Very excited for this movie. Directed by Joann Sfar, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) comes out in January 2010. Serge Gainsbourg remains compelling to this day because his music was innovative, his poetry and delivery were sensual and beautiful, and the women, Briggitte Bardot and Jane Birkin to name a few, were some of the most gorgeous to ever walk the planet. Eric Elmosnino plays Gainsbourg, Lucy Gordon plays Jane Birkin, and Laetitia Casta plays Briggitte Bardot.
There’s a reason it seems like she’s the face of about a million campaigns, she can make anything look sexy, and she takes an amazing photo.
Somehow this song popped into my head last night, and it took me back to my hip-hop high school days. Starts off with a little Red Hot Chilli Peppers, ends with a little Biggie Smalls, and Mos Def just keeps it real throughout the rest of the song. Wonderful.
Get your tickets early for this mini festival of sorts. Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and The Very Best will all be playing at the beautiful outdoor venue, Starlight Theater on October 2. Each very capable of headling their own show, I expect these indie heavyweights to have some surprises for the audience. Below, “Warm Heart of Africa” by The Very Best, featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
Here are Levi’s 501, 505’s and 514’s looking better than they ever have before. Levi’s has its classic fit made over with a little touching up, courtesy of another American classic, Brooks Brothers. Shop for these here, they’ll run you about $150.
Like him or not, Kanye West is always doing something different. Here is a passionate and charismatic Kanye debuting “Mama’s Boy” at the Facebook headquarters. Sans intricate stage and lighting, instrumentation, and finely-tuned production, Kanye’s voice, lyrics and presentation take center stage, and he does well in front of his audience. First was the enraged single “Power” , and now this…I’m very excited for his new album, Good Ass Job, to (maybe) drop in September.
Quiet Corral is a Lawrence, Kansas-based sextet that formed last winter. These friends of Walk About have an expanding sound and a powerful live presence. Their folky sound reminds me of Fleet Foxes or Local Natives, but with more improvisation and lyrical emphasis. Download their excellent new song “Lonely Company” here.