All of the windows in my apartment point west and north. This makes for some nice sunsets during the summer but it’s damn dark in here during the long cold winter. And not some kind of blast-em-up action packed like the one good movie Vin Diesel ever made kinda dark. More like the soul sucking vitamin D deficiency creating vampire sustaining kinda dark.
Given that context, this morning was unusual. I stumbled half-awake into the bowels of the deep, dark kitchen and was stunned to find myself squinting into a bright light, mysteriously and unusually happy. The diagram below explains the unexplicable, the miracle of low morning sun bouncing off a window across the street.
The only logical thing to recreate this phenomenon to do is to erect a series of mirrors on the roof of all buildings to my west, allowing for remote controlled adjustable reflection of sunlight into my home TWENTY-FOUR hours a day. I’m totally psyched about this plan.
Just back from seeing Malajube at the Middle East Upstairs. They’re a two red keyboard + auxiliary Korg + random black keyboard band, so you can tell it was pretty ok. Here’s one of their bigger sounding songs, Le Crabe.
Moon-Hee recently forwarded a link to the Bonsound group – if you’re inclined Malajube can be voted for in the MTV2 awards poll here.
It’s more of a Deconstructing Dessert really, but has a multitude of cameos to make up for the grammatical inaccuracy. Special thanks to assistant camerapersons Catie & Annie and icers Ev & Polly. And of course AS on giant hamburger construction.
A second track from two bands that will be on our upcoming WMBR compilation. We haven’t settled on exactly which tracks to include though it likely won’t be either of these – you could these guys quasify exclusives if they weren’t already on the youtube channel thing.
Also, a second track from Magic People – I don’t have the slightest ideas what their songs are titled (About the Dutch?)- by a more literal band this one would be called either Bossman or Dudes on Parade. Magic People probably call it something completely different like This Cuckold Fortune Is Fraught With Peril.
No one wants to be the guy who makes people listen to his piss-poor karaoke Like a Virgin while they’re trying sing Hank Williams classics and smack each other on the back with broken beer bottles. This of course is in direct conflict with the desire to get people to see and validate any of the random crap I’ve been spending my life generating lest it go otherwise unobserved.
With that caveat, I couldn’t decide what to bring to the November Open Screen so burned both HOCR and the new new Deconstructing Dinner . There was a massive crowd in the Coolidge lobby, unfortunately all there to see the premiere of No Country For Old Men. Overall I think CNHB’s first starring roll and the spicy lasagna went over better (AVDK’s opinion to the contrary) than the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah bit. The thing about a one minute film is if the audience doesn’t expect it to be so short and they’re trying to settle in it understand what you’re doing it can be over before it even gets started.
IMO the best film of the night was Kimberly Andrade’s (mostly) found footage montage, ‘The Wonder of Water.’ I can’t find this online but she used the opening from the film below, Normandy beach scene, slow motion/zero gravity water balloon bursting and a kicking Flaming Lips soundtrack.
On a related note – WMBR’s fundraiser is going on this week. If you’re not familiar with WMBR, they play easily the best selection of music in Boston, both at 88.1 and online (streaming and archives). If you feel musically & fiscally inclined, please make a donation to support their efforts. All staff at WMBR are volunteers, all funds go towards equipment and upkeep. Picking Pipeline! in the drop down would further add to your karma.