These are the reviews and interviews I'm working on this month.
Amazon CDs: Calexico - Carried to Dust, The Dirtbombs -
We Have You Surrounded, Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight, James Hunter - The Hard Way, Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue, M83 - Saturdays = Youth, Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight, Shearwater - Rook, and Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls.
Amazon DVDs: The L Word - The Complete Fifth Season
and Up the Yangtze (excellent doc from Canada's Yung Chang).
Amazon Theatricals: Milk (Gus Van Sant directs Sean Penn),
Breakfast with Scot (gay parenting with Ed's Tom Cavanagh),
and Let the Right One In (preteen Swedish vampires are go).
Still playing or yet to open: Burn
after Reading, I.O.U.S.A., Igor, Lake-
view Terrace, Man on Wire, Nick and
Norah's Infinite Playlist, Rachel Get-
ting Married, and Waltz with Bashir.
Siffblog: More chat with Tia
Lessin (Trouble the Water)
and a tiny tribute to Catherine Deneuve (A Christmas Tale).
Video Librarian: Frontrunner, Hannah's Story, Like a Ship
in the Night, What's Your Point, Honey?, When I Came Home,
The F Word, In the Family, The Legend of Sasquatch, Hair -
Let the Sun Shine In, Shaun the Sheep - Off the Baa!, Wild
Combination - A Portrait of Arthur Russell [click here for
my Siffblog review], and Wrangler - Anatomy of an Icon.
Endnote: I had the pleasure of writing about the Dirt-
bombs several times this year, and their fourth full-leng-
th, We Have You Surrounded, tops my music list for 2008.
Click here for snaps from their Neumo's gig, here for a con-
cert wrap-up, and here for an alternate record review. The
Detroit five-piece returns to Seattle to play Chop Suey on
11/14. Dirtbombs image from their website, Harvey
Milk image from AfterElton. This is my 300th post.