Archive for March, 2006

Turning Jams Up To Eleven

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

A quick awesome video here.

Enjoy.  I love jamming.  Roger, in case you’re wondering, and you should be, has a solo album on the way.

feel the moonlight on your skin

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

In connection with Plexifilm‘s release of the Kill the Moonlight DVD (which came out Tuesday), there will be a screening of the film in Los Angeles. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Steve Hanft. This will all be happening at the Echo Park Film Center in LA on Saturday March 25.

Here’s the relevant info from an e-mail Plexifilm sent me:

Los Angeles Events for KILL THE MOONLIGHT and GIGANTIC

Two Plexi related events are happening this Saturday at The Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles:

Saturday, March 25th

3pm – GUEST LECTURE SERIES WITH AJ SCHNACK AND SHIRLEY MOYERS
Meet the director and producer of GIGANTIC (A TALE OF TWO JOHNS) among other cinematic wonders!

8pm – KILL THE MOONLIGHT 16mm Film Screening and Q & A with director Steve Hanft

all happening at:

The Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213. 484.8846

http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

just like a movie with no screen

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

The Coachella movie (which is about, appropriately, the Coachella music festival) will be released on DVD April 18. Beck has played at Coachella three times (1999, 2002 and 2004) and appears in the movie.

snakes and bones

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

The Shynola-directed ‘E-Pro’ video has been nominated for, and lost, a 2006 British Animation Award. Apparently the nominations were announced in late February and the awards handed out March 9.

The winner in the Best Music Video category was Subtle’s ‘Swan Meat’ (sidenote: you may remember that Subtle remixed ‘Farewell Ride’ for Guerolito). Mum’s ‘Will The Summer Make Good For All Our Sins’ was also nominated (and also lost). The public choice winner for Best Music Video was the Gorillaz’ ‘Feel Good Inc’.

grind the whining bastards in their tracks, new jack baby

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Nacho Libre update: iTunes and quicktime.com will soon feature “confessionals” from Jack Black shot during the filming of Nacho Libre. There will be two per week starting March 15 and going for two and half months. In a crazy case of meta-promotion, there is a trailer out advertising these confessionals, which you can download here.

How is this Beck related? Well, Beck is scoring Nacho Libre. An earlier trailer for the movie featured already featured a new Beck song and it is likely that some/all of these confessionals will also have some new Beck tunes. In fact, the new trailer linked above has a better version of the same song we’ve already heard, so that’s pretty darn exciting. Scratch that, I’m just stupid. This is a song that is in the other trailer, but not the Beck one. At least, I don’t think it’s Beck.

Confused? I’m sorry. I know that was poorly written, but I’m tired and can’t bring myself to edit it right now.

a sick stolen gift

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Your good friend Ross Harris just posted a beatiful video (or camcorder meditation) he made for ‘It’s All in Your Mind’. Check it out at youtube and vimeo. I really like this!

While you’re at it, check out this fan-made IAIYM video at youtube.

Mojo Weedwhacker Cuttin’ Into Space

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Don’t know what possessed me, but I started a Whiskeyclone myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/whiskeyclonenet

Feel free to add us if you’d like!

I went and joined the band and went out on tour (just bend over in the clover)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

According to LowCountry Music, Sports & More Beck will be performing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend OR on Saturday May 27 2006. Tickets go on presale at Ticketmaster March 10 at 10 AM PST.

Is this the start of a real tour? Bend is pretty near where the Sasquatch Festival is (where Beck will be performing the next day), so maybe this is a one-off deal. I certainly hope he does a real tour though.

blowin like a smoke machine

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

mellow_777 points us to an interesting comment by Ross Harris a.k.a. Rossangeles a.k.a. The Enchanting Wizard of Rhythm: Steve Hanft made a real video for Sissyneck that was never released. I sure hope this turns up somewhere.

While we’re talking about videos/films by Steve that we’d like to see, I’d also like to mention Computer Chips and Salsa. This was a tour documentary Steve made (or started to make) during the crazy-long Odelay tours. It would be awesome to see that too.

Also, I’m stoked about the Kill the Moonlight DVD release.

PS from Ghost: YouTube also has a video by Ross for “Funky Little Song” here.

UPDATE: Ross has posted another comment saying that the Sissyneck video was shot at the same time as the Where It’s At video, and is basically an extended version of the line dance scene. He also says that he’s gonna see if Steve has a copy of it, which hopefully means we’ll get to see this eventually!

you scream and you holla about my chevy impala

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Mashuptown has a new mashup of “E-Pro” with the Beastie Boys’ “So What’Cha Want?” by dj Erb. This is actually the second mashup of these two songs I’ve heard, I have another one by DJ Adequate. Anyway, check it out if you like mashups; dj Erb did a pretty good job.