Monday, March 26, 2012

Whipped Cream of the Day

♡ Marina and The Diamonds ♡

I've been sitting on all the new Marina and the Diamonds material for a while now and after missing work today, I have all the time in the world to post about it.  Marina's second record has a more pop sound to it that I personally crave more of. Her voice is so unique and strong, and there's nothing out there like it. Marina made a statement saying that "Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for". So when she sings about being vein, don't take her too seriously.  Below are two songs off the album. 

Electra Heart drops April 30.

"Primadonna" (Benny Benassi remix)

And the video for the acoustic version of "Primadonna".

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Film Review - GAME CHANGE (2012)

We are not a political blog. We have political beliefs, of course, and they are probably evident. But we have no intention of being political. Therefore, reviewing Game Change might be difficult.

Game Change is the HBO original movie about the 2008 presidential campaign. It's based on the book of the same name but only covers the story of Sarah Palin's (Julianne Moore) rise to national prominence. With an excellent script by Danny Strong (you might remember him as Jonathan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer... Yeah, I know, right?) and directed by Jay Roach (the dude who directed the Austin Powers movies), all I can really say is that this movie was fascinating.  (more after the break)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Radiohead 3/7/2012 @ Frank Erwin Center - Austin

            Despite already receiving two decades of virtually universal acclaim, Radiohead is still the most important living rock band.  It is just that simple.  Somehow still as vital and relevant as ever with every new album, their live show is equally compelling. Before a sold-out crowd at Frank Erwin Center last night, Radiohead coupled their impeccable technical performance with a dizzying visual spectacle - suspended, moving screens flashing live footage of them as they played, all bathed in rich washes of color. Friendly and full of colloquial slang, Yorke subtly charmed the crowd all night; even pointing out his affection for the phrase 'Keep Austin Weird'. Rhythms were especially featured throughout the night, with Clive Deamer (Portishead) adding to Phil Selway's impressive syncopation. Drawing influence from afrobeat, UK garage, and dubstep, the rhythm section kept Thom Yorke's midsection gyrating, as well as the crowd's. Yorke's voice was flawless; the closest thing to perfection I've ever witnessed. 

PS-Jonny Greenwood was wearing a Texas Longhorns shirt

Set List:
1) Bloom
2) Little By Little
3) The Daily Mail
4) Morning Mr. Magpie
5) Myxomatosis
6) The Gloaming
7) Kid A
8) The National Anthem
9) Reckoner
10) Arpeggi
11) Nude
12) Identikit (new)
13) Lotus Flower
14) There There
15) Feral
16) Idioteque


17) Separator
18) These Are My Twisted Words
19) Bodysnatchers
20) Everything In Its Right Place


21) Give Up The Ghost
22) You And Whose Army?
23) Paranoid Android


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jack White and Lindsay Lohan on SNL (3/3/2012)

Last night's SNL featured two songs from Jack White's upcoming solo album, Blunderbuss, as well as the return of Lindsay Lohan to SNL.  While not the best show, it was good for a few laughs.  Lindsay seemed nervous in her live sketches, but it was good to see her not being... Lindsay Lohan.  And it's always awesome when people can make fun of themselves.  She looked great and terrible at the same time.

"Love Interruption"

"Sixteen Saltines"

Best Sketches - "Real Housewives of Disney."

Jack's side note: Nasim Pedrad is the perfect woman.

"Scared Straight" featuring an incredibly nervous Lindsay Lohan.

Honorable mention - "House Sitting"