"Even more Vader Jr. Gotta love it."
"Even more Vader Jr. Gotta love it."
Daft Punk - Derezzed
"If I had to make a list, I'd probably start with a piece of paper. Well, no, I don't use paper. I'd probably open up a new TextEdit file on my iMac. On that list would be the number "1". And next to the number "1" would be the most highly anticipated, epic film redux ever. That would of course be Disney's Tron. (If I included musical albums I could give a 1st runner up to Dr. Dre's "Detox" but we're not talking about that right now. Stay focused.)
Then I would BBM all my celebrity friends and poll them on who they might want to compose the soundtrack for the most highly anticipated, epic film redux ever. All but Khloe Kardashian would respond, Daft Punk. So it was written, so it shall be available on iTunes as you read this. Here is the official video for the single "Derezzed" from the soundtrack. Thanks to Margaux for sending me what seems to be the ONLY official version of the video so I could share with YOU! Can't wait to see the movie when it drops!"
Pogo - Toyz Noize
"OK so on Monday I shared with you a record from a very unique remixer named Pogo www.pogomix.net. (You can check that post out here.) He uses samples from Disney movies to create some really awesome music. I was a huge fan of Toy Story and so I was really impressed by this song that uses the characters' voices and sounds from the movie. It's all synced to video clips from the film in this incredible video. Check it out."
I don't get to the movies often. Occupational hazard I suppose? 2 hours is a long time for me to sit in a chair making money for other people. Entrepreneurship simply doesn't allow for it. Not yet, anyway. I call it a hazard because at the end of the day films are an integral part of our society's culture, and have been for ages. As a creative, I embrace film and all that it has to offer. I acknowledge it's impact on my own creativity and find amazement in their inherent parallels. Film and music are inextricably linked. I am privileged to be able to call myself a musician and thusly a peer to the great purveyors of our sister art.
All that to say, this trailer seems to hint at a fine piece of art in which I will be making an earnest effort to indulge come October 1st. From director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War) comes the epic tale...Just kidding. It's a film about Mark Zuckerberg, the young billionaire founder of Facebook. Given the monumental impact that Facebook has had on this decade, this generation and even this writer, I fully expect that this film will have a great impact on it's viewers. Apparently Zuckerberg is not pleased with his portrayal in the film, but I'm sure if he has to shed a tear he can do so in the comfort of his Buggati. Possibly while in the French Riviera for a little retail therapy? Boo hoo.
Side note - Justin Timberlake is co-starring. After his performance in Alpha Dog I actually anticipate him knocking this one out the park.
Jesse Eisenberg (who plays Zuckerberg) is actually doing him a favour b/c he kinda favours Michael Cera (who can do no wrong). Zuckerberg is a DWEEB and Eisenberg actually makes him look kinda cool. So stop cryin' rich man.
I don't see what's so epic about this commercial, other than the fact that Chanel got Martin Scorsese to direct a cologne advertisement for them.....oh wait, that IS epic??
This may be more dramatic than the full length video.
Collaboration between (go ahead, guess) Adidas and Star Wars. The Skywalkers are probably my favourite followed by the AT-AT's and Millenium Falcons. But I basically want every shoe that they make. Except for the Darth Vader and the Yoda (which, I didn't post because, I don't want them?)
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Love this for two reasons:
1) Carla Gugino
2) Carla Gugino
OK, to be fair I'll give an honorable mention to Edgar Allan Poe.
Only one of the best songs from one of the best films ever. Mr. Glass is awesome. PERIOD. If you have not seen this movie you should go rent it tonight. Ed Norton is amazing. You know what? I'm just gonna go ahead and watch it again right now.
"Even Thomas Kinkade gets tired of glowy lamp posts and elfish villages."
I may want this camera more than anything else in life right now.
Feel the bassline! OW!!! BTW I am almost 100% positive the guy in the top hat was at Monica's show in Brooklyn @ the Knitting Factory??
I've always felt that Janelle Monae pigeonholed herself with her over the top aesthetic but I'll be damned if she doesn't do what she does better than anyone ever could. This trailer for her new album reminds me of Final Fantasy VII (the best video game ever made haters.) If nothing else Janelle is proof that being plain different [for better or for worse] is usually more than enough to win. I'm not mad.
Note - 5/9/10 9:22pm
I think I should just note that I think my post kinda made it sound like I didn't really like the trailer OR Janelle Monae for that matter. For the record I LOVE the trailer, LOVE "Tightrope" and as it stands Ms. Monae's "Cybertronic Purgatory" is the most played record in my iTunes library at 6416 plays.
Wayne is always at the forefront. I really enjoyed this video, and not just for the female co-stars either. I definitely foresee a trend towards this handheld camera style of shooting in music videos. It makes the experience more personal, and these days allowing your fans access to your world is invaluable. It's kind of like you're hanging out with Lil Wayne. And even if you don't want to admit it, you'd probably have a really good time hanging out with Lil Wayne.