Monday, March 23, 2009

Backlog 03/23/2009

I haven't been blogging as regularly as I'd hope, so here's a grab bag post of links that have filtered through my inbox/RSS reader recently that deserve a click. That Chicago post is still coming, hopefully tomorrow...

  • Covers by German band derpferdheissthorst including Funkytown.

  • Neil Gaiman visits The Colbert Report. Canadians click here, Americans here. And I guess the rest of the world is on it's own. Gee, ain't the internet swell these days?

  • Jason Webley's latest EP, a collaboration with Sxip Shirey is ready to ordered. You'll get a 2-song 7" vinyl EP, a full length CD with all of the music from the 7" and much more, lyrics, and "an extra special gift". Preview the title track Days With You and you may just be inclined to snap it up. As with his previous EPs, it's a limited run of 1,111 copies. After that, it's sold out forever!

  • If you're a Scrubs fan, The Blanks (aka Ted's band) are performing in random towns around the US throughout 2009/2010... and Cairo, Egypt.

  • If you happen to be in Nashville on April 17th, you should try to score tickets to the world premier of William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet at the Nashville Film Festival. The documentary follows the making of a ballet based on Shatner's 2004 album Has Been, produced and co-written by Ben Folds. Just imagine the sequence set to his cover of Common People, which is actually the name of the ballet that was performed in 2007. Bill and Ben are both expected to be in attendance and you can check out a preview here. Common People (the ballet) will actually be making a return to the stage May 14-17 in Milwaukee.

  • Judging by this semi-cryptic photo from Edgar Wright, the Scott Pilgrim movie is shaping up to have a great soundtrack chockfull of CanCon. The film is currently being shot in Toronto, which is the setting of the graphic novels too. How novel, Toronto playing itself for once! Broken Social Scene and Metric have both confirmed involvement I think. Chris Murphy of Sloan has also been seen jamming with Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim. Right now this is pretty near the top of my Want to See list... though I have no idea when it's projected release date is.

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