December 18th, 2007

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recent consumption: dylan, panda

Watching I'm Not There last night, I thought that if I was someone who loved Bob Dylan (or even liked Bob Dylan a lot more than I do), then maybe Todd Haynes's biopic would be the most amazing thing ever made or something worth extreme loathing. As it was, I just thought that it was pretty. The Cate Blanchett Fellini knock-offs, in particular, were stunning and the Richard Gere parts weren't as silly as I expected.

Regarding the "current music": is this really Pitchfork's album of the year?
  • Current Music
    Ponytail - Panda Bear
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28 songs, 2007

28 songs from 2007
  1. LCD Soundsystem -- "All My Friends" [mp3]
  2. Peter Bjorn and John -- "Objects of My Affection" [mp3]
  3. Radiohead -- "Nude" [mp3]
  4. Beirut -- "Nantes" [mp3]
  5. Bon Iver -- "For Emma" [mp3]
  6. Grand Archives -- "Torn Blue Foam Couch" [mp3]
  7. Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew -- "F--ked Up Kid" [mp3]
  8. Black Kids -- "I'm Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You" [mp3]
  9. Animal Collective -- "Fireworks" [mp3]
  10. Feist -- "I Feel It All" [mp3]

  • Andrew Bird -- "Scythian Empires" [mp3]
  • the Arcade Fire -- "Ocean of Noise" [mp3]
  • Arctic Monkeys -- "Fluorescent Adolescent" [mp3]
  • Battles -- "Atlas" [mp3]
  • Bishop Allen -- "Rain" [mp3]
  • Bright Eyes -- "If the Brakeman Turns My Way" [mp3]
  • Handsome Furs -- "Handsome Furs Hate This City" [mp3]
  • Jens Lekman -- "Postcard to Nina" [mp3]
  • Liars -- "Plaster Casts of Everything" [mp3]


  • Miracle Fortress -- "Five Roses" [mp3]
  • of Montreal -- "Suffer for Fashion" [mp3]
  • Okkervil River -- "Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe" [mp3]
  • Ra Ra Riot -- "Dying is Fine" [mp3]
  • the Shins -- "Australia" [mp3]
  • Spoon -- "Rhythm & Soul" [mp3]
  • Sunset Rubdown -- "Winged Wicked Things" [mp3]
  • Vampire Weekend -- "Walcott" [mp3]
  • Voxtrot -- "Brother in Conflict" [mp3]

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silly daemons

A combination of being between books, having the television schedule chewed up by the writers strike, and the approaching end of the year has left me wanting to see movies more than usual. Tonight I saw the Golden Compass. My expectations were low, but it was much worse than I'd imagined. The acting and special effects were fine, but to use an obvious analogy: it's as if the producers severed the book from its daemon and put the resulting dull-witted zombie script on the screen.

At least the bear fight was kind of cool.