Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
carey mulligan shines as jenny. in a role that is already earning her oscar buzz, she's a bright student excelling her way to oxford. enter the charming and older david (aka peter sarsgaard), who opens her eyes to the luxuries of art and travel. she's whisked away by cigarettes, champagne, fashion, music, art, and not to mention paris. i was particularly taken by her gown to the right. loved it!
the cast of alfred molina (perfect as the over bearing dad), olivia williams (as english schoolmarm), dominic cooper (as cad #2), rosamund pike (as ditzy counter to the "clever" jenny) and emma thompson (as stern headmistress) are an excellent ensemble. the film rounds out with a perfectly pitched soundtrack that sets the 60's in it's place beginning with floyd kramer's bouncy opening keys. swoony french from juliette greco and my fav brenda lee. the adaptation was penned by one nick hornby and i'm sure he had a hand in this ultimate 60's era mixtape. go see it!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
awww, got this and isn't helping my bout of homesickness. love me some matt tho. loved him more when he was anti-twitter. i forgive him because he is adorable.
hey.. pssst, it's matt.
i'm on twitter now.
i know, i know. i said i never would.
well, i lied.
i haven't told the world.
you should feel special. and loved.
now come and follow my ass!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
mike - check
eric - check
jen - check
richard (bfc first timer) - check
shar - check
i was all over this trek. first stop, steve's key lime pie. in my brief residence living in carroll gardens, i attempted to go twice and was denied. not today friends.
bfc is becoming a food tour on bikes. we hit up the ball fields after pie. i gots me some mexican corn. kids, the red hook food vendors close up trucks for the season november 1. get your papusas and delicious aqua frescas now.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
added bonus goodness - rough trade just put up basia's dumbo sesh for her latest single, "gold rush". bobby looks grown up and basia's autoharp skills are tip top. can you tell someone is excited?
: laura marling at joe's pub. she did not show up for mike and eric. saki and julie, it was okay you missed this one. i was hoping the change of venue would make last night's show better than the previous gig i saw at bowery. she AGAIN played a short set under an hour.
however, laura does know how to charm a crowd with a self-introduction of "hi i'm laura and i'm going to play some songs for you." she interweaved oldies with new tunes from her forthcoming second album. she did address the fact that it's a bit ugh when you have to sit through new tunes you aren't familiar with, expecting to hear the stuff you know. laura, you are very thoughtful. from her first album, she played "ghosts," "blackberry stone," and "my manic and i". of the new tunes i could decipher, she did play "no hope in the air" and "rambling man". i really liked that later. the encore was her explaining how it's weird to retire behind a curtain five feet from the stage. she remained on stage and plucked through two more tunes. she didn't play my fav "alas i cannot swim". :(
i do think laura is a great artist with thoughtful, original lyrics set against gentle acoustic chords. the video below produced by mtv (didn't know she was on their radar) illustrates the pure simplistic goodness of ms. marling. just wish she would play longer sets. sigh!
Friday, October 23, 2009
at the front gallery of hl is bernd ribbeck's vibrant small paintings of geometric composition. he uses indian inks to create these eye catching works. these were my favs.
the bright colors flowed nicely into the newly opened pinch pots and pyramids exhibit at kate werble. i was first drawn to liliane lijn's rainbow glazed pyramids. it was color goodness for this week's fltgc.
oops, shot vert and i don't have fancy edit capabilities. turn your head. looks about right. liliane lijn's fire and ice.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
in any case, i walked the block to the new space. the performance was cozy against the racks of cds and vinyl. i first learned about the antlers earlier this year when they put excepts of hospice online for first listen. i'm also just realizing they opened for lucinda black bear when i saw them in early january at cake shop.
fast forward nine months later...
peter proclaimed that this set would be a mellow one for those recovering from their cmj hangovers. darby confessed he wasn't hungover, and mike teased him about his argyle socks. they didn't sort out a set list, so the impromptu set included "shiva", "two", darby's choice "kettering" and audience requested "bear". the crowd was mesmerized, and even peter had to comment on the silence.
Monday, October 19, 2009
saki made a good comparison of fanfarlo to beirut, but i think they are more upbeat with a little less slavic gypsy influence. you can decided for yourself and listen to their latest album, reservoir below.
fanfarlo plays lots of instruments to produce a jubilant party of whimsy. check simon out on the clarinet.
for those who haven't see them live there is a black cab sesh in london and one stateside. sorry i couldn't embedded i don't have vimeo plus. since i suck at getting you embedded black cab sessions, here's a segment they just did on atc for npr.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
i left with my crown intact and happy to have seen the film despite its missteps. yes, i wore it all the way home and yes people ask for my review.
Friday, October 16, 2009
the impeccable composition of correia's photos juxtaposes the rooms artifacts into a narrative of who has/had occupied them. this was one of my favs in the show. mostly because there was an old school star war toy boxes. on the top shelf. makes me think of the little boy that lived in the room and all the crazy adventures he had.
i missed her artwork at abc no rio's recent hanging out at no rio. i'll keep a keen eye on this portuguese photog and you should too.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
i've spoken of my love for a certain officer, but he was not getting my love in the final season. he went WAY rogue on me and was breaking mine and beadie's hearts. don't want to spoil anything for those of you who have not yet finished this stellar series. let's just say there's good and bad, but the swan song is ever so satisfying.
thanks to my brother for getting me hooked, andy for lending me the last three seasons, and virginia for her added in-depth commentary.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
reward = sausage and broccoli di rabi from sal's
Friday, October 9, 2009
best exhibit to celebrate obama's nobel peace prize: kurt kauper's barack and michelle obama at deitch. whether you are cheering for barack's prize or puzzled, kauper's portrait are set against subtle backdrops that question the icons at the forefront.
must gory exhibit to roll in halloween: francine spiegel's mud and milk. francie creates melty, zombie-like paintings of females. reminds me on b-movie poster melting like wax.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
director lone scherfig caught my eye with her first major film, italian for beginners, but she sorta fell of my radar. shar's a fan of danish filmmakers. heck, who am i kidding i love all things danish. this latest offering looks like it just my danish cup of tea.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
shar somehow snoozed on this when stereogum reported on it last may. boo shar, but enjoying it now. hope you do too.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
he had the crowd eating from his hand, from requests to throw "L's" in the air for "love is alright" to orders to dance to "your easy lovin' ain't pleasin' nothin'". he threw in a nice cover of e.l.o.'s mr. blue sky into "one track mind" too.
the setlist to the best of my recollection (i tried to get one, but the boys have it memorized)
maybe so, maybe no
just ain't gonna work out
on track mind
green eyed love
your easy lovin' ain't pleasin' nothin'
i wish it would rain
when i said goodbye
the ills (encore)
love is alright
he did a similar set for kcrw
i broke down and got a strange arrangement on vinyl. i got the extra special, limited edition bonus 4-inch.
Friday, October 2, 2009
you can check it out for yourself tuesday thru saturday at 5pm. pipes are packed up october 17, so you gots two more weeks people.
second stop was the earth room (thanks jesse for the rec). okay, this wasn't as awe inspiring as the broken kilometer, but it totally made me think about how it could be a huge compost room.