FLASHBACK – Videotape

FLASHBACK – Originally posted on October 21, 2007 In Rainbows has occupied most of my weekend as I’ve finally had a chance to make time to sit down with it and listen intimately without interruption. I’ve listened to it dozens of times now, even through the night. It’s had me simultaneously dancing around, in tears,…

Shrine of Saint Tourista

Today marks the anniversary of another memorable project completed just for kicks. SST is/was a one-man band invented out of leftover instrumental music from a soundtrack created for a short film. All we needed was instrumental sounds, so it was a fun exercise to come up with meditations. These were recorded on a typical Southeast-Alaskan-coastal-town-rainy-afternoon…

Elite Gymnastics @ the Medusa

thinfilms is teaming up with MPLS.tv to shoot Elite Gymnastics while they perform at the Medusa tonight. Elite Gymnastics is James Brooks and Josh Clancy. The duo have been receiving quite a bit of national attention for their brand of chillwave tunage. From the New York Post to Pitchfork, these two are getting positive reviews….

Cinematography: We’ve come a long way?

We don’t have to ask why we love videos and movies, visual literacy is becoming more important as time goes on. Thinking about today’s conventions I see in contrast to the silent films of the early years of cinema, the first thing is obvious: there are a lot of talking heads. The cinematic elements that…

Swim Until You Can’t See Land

We salute at the threshold of the North Sea in my mind And a nod to the boredom that drove me here to face the tide and swim (Whoaaaa) I swim (Whoaaa) oh swim (Whoaaa) Dip the toe in the ocean. Oh how it hardens and it numbs. And the rest of me is a…

Plaça de Catalunya: Baila!

This evening, I was heading to dinner in Sarrià when, to my surprise, upon entering the metro station @ Plaça de Catalunya, I found myself in the middle of a impromptu performance by some Cuban musicians – baila!!!

Skoal Kodiak

The sounds these guys make are made to be experienced live and man, look out because the grooves powered by Brady’s bass and Freddy’s drums carry the audience off to dance land. The clip below does their thing little justice but after their set @ the 501 Club last night, I had to mention them…

Frightened Rabbit

A long, lost pal turned me onto Frightened Rabbit this week – the water in Ireland must give them something extra> From the band’s label : Comprising Scott (vocals, guitar), Billy (guitar, keys), and Grant (Drums, vocals), the origins of the band are rooted in 2003, when Scott began playing solo shows under the name…

Hips Don’t Lie

In addition to Black Blondie, co-composing an all original repertoire, Tasha Baron and Liz Draper draw elements from their combined eclectic musical backgrounds and power Hips Don’t Lie. This music draws elements from the electronically produced precision of a drum machine, to the sounds of quirky lopsided carnival rides and is composed for the timeless…