terrible thing. But we are happy that our friends there are safe and were not harmed. These things happen far, far too often.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Wire: Senator Clay Davis

This doesn't really have anything to do w/ anything, except I think it's awesome. If you don't watch the Wire on HBO (the best show on TV), here's what you're missing. This is Not Safe For Work.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Coen Bros. at the AFI

OK, the actual Coen Brothers will not be at the AFI in Silver Spring, as far as I know, but the theater is putting on a retrospective of many (all?) of their best movies. 'Course I'll probably never go to any of the showings since I never go to movie theaters. I think the last movie I saw in a theater was ... um ... maybe Lady in the Water? If that's right, that was in 2006.

Anyway, here's the info about the Coen Bros. retrospective.