Archive for March, 2008|Monthly archive page

…interview with Jim White

In interview, music on March 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

a popmatters interview with singer/songwriter Jim White. His longboard story is pretty interesting.


…the books “classy penguin” and “tokyo”

In movies, music, music video on March 28, 2008 at 12:27 am

…”Classy Penguin” is from The Books’ recently released DVD Play All. This vid is mostly about the life of boys growing up, and focuses on one infant quite a bit, and then tracks the things that boys might get into–i.e. playing guitar and jumping off of stuff. The Books’ videos are like their songs–collages of everyday life and sound.

…this is actually a homemade clip of scenes from Tokyo, but it fits some of The Books’ other vids quite well. The song has a high, heavy picking sound, and the rhythm of the songs fits the selected clips. I like the animation and the closing one of the race horses.