by Molly Lambert
Dear Mark Ronson,
Okay yes you are sooooo dreamy and seemingly also very talented. And you were engaged to Rashida Jones (Team Karen FTW!) who is apparently now cupcaking with John Krasinski again. Honestly that is such an insanely hot love triangle I could just fantasize aimlessly about it forever and never get bored. I wouldn’t even need to be involved. And I still love the Wino, track marks and all.
Rashida Jones and John Krasinski cupcaking on the couch
But please, never ever remix Bob Dylan again. “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine” really does not need a funky horn section. I promise. If there’s anything I’ve learned lately, it’s that Dylan covers (like Beatles covers) are nearly impossible to pull off. Even the Bryan Ferry album of Dylan covers is just so-so. Obvz there are plenty of exceptions.
I’m just saying. I’m Not There looks like it might be I’m Not Trying Way Too Hard. And the semblance of trying too hard is as un-Bob as it gets. I hope Zimmy Zimmz takes at least some glee in watching so many young guns attempt to scale his mountain and fail so miserably.
“NOPE CAN’T HEAR YOU SRY“
Comics I Don’t Understand
Okay HBO here’s my next brilliant pitch you can eventually buy if the AMPTP ever stop being such a bag of dicks. Entourage x (Sex And The City + Girlfriends) x The Sopranos, about Black Men entering middle age, starring Jay-Z and Chris Rock! Capitalize on the success of Why Did I Get Married? and Rock’s Eric Rohmer remake I Think I Love My Wife.
“Privacy is my middle name. My last name is Control. No my first name ain’t baby It’s Janet. Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.”
They pop champagne in jacuzzis, sell out concert halls, and grapple with serious questions about morality, fidelity, prejudice, and whether or not they’ve sold out to the man!
“…then I stuck the weave on her back and called her Supahair. Let me tell you she did not like that.”
Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
GET WEIRD, TURN PRO
Comedy Vlog market saturation growing pains result in sites being shuttered. We always check Funny Or Die and Superdeluxe. Look out for sexy new kid on the street Effin Funny. This clip of Jen Kirkman talking about Female Masturbation made me almost snort soy milk out my nose.
Young Black and Fabulous reviews American Gangster
RE-UPPED has albums from the likes of Slade, Thin Lizzy, Neu! and Doug Sahm.
Southland Tales is maybe awesome?
“American cinema is in the grip of a kind of moribund academicism, which helps explain why a fastidiously polished film like “No Country for Old Men” can receive such gushing praise from critics. “Southland Tales” isn’t as smooth and tightly tuned as “No Country,” a film I admire with few reservations. Even so, I would rather watch a young filmmaker like Mr. Kelly reach beyond the obvious, push past his and the audience’s comfort zones, than follow the example of the Coens and elegantly art-direct yet one more murder for your viewing pleasure and mine. Certainly “Southland Tales” has more ideas, visual and intellectual, in a single scene than most American independent films have in their entirety, though that perhaps goes without saying.”
- Ms. Mahnola Dargis
Dave Chappelle doing stand-up in London: “I was almost rich, bitch. Shoulda took that money. Now I’m in a basement in London somewhere.”
Rashida Jones fan site
Molly Lambert is senior editor of This Recording.
NOT THE PAUL SIMON COVER BUT A STERLING HOT CHIP ORIGINAL THAT YOU SIMPLY MUST DOWNLOAD AND ENJOY
“Graceland (live on MPR)” — Hot Chip (mp3)
something we might sing a long day to come
PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING:
The first of Will Hubbard’s elegant yet muscular writings about Robert Creeley.