Tag Archive: Music

Dec
12

“Home for the Holidays” – A Musical Greeting (Sponsored)

If you can’t get enough of the holidays and/or GLEE, you gotta check out the video below. Sponsor T-Mobile orchestrated an entertaining invasion of a Chicago mall, and filmed the show. It’s pretty sweet — give it a look:

Jun
08

Alberta Cross on David O. Russell (Sponsored Post)

Alberta Cross

Hey, wow, we’ve got a Prestige Sponsor for this episode: Ketel One Vodka. And it’s a somewhat unusual, albeit ultimately logical, topic of discussion for the show: the Ketel One guys have produced a batch of new music videos by the hard-driving band Alberta Cross, and brought in David O. Russell to direct. When we …

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Oct
29

Kerthy Fix on STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

Ultimate Music Man: Stephen Merritt of STRANGE POWERS.

A songwriter who can dream up lyrics like, “When we kiss, it feels like a flying saucer landing,” can score those lyrics in any one of a thousand, infectious styles, and as a result command praises from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Silverman definitely deserves his own documentary. Co-directors Kerthy Fix …

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Dec
18

Scott Cooper on CRAZY HEART

That Sweet, Sad Song: Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in CRAZY HEART

And so here we are at the last MMP episode of 2009, unless, of course, a there’s an emergency, late-breaking filmmaker interview (Mr. Scorsese, my calendar’s open). Barring that, we’re going out with a good ‘un: Scott Cooper’s finely crafted, astutely observed CRAZY HEART. This is Cooper’s directorial debut — not even a short film …

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Aug
19

Spike Lee & Stew on PASSING STRANGE: THE MOVIE

The Artistic Live with a Beat: Stew (with mike) rocking out in PASSING STRANGE: THE MOVIE

It’s got trenchant insights into art and identity, and you can dance to it. It’s a grand irony that you can live in New York, one of the greatest theater cities in the world, and not be able to swing the cost of tickets without taking out a second mortgage on your apartment. I’d heard …

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