Tuesday, January 31, 2006

the missing Misfits album

Ok. Quick post and then I'm going to bed!

12 Hits from Hell is a fantastic album of 12 tracks of Misfits goodness.

There was a lot of nasties revolving around the album. Internal drama and politics and record company boo hoos all over the place, so the thing was, sadly, never officially released beyond promotion copies.

I think this is a perfect introduction album for those of you who want to get into the Misfits.It takes you through London Dungeon, Astro Zombies, and the like. Danzig's voice is amazing, and the lyrics are so wild you have to love it.

Luckily for you, Weapon of Sound has got it up, and if you skip on over there, you can get your Very Own Copy. So this was another traffic directing post and again, I hope WoS doesn't mind. Don't forget to be good kids and thank them, use the password, and keep checking WoS- they have a lot to offer.

Click to go to 12 Hits from Hell!

all i want to do is see the fucking movie. that's montgomery clift honey!

turn Left for the Cult

Looks like the fabulous people over at Sumomofo did a nice big post on the Cult, which you can find here, offering Love, Electric, and Sonic Temple. So here I am in an orange vest, blue hat, and snazzy whistle-on-lanyard directing traffic over there. (i hope they don't mind.)

I recently posted a Cult song in the Layer Cake soundtrack post. She Sells Sanctuary is from Love, but the file here is from the Layer Cake soundtrack because I already have that one uploaded and am a lazy sod, too lazy to upload track 9 off of Love which is somewhere in my harddrive blah blah blah. Which is to say, if you want the real thing, check out Sumomofo and have some fun.

She Sells Sanctuary - the Cult

a Mirrormask & some Breakfast on Pluto

Looks like Gaiman & McKean & the Jim Henson people's Mirrormask will be released on February 14, 2006. I saw this movie in theaters and - though I am a Gaiman fan - wasn't sure what to expect, but came out quite satisfied. The look of the movie is gorgeous and magical, and while the story faltered a a bit at some points, the overall film is enjoyable and a very pleasant watch.
  • DVD Features:
    • Day 16: A Time-Lapse Video of One Day On-Set
    • Neil Talks: A Conversation with Neil Gaiman
    • ComicCon 2003: A Q&A session
    • Behind The Scenes with Dave McKean
    • Flight of the Monkeybirds Featurette
    • Off-Set, Making-of Featurette

I still can't find information on the Breakfast on Pluto DVD, which I am very much looking forward to purchasing, so I'll keep you kids updated on that if I ever find out. I can't get over that movie. BoP was absolutely charming and magical, with brilliant performances by Mr Murphy and Mr Neeson, and while it didn't hold entirely well in the reviews (but didn't do bad either), I give it an A+ or two thumbs up or whatever. It was one of my favorite of the year and possibly of like ever, and the book, while somewhat confusing (to me) is a great read; Patrick McCabe, who wrote Mondo Desperado, (also a great read, a interrelated short story collection which I think of as like Joyce's The Dubliners, but more interesting and bizzare and funny) is a master at voices, characters, and insanity. Anyway, here's a Cillian Murphy livejounal icon page.

Monday, January 30, 2006

some (old) Henry Rollins news

Henry Rollins who hosts Harmony in My Head (which, like the title of this blog happens to be a Buzzcocks song though I'm not sure if that's specifically what he's referring to) has been back for awhile after traveling the world. The gentleman over at Culture Bully has posted links to files of the show available for download, which you can find here. Mr Rollins' show is always a good listen and features all kinds of music (some really random stuff, too). Catch it on indie1031, where you can listen online. And then there is the Rollins Archive, which looks spectacular.

(Shoutout to little C who is a ridiculously big fan.)

(the following is from the indie1031 newsletter, late December 2005)

Henry Rollins is Back!

"After touring America, Afganistan, Iraq, South America, Germany, and the rest of the red and blue states Indie 103.1 is proud to welcome back Henry Rollins to Los Angeles/Orange County and everywhere on the World Wide Web. Henry's show "Harmony In My Head" will be back in Indie live starting December 27th. Henry will be bring his mind back to the radio every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm Pacific time for all of 2006. Also make sure you look for The Henry Rollins Show on IFC each week. Put a picture with the Harmony In My Head that comes out of your speakers from Indie 1031 dot com."

Saturday, January 28, 2006

be a doll & link to us?

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John Williams makes Harry Potter sound Good

I've been obsessed with John Williams and his work since I was in middle school, and I've recently uploaded my Harry Potter soundtracks onto my computer and found that they were all labeled and everything, which excited me a little too much. To share the excitement, here are a few selections from the Harry Potter OSTs.

Mr Williams' themes are gorgeous, rich, exciting, emotionally powerful. The world over knows the theme for Star Wars and Jaws and Indiana Jones - what is the probability that the same man is responsible for giving our generation so many memorable and famous themes?

Quality of the films notwithstanding, the Harry Potter scores introduced many new and lovely themes, including the famous Hedwig's theme. I remain convinced that Azakaban is one of his best recent works; the diversity of the score, ranging from the swinging, jazzy Knight Bus theme to the bubbly Aunt Marge's waltz to the gorgeous, powerful flying theme make for a high quality ost and a return to old school, lush, romantic scoring (versus, say, the soundtrack for Catch Me If You Can, which was different, and though for good reason, not entirely to my taste).

Every summer (except this past one, damn orientation week) I see Mr Williams conduct at the Hollywood Bowl, and every summer, am reminded how amazing this dude is. So download these HP tracks to see how you like his stuff. I didn't
include a few of my favorite tracks- I'm saving those for later, so keep an eye out. If I get enough requests, for more, I'll see what I can do about getting the whole album up. But remember, if you like it, buy it, and I promise any John Williams soundtrack is worth the price. These are for sampling purposes, and so forth. If you even vaguely remember that the music was pretty fucking awesome, check these out.

from the Sorcerer's Stone
Christmas at Hogwarts
Hedwig's Theme - with the famous celeste theme, then up to a wonderful tutti restatement of the film's theme.

from the Chamber of Secrets
Fawkes is Reborn

from Azkaban
Aunt Marge's Waltz
Buckbeak's Flight - i love the drums and then we go right into a lush statement of the flying theme. One of my favorite Williams leitmotifs.

*as always, please let me know about dead or misdirected links. thanks dudes.

Friday, January 27, 2006

the chronic(what)cles of narnia

"call us aaron burr from the way we're droppin' hamiltons."

hasn't been funny recently, and the other night, watching it with my strokes-obsessed friend so she could see the band perform, we all realized again the show isn't that funny. (and peter sarsgaard kept messing his lines up.) but snl is still doing okay with the "digital shorts."

lazy sunday (click for video)
buying cupcakes and going uptown to see narnia. . . (confession: i saw it at lincoln center, too, but it was free and my strokes-obsessed friend fell asleep.)

lazy sunday mp3
- thank you to my strokes-obsessed roomie

and then. . .
young chuck norris -
another funny snl music video, this time about mr norris; @ youtube

Thursday, January 26, 2006

heads up

i changed the address to "saynoiseannoys" in the place of "whiskeysaints" just to keep with the general theme. this shouldn't cause any problems. thanks for stopping by.

the new link target is: http://saynoiseannoys.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Welcome to the Layer Cake Soundtrack

"You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like."

Layer Cake is a very fun, slick, dark movie with just the right ending, the kind when you think ten seconds before the credits, if they don't do so-and-so, this movie is going to Suck (or be unsatisfactory), and then they do so-and-so so that it exceeds your expectations and makes you want to weep for joy (as it were.) A story about classy-ish British cocaine dealers with some angry war criminals who also deal in drugs, a lot of twists and colorful characters. Starring Daniel Craig -who will be Mr Bond soon- and Colm Meany and Michael Gambon. It may seem a little too clean, but that's how it is. Based on the book by JJ Connolly.

The soundtrack features artists like Joe Cocker and Duran Duran and original scoring with vocals and aid from Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance and who also lent her voice to the haunting and gorgeous
Gladiator OST. Remember, if you like it, consider buying it! (obligatory) Here are some of my favorites from the soundtrack.

Ilan Eshkeri & Steve McLauchlin - Opening
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (plays at beginning of movie)
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get Blue Monday Out of my Head
XTC - Making Plans for Nigel
Lisa Gerrard - Aria (with Michael Gambon Layer Cake speech)

again, let me know if a link isn't working, and keep in mind comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

in Shambles?

The old Pete post has been politely suggesting (it speaks to me) that I post something Babyshambles.

A'rebours - Babyshambles
What Katy Did Next - Babyshambles

These are tracks 3 & 11 off of Down in Albion. If you like them, check out the album. Feels slower and longer than a Libertines album, more layered, denser sound, perhaps? More subdued- though I really don't want to be comparing the two groups beyond saying, Uh, the singer sounds like half of the Libertines. . . (oh poor Mr Barat). . . I'll say the guitar is used differently, but I'll leave the comparison up to Libertines experts. Enjoy.

Monday, January 23, 2006

mini mix: B yourself

Whenever someone says that, I think of Aladdin (you know, the Disney film), when the Genie becomes a little bee and tells Aladdin to "beee himself."
So that pretty much has nothing to do with this post, but I figured I could provide a few songs from groups with the letter "
B" in their names, a letter which also happens to be the first letter of my name. Which also has nothing to do with anything.

Click on the links and wait for the countdown. Please let me know if something isn't working.

Reel Big Fish. Fantastic group, a lot of fun. Sarcastic, funny, inappropriate, and cheerfully profane. Their love songs are not happy, they know what they want ("First of all, I'd like to say. . ."). SoCal boys do it again with a great horn section, clever lyrics, and a solid, colorful rock sound.

I Want Your Girlfriend to be My Girlfriend Too- Reel Big Fish

Big Audio Dynamite II. You'll recognize the singer, and for good reason: it's Mick Jones of the Clash. His projects Big Audio Dynamite and BADII obviously never experienced the same recognition as the Clash, but the music is lovely. "Rush" was played on the radio, I believe. That's where I first heard it. . . The sound is cleaner than the Clash, probably owing to, in addition to many other things, the different genre, and featured are beats and sampling. If you like Mick's voice, I'd recommend this group. This song is slower and seems at first more subdued, unlike the more dance-friendly "The Globe" and "Rush," but the sentiments and thoughts are equally lovely and accesible. The backing synth vocals and faint rain-stick sounds that pop up every so often make me think of the music of the Legend of Zelda; but we've also got Mick, some acoustic and electric guitars, so that's definitely more a side note than a defining and important comment.

Innocent Child - BAD II (*mp4 format, use itunes*)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones. This is the Boston ska group's big hit, and Dicky Barrett's voice is fantastic. Just listen to his lovely Mighty Morning Show. He has the voice of an angel. . . an angel from Boston. He lives in Monrovia, CA, now, which happens to be, funnily enough, a location of very bad reception for the radio station he is on. I wonder how his kids listen to him. . . well, they should be at school anyway. One of the best parts about the show is the answering machine messages they play at the start, and often Dicky is featured explaining how he's stuck in traffic.

The Impression that I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Thanks for visiting! and don't forget to let us know what you think. I hope you enjoy this mini mix!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Pleasant Surprises. . .

The Pleasant Surprise
Was that I loved King Kong. I wasn't sure if I would; the trailers had intrigued me, but all I thought was,
What could they possibly do in it? It was an amazing movie, but one that should be experienced on the big screen. The visual in-your-face quality would be lost on your television, unless you have one of those nice gigantic ones. Also, I love movies set in this time period; we're far enough away to see all the romantic aspects and apply them to film, but still keep a sensitive eye to what was happening and alert the viewers (the beginning sequence shows the troubles of the time period). But this is the classic B adventure movie elevated to well-made, quality cinema. There's a special feel you get from such B movies set in this time, and it is maintained and expanded upon in King Kong.

I'd say the pleasant surprises resulted from me not following the film closely.
Pleasant surprise one: Colin Hanks is in it. He was adorable in Orange County and in this film portrays a nicely awkward but pure-of-heart type.
Pleasant surprise two: Kyle Chandler. Remember Early Edition? That guy. And not only is he very funny without practically ever smiling (as usual) he also plays a character who knows what he wants, rises above, and then goes right back into character. I had to admire the part they created for him. It was perfect and you couldn't even hate him.
Pleasant surprise three: Three hours didn't seem that long. Thank goodness.
Pleasant surprise four: Jack Black was able to play his part well. There were concerns about his natural ability to be comic whatever he does, but he is able to keep it to a minumum, bring it around when necessary, and abandon it for a few scenes. He keeps the wild eye movement going throughout the entire film, which was a little distracting, but it's excused. Many of the characters were nicely fleshed out with natures that were complex, contradictory, and real. Even the love story worked out, sorta. Nobody was overbearing or too perfect, but flawed and likeable. PS: The boat's captain was very handsome and had lovely eyes and a soft voice.

There's a lot of meat being smacked around in this film, the bugs are nasty, and the fatal plunge is indeed tragic. It's an excellent adventure movie, with dinosaurs and tramp steamers. It even has a philosophical thing going involving Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Sure, some people are concerned about the blonde thing, but Naomi Watts' part was well-written and performed, especially the complex relationship that is formed between her and Kong.

. . . & Too Much Gore

The Back Story
Friday night I went down to see
Underworld: Evolution. Which was quite an adventure. First, down to 42nd Street, where all 700pm shows were sold out. So off to 34th Street to try our luck- nope. Again, all 7pm hour shows were sold out. Because my friend was unwilling to walk back up to 42nd to see the 1000pm show, we stayed at 34th St and saw the 700pm King Kong and then caught the 1055pm Underworld.

Bloody 'ell (spoilers!)
There's also a lot of meat smacked around in this movie. The meat is also sliced, stabbed, pulverized, shot, burned, totally fucked up by helicoptor propellors, and has really lame sex ten minutes into the film.

I was disappointed. The first Underworld is a fun watch; this was fun, but after awhile, the gratuitous violence just made the premise of this film obvious: let's kill as many people as possible too distract people from the plot.

The plot was what would be expected, but I think they could have done a much better job. The best parts were Scott Speedman's character's struggle over drinking blood and his attempt to eat normal food, but this is finished by the first fourth of the film. That and when Kate Beckinsale's Selene reacts to "death." It was in character, and, as a credit to the writers, nobody strayed from their characters, which is always a good thing.

So while this film could have been much better but ended up a generic video game, it did make me want to rent the first one again. At least that one is fun and tried. And anyone who says "Well, what did she expect?" is right. I don't regret it, and I'd say see it in the theater just for fun or don't bother. Rent the first one. (And, by the way, Bill Nighy's close ups had him chewing the scenery just a little.)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

you've got to let me know

this was requested, so here it is. . .

this is probably one of the clash's most famous songs. according to theclashonline.com, a revival of interest in it occured "in 1991 [when] Levi’s used ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ in a TV commercial which launched the single to the No. 1 position in the UK when it was re-released by CBS, and introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans."

the song was written by mick jones and the spanish (probably not entirely accurate) backings are courtesy of joe strummer. it can be found on combat rock and info can be found at wikipedia.

the clash - should i stay or should i go

just click and follow the directions. don't forget to close the pop ups. if it doesn't work, please leave a comment letting me know.

p.s. mick jones uses a sample (the whoo! part from the beginning) in "the globe" found on big audio dynamite ii's the globe.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

i'm a blue blaze irregular too

What do you get when Wes Anderson watches Buckaroo Banzai?

. . . the ending sequence of the Life Aquatic!

"Wes Anderson has stated the walking sequence in the final credits is an homage to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, also starring Jeff Goldblum."
i was so excited to learn this that i had to share it with you guys and make two photoshop pieces, one featuring buckaroo banzai-ness and the other with life aquatic-ness.

perfect tommy pic from here, little swirlies are from t-mobile's latest ad campaign (i made the big one with a brush and the twirl filter). life aquatic pic was floating around on google, i made the squares, and, yes, those are jesus fish. aren't they cute? note the colors!

buckaroo banzai endtitle
versus life aquatic endtitle

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

cake - i will survive

So this time around you get the .mp3 for CAKE's cover of "I Will Survive."


The Pete Post. . . 5x fast. The Pete Post. The Peace Pote. The Pest Pote- Whatever.

Moss Ex Faces Drug Charges - that would be a Mr. Pete Doherty. Yeah. Surprised? No! Pete, you killed the Libertines. Pete, your guitarist for Babyshambles walked off. Pete, you are (were?) dating a gorgeous girl who has also made wrong decisions, and then tried to get you to do rehab (intentions pure or just reeling from the Scandal?) and then. . . It's not so much the drugs as the impact you have on the lives of others.
You are just a mess with the voice of an angel. But they all are, aren't they? Hopefully one day you will end up older and wiser. Just like Mike Ness. But Mike Ness was cool all the way. You- you make me sad.

Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges - Oh Pete!

Babyshambles site and Mr Doherty on Wiki.

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