Tuesday, October 16, 2007

is there anybody out there

in the midst of studio time. cycling through large and small recording spaces with my guitar and a bundle of papers with lyrics and notes. back to the control room sometimes to talk about what's next.

what's next?
there's a show on thursday. if you're reading this, i hope you can come. www.erinivey.com for details.

i do wonder, does anybody read this?

anyway, writing things down is how i remember what's going on. some might argue it's not working.

lately i've been contemplating what is my favorite band. i've come to Pink Floyd (with Radiohead a close second).

i'll get some music from the latest recording sessions online as soon as possible.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

nonstop

i sacrificed some of my hearing to have religious experiences.

-first motorcycle trip. 8am to 8pm. 300 miles. breakfast in marble falls, swimming in the pedernales river, lunch in fredericksburg. topped 120mph.

-first Bassnectar show. Lorin was my mentor from the Dallas Music Lab in '05. dancing at The Parish on 6th street for 3 sweaty nonstop hours of shaking up everything inside me.

Rilo Kiley and The Bird and The Bee tonight (Sunday) at Stubbs. We’ll see if they can satisfy my now-heightened drive for transcendence.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

a show for fans of new-school lady pop singers

Rilo Kiley and The Bird and The Bee this Sunday at Stubb's in Austin.

Eastern Promises?

major music labels/channels/websites cater to the mass audience of lowest common denominator consumers. it seems that Hollywood does the same for film.

with music, i take the time to dig beyond the major label hotties and drivel to search out what i love. i don't have that same drive for movies, so i rarely watch them. recently, however, i was seduced by the hollywood hotties angle and went to see Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises. (after watching the entire movie, that is still a terrible title)

EP is billed as a thriller. it is sometimes intense, but not thrilling. the movie is okay. the acting is INCREDIBLE. without such an amazing cast, this movie would have tanked. it relies too much on the shock factor of full-frontal throat-slitting and misses opportunities to draw the audience into the characters in a gripping way. i never really felt like i was part of the action. i was just watching it in a movie theatre.

it would be a film worth seeing for fans of the actors, though: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, and Vincent Cassel are the headliners. the performances are fantastic.

EP brushes up against the reality of modern slavery. i've recommended the Captive Daughters website here before, but it bears re-recommending.