Monday, February 21, 2011

Departure from The Ordinary Film

Do you have Netflix? Put this in your queue now. Um, right now. I watched it and it was wonderful.

Of course I was drawn in by the awesome poster of a dude playing a cello under some sweet mountains. But it turned out to be a masterpiece. It is partly about the fragility of life and traditions and the other part is straight cello porn. Shot beautifully with sweeping Japanese landscapes and poignant closeups, every moment was stunning. Especially the detailed look into old Japanese funeral customs, which are tedious yet also lovely. Of course the music is great, and there are even some quirky scenes that will make you laugh. Yeah, it's in Japanese; shut up and read the words.

And then the end... which will make you sob like a baby. I'm not much of a movie crier, and it made me bawl. Ok, without further ado, here is a clip of said cello porn:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Candy Factory

Went to the Albanese Candy Factory today. The amount of sugars in my body right now is probably unmeasurable. Tried sitting down to play some guitar but could not focus. Could not play at appropriate tempo.

Starting to feel uncomfortable. The crash is imminent. BUT IT WAS AWESOME.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nope, not this time

Alright, so we didn't make it to SXSW this year, but we had some pretty steep competition at Reggie's.

It's a bit of a bummer, but I think it was one of our most entertaining live shows ever. The entire crowd was enthusiastic and I had the most fun. Smiled so much my face was aching. And the other bands that played that night were good. It was a pretty big honor just to be in the same boat as them. Maybe next year?