Thursday, November 29, 2007
I feel pretty late to the game with this band; I've been hearing about them for a year or so now, and I still don't own any of their music. It does appeal to me though; their tunes are catchy and danceable, two things I prize highly. I also like the fact the band is five girls--singing, strumming, drumming--and one boy, not the usual mix of bands I enjoy. That said, you might be wondering why I am writing about a band on our video-centered blog.
Well, I recently watched a bunch of their videos on the internet, and I really liked them. They look good, I like the concepts, they don't get boring--for music videos, or any kind of video really, they are right on. As far as I can tell, each video was directed by a different person. Overall, CSS has accumulated a nice little video collection. Please peruse below, and enjoy! I think Alala is my favorite of the bunch.
Pretend We're Alala directed by Cat Solen
Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above by ???
Alcohol by Jared Eberhardt
You can also check out the CSS website, MySpace, and YouTube channel.
"The performance as a whole is a kind of choreographed rainbow, with each band dancing its own dance. And they are wonderful dances."
- Holland Cotter, The New York Times "Art in Review" March 30, 2007 (C.L.U.E. - the video)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Hooker on Campus
Brownie and Chickie
She's so good! Click here to check out the PKP MySpace, or here to read Lena's blogspot.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, Dec. 1st:
4:30pm: RAGNA-ROCK. One of two compilations of new work by esteemed Cinematexas alumni like James Fotopoulos, Ben Coonley, Daniel Cockburn, Stephanie Gray, etc.)
7pm: UT HOLLYWOOD SHOWCASE. A local screening of this year's best UT-produced student films, which screened at the DGA Theater in LA in September.
9:15pm: ASSASSINS: A FILM CONCERNING RIMBAUD. An early experiment by Todd Haynes and an clear precursor to his new Dylan non-biopic I'M NOT THERE.
Sunday, Dec. 2nd:
2pm: RAGNA-ROLL: More madness from Cinematexas chums.
4:30pm: INTERKOSMOS. A delightfully tongue-in-cheek homage to a fictional East German space project, Jim Finn's INTERKOSMOS uses recreated newsreels combined with musical interludes to resurrect the '70s in all its Brezhnev-era glory.
7pm: FROWNLAND and EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (at Alamo Ritz)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Mirror, Mirror: Self-Invention in a Televisual World
2pm, TODAY, ACES Building on UT Campus
Join Curator Annette Carlozzi as she discusses the exhibition Mike's World with David Joselit, professor of art history at Yale University, and Maud Lavin, Chair, Visual and Critical Studies, and Professor, Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Topics will include reality TV, Internet chatrooms, midlife transitions, and other aspects of the American social landscape. Audience input is encouraged.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
A dirty little home movie peek-a-boo mystery.
Episode 1: Murder!
Young Clementine is awakened in the middle of the night by a gunshot and her life is forever changed.
Episode 2: Rejected!
Former tomboy Louellen is growing up and realizing that boys don't want to give her a date.
Episode 3: Abusive Nasty Papa!
Daydreamer Hilda is confronted by her abusive father to find a job, no matter what the cost.
Episode 4: Mommy is dead!
Nannette, who grew up in extreme poverty with her mother, is forced to live on her own.
Episode 5: Miss Bessie's Whore House!
Clementine finds herself working in the local whore house run by sadistic Miss Bessie. Meanwhile the other 3 women try to figure out what to do next.
On CERTAIN WOMEN.
On Peggy Awhesh.
On Bobby Abate.
(each word a different link)