the sounds below are diverse, powerful piano pop
to sweet, sweet "newgrass" and all that
Not so NEWISH anymore
Stevens - Come On Feel Illinoize. Okay so we
are late to the Sufjan party, this came out a while
ago, but it is AWESOME! Masterful arrangements.
The most beautiful song about a serial killer ever.
Please Buy this music!
THE VELVET TEEN - A great Bay Area Band.
- Aiming for Your Head. This band features the songwriting
and vocals of Liam Finn son of the GREAT Neil Finn.
Liam is a chip off the old block! Buy
Arcade Fire - Funeral. Great great stuff.
Buy this cd!
Minute Loop- Yawn+House=Explosion. Buy
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Soundtrack
- Buy this cd!
Party – Kick Ass Drummer! Rockin' songs.
Miller – Universal United House of Prayer.
Wow, what a tasty player. All round awesome.
Not so NEWISH at all
Merle – Burning in the Sun. If Nickel
Creek were backing Chris Martin and Boone was playing
drums you would have the single from this band.
These folks can play.
Wave – Out of the Shadow. Nice with an
essence of the Postal Service. Local Bay Area dude
the Speakers- Self titled EP. OTS is an awesome
band. Buy this cd!
Shatner - Has Been, this is a great record and
truely demonstrates the wonderous genius and insight
of Ben Folds who produced and co-wrote much of the
album. Buy this cd!
LaMontagne - What a cool voice remindes me a
bit of Otis Redding.The guy has a nice story too.
Buy this cd!
Sean Watkins - 26 Miles, man can he play guitar
or what? Sean is no slouch as a singer or songwriter
either. Very solid effort. Buy
of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf, heavy,
reminicent of the early Tubes stuff. No really I
can hear it. Not the 80s stuff, the earlier bitchin'
Frou - Details, killer stuff, great songs. Buy
Creek - This Side, mind blowingly different.
Buy this cd!
- all things doves. Last Broadcast is a great
album. Buy this cd!
Crow - C'mon C'mon. Steve McQueen, say no more.
Jones - Just a great easy listening jazz
cd. Beautiful voice.
5 - Caught these guys at the Sheryl Crow fest.
on the second stage. Great live act.
Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs - Buy
and Julie Miller - Buddy and Julie Miller -Buy
Harris - Red Dirt Girl-Buy
Yorn - Musicforthemorningafter
Phillips - Fan Dance
Mayer - Inside Wants Out
- This band is great live and they've got a great
indy debut cd.
Creek - Nickel Creek
Horizon - Live Stages, this is one of the coolest
Waits - Mule Variations
- Lemons and Oranges
Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick
- OK Computer
Fagan - Night Fly
Atkins and Mark
Knopfler - Neck and Neck
Welch - Revival
Harris - Red Dirt Girl
House - Woodface
- Jellyfish and Spilt Milk
MOVIES or FILMS whatever
floats your boat
Sometimes what makes one person cry makes
another double over with laughter or sneer with
contempt. So it is with movies, what you may consider
a cheap plot devices may be what causes my body
to be wracked with heartbreak. This is just a little
list of films or movies that we like in no particular
order. This list will grow and change as often as
the mood strikes.
Curse of the Golden Flower - Beauty in the details.
Stranger Than Fiction - Will Farrell we love you.
The Big Sleep - Bogie & Bacall, nuff said.
Over the Hedge - music by Ben Folds.
Brick - Sam Spade goes back to high school. Excellent
V for Vendetta - Wachowski brothers hit one out
of the park with words rather than special effects.
My Man Godfry - Our favorite non-Thin Man William
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - A thriller with a dark funny
New York Doll - A moving rockumentary
Shopgirl - Steve Martin the writer.
Mad Hot Ballroom - Great documentary
Spellbound - Great documentary
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - Great documentary
Batman Begins - a dark dark knight
A Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Bill Murrey is
Hell Boy – Ron Perlman should be best actor.
HB is a real man.
Lost in Translation - You go Sophia!
Anchor Man – Watch out for the chocolate squirrel.
Rushmore - We love Wes Anderson!
A Might Wind - Eugene Levy has blown our minds.
Shaun of the Dead – Brits bring the zombie
movie to a new level.
Orange County - Jack Black, pee your pants funny.
The Fifth Element - Bless you Luc Besson. Great
music by Eric Serra.
Best of Show - He is so much more then Nigel.
Apocalypse Now - From naked, bloody, crying man
Hearts of Darkness - A companion piece or primer
of sorts to Apocalypse Now.
Moonstruck - "I love him awful." Families
Fargo - "He's fleeing the interview".
Marge kicks ass.
Oh, brother where art thou? - They loved him and
turned him into a horney toad.
This is Spinal Tap - "Saucy Jack he's a naughty
Terms of Endearment - One of those body wracking
Young Frankenstein - "He was my boyfriend".
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Oompa Loompa
Alien, Aliens - Ripley kicks ass!
A Fish Called Wanda - Sexy humor, who could ask
for more? Jamie Lee Rocks!
Thunderball - Killer theme song. Tom Jones rules!
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - A true love story.
The Producers - One of our all time favorites.
Bill is an absolute Sci-Fi fanatic. He reads
and reads and reads. Several books a week. He loves
books about space, the future, space in the future
whatever. He does however draw the line at fantasy
stuff, swords and dragon stuff... unless they are
The Devils Teeth - Susan Casey
Passage– Connie Willis
Dooms Day Book – Connie Willis
Bellwether – Connie Willis
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Harry Potter - I, Anna, totally loving these books,
they are very engaging.
Snowcrash - Neil Stephenson
Diamond Age or a Young Ladies Illustrated Primer
- Neil Stephenson
Sewer, Gas and Electric - Matt Ruff
Virtual Light - William Gibson, just about anything
from Gibson is great.
RIM - Alexander Besher
The Titan Trilogy - John Varley
Golden Globe - John Varely