Hey y’all! I am on my way to Austin, Texas tomorrow and it is going to be a CRAZY exhausting two weeks, but I am pumped. I will be blogging about the festival as it goes on. Giving the lowdown of how things are going and such. I shall keep you posted!
The line-up for the first annual All Points West Festival was announced today, and all the rumors are true. Times two. Radiohead will be the headliner for the Friday and Saturday night of the festival. It looks like it is going to be an awesome weekend. Tickets are also on sale now for $89/day or $258 for all three days. It sounds like it’s worth it. I would go if I was in the area.
So here is the line-up:
Friday August 8
- The New Pornographers
- The Go! Team
- Girl Talk
- Forro in the Dark
- Juana Molina
- Little Brother
- Andrew Bird
- Mates of State
- Nicole Atkins
Saturday August 9
- Kings of Leon
- Animal Collective
- The Roots
- The Black Angels
- The Virgins
- The Felice Brothers
- Alberta Cross
- Your Vegas
Sunday August 10
- Jack Johnson
- Cat Power
- Rodrigo y Gabriela
- Amadou and Mariam
- Youssou n’Dour
- Black Kids
- Jason Isbell
- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
- Rogue Wave
- Neil Halstead
So that’s the line up. Let me know if you’re going. If you need some extra info check out the All Points West website.
*Warning: Viewing of this video may cause naseua, dizziness, vomiting, headaches, and severe worry of “where the f*** is the music industry going?”
Proceed with caution: “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow”
I am sorry Paula but you were finished when you did that music video in the 90’s with Keanu Reeves. Stick to your American Idol and booze and everybody will be happy. And watch for the Randy Jackson cameo, kicking it on the bass. It’s frightening, very frightening.
Also if you happened to miss Paula’s pre-recorded performance of the song at the Super Bowl check it out:
There is this great new video clip of comedian Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera from Superbad and Juno called “In Between Two Ferns.” I highly suggest you check it out. It is hilarious. You will be asking your friends to tickle your thigh for many days to come.
Thought about your Oscar picks yet? Not quite sure who deserves to take that golden statue home? Well if you are looking for some insight into who the potential winners could be, look no further. Andy Saur – film reviewer extraordinaire is your answer. Andy has really great thoughts and insight into who the winners will be this year. I may not necessarily agree with all of his choices or his reviews on certain films, but damn I respect them. I have my choices for this year, and we have agreed on some of the winners.
We both agree that No Country for Old Men will win best picture, even though Andy was not such a fan of the film. I on the other hand loved it. One of my favorites of the year. But we both agree that it hits the right criteria that the Oscars voters look for. Most of the other categories are shoe-ins, which both Andy and I agree upon. Daniel Day-Lewis has got the best actor statue. Javier Bardem and Cate Blanchett will be winners in the supporting categories, but there is one category where both Andy and myself do not quite know what is going to happen: Actress in a leading role. Everybody is rooting for Ellen Page to win for her quirky performance in Juno (Andy review), but both of us agree that it is just not going to happen. Both Cate Blanchett and Laura Linney were good, but not good enough, and if Cate Blanchett didn’t win for Elizabeth the first time around, it’s not going to happen this time, because the sequel apparently sucked. So it’s pretty much down to Julie Christie and Marion Cotillard. I have yet to see either of these films. I would really like to see them, so I really can’t say who will win, but most of the buzz has been between the both of them. My chose Julie Christie and Andy chose Marion Cotillard. So we shall see who comes out on top on Sunday.
Who are your choices for this Sunday’s Oscars? Let me know and check out Andy Saur’s website for some great reviews and thoughts on film.
Lately I have been noticing that there has been a new trend in band names: BLACK! Where did this come from. Everybody these days seem to have Black in their name. It’s like a few years ago when everybody was “The ___”: The Vines, The Hives, the White Stripes etc. But now it is all about black. I am heading to South by Southwest in a few weeks and there are 20 bands going to be there with the word Black in their names.
So here is my top 5 bands with BLACK in their name:
Other notable names: Black Sabbath, The Black Crowes, The Black Angels, Black Mountain, Black Francis, Black Diamond Heavies, Black Earth, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Blacklist, Blackout….the list goes on and on.
What are your favorite band names with BLACK in them. Let me know.
The Razzies – awards celebrating the worst movies of the year – will be handed out on Feb. 23, the day before the Oscars. Here are the list of categories and nominees. Why do I think that Eddie Murphy is going to be a big winner this year?
1. Worst Picture
2. Worst Director
- Dennis Dugan – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- Roland Joffe – Captivity
- Brian Robbins – Norbit
- Fred Savage – Daddy Day Camp
- Chris Siverston – I Know Who Killed Me
3. Worst Actor
- Nicholas Cage – Ghost Rider, National Treasure 2 and Next
- Jim Carrey – The Number 23
- Cuba Gooding Jr. – Norbit and Daddy Day Camp
- Eddie Murphy – Norbit
- Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
4. Worst Actress
- Jessica Alba – Good Luck Chuck, Fantastic Four and Awake
- Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos & Skyler Shaye – BRATZ
- Elisha Cuthbert – Captivity
- Diane Keaton – Because I Said So
- Lindsay Lohan as Aubrey – I Know Who Killed Me
- Lindsay Lohan as Dakota – I Know Who Killed Me
5. Worst Supporting Actor
- Orlando Bloom – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
- Kevin James – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- Eddie Murphy as Mr. Wong – Norbit
- Rob Schneider – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- Jon Voight – Bratz, National Treasure 2, September Dawn and Transformers
6. Worst Supporting Actress
- Jessica Biel – I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Next
- Eddie Murphy as Rasputia – Norbit
- Julia Ormond – I Know Who Killed Me
- Nicolette Sheridan – Code Name: The Cleaner
7. Worst Prequel or Sequel
I have yet to see any of these movies and I hope I never see any of them, so I can’t really make any judgments about who the winners will be. Let me know who you think the big winners are going to be this year.