Friday, March 02, 2007

Star Fruits Surf Rider

These are the reviews
and other assignments
I'm working on this month.

Amazon CDs:
Dolores O'Riordan -
Are You Listening?
(first solo release from the Cranberries frontwoman).

Amazon DVDs: Gomez - Five Men in a Hut: Singles (click here for my review of How We Operate), Dark Circle (Sundance Grand Prize winner about the nuclear industry), Dreamland (low-budget sci-fi), An Unreasonable Man (profile of Ralph "Spoiler" Nader), Hacking Democracy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman [three-disc set] (it was a pleasure to revisit this subversive serial--Louise Lasser is amazing), and 7th Heaven - The Fourth Season
[six-disc set] (click here for my reviews of one and three).

Amazon Theatricals: Starter for 10 (college comedy with James McAvoy) and First Snow (thriller with Guy Pearce).

Resonance: The Arctic
Monkeys - Favourite Worst
Nightmare
(louder, but less
interesting), Clap Your Hands
Say Yeah - Some Loud Thun-
der
(better than expected),
Grinderman - self-titled (Nick
Cave's new garage group), Noisettes - What's the
Time
Mr. Wolf
, and Other Men - Wake Up Swimming (Pinback
side project). Also, Björk - Volta and Cornelius - Sensuous
(maybe). Plus, a preview of the Scott Walker doc 30 Century
Man, an interview with the director (Stephen Kijak, Cinemania),
and DVD reviews of Radio On (expressionistic road movie with
music from Bowie, Kraftwerk, etc.), El Aura (see below), and
Mutual Appreciation
(click here for my Siffblog review).

Whoo! The marriage, it's beautiful. You gotta hear it!
A lot of people think it's weird her working with me, but
I think it's how she sings on top of my beats that make it.
-- Tim "Timbaland" Mosley on working with Björk



Seattle International Film Festival: I'm writing for the program guide, which is always a pleasure (I started doing so in 2002). Since SIFF won't be announcing their slate until May, I can't mention which films I've seen, but I've watched six so far, and look forward to seeing many more within the next month.

Seattle Sound: Wax Tailor - Hope and Sorrow.
Click here for my review of the first Wax Tailor CD.










Siffblog: El Aura (the final film from Fabián Bielinsky of
Nine Queens fame) and No Restraint (documentary about
the making of Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9).



Note: Images of Cornelius, AKA Keigo Oyamada, from the AMG. There's a good chance I won't actually get to review the CD, but I'm always happy to give Oyamada some virtual ink (I reviewed Point for Tablet). Björk (Drawing Restraint 9) image from the archives.

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