Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Bullets: When Monkeys Attack!

  • My friend Rosie thought everyone should see this. I suppose as a pseudo-journalist I have a pseudo-responsibility for public safety. Hey, if the mayor of New Delhi can die from a monkey attack then so can you. Stay vigilant heros.
  • Slate also had a really nice article about Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman after the release of his third album Night Falls Over Kortedala. At first, the topics of Lekman's songs - about some extraodinarily quirky subjects see: Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo - don't seem to match up with the style of his music. You can visit his myspace here. No that isn't a mistake. Pitchfork is streaming one of his songs here.
  • The Black Lips, who somehow channel a little bit of Bob Dylan for me, have a version of 'Veni Vidi Vici' remixed by Diplo for download here. Very highly recommended.
  • Speaking of Dylan, the soundtrack for Todd Haynes' movie I'm Not There is streaming a couple of songs on, its myspace. The soundtrack has an outstanding list of artists including Sufjan Stevens (apparently writing a symphony isn't as time consuming as you'd think), Cat Power, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), etc. You can view the trailer for the film here. Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Calexico's cover of 'Going to Acapulco' is outstanding and streaming on the myspace.

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