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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Here is a review I wrote for my school newspaper for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The last thing director Wes Anderson, of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, was expected to do was create a masterpiece that could be enjoyed by both children and adults.  Anderson is known for his dry wit and dark humor, two traits not usually associated with children’s movies.   With Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on a book by Roald Dahl, Anderson is able to marry his directing style perfectly with a story for all ages.   Anderson is able to keep an unmistakable reverence for Dahl’s source material while adapting it into something distinctly his own.  “So much of his work has inspired me over the years,” said Anderson.  The film is “an homage to Roald Dahl.”  Continue after jump

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Click here for a tour of Ezra’s most treasured items in his room.   Among them are his yogurt and granola, boat shoes and a balalaika.  Below is a video of Ezra with a Dirty Projectors EP.

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more about “Spin Tours Ezra Koenig’s Crib“, posted with vodpod

 

New track from the beat machine himself.  This is going to be on his upcoming release in 2010.

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Freddie Gibbs advertising the “Gun Totin’, Bitch Smackin’, and Hoe Bashin'” that will be featured on his mixtape The Labels Tryin To Kill Me which you can pick up tomorrow.

“Birdshit” as the 2 dope boyz call him, manages to do some more dumb shit.  Not only does this guy release tracks that people listen to simply for their features, now he has a fucking star tattooed on his head.

The above video is from a very long time ago, when the band first exploded onto the indie music scene, but I attached it to show how great The Strokes’ live performances are.  Read the full article about The Strokes’ return to the stage HERE on Pitchfork.

With Chuck Inglish’s (1/2 of The Cool Kids) stripped down production, and three of the most laid-back sounding rappers out today, how could you not expect this track to be all that it is.  This is off Chip Tha Ripper’s upcoming mixtape The Cleveland Show.

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