Mixed Media

August 2010

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Brian Eno

While Eno’s reputation is certainly secure, the true measure of pop culture relevance is being linked by six degrees or less to that other bastion of prolificacy, Kevin Bacon.

Ryan Montbleau Band - “I Can’t Wait” (video)

Keep an eye and an ear tuned to Mixed Media each week until 9/21 for new videos.

Living Days - “Let’s Kiss” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

The tune shows influences from the Human League, Flock of Seagulls and other romantic new wave leading lights and the VHS-look of the video plays off that '80s aesthetic quite nicely.

New Grinderman video for “Heathen Child”: Fun Costumes and General Deviance Included

Nick Cave and half of the Bad Seed’s side project, Grinderman, will release a new album entitled Grinderman 2 on September 13 (UK) and 14 (US). The

The Gospel According to Super Chicken

The premise of the cartoon Super Chicken is deceptively simple.  A send-up of the comic-book superheroes also found on the small screen and large,

Liz Carroll and John Doyle play the White House

It’s St. Paddy’s Day at the White House. Nancy Pelosi introduces the musicians. Speaker Pelosi says she agrees with the Wall Street Journal

Regime Change Via Music Video?

Recently, Canadian band Blurred Vision covered (or, re-released) Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” in order to protest the brutal, autocratic and clerical

Quest for Fire - “Set Out Alone” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Quest for Fire's Chad Ross: "Wide open spaces of dreamy hard rock, quiet sweet moments, and pounding psych straight from the Canadian heart."

LXD 1x08 “Elliot’s Shoes”

An unsuspecting young man discovers a pair of magical shoes that compel him to dance.

Joy As a Toy - “Disco Dog”

If you miss Stereolab and Mr. Bungle—and I think we all do—then you owe it to yourself to give a listen to “Disco

July 2010

//Mixed media

The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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