...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Hey kids. Need to put this at the TOP of the old Netflix queue ASAP. Or go ahead and make a purchase here:

loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies

Whether you're an old skooler Pixies fan, or a young'en looking to learn a little about one of the most influential bands ever, this is must see stuff. It basically chronicles the Pixies reunion tour from 2004, but also does a great job at looking into the personal lives of Charles (aka Frank Black), Kim, Joe, and Dave. Beautiful camera work on the live concert footage.

Being a big fan, I'm probably a little biased. But this is a very nicely done piece of film. Serious Hi-Fives recommendation.

Don't skip out on the extras and deleted scenes, one of which includes a visit by Kim & Charles to the recording studio of Sigur Ros...a subtle, yet interesting encounter.

Here's a trailer:

When the Pixies last album came out (albeit, we didn't know it was the last at the time), I was renting a room off campus at Loyola University in Chicago. One of my roommates bought "Trompe le Monde." (dang, I forget that dude's name...not Tony whom I went to high school with, but the other dude). Anyway...to this day, it's still my favorite of all their stuff. Here's a couple off that album:

Pixies - Subbacultcha

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