Friday, September 5, 2008

J*Davey on Ellen

Backed by a full band that really enhanced their sound, J*Davey brings their act to the national forefront performing their latest single "Dollar or More" on Ellen:

I'm loving their latest joint - the strings remind me of "Raspberry Beret" by Prince:

which is highly appropriate since they've opened for him. Now that I think about it, I pretty sure Prince and Jack Davey are the same height too. When I saw them live last February, I was struck by how effin' teeny she was. I knew she was skinny from the photos I'd seen, but she was also very petite. She couldn't have broken 5'4" and she was wearing 3" heels. That was a great show. I wish I'd taken pictures...

Leave It All Behind, Pt. 3

The third (and hopefully final) teaser trailer for the upcoming Foreign Exchange release "Leave It All Behind":


They've done a really good job of keeping the crucial aspects of the release under Sooper Top Sekrit wraps, but they've FINALLY given us a release date and some CD artwork:

October 7, 2008

This is one of those albums that I wouldn't listen to if it leaked. I'd wait for it to come out and cop it in hand. It just be like that sometimes...

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't caught them yet. They give nothing away (unless I'm just really dense and completely missing something bigger and more concrete) but they definitely help to build intrigue - more intrigue on top of a 4 year wait for the 2nd album to drop I mean. Yeah...

James Franco: Geek to Chic

I'm really digging the September '08 cover of GQ Magazine:

For whatever reason, I never gave much attention to James Franco in terms of appearance until recently - but after seeing that magazine cover, and these shots from the GQ photo spread...

...he's got my full attention now ;) He was the only reason I didn't get up and walk out of Pineapple Express - not only did his spot-on performance and relentless delivery make up for what a massive tool Seth Rogan is, he was STILL hot as a greasy, dirty, stringy haired pot dealer. That's pretty impressive in my book, HAHA. Yeah, I know I'm weird. He's come quite a long way from Freaks and Geeks:

Beyond oogle-worthy cover and photo spread, the actual article on James Franco in GQ is really good - you get a sense for his intense work ethic and exactly what he goes through to be so damn good. Definitely check it out on the GQ website. They're not stingy - they actually post articles in their entirety online, unlike the tabloid magazines. HOLLER.

I Think He Can Dance

I've watched this several times since I first saw it, and I still can't find the words to describe it. "Amazing" just doesn't do this cat any justice:

Robert Muraine:
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I think I'm in love *heart flutters* That made my Spidey senses tingle :)

Art Is Everywhere

Art Nouveau Magazine believes that art is everywhere, which is why they offer everything that's edgy, goes against the grain, or just plain cool and different in a stylish manner that's unpretentious. It also helps that they offer free mixtapes and go out of their way to seek independent/unsigned artists that run the gamut from hip hop to electronica to feature on the lineup. Check them out in their cool news widget below and on their website: