Friday, July 31, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox TRAILER

I'm loving it. He still manages to keep his trademark auteur style and apply it to stop motion animation. It looks wonderful, and funny. I'm really looking forward to it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

David Crosby painting by Julianne Clergét

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Strokes | The Best Videos

I've started listening to The Strokes again recently and thought I would put some of the better videos up, just for nostalgia's sake.

Hard To Explain

Dir. Roman Coppola

Idyllic. Everything that sums up The Strokes' retro original debut style is portrayed in this video. It's my favourite video and track of theirs.

Last Nite

Dir. Roman Coppola

Cool, live performance they used as the official video. Again, Coppola going for his 80s TV look. 

Dir. Roman Coppola

This was the first video of theirs that looked like a good bit of money was put into it. It's a shame the other high budget videos were absolute bollocks. eg. Juicebox, The End Has No End, You Only Live Once.


Dir. Jake Scott

Although I wasn't blown away by this video, it's still a very effective, simple idea.

You Only Live Once (Alternate Video)

Dir. Warren Fu

This should have been the official video for this track. It has the whole retro 80s vibe to it again. The original video was terrible. Terrible concept, and the first problem I noticed the first time I watched it was the shoddy editing.  That shit gives me hope.


Dir. Roman Coppola

12:51 (Alternate Video)

Dir. Roman Coppola

More hanging out and looking cool for the alternate video for 12:51

Although I hated the following video, the performance piece is so cool. The whole video should have just been one shot. If Roman Coppola directed it, it probably would have been like that.

The End Has No End

Dir.  Sophie Muller
Holy shit, I want this poster. This film is great by the way.

Ha ha! Good thing he changed it back to Barack. 

"Ladies and Gentlemen... The 44th President of the United States... Barry Obama!!!"

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Fantastic Mr Fox behind the scenes and screens!

Bill Murray... the best man there is.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

He got style.

When shitty vocoder pop music gets mixed with screamo, you get this. Don't know how there is a niche for this kind of thing, but according to this video there must be.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What an album cover! I really like this! So simple. Apparently created by one of them. What's even cooler is the motion graphic on their website. I'm not even a fan of them, but this looks deadly.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cian Moynan | Jogging Droid in the Forest (2009)

Finally, I got this all sorted and uploaded to Rapidshare. It's been a load of stress due to formatting issues etc. The world is now ready for the Aphex Twin influenced sounds of Cian Moynan. This is the first release of three that I'm going to make of his stuff. If you like IDM and glitchy pop type instrumental electronic music and harsh droning noise then you'll enjoy this. Remember now. It is very heavily influenced by Aphex Twin and Squarepusher etc. Most of these tracks were made by Cian while sitting on the floor of our apartment in Wolverhampton, UK, during the start of 2008. The remaining tracks were created in his family home in Tipperary during the Summer and Autumn of 2008. Since then he has joined the Australian army and is currently training in Singleton before being deployed to Afghanistan.  

When he went to Australia in December of 2008, he left a large number of tracks on CDs and  on hard drives which I compiled into 2 albums and an EP. This is the first release of the three. Due to the fact that a lot of the tracks were unpronounceable I took the liberty of creating names for most of the tracks, although there are still a number of tracks with their original titles. The album art work is a photo of Cian which he took of himself in Wolverhampton. I then cropped and photoshopped the photo using numerous filters and other miscellaneous tools. I hope it was worth all the hassle and some people actually bother listening too it. If you like it tell your friends.

If only he came home and made some more kind of new music instead of defusing mines. That would be much cooler and much safer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On the Street......Summer Chic, Florence

I wish I could be this cool now. Never mind when I'm older. The glasses, slicked back hair and watch are a bit bent though.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Coming Soon: First Feature Documentary About The Doors

Holy shit, this looks amazing. I cannot wait to see this. Just watch the trailer and you'll understand my excitement. Only if you're a fan of The Doors that is! The footage looks incredible.

Award-winning writer-director Tom DiCillo's riveting film uncovers historic, previously unseen footage from the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of their music and legacy.

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists - drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and singer Jim Morrison - made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. When You're Strange is the first feature documentary to tell their story. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

Taking its title from the cabaret-tinged Doors hit "People Are Strange," the film chronicles the creation of The Doors' six landmark studio albums in just five years, as well as their electrifying live performances. Rare cinèma vèritè footage offers an intimate glimpse into their musical collaboration - and their offstage lives.
The Godfather (1972)
Rashômon (1950)

Tiesto IDIOT

Thanks to Brian Grainger for this one.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jogging Droid in the Forest COVER DESIGN

This is a cover I designed for Cian Moynan's supercalifragilistic album 'Jogging Droid in the Forest'. The photo is one he took of himself while we were living together in the UK and I photoshopped it to bits. I plan on uploading all of his material onto the internet this weekend. Two albums and an EP will be uploaded. Anyone into IDM will enjoy this, probably it's very heavily influenced by Aphex Twin. While compiling the albums I've listened to these tracks over and over, and they've really grown on me. Hopefully other people will enjoy them too.

Listen to him on Last FM

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This is an album cover design I've made up for my friend Cian. This was taken in Birmingham sometime at the end of 2007 when we were living in Wolverhampton. I think we were  on our way home from a German Xmas festival. I was just browsing old photos and came across it, and thought that it would work well as a cover. I hope to upload the album sometime soon and give him a little exposure. He's currently in Australia training for the army and will more than likely be drafted to Afghanistan in less than a year. There's also a better album entitled 'Jogging Droid in the Forest' that will be uploaded as well. I just need to shoot the cover art for it. His music is very much like Aphex Twin. It's a mixture of really happy glitchy music and incredibly abstract, droning, experimental IDM. 

Anton Newcombe
Alfred Hitchcock

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bradford Cox, Deerhunter, Live in Andrew's Lane Theatre, Dublin (Daire Fitzgerald)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Roxy Music | Jealous Guy [MUSIC VIDEO]

Is it worse that the Aslan version?... Video is also ridiculous. He looks like he's on coke or something.I want that baby blue suit, though!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009