Tuesday, January 6th, 2004
Blue Sky On Mars
Does anyone know if the colour images from the Mars Spirit rover are online anywhere? Or do I just need to keep checking back here?
The Matthew Sweet Japan-only album I was all agog over a few months ago, Kimi Ga Suki, is finally getting a North American domestic release on January 20. This is the album that reunites Sweet with the Girlfriend-era band, and it’s some of his best work in years. This is good news for those who don’t want to shell out $40-$50 for the import. Also good news is that his new album Living Things is scheduled for a May/June release.
File this one under “finally” as well – one of my favorite movies ever, The Commitments, is getting the deluxe double DVD treatment this year. I was really disappointed when it finally came out on DVD last year but was a lame fullscreen, no bonus goodies version. The deluxe set has commentary from director Alan Parker, a making-of documentary, a look back at the band today, videos, songs, etc. Good show. Look for it March 16.
Low are assembling a box set of rarities of b-sides which “will contain 3 cds full of stuff and a dvd with the videos and marc gartman’s documentary, plus a 32 page booklet”. As of December 19th of last year, the band was hoping for a summer release but Insound already has A Lifetime Of Temporary Relief: B-Sides And Rarities scheduled for a March 2 release. While sooner is better than later, I will believe the Mormons on this one. They are also recording a new full-length album for Fall release.
Calexico’s still-untitled follow up to Feast Of Wire will be out April 6th.
Neil Gaiman brings us up to speed on the status of his lawsuit against Todd McFarlane. Complete with 39-minute mpg of court proceedings!
I re-watched David O Russell’s Three Kings last night, and besides being reminded what a brilliant movie it is, I was struck by how frighteningly current it still is, despite being set over a decade ago.
Bush In 30 Seconds – the finalists. Watch some of these. The shaking sensation you’re feeling throughout your body? Yeah, that’s rage. Or maybe despair.
np – The Delgados / Hate