Why don’t we just get this short week started off correctly (short week for those of us who had Monday off for Memorial Day here in the states anyway). And what better way to do that then with a little video by Barbariön titled ‘My Rock’ that should help you “quench your soul in the river of fortitude” and “fly high above the eagle’s nest.” How can you say no to that or this video?
Director: DAVE BUDGE
Cast: CORY DERRICK ROZ HAMMOND GEOFF PAINE
Producer: CAROLYN MASEL
Cinematographer: JOEL BETTS
1st AC: HUGH TURREL
2nd AC: LINUS KOH
3rd AC: DAVE SQUIRES
Gaffer: ANDREW LOCK
Production Design: PAUL STANLEY
Wardrobe: HOLLY PRESTON
Makeup: GEORGIA HARDY & HOLLY WEBBER
Fine Art: GRAHAM HEAD
Unit: JOE LOH
Recording Engineer: CHRIS FATOUROS
Mastering: JAMES BLACK
Sound Design: SELWYN & GIDEON COZENS
Intro Titles: MATT SLATER
Post Production: ACTIVEMOTION
Edit: MATT OSBOURNE
Online Edit & Visual FX: JAMIE SCOTT
Special Thanks: MELANY MASEL GAVIN HERON
New Orleans based designer Scott Campbell has recently been updating his growing cache of gig posters with some classic new additions. He takes a simple approach that makes for a rather timeless appeal.
Photographer Brad Elterman is one of those people you could say has ‘been there and done that’. After picking up his first camera at 16 his first photo of Bob Dylan performing onstage was publish in 1974. That you might say lead to a life of debauchery in the seventies when leaving school at the age of 19 he hit the road traveling with acts like Leif Garret, Boney M, The Eagles and Rod Stewart just to name a few. He covered the rock scene in Hollywood capturing intimate images of some of music’s most iconic stars. He has contributed those images to publications such as US, Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone, People, Hit Parader, Phonograph Record Magazine, Rock Magazine, Rock Scene, New York Post, National Enquirer, The StarJAPAN, Music Life, Rock ShowEUROPE, Muzeik Express, Photo Foto, Pop, Pop Rocky, Bravo, Das Freizeit, Magazun, Popcorn, Poster Magazine, Oh Boy, Fabulous 208, Jackie, Sounds, New Musical Express, Melody Maker. He was also often hired for official publicity photos by major record labels including RCA, Warner Bros, MCA, Mercury, Columbia, RSO and Capitol Records.
This song is actually the ringtone on my phone now and has been for a while. I didn’t even realize there was a video out for this and has been for a long time.
I gotta just come out with it and say straight up that I love this band. They feel like the first genuine return of 60’s acid culture, and I have been praying for the day that would come back. Nothing would fly more in the face of the mounting debt, suppressing fear and flat out lies we are being fed by our politicians and corporations. There is something earnest about just admitting outwardly that we all know the system is corrupt and failing, so we should all just love each other and have a good time. Sure it’s irresponsible, but damn it all if it doesn’t just feel right, and isn’t that the essence of the true rebellious spirit that attracts us to rock n’ roll?
Drink that moon juice and rock on into the cosmos MGMT. You got my love waves to help carry you.
Goddamnit I love this fucking song. It makes me want to jump off of someone’s roof into a swimming pool. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this on a trip to New York last week. I have no idea why I haven’t heard this gem yet. I think it is because I have been doing nothing but working my ass off for the last year or so. But man, am I glad I heard this diddy. I just can’t stop listening to it. It just kicks ass pure and simple. It makes me want to kick a door down and smash a guitar into a floor. Awesome.
Honestly, this song is without a doubt the high water mark on the MGMT album Oracular Spectacular. It is a very high water mark however. I am a lyrics man, since I used to write them and did my best at being a lead singer in a band or two when I was a young pup, and damnit it all to hell if I don’t just love the vicious unrepentant rock anthem lyrics in this song.
Don’t get me wrong there are some other tasty licks on this album but this one just turns my crank. Hard.
I apologize but I am currently on the road so I don’t have a lot of time to blog. So postings might be sparse the next few days lest my other bloggers decide to fill in the gaps for me while I am away.
I realized today that I haven’t posted about music in a while and there is a band I have been wanting to tell you about for a while. I recently purchased an album ‘Here Comes the Future’ by the band The Honeydrips. I cannot stop listening to it. It’s on the lighter the side of the rock meter but it’s just damn good music. Every song is catchy and it’s a great listen from start to finish. I have been playing it on a loop lately probably at the behest of some of my coworkers. I am not a big fan of headphones because I like to keep my hearing so I listen to my music out loud.
They just wrapped a little tour with Jens Lekman so I missed my opportunity to see them here in Colorado which was unfortunate. If you like what you hear, head over to their website and consider their album. You can’t miss and I wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t really like it myself.
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12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
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