telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Linkdown: 7/28/10 by Barbecue Bros
July 28, 2010, 10:40 am
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– What Don Draper’s Wall Street Journal hedcut would have looked like (above)

– Also, Ad Age refutes their portrayal from the season premiere of “Mad Men”

What’s wrong with this picture? No. 1, we never did interviews over lunch; No. 2, we didn’t take notes in shorthand; No. 3 we didn’t ask cute-ass questions; and No. 4, our pictures were never bigger than our stories.

– Flavorwire has the baby and awkward teen photos of 10 indie musicians

– Also, the origin of 10 chillwave band names (though several aren’t really chillwave, per se)

– The Old Spice Guy has lined up a movie role in the Jennifer Aniston/Colin Farrell/Kevin Spacey movie Horrible Bosses and a guest spot on “Chuck”

Interview with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast where she sets the story straight on her relationship with Nathan from Wavves

You’re dating Nathan Williams from Wavves.
That is true. I don’t really like to talk about it too much, because it’s not that important. But I’d like to clarify that I’ve known him since I was 17 years old. I met him a couple days before his 19th birthday, so we’ve been friends for a really long time. We didn’t really talk for a few years, but then we met back up again. I think people assume we met through our bands or something, but that’s not true. We’re old pals from teenage years.

– NPR All Songs Considered’s five great cover songs from 2010 (so far)

– Danny Pudi and Donald Glover of “Community” discuss Tory and Abed’s bromance

A premature evaluation of Arcade Fire‘s The Suburbs


Music Video: Best Coast, Kid Cudi and Rostam – “All Summer” by Barbecue Bros
July 21, 2010, 11:37 am
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This Converse collab produces a song with a chorus you might have trouble getting out of your head.  Really digging this song.

Thursday Music Videos: Sunday Pitchfork Music Festival Edition by Barbecue Bros

A few videos from artsts appearing on Sunday at the Pitchfork Music Festival, which I will be attending this Sunday after a bachelor party in Chicago. Basically, I am interested in every show starting with Best Coast at 1:55, but obviously won’t be able to catch them all.

Sunday July 18 (gates at 12 p.m.):
1:00 Allá (a)
1:00 Cave (b)
1:45 Cass McCombs (c)
1:55 Best Coast (b)
2:30 Girls (a)
2:50 Washed Out (b)
3:20 Beach House (c)
3:45 Local Natives (b)
4:15 Lightning Bolt (a)
4:45 Surfer Blood (b)
5:15 St. Vincent (c)
5:45 Here We Go Magic (b)
6:15 Major Lazer (a)
6:45 Neon Indian (b)
7:25 Big Boi (c)
7:40 Sleigh Bells (b)
8:30 Pavement (a)

Best Coast – “When I’m With You” – Another entry in the lo-fi, 60’s SoCal beach-inspired indie micro-genre. We’ll see if this kind of music can translate outside of the warm weather months, but its pretty fun to listen to for now.

Local Natives – “Airplanes” – These guys were very good at Bonnaroo, and I was surprised how well their harmonies came off live. Also, one of their singers looked like Charlie from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” another looked like John Stossel, and another guy looked like Sideshow Bob.

Here We Go Magic – “Collector” – An extremely lo-fi video for the song off Pigeons. I caught them at Bonnaroo, but it remains to be seen if I will catch them this Sunday due to the numerous conflicts of the afternoon’s shows.

Linkdown: 7/8/20 by Barbecue Bros

– Emmy nominations are out; great to see Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler from “Friday Night Lights” finally getting some love!

– Michael Ausiello has some snap judgments on the Emmy noms

Some video from Steve Carell’s appearance on “The Colbert Report” last night and the re-emergence of their “Daily Show” segment Even Stephven

Avatar will return to the big screen in August with 8 more minutes of footage

– Michael Giacchino, composer for “Lost” and Up, will score Let Me In

Listen to the Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam (Vampire Weekend) collaboration for Converse we heard about a week or so back

– Flavorwire analyzes the “Mad Men” cast photo I posted yesterday

 – 10 Classic MTV Shows That Should Make a Comeback; well it looks like “Beavis and Butthead” is actually coming back in 2011

Linkdown: 6/24/10 Here you go Susong edition by Barbecue Bros

TV in a Bottle: 19 great TV episodes largely confined to one location

– John Lithgow and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) join James Franco in Rise of the Apes, the Planet of the Apes prequel

– Neil Patrick Harris is confirmed for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

– Neil Blomkamp probably won’t direct The Hobbit

Passion Pit covers The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “Tonight, Tonight”

Converse teams up Best Coast, Rostam from Vampire Weekend and Kid Cudi for a new song and video, due next month

Big Boi has a new mixtape out, SouthernPlayalisticMaybachMusic (via Vulture)

– Cinematical: Why Does Pixar Make Growing Up Feel So Bad?