Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tiny taste of Passing Strange

Thinking about musicians discovered at Sundance this year; for me, seeing Spike Lee's Passing Strange was a revelation!! I was completely unfamiliar with the Broadway show, Stew and Heidi, or their band, the Negro Problem. Hearing the music for the first time, and experiencing the show through Spike's masterful lens was transcendant. Don't miss it when it becomes available later this summer via IFC and eventually PBS. In the meantime, here's a tiny sample from the show itself, via an awards show:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Out of Our Minds and Melissa Auf Der Maur

Interesting recent discovery. Watched Out Of Our Minds at Sundance 09, almost by mistake. And even with a bit of a bad attitude, "ohhhh, two long shorts, and experimental...man what am I doing here? I know I should be doing something else...." But then totally immersed, totally dug it. I even pulled out a notebook to scribble down the epitaph: "out of our minds straight into our hearts standing right by"

OOOM Trailer from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.



I wasn't familiar with Melissa Auf Der Maur, though was a fan of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins. So just now getting caught up with her solo work. Like this:



Tuesday, June 09, 2009