The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

November 30, 2010

‎”Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” “Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions. ” “You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) …

This one goes out to David Bazzel from Natalia Kills (download “Mirrors” for free)

November 30, 2010

Natalia Kills — “the reigning Queen of dark pop and all things debaucherous,” says her record company. Try her out: Mirrors (Frankmusik remix) Oh, and here’s a trailer, for the forthcoming video.

Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson talk Fair Game

November 30, 2010

For completists only, here’s an audio file of some of my phone interview with Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, which will be the basis of either this week’s OnFilm or next week’s Critical Mass column. I apologize for the quality, …

Source Code trailer: Out April 15

November 30, 2010

Source Code is a sci-fi thriller that’s coming out April 15. It’s directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), so it’s got that going for it, and it has a pretty good cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffey Wright and Vera Farmiga. …

Foreign Film Watch: Biutiful, Incendies, Of Gods and Men, Undertow

November 30, 2010

From our correspondent Sam (Armchair Critic) Blair: Friends who like good foreign films: These theater trailers should pique your interest. Sixty-five countries submitted nominees for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award this year. From this group, five will be nominated …

James Pants “Darlin’” (free track)

November 29, 2010

Strange-wonderful doo-wop/electronica hybrid. From Seattle, by way of, I think, Germany.

Barry Hannah’s Long, Last, Happy — the last of the Mississippi boys puts out a posthumous collection

November 28, 2010

One thing they say about writing is that everything is material, and that’s true if you get desperate enough. Lord knows my own family recognizes the vampire in me even though when I look in the mirror I get nothing. …

Charlie Crow writes the kind of songs no one writes anymore; download his “Downsized Blues” and see for yourself

November 28, 2010

Charlie Crow is an interesting case. He’s a Little Rock-based singer-songwriter who’s just released his debut CD, Angela’ Asleep: Charlie Crow — Songs of Life and Living. It wound up on my desk and so I listened to it. And …

Screeners are here; coming attractions and catching up

November 27, 2010

This is why I don’t worry too much when I miss the occasional “important” movie during the year. These are just some of the 2010 “For Your Consideration” DVDs your nose cone monkey must plow through before December 13. And …

“On Markham”: Roger Scott, the Kingfish and the Boot

November 26, 2010

Friend of the program, the multi-talented Roger Scott wrote the new lyrics and sings. And then there’s this. Huey Long wrote this melody, whistling it over the phone to LSU band director Castro Carazo. Long and Carazo collaborated on “Darling …