Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tagg Says "No Way!"

Baby killing is okay, two dudes getting it on is passable, but two dudes able to share health insurance, gross! This from the today's Times on Mitt Romney successfully preventing his son Tagg from flipping to the Democratic party.

His father sat him down to dissuade him, taking him through the differences between Republicans and Democrats. Tagg Romney says he does not remember his father’s talking about abortion, another issue that has troubled his candidacy, but he does remember being warned that Democrats would lead the country toward same-sex marriage.

“He thought it was very wrong to discriminate,” Tagg Romney said. “But where Democrats are going, they’ll eventually want to extend marriage to gays. I said, ‘No way.’ ”

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Why I'm Not Excited to See Wes Anderson's New Movie

Let me just preface this by saying I love Wes Anderson. I think he's probably one of the most talented young filmmakers around today. The Royal Tenenbaums might be one of my all time favorite movies.

All that being said, after seeing the trailer I have to say I'm not very excited to see his new movie, The Darjeeling Limited.

While I'm sure the movie will be beautifully shot, I really feel that Anderson is starting to recycle subject matter he's already explored in his previous movies. Estranged family members reconnecting? Hmm...where have I seen that before? I also seem to recall another movie about the bumbling misadventures of a male trio?

Based on the trailer, I would also be willing to wager that quirky dialogue will ensue where people make statements they would never extend beyond interior monologue in real life. Male bonds will most likely be (re)cemented as well.

I guess this movie is set in India though, so, like, it's obviously totally different. Oh, and there's a train instead of prominent taxi cabs or boats.

I haven't seen the movie yet, so it wouldn't really be fair to pass judgement on it. I'm just not really dying to see this one. Sorry Wes.

P.S. Using the same actors doesn't help.

Monday, July 9, 2007


crooked rain will be on a short retooling hiatus as we try and get out shit together...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

My Birthday wish came true!

TMZ is reporting that the Sex and the City movie is now in a go status and will be made. This is gonna be the female equivalent to "Transformers". Early reports also say that brunch will make an appearance in the film at least 16 times, and that partnered with Lucas Films sepcial effects house Samantha's boobs will still look good.

Seriously, I have no idea how this is going to work as a film as the show left with everything tied up pretty nicely. Maybe the introduction scene is Big dying in a hospital bed from colon cancer.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I have never understood why everyone is so gaga over Scarlett. I think she's pretty plain looking, and in this picture plain would be a compliment. She really isn't that great of an actor either.

Of course we are all gonna buy her album of Tom Waits covers though right?

oh yeah and Amy Winehouses' song "rehab" still sucks


Its no Zwan, but some of you young kids out there might not realize this, but Billy Corgan was in a band before Zwan. The Smashing Pumpkins are back with their album "Zeitgeist" which sounds incredibly consistent throughout. I miss the string section and and the frenetic guitar riffs of Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness, but this is still a pretty solid album.

I'm not sure how the music industry works these days since you can hear the whole album for free on AOL, but its pretty cool. Be sure to check out "That's The Way (My Love Is)"


Saturday, June 30, 2007

Guess the child star

What former child star who was also a former Crystal Meth addict got some, how do we say this ... work done?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Breaking News: Young People A Bunch of Socialist Gay Mexican Lovers

In durrrrr-worthy news stories today, the NY Times reports that, surprisingly, young people tend to have more liberal points of views than older people.

Other interesting findings include the belief among us youngsters that the US would not elect a president that has done cocaine, despite evidence that it may have already done so. This begs the question, does my demographic simply not know that Bush most likely has sampled some Bolivian Marching Powder back in his party days (most likely) or simply live in denial?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dell, its the new black

I had to go to a very lame attempt at a fashion show by Dell, where they tried to make their computers seem hip and cool. Its quite funny that the models aren't even holding the computers that the show is supposed to be advertising. In any case I manage to ask a pretty obnoxious question in front of all the major news networks during a real live press conference.

Wow journalism is like so cool. And its like so easy to turn into such a fun time when you ask stupid questions. Also to note they served literally inch large tacos and burgers, I'd have to say that was the coolest technological advancement I saw at this event.

Dell fashion show via Consumerist

At least its not puppet

Despite being a huge Interpol fan, I was not blown away by their new material that was made available via live performance eariler this month at the Bowery Ballroom, but I still think their first single "Heinrich Maneuver" is pretty hot.

Link to the video here!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Year So Far in Music

2007 is reaching its halfway point in about a week, so like any good little Williamsburg blogger I've come up with my mid-year analysis of music. As of right now, I think LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver is my forerunner for both album of the year and song of the year (Someone Great). However, the rest are still kind of up in the air. Without further ado, my picks:

My top albums of the year, so far

Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
This album sounds like a continuous dance party to me, which is weird
considering how depressing/grim the lyrics are.

Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta
I felt like I was at some crazy Russian bar where everyone was drunk when I heard this for the first time. This band is nuts, but genius.

Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings

I'm pretty sure Dan Deacon is completely insane, but this album is ridiculous. I can't believe the shit he does with a keyboard.

Battles - Mirrored
Quite an amazing debut album.

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
I don't know what to call this album other than a masterpiece. I love it from beginning to end.

Honorable mention goes to Arcade Fire's Neon Bible. I really enjoyed it a lot, but for some reason can't say its one of my favorite albums of the year.

Top songs

Of Montreal - A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsviger
This song is pure joy. I'm a sucker for the xylophone.

The National - Mistaken for Strangers
Such a dark song, yet so catchy. Unusual.

The Klaxons - Golden Skans
I have no idea what the fuck a golden skan is, but it makes for a rockin' song.

Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire

Love the Cut Copy. This song makes me excited as shit for their follow-up to the amazing Bright Like Neon Love.

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position

I think I might have listened to this song like 10 times a day for a week. I'm pretty sure he's talking about gay sex, which only makes it better.

LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
I want to cry from the beauty of this song every time I hear it. A heartbreakingly great song about remembering a lover who has passed on.

Worst album

YACHT - I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real

Seriously, does anybody like his solo stuff except James Murphy? I saw him open for LCD and he was so annoying I wanted to cry.

Most overrated albums

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Yeah, this album was okay. Does ripping off the Beach Boys really qualify you for album of the year though?

Deerhunter - Cryptograms
Don't get it. Sorry.

Alright, that's my story for now.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Movies

And as much as i know this is gonna end up sucking I'm still intrigued. Of course if its even a 1/4 as bad as I Robot i might have to gouge my eyes out.

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be one more zombie film. The funny part is that it still appeals to me.

What do you think?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday Morning

It's 11am on a Monday morning and I am sitting in my apartment enjoying "The Object of My Affection" should I...

A: kill myself

B: be thankful that I don't have to work on Mondays and can appreciate Paul Rudd and Jenifer Aniston pre friends collaboration.

At least its not Haliburton

I know for so many of you Sonic Youth is god, but this is lame as all hell. First off you guys couldn't find anyone else to release this project? And also why do I give a fuck what Sonic Youth song Michelle Williams or Portia De Rossi loves the most. No offense Portia, but I don't really care if your first lesbian experience had Teenage Riot as the soundtrack.

Seriously whats the deal with people that don't need money or fame selling out to Starbucks?

See: Paul McCartney.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

I'm sure this guy didn't really do it.

But for all of the real fathers that are actually good guys out there Thanks.