Wednesday, June 24, 2009

B is for… Bamboo

B Is For Bob. Thank you, Facebook. Thank you, Ziggy. I'm not sure that I like that idea but I have bought and loved other music released by the dead Bob Marley. "Death is only the beginning," as mummy used to say. 

I got to thinking, Barley Mob or Mob Barley would be a good name for a band. As I (one-mind) should have suspected,  Mob Barley already exists. I haven't found out if they are any good yet, tho. 

That reminded me that I was thinking about "Psycho Farm Ecology" and found that there is --or was-- only one result for that google search. I love your graphic! Wn wiy reform dh inglish speling sistm tu biy mor fnetik wiy'l haf tu remembr tu priysrv dha originl speling uv sum uv dhous homonimz tu avoid knfyuzhn. One thing led to another and I found myself here

and then here:::House of Bamboo trailer (1955) Directed by Sam Fuller. Film-Noir. U.S. Army Investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate and discovers fellow Americans running things. Starring Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Sessue Hayakawa.

You can't tell much from the trailer, but this scene is so familiarly Japanese yet at the early postwar standard of living that I want to see it regardless of how corny it might be. 

Might as well give away some key plot details here. I think I'd like to get this dvd just to enjoy the widescreen postwar location shots in Japan. Hmmm. The Japanese version of this dvd is available-- at only twice the US price. I'd pay that if it was in 3D. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dark Night Of The Soul

The new collection of music by Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, (and David Lynch), Dark Night Of The Soul, is available online from NPR in streaming format. Many other artist collaborated and are featured. The album and accompanying booklet of photographs by David Lynch is tied up in a legal dispute and may never be released. Plans to release the album with the CD case, booklet, and a blank cd-r are proceeding. BBC, NYT

1. "Revenge" (featuring The Flaming Lips) – 4:52
2. "Just War" (featuring Gruff Rhys) – 3:44
3. "Jaykub" (featuring Jason Lytle) – 3:52
4. "Little Girl" (featuring Julian Casablancas) – 4:33
5. "Angel's Harp" (featuring Black Francis) – 2:57
6. "Pain" (featuring Iggy Pop) – 2:49
7. "Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It)" (featuring David Lynch) – 3:10
8. "Everytime I'm with You" (featuring Jason Lytle) – 3:09
9. "Insane Lullaby" (featuring James Mercer) – 3:12
10. "Daddy's Gone" (featuring Mark Linkous and Nina Persson) – 3:09
11. "The Man Who Played God" (featuring Suzanne Vega) – 3:09
12. "Grim Augury" (featuring Vic Chesnutt) – 2:32
13. "Dark Night of the Soul" (featuring David Lynch and Scott Spillane) – 4:38

Track 1

Little Girl

David Lynch on track 7 "Star Eyes"

Insane Lullaby (James Mercer)

A little bit of gnowledge on de-gaarding and uN-PRotectionizing.