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This is exciting

Ben Russell is on Vimeo. Daumë from Ben Russell on Vimeo. (7:00, 16mm, color/B/W, sound, 2000) “One of the strangest films I have ever seen; its characters come and go as if they’re ‘primitives’ posing for the camera, either obeying or fighting an ethnographer’s controlling eye.” – Fred Camper, Chicago Reader That’s the first film … Continue reading »

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

My friend Alex Provan has an interview with Johan Grimonprez in the interview issue of Bidoun. dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y was part of the screening schedule for my senior seminar in documentary production, paired with One Day in September, and I loved it instantly. You should probably read Alex’s interview, then watch both films.

Out of the ‘Dirge’

Wow! Great interview with Elvis by Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition. From the opening notes of “Doomsday,” I was thrilled to get a pause in my morning routine to hear this. Morning Edition, March 19, 2009 – Based on the catchy arrangements of Elvis Perkins’ sophomore release, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the album seems like … Continue reading »

Mix for Sam Solomon

My friend Sam, who is working on his PhD in Comp Lit at USC, recently had his car broken into and the bastard took all his mix cds.  Irreplaceable, that heartless bastard.  Anyway, in response to a sad Facebook status regarding this matter, I decided to to make Sam a mix.  I asked him what … Continue reading »

Proud of Friends Edition

My friend Rob Sand (b. Decorah, Iowa), one of the first people I met in college & also one of very few fellow Brunonians to return to the Midwest (currently in year 2 at University of Iowa Law), has just had his undergraduate thesis written up by Harvard Law scholar Larry Lessig. It’s some solidly … Continue reading »

Merry Christmas

Andrew Sullivan names Gabe & Max’s Internet Thing his favorite YouTube of the year! Here again, for your viewing pleasure:

New Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland has launched a new website with a few songs from their new album. Particularly happy am I for an album-ready version of “Shampoo” — it’s always been one of my favorites. Hope this will bring them back to the heartland…

GOOD Magazine

GOOD Magazine, for which my good friend Jon Miller is a cameradude contributor, has a series of excellent short film pieces on the ‘tube.