Saturday, 30 March 2013

Toro Y Moi - Never Matter ( Dir : Steve Daniels ) 2013

very fresh & pleasant MOTR track & video ....shot as a doc in a car boot sale/ flea market .....people are people .....

Tomorrow's World - Drive ( Dir : Gautier Dulion ) 2013

.... the two members of Air are really great record producers ....supa sound & arrangement in this J-B Dunckel's side project ....classy pop & vid ....Lou Hayter

Friday, 29 March 2013

Pulp - Common people ( Dir : Pedro Romhanyi ) 1995

.....funny , witty , dandyesque ! A pure gem ...clip & song ...a smasher .... lyrics below :
 She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge,
she studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College,
that's where I,          caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded,
I said "In that case I'll have a rum and coca-cola."
She said "Fine."          And in thirty seconds time she said,

"I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do,
I want to sleep with common people,
I want to sleep with common people,      like you."

Well what else could I do -  I said "I'll see what I can do."

I took her to a supermarket,
I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere,      so it started there.
I said pretend you've got no money,
she just laughed and said,
"Oh you're so funny."             I said "yeah?
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here.
Are you sure you want to live like common people,
you want to see whatever common people see,
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people,
like me."
But she didn't understand, she just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop,  cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool, pretend you never went to school.
But still you'll never get it right, cos when you're laid in bed at night,
watching roaches climb the wall, if you call your Dad he could stop it all.

You'll never live like common people,
you'll never do what common people do,
you'll never fail like common people,
you'll never watch your life slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw,
because there's nothing else to do.

Sing along with the common people,
sing along and it might just get you through,
laugh along with the common people,
laugh along even though they're laughing at you,
and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.

I want to live with common people,
I want to live with common people etc...

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The B-52's - Private Idaho ( Dir : ? ) 1979 ...inventive of the best band ever  ( live & studio )....rock masterpiece ....

Cascada - Short film ( Dir : Anson Fogel & Skip Armstrong ) 2013

.....fantastic shots & waterfalls paddlers ...a must see ...Veracruz ....
 endless rain .....aggressive viruses.....jungle ...great cinematography & climax ....Perfection

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Anvil FX - Psych Mood ( Dir : Dácio Pinheiro & Denis Giacobelis ) 2013 topless Brazilian beauties playing with buttons of vintage analogical synth , drums & Fender guitar's pleasant & a bit vain ... but also entertaining ..& the 60's/70's retro style convincing ...

Saturday the 14th - Short funny animation ( Dir : Kristjan Lyngmo ) 2013

.....horror movie parody .....very funny ( the magnets on the fridge ....) .... the devil's in the details ....

Friday, 22 March 2013

Joe Gideon & the Shark - Poor Born ( Dir : Russell Weekes ) 2013

XLent & creative budget .. no fat clip just cleverness & creativity ..luv' the music too act from Australia ....

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Maghreb - Short film / Timelapse & slo mo ( Dir : Enrique Pacheco ) 2013

splendid stuff .....everything's right ... top quality cinematography plus  poetic sense ..  right pace & choice of music ( Peter Gabriel & Mevlana Gurdjieff ) ... a gem not miss it ! ( by the way it is just part of the Maghreb , it's Morocco only ) 3: 25 , it looks likes Hergé (Tintin) drawings  !

Frades & SiKa ft Seriak - Autour d'un verre ( Dir : Hero ) 2012

very funny Belgium prod ....XLent 70's recreation..... brilliant editing & cinematography ... macho's clichés...

Groove Armada ft Bryan Ferry - Shameless ( Dir : Ferry Gouw ) 2010

" Puis ce fut ma fée adorable, puis, je vous baise les mains, puis je vous baise le front, puis, je m'empare de toi mon amour. Je te presse absolument nue contre moi." : Jules et Jim ....XLent & moody recreation , splendid .....ultimate rock dandy ...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Dillon Francis - Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up) ( Dir : MENZ ) 2013

....XLent video "bootleg " ...very funny video quizz !

Youn Sun Nah - Enter Sandman ( Metallica cover live in studio ) 2010

....probably the best young jazz singer around ...from Korea ...with the amazing Ulf Wakenius on guitar... & find her version of Nine Inch Nails' " Hurt " , it's fabulous too !( and Frevo here : ......just incredible )

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Django Django - WOR ( Dir : Jim Demuth ) 2013

....stunning vid !....the Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad... frightening & gutsy .....

Morningwood - Nth Degree ( Dir : Wormseye ) 2007

a classic fun video ....great idea ...vinyl records nostalgia.... ( by the way , in French Morning wood  can be translate as " la gaule du matin "....)

Monday, 18 March 2013

Infinity Ink - Infinity ( Dir : Dawn Shadforth ) 2013

....druggy stuff ...hypnotic & groovy ...slightly disturbing ( specially if you don't like snakes ...& rich food....) the track & the clip are infectuous ....London based duet ( Luca C & Ali Love ).....

The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye ( Dir : Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson ) 2013

Brand new brilliant track by Swedish duet The Knife (vocals by Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson aka Fever Ray  )...hypnotic , simple & pleasant vid too ....luv' it ...

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Kate Boy - Northern lights ( Dir : Kate Boy & Oskar Gullstrand ) 2012

....catchy Scandinavian electro pop ...aesthetical ...infectuous synth groove ...

Quest For Sustainability w-Pike County - Short documentary ( Dir : Zakee Kuduro ) 2013

Imagine living in a place that’s so serene that when you open your eyes…you’ll swear you are standing inside of your dream. Of course you don’t want to awake, only to pinch yourself standing in all the Glory that has been given for your eyes to see. You touch the air with your tounge and run your fingers through the soil envoking all its minerals.
Oil pipelines have been in the news a lot this past year, between the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and various publicized oil spills. Potential human health effects of these spills are one of the concerns frequently raised, so I decided to take a fairly high-level look at the potential risks by hitting the road for our "Quest for Sustainability" series. I made the journey up to Pike County, Pennsylvania just outside of Upstate, NY where describing the mountains as beautiful is a complete understatement. This is part 1 of a story of a small town in Milford,PA who wants to keep their water clean, air free of toxins and of course pipeline free. The action to stop these trees from being cut was ended, but the fight against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline continues. 

Energy Action Coalition

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sugar - Changes ( Dir : John Bruce ) 1992

.... great power pop rock track ...I love the " anvil " guitar licks ( as in The Stooges' " Raw Power " album )...very melodic too ..... ( alas poor Q video & there is nothing that I can do about it ! ) .....

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Asphalt Jungle - Poly Magoo ( Audio track ) 1978

.... for my taste , the best french rock single ever .... timeless , anthemic , melodic & powerful ... a gem ... Phil Spector meet The Clash meet Iggy & Nuggets compilation.... sung & written by the famous french rock critic Patrick Eudeline ....

J.Viewz - Teardrop Short music experiment ( Dir : Roy Rochlin ) 2013

Massive Attack cover with vegetables ...funny & controlled ....great sound & rythm track...

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Claude Lelouch - C'était Un Rendez-vous - Speed race short film 1976

Illegal & highly dangerous documentary ! Shot in one take, without any special effects... as the director starts his car early in the morning & races through Paris with complete disregard for traffic lights, one-way streets, cars, buses and pedestrians - to meet with his wife 8 minutes later in one intensely romantic ending (comments by Andris Damburs on Vimeo )
     Something like this could not be made today ....extraordinary ...
young drivers , don't try to do it !