Saturday, December 24, 2011

Your Song of the Week: 'Barcelona' by Tinpan Orange (2011)

The song of the week is in, and it goes to Australian indie-roots band Tinpan Orange, and their song Barcelona. Tinpan Orange originate out of Melbourne, Australia and consists of band members  Emily Lubitz (vocals and guitar),  Jesse Lubitz (guitar and vocals), Alex Burkoy (violin, mandolin, and guitars), Harry Angus (keyboards and trumpet), and Danny Farrugia (drums). Barcelona is a single by the group, and was released on September 6th, 2011. Check out their Facebook page HERE, or their Unearthed page HERE for more info and music...and Happy Holidays Everybody!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'The Americanization of Emily' (1964)

Director: Arthur Hiller
Rating: 8.0/10 Stars ********
An interesting and funny movie about a Navy-man (Garner) who is given the ludicrous task by his Admiral of photographing the first body on Omaha beach (on D-Day) to give good press to the Navy and thus avoid the splitting of the Navy and Air-Force. Also a love story in this one between Garner and Andrews which keeps it entertaining.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Your Weekly Song Post: 'The Drummer' by Niki and the Dove (2011)

Your Weekly Song Post has finally arrived, and this time it goes to Swedish indie-electronica group Niki and the Dove, and their song The Drummer. Niki and the Dove is the project of lead vocalist and songwriter Malin Dahlström, who is based out of Sweden and also has been active in various other musical acts including The Dora Steins and DisDishDance. The Drummer is the title track off of the group's first EP, which was just released on October 18th, 2011. Check out their LastFM page HERE, or the MySpace page HERE for more info and music. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding)' (2006)

Movie: Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006)
Susanne Bier
Rating: 9.3/10 Stars *********'

Wow, I am always impressed by the quality of acting that comes out of Europe, and this movie is no exception. Mads Mikkelsen's character comes back to his home country in Denmark to try and raise funds for his struggling orphanage in India to find that his ex-girlfriend's billionaire husband is the one offering a handsome sum, but there is more to the story than that, including discovering he has a twenty-something daughter he never knew about and more. Check this one out if you get the chance, its quite good, but a little sad too. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Your Weekly Song Post: 'True Loves' by Hooray For Earth (2011)

Your weekly song post is up, and this week we are featuring American experimental rock/synth rock band Hooray For Earth and their song True Loves.  Hooray For Earth are based out of Boston, Massachusetts, United States,  they have been around circa 2005, and the band consists of members Noel Heroux (multi-instrumentalist and founder), Christopher Principe (bass guitar), Gary Benacquista (guitar), and Joseph Ciampini (drums/multi-instrumentalist). True Loves is the title-track off of their June 2011 release album, which I highly recommend having a listen to. If you like what you've heard you can also head to the band's website HERE.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Who's Harry Crumb' (1989)

Movie: Who's Harry Crumb (1989)
Director: Paul Flaherty
Rating: 6.4/10 Stars ******'
I gave this one 6.4 stars mainly because of John Candy. Candy plays a clumsy private detective (much like a Pink Panther or Naked Gun sort) who is called up to investigate the kidnapping of a billionaire's daughter. Not Candy's best, but still worth watching at least once for a few good laughs and by the simple fact that it stars John Candy. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mentionable Mashups: 'Gucci Gucci Girl Power' by A Plus D (2011)

So it has been ages since I posted any mashup updates, and I have fallen a bit behind to be honest. That said I have a 2011 mashup for you by A Plus D called Gucci Gucci Girl Power. This mashup consists of bits and pieces by artists/bands Kreayshawn, Toni BasilLe Tigre, The Ting Tings, The Trashwomen, The Go-Go's. Quite a lot in one mashup, but also pretty good, so check it out. If you like what you hear you can check out all of A Plus D's recent mashups HERE. Enjoy ;-)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Elvis and Annabelle' (2007)

Movie: Elvis and Annabelle (2007)
Director:Will Geiger
Rating: 5.2/10 Stars *****'
An unusual love story about a Southern beauty queen who dies and comes back to life on the mortician's table, when he kisses her dead body. A romance and drama ensues as the lives of everyone involved change dramatically. This one was different and keeps you interested, but not one I would watch again. Definitely more of a chick-flick/love story kind of movie, but also a bit quirky.