Friday, October 31

Joaquin Phoenix Ending His Movie Career

NEW YORK - Joaquin Phoenix is quitting movies to focus on music.

"He has said that `Two Lovers' is his last. But this is not strange.
Joaquin has been directing music videos and been involved in music for
the last number of years," Susan Patricola, Phoenix's publicist, said

Phoenix first talked about his decision to "Extra" this week while
attending a fundraiser in San Francisco, abruptly ending the interview
after the reporter wondered whether he was joking.

Northern Room Farewell Concert

If you've enjoyed the musical career of Northern Room like I have, you know how sad of a post this is to write. Their show next Saturday in Milwaukee at Turner Hall will be their farewell concert. If you're able to, PLEASE go check it out. I highly doubt you'll walk away disappointed. I wish I could go!

Northern Room MySpace

Buy tickets

More Iron Man 2 News

LOS ANGELES - Robert Downey Jr. is strapping on his metal suit to join the superhero team effort "The Avengers" in addition to "Iron Man 2."

Downey is reprising his role as billionaire genius Tony Stark from last summer's blockbuster "Iron Man." The sequel is due May 7, 2010, and "The Avengers" is scheduled for July 15, 2011, Marvel Studios announced Tuesday.

The movies are part of a four-picture deal between Downey and Marvel.

"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau is returning to direct "Iron Man 2" and serve as executive producer on "The Avengers," which will team the guy in the metal suit with Marvel Comics heroes the Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others.

Arghh, I'm A Musical Pirate

I found this article last week, but am not sure what ended up happening. Note to self: never pirate anything so important that it could get you arrested. :)

LOS ANGELES - A blogger accused of leaking songs from the long-delayed Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has pleaded not guilty to violating federal copyright laws.

Kevin Cogill appeared Monday morning in federal court in Los Angeles and entered the plea.

Federal authorities say Cogill posted nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on his Web site in June. The songs were later removed.

The album has been 10 years in the making.

If convicted, Cogill faces up to three years in prison - possibly more if prosecutors prove the 27-year-old did it for financial gain.

Don Cheadle, Meet Iron Man.

Pretty crazy that Terrence Howard didn't get the part for Iron Man 2, but Cheadle's a great actor and I'm sure will be cool for the part.

LOS ANGELES - Terrence Howard says was surprised to learn that Don Cheadle would replace him in "Iron Man 2."

"It was the surprise of a lifetime," the actor and musician told National Public Radio on Tuesday. "There was no explanation, (the contract) just up and vanished."

Howard said he read news reports that money was the issue, saying the contracts he signs apparently "aren't worth the paper that they're printed on sometimes."

Cheadle assumes the role of James Rhodes, a character that becomes Iron Man's sidekick War Machine in the comics, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as weapons mogul Tony Stark.

I'm Back.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life has been great, but busy! I haven't been watching many movies, though I'll review those in the near future and I have a couple concerts to talk about, as well as some other things I've been archiving to blog, but I'll just leave you with a couple quick news nuggets for now. I'll do my best to keep some fresh content on here on a more regular basis. For reals.

Blogfully yours,

Thursday, October 30

Johnny DeMarco + the JC 120 = Priceless.

Watch this in its entirety. Right now.

Tuesday, October 14

Keane :: Perfect Symmetry

Keane's latest just dropped today and it's available until October 20 from Amazon MP3 for $2.99!

Click here

Copeland :: You Are My Sunshine

I didn't even know they were close to releasing an album! It definitely sounds a bit different, more lo-fi, from the previews I heard, but still pretty tasty. I'll be interested to hear the whole thing.

iTunes link

Monday, October 13

"Mankind Is No Island" video

Coldplay + Logic Pro

An interesting article about Coldplay and their producer using Logic Pro for Viva la Vida...

Apple article

Thursday, October 9

Mute Math + Twilight


Mute Math will release a new song, "Spotlight", as part of the official motion picture soundtrack for the forthcoming film "Twilight". Mute Math has also composed new music for one of the scenes in the movie. The film, an action-packed modern day love story between a vampire and human, is based off Stephanie Meyer's New York Times Bestselling series of Vampire novels. The soundtrack will be available November 4 on Chop Shop/Atlantic. The movie will release November 21. "Spotlight" will also be featured on Mute Math's sophomore album due out spring 2009.

Monday, October 6

Procrastination animation

Alex Vesper clip

A really nice-sounding kit with some crazy sick rhythm / timing!

Thursday, October 2

Grandma's Got A Gun

Yeah. I know how random this is. But it was on one of the "Related Videos" sidebars of some totally unrelated video I was watching and I had to pass it on! I was crackin' up.

Paramore :: "Decode"

Click here to stream the latest Paramore song, Decode, off the Twilight soundtrack!

Wednesday, October 1

Robin Hood movie

With Ridley Scott directing, a new twist on Robin Hood's character, and Russell Crowe supposedly playing the hero and villain, this definitely has me interested...