Mixed Media

February 2012

Elijah and Ava Wolf’s “Cherry Ripe” Is Truly Sweet

"Cherry Ripe" is a ramshackle clutch of spring-crisp vocal harmonies: one male on lead and the other female to back-up. There’s an acoustic. Oh, and a lone electric six-string: for punctuation. After that, you're on your own with a killer tune.


When Being Born Somewhere DOESN’T Automatically Make You a Citizen

18 IUS SOLI is an upcoming documentary that exposes the hardships of Italy's policy of “jus sanguinis”, meaning that one’s place of birth does not determine one’s citizenship, but rather this is determined by one’s lineage.


Big Star Story to Debut at SXSW Next Month

The long-awaited Big Star documentary is set to have its debut next month at South by Southwest in Austin.


Going Fast: Explosions in the Sky Announces New Tour Dates

Within minutes of announcing their 12-date tour of the (mostly western) United States, Explosions in the Sky had to make it a 13-date tour. Their


Blur Has Reunited with a New Song, “Under the Westway”

British band Blur is all over the news lately. The foursome will reunite for a performance at the 2012 Brit Awards 21 February, after singer/songwriter Damon


‘The Queen and I’ on Link TV’s ‘Bridge to Iran’, Starting 21 February

When she first meets Queen Farah, filmmaker Nahid Persson Sarvestani remembers her own past.


Celebrating George Harrison’s 69th Birthday With Seven Underrated Songs

George Harrison would have been celebrating his 69th birthday this week, so let’s look at seven of his most under-rated songs.


‘Campaign’ at the DocYard on 20 February

Perceptive and precise, the documentary will make you think again about the points of political campaigns, in Japan and elsewhere.


Bryan Ward Offers Up Free Download of “Lost, Lost”

A Facebook link describes him as "Bill Frisell gone tribal".


January 2012

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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

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"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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