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Monday, December 8th, 2003

When Mute Tongues Can Speak

I have just been given a DVD copy of Meet The Feebles, Peter Jackson’s first film. If you haven’t seen it, it’s an amazingly crude, violent, offensive and all-out gross film done with puppets a la The Muppet Show. I’ve seen it once, and am honestly afraid to see it again. But it’s mine now.

Also mine is Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – I found a used copy this weekend. My computer is barely keeping up, graphically, but its playable – it should be much more so after I get ny new graphics card next year. So far its a little slow-going, but I’ve already had to restart a game on account of missing a whole lot of stuff that had to be done. I am counting on this to be a really effective time-waster this holiday season.

Consonant are a relatively new “supergroup” featuring Clint Conley (Mission Of Burma), Matt Kadane (Bedhead/The New Year/Silkworm), Chris Brokaw (The New Year), Winston Braman (Fuzzy) and Chris Brokaw (Come). With a lineup like that, I can’t imagine how they’d be anything less than brilliant, but if anyone has any first-hand opinions, I’d like to hear them.

I’m not entirely sure what The Global Pop Conspiracy is, but a number of people are talking about it and I actually think I’ve been before. It sounds interesting, either way, and though it’s going down the same night as my company Christmas party (next Friday), it’s also reasonably close to where I’ll be. Some drunken stumbling up to the shin-dig may be in order.

Todays Largehearted-pilfered links:

np – The Posies / Success

By : Frank Yang at 10:16 am
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  1. Paul says:

    Consonant: Considering it was my favorite album of 2002, I’d recommend picking up the self-titled debut. This year’s "Love & Affliction" was sort of disappointing, but that’s probably because I was anticipating it so highly.

    If you’re just looking for a song to hear, I’d suggest "What A Body Could Do" from the debut. Fucking. Amazing.

  2. jrmy says:

    Ah yes, Consonant – personally, I find them incredibly frustrating, though I do like them. I just wish they would rock a little harder, and Clint would stop singing in such a fey trebly/whispery way. I suppose I entered the whole thing with too much of a Mission of Burma spin to really just enjoy Consonant for what they are. That said, I really do love "What a Body Could Do" from the debut, as well as the VU-ripoff (in a good way) verse riff of "John Coltrane’s ‘My Favorite Things.’"

  3. Sabo says:

    I liked the debut a helluva lot too, but the songs of the recent release that I heard didn’t do much for me. <a href="http://…/ Pop ranked the debut as her album of 2002 as well.</a>

  4. Sabo says:

    OK, that hotlink didn’t quite work: Nonstop Pop is the site: http://…/

  5. Beige says:

    26 : Music Geeks’ need to constantly reaffirm their quirky eccentricities belies an underlying darker truth.