Dead End Thrills →
An interesting site that attempts to illuminate the art inherent in the typically dismissed medium of video games by taking and processing screen caps. Some pretty lovely stuff.
::: Holy Other - Know Where ::: One of my most played EPs of the year receives this video which echoes so many of my own nocturnal experiences of late, taking walks around Montreal in the dead of night. Encountering the statues and shapes of a place during the lean hours, I feel that I get a clearer sense of a place, of its shape; I feel that I can better develop a relationship with it. The video...
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Homo Cinematicus:... →
Wrote a few words on my film blog about my first experience with 3D theatre in Herzog’s new film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”.
He was out of work that year, so he lived off card games, backgammon, and...– C.P. Cavafy’s “Days of 1908” from Collected Poems (trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard).
Bad Decisions →
A Chuck Klosterman piece about why he thinks Breaking Bad is the best show of the decade - above The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men. While he makes some very salient points that I agree with about why Breaking Bad is a great show and what subtly separates it from the others mentioned, I don’t think I can climb on board with his assertion that Breaking Bad is better than The Wire or The...
::: Gazelle Twin - Changelings ::: A slow gloom or a spectral haze; Fever Ray just this side of harmonious. Scarved in synthetic and vocal harmonies, accents of percussion skitter the way you imagine beetles may around your feet, disappeared in a low lying fog. Employing vocal modulation - and, in the video, costume as well, here a little more organic, a little less indigent, antique looking...
The 10 Greatest Scenes in Gore →
Slate have put together a nice little slideshow of videos of what they consider the 10 greatest gore scenes from film. Some are pretty familiar - as iconic as a gore scene can be, i.e., the chestburster from Alien - and some I’d never even heard of - like the scenes from Bay of Blood and The Fury.
The Horrors' New Album, "Skying", Is Streaming.
The new album Skying by The Horrors has been uploaded to their website through this widget for streaming in advance of its release. The Quietus also have a in-depth interview/album preview as well, should you feel so inclined.
::: John Maus - Cop Killer ::: All this and with Ice T nowhere to be found, nor Bodycount. Slow electric waltz, rife with 80’s sounding synths and a sentiment straight from a lost novel written by the love child of Bret Easton Ellis and William Gibson, born maybe of flesh or maybe onto the internet, but with bad intentions in any case. The song maybe a little at odds with the sepia-tinged...