Weather-wise, this week has been truly glorious. Today, especially, reminded me of that magical month back in November 2001, when I answered a help wanted ad in "The Appalachian Times" and landed a job in Asheville, North Carolina, working on a movie called ALL THE REAL GIRLS. I forget the director's name, but he was really nice. The lead actor was kind of a prick, though. Wonder what that guy's up to. My job was picking up actors and driving them to set, then getting yelled at by the First A.D. for fucking something up. I must not have been very good at my job, cuz I got yelled at a lot. Zooey Deschanel, who played the female love interest, turned me on to a band called Phantom Planet, who hadn't released any records at that point. I think she knew the drummer or something. The movie won an award at the Sundance Film Festival for "Capturing True Emotion in a Really, Really Impressively Honest Way," or something like that. I hope to see it some day. I hear it captures true emotion in a really, really impressively honest way. Cinematicographically, it's been said that D.o.P. Timm Or does another stellar job of capturing nature in all its pretty beauty, as he did in the director's first film, GROVER CLEVELAND. I'm still trying to track both of them down. I hear they're really good (if you're into the whole independent, art film type of bullshit, that is).
Anyway, back to today. Painting a garage by myself, enjoying these tunes, accepting the world for what it is...
Joanna Newsom "The Milk-Eyed Mender"
John Lennon "The John Lennon Collection"
M. Ward "Transistor Radio"
M. Ward "Transistor Radio" (so good, i had to play it twice)
The Oranges Band "The World and Everything In It"
Destroyer "Streethawk: A Seduction"
Dirty Three "Whatever You Love, You Are"
Of Montreal "Cherry Peel"
Edan "Beauty and the Beat"