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Linkdown: 2/4/09 by Barbecue Bros
February 4, 2009, 2:36 pm
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– Cinematical’s list of one-man movie factories, including Spielberg, Soderbergh and Apatow

Interview with The State‘s David Wain, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver includes this tidbit on the MIA DVD

AVC: So where’s the State DVD?

DW: We put together these beautiful masters of our entire series, did commentary on every episode, threw in tons of extras, deleted sketches, never-before-seen material of all different types, in a beautiful package, mastered, everything all done. And for some reason, there’s been this unwillingness to actually release it. The latest that I’ve heard is that they are planning on releasing it, probably in the first half of this next year, but I would be foolhardy to promise anything.

– AV Club’s random roles with Adam Baldwin, formery of Firefly and currently of Chuck

Another AV club feature on awful or intentionally complicated media packaging, including what I’ve always thought to be cool (if not convoluted) packing for Spiritualized‘s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

The Hold Steady‘s next project is a live album and dvd in April called A Positive Rage (via Vulture)

Interview with Franz Ferdinand

– Vulture summarizes the Animal Collective debate

Ever since it leaked on Christmas Day (but especially since Pitchfork gave it a 9.6 on January 5), Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion has quickly become the most fiercely internet-debated album of our post–Carter III era, with online opinion-havers expounding on everything from the band’s possible social conservatism to their secret debt to Hall and Oates. On January 13, Hipster Runoff ran a post saying that much of A.C.’s appeal comes from the fact that they are a band “created by/for/on the Internet,” which caused Spin magazine’s Charles Aaron to wonder if Animal Collective might become the new Moby. Then, erstwhile Village Voice cover-story writer Nick Sylvester blasted both of them in a 4,800-word post. Your shorthand guide to the entire fiasco, after the jump.


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