Friday, April 29, 2011

Nick Cave and Jesse James

I never saw the The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert but yesterday a good friend of mine run the intro sequence for me. It's so powerful and was written like the start of a good novel. What struck me the most was the score written by Nick Cave and Bad Seed Warren Ellis. The opening sequence has 'Song for Jesse' playing. It's a simple melody. A voice over tells the story of our charismatic anti-hero James, Brad Pitt, before his gunning down at the hands of a young acolyte, Robert Ford. It's like a dream.

The movie doesn't look anything like a conventional Western tale of righted wrong - more like an emotional drama. The music at least is really intense and emotionally fraught. Try listen to it. Not like Morricone at all.

This music is far from generic but this score can be used in lots of movie scenes for mood and ambience. It's haunting and really beautiful.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Indielaundry Roskilde 2011 A-Z

Arctic Monkeys - the new single is dark and great

Bright Eyes... or Battles - I'll go for Bright Eyes

Chris Cunningham - VJ-set in the night?

Destroyer - compared to Bowie and Pavement!!

Ear Plugs - bring them to Iron Maiden!

Fast food - give me a slimy Ski-bruger, please!

Gringo Bar - see you there!

H&M Reboot Camp - home of Camp Indielaudry

Indielaundry- the blog of all blogs

Justin Townes Earle - Townes+Earl = must be good

Kuti Brothers - a sensation...they say...

Longdrinks - Roskilde mornings thy name is Daiquiri

M.I.A. - Paper Planes off course

Nordic Deli - find good food in Ovalen

Orange Stage - who will conquer the stage this year?

PJ Harvey - my generation's Patti Smith

Queen of Denmark - brilliant album of John Grant - click and see excellent video!

Roskilde Festival 2012 - see you there

Spids Nøgenhat - danish acid-rock - probably late at night!

The Strokes - welcome back - let's have a party

Underwear - remember to change, remember to change....

Violators and the Kurt Vile - very hyped rock dude with long hair

Weather - sun shine on us

X ..... who is the last acts? (Surprise us!)

You Tube - great place to be nostalgic after the festival

Zeitgeist - RF2011 is where you wanna be if you are not a wannabe:)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How could you not love Gwyneth Paltrow now?

They each have a personal brand web site -- Gwyneth has GOOP and Jay-Z has the recently launched Life + Times -- so they recently decided to interview each other about that. Here's Z Qing G:

GP: I first was exposed to hip-hop when I was about 16 (1988) by some boys who went to collegiate. The Beastie Boys were sort of the way in for us preppie kids. We were into Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. But then I went to LA the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A which became my obsession. I was fascinated by lyrics as rythym and how Dre had a such different cadence and perspective from say, Eazy-E, who I thought was one of the most ironic and brilliant voices hip-hop has ever had. It was an accident that I learned every word of Straight Outta Compton and to love something that a.) I had no real understanding of in terms of the culture that it was emanating from and b.) to love something that my parents literally could not grasp. But I was hooked. I can't remember what I ate for dinner last night but I could sing to you every single word of N.W.A's "Fuck Tha Police" or [Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's] "It Takes Two." Go figure.

And it goes on for a bit. Gotta love her. Jay Z is cool too.

Her experience with old skool south cali hiphop anno 1988 is a great excuse to post 'Outta Compton'. Eazy E and Ice Cube were original gangsters. No studio bad ass hiphop shit. Relive it!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jon Graboff in a new Noel Gallagher solo album recording in LA

Fresh from the rumour-mill is a Facebook-update by former Ryan Adams & The Cardinals member, pedal steel player, Jon Graboff: "Heading back to NYC today after an awesome session yesterday with Noel Gallagher in LA."

At the moment Noel Gallagher is recording in Los Angeles, so why not? I don't really give that much shit about a new solo-effort from Noel Gallagher (though I luve Oasis), but it's interesting that he picked Jon Graboff. Maybe a new sound from the brother? A bit more interesting than Liam's Beady Eye?

Ryan Adams have for many years been praising Oasis. Bigger than Led Zeppelin! Bigger than Radiohead!

In fact Ryan Adams made so good friends with Noel Gallagher back in september 2008 over a dinner conversation. He wrote this on his old blog: "I left so inspired, so inspired, they are GREAT dinner company and such gentlemen. What an honour. I am just blown away they even know we exist at all. So awesome. Life is just full of surprises."

"Such Gentlemen"! Wauw!

Well. Let's celebrate this tiny news-filler with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, including Jon Graboff, playing Wonderwall: