Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack

Last night, I finally saw the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for the 1st time &, despite its completely unfair rating of 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, I LOVED everything about it!!

I had wanted to see this film since last summer when I saw the 1st abbreviated trailer featuring 1 of my favorite songs by Of Monsters & Men. As Mitty's Christmas 2013 release date drew closer, I realized it was being released on the exact same day as SEVERAL other movies I was determined to see ASAP (i.e. The Wolf of Wall Street & Her) which meant, when Christmas rolled around, I ended up seeing every other December release movie I had wanted to see EXCEPT Mitty which is a shame because I now badly wish I'd seen it in the theater.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was directed by AND stars Ben Stiller plus a phenomenal cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine & Kathryn Hahn. It is BEAUTIFULLY shot, well-acted, funny, heartwarming, inspiring, incredibly unique & it features 1 of the best soundtracks I've heard in long time.

The fact this film didn't get more buzz, positive reviews & attention astounds me. The only explanation is it got lost in the sea of other Oscar-contending movies that were also released in or around December. I hope more people will give The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a chance & check it out now that it was just finally released on DVD/Netflix because it is officially 1 of my most favorite films of 2013.

Step Out by Jose Gonzalez

Dirty Paws by Of Monsters & Men

Space Oddity by David Bowie

Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave

The Complete SOUNDTRACK:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Arcade Fire Performing It's Never Over (Hey Orpheus) @ Coachella 2014 - Day 3 - Weekend 1 - 4/13/14

Because I still need to upload all my photos & videos from Coachella last weekend, here's someone else's footage of 1 of the coolest, most unique moments of the entire weekend.

Arcade Fire was PHENOMENAL. Best set of the weekend...and there were a LOT of amazing performances!! More on that ASAP...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kanye West by Atmosphere (NEW!)

In my mind, Atmosphere is the hip hop headliner of Outside Lands 2014, not Kanye West. I'm sure I'll catch Kanye's set too, of course, but I'd take Slug rapping ABOUT Kanye over Kanye rapping about anything ANY day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Is HERE!!!

So my hopes & dreams of seeing Bruce Springsteen live for my 1st time at my 7th Outside Lands in a row (I've attended OSL every year since it started with Radiohead on night 1 in 2008!) have been crushed BUT, on the bright side, at least I'll finally get to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers! I'm not a fan of The Killers nor Death Cab for Cutie but, other than those 2 acts, I'm quite pleased with this lineup.

People are already hating on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis but I saw them at Sasquatch 2013 & was pleasantly surprised by how amazing they were live so I recommend giving them some credit.

And it probably goes without saying but there are PLENTY of quality non-headliners who I'm super pumped for (i.e. Spoon, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Typhoon, Jagwar Ma, Warpaint, Chvrches, Local Natives, Grouplove, Cut Copy, The Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Ben Howard, SBTRKT, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Boys Noize, Phosphorescent, Run The Jewels, Gardens & Villa, etc)!!! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Disco//Very AND Keep It Healthy by Warpaint (NEW Official DOUBLE Music Video!!)

Warpaint's brand-new double music video (just released this morning) is getting me extra pumped for these sexy ladies' set at Coachella THIS WEEKEND!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack by Liars

I cried my eyes out during the surgery scene in the film 50/50 which I just saw for my 1st time a couple weeks ago with Stephy Lou & George. At the time, I didn't even know The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack was a Liars song!! It is much softer, sweeter & more sentimental than the majority of Liars' other material & that just makes it all the more surprising & unexpected.

50/50 really tugs at your heartstrings & Liars do too!