Daily Archives: May 8, 2009

Pavement – “Major Leagues” (1999)

This alternate video was directed by Lance Bangs — whose resume boasts videos for Sonic Youth’s “The Diamond Sea,” GBV’s “Game of Pricks,” and a slew of other greats — and, while keeping with Pavement’s affinity for the absurd, captures the dreamy, pensive nostalgia of this Terror Twilight standout:

Jezy

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Silent Mixtape #1: “Where Are You, Wounded Girls?”

Yoko Eyes

-Portion of “Yoko Eyes” collage/painting by Chris Piercy

Periodically we will be offering you mixtapes* hand-picked by our staff for your listening pleasure.  This first one was selected by me, and you will indeed be pleasured.

Remember, these songs are for previewing purposes, and if you like what you hear…track down the albums and buy them!  Don’t be an ass.

*Called a “mixtape” because we assume that you will dub these from your Mac onto a C60 and go cruising around in an ’82 Datsun.

  1. Big Black “Racer X” from The Hammer Party (1986)
  2. The Homosexuals “Neutron Lover” from The Homosexuals’ Record (1984, recorded in 1978)
  3. The Only Ones “In Betweens” from Even Serpents Shine (1979)
  4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre “Evergreen” from Methodrone (1995)
  5. The Dream Syndicate “When You Smile” from The Days of Wine and Roses (1982)
  6. Black Grape “Kelly’s Heroes” from It’s Great When You’re Straight, Yeah (1995)
  7. Talk Talk “Happiness is Easy” from The Colour of Spring (1986)
  8. The Angels of Light “Praise Your Name” from New Mother (1999)

Chris

DVD Pick: “Let the Right One In” (2008)

In the 1980s, America’s mainstream horror cinemascape was overrun with paint-by-numbers slasher flicks.  This decade that void seems to have been filled with equally vacuous, and more morally disturbing, torture porn.  Few movies have made me hate going to the theater more than Hostel or the Saw series.

Now America’s female attention seems to be focused on Twilight, and its’ lame-ass, skin-glowin’ “vampires”.  Fortunately, last year Sweden did their best to reclaim the horror and vampire genres from our apparently retarded American directors.  Let the Right One In was one of the best films released in 2008, and I sincerely believe it will someday join The Shining as a true horror classic.

Chris