Bon Iver: Holocene

The weather has really taken a turn for the worst. Where there was a bright spot of sunshine and warmth it has done a complete 180 and the cold and snow has come back full force. In order to get through these bleak winter days I have been listening to a lot of Bon Iver…

Generationals: Put A Light On

Recently I have been listening to a lot of upbeat music including songs from New Orleans indie pop band Generationals. The band has become known for their penchant for 60’s pop and soul music which appears on their best known single “When They Fight, They Fight”. I first heard about this band last fall and…

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

As an adolescent in Chicago, John Hughes’ films really served as my interpretation of what high school was going to be like. Unfortunately, my very own high school years was no where like a Hughes film but still those movies played an intricate part in my life in providing an entertaining look at teendom. Now…

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” is a remarkable film that showcases a different side of Bill Murray that critics and fans have never seen. The movie also pushed Coppola into the spotlight with its funny and introspective moments which garnered her a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. “Lost in Translation” is about Bob Harris (Bill…

The Truman Show

I have been on a Jim Carrey binge lately. I finally checked out “The Truman Show” after it being on my list of ‘movies to see’ for years. I have to say I was really impressed by the concept of the film as well as Jim Carrey’s performance. I honestly feel that there is so…

Vampire Weekend: Hudson

Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City” is their mature and best album to date. It took me a few listens to really get into the album. I was thrown off by how different it was in comparison to their previous records. The songs didn’t click with me until I listened to the album about…

The Horrible Crowes: I Witnessed A Crime (live)

I have been listening to The Horrible Crowes and The Gaslight Anthem a lot lately. Both bands are fronted by the incomparable Brian Fallon. Where The Gaslight Anthem is loud and aggressive, The Horrible Crowes is quiet and downbeat. One of the best songs on The Horrible Crowes’ album “Elsie” is ‘I Witnessed A Crime”…

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is without a doubt one of the best films ever made. Written by very imaginative screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and starring an ensemble cast this film is not only visually stunning but also deeply moving. The soundtrack by Jon Brion is also as perfect as the film from…

Woods: Moving to the Left

Brooklyn indie rock/folk band Woods are releasing their new album “With Light and With Love” in April and the first single from the record is ‘Moving to the Left’. The track is in the vein of the band’s well-known sound of neo-psychedelia and folk. ┬áSinger and guitarist Jeremy Earl’s voice refracts over hazy guitars and…

Yes Man

Jim Carrey has always been a very funny actor to me. His ridiculous facial expressions and outrageous physical comedy always drew me to his films. I saw “Yes Man” when it came out a few years ago and I actually enjoyed it so when I re-watched it today I was surprised by how much better…