Radical’s forthcoming illustrated novel, Jake the Dreaming will be available for the iPad (and iPhone) around December 2011. I do know that it’s the story of boyhood, forever tilting at the world, reimagining the world as it adventures its way through. Jake discovers the power to walk into others’ dreams and save them from Nocturnus, the demon that would poison sleep forever. It’s also the story of technological shifts inscribing a new cultural story. And, speculating on 40 years down the line, it seems to be a story that will not need a second act.
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The country-pop singer Kasey Chambers’ Little Bird has already gone gold in Australia, but it won’t be released in America until July 14th on Sugar Hill. In the meantime, here’s a video of one of the sweeter songs, “Beautiful Mess”, shot in a field of tall, yellow sunflowers. She wrote the song when she was at home babysitting a friend’s one-year-old son, Townes, along with her two young boys Arlo and Talon. “It was one of those chaotic days with kids running around and having lots of fun while this song was coming out. And that’s what it felt like that day – a beautiful mess. That’s what parenting constantly feels like,” Chambers said. Her band, the Millionaires, is also a family affair that features her husband Shane Nicholson and her dad Bill Chambers on guitars and stringed instruments, along with John Watson on drums, Jeff McCormack on bass, and Jim Mogine (Midnight Oil) on guitar.
Judy Davis ... A Passage to India
Sally Field ... Places in the Heart
Jessica Lange ... Country
Vanessa Redgrave ... The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek ... The River
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Yeah, there seems to be an endless parade of these hypnagogic light shows, but does it matter if it’s all so good? Here, Konx-Om-Pax seems to be coordinating his visuals life and moves from what looks like a Ballardian orgy of a car pile-up to rainbow tunnels streaming out of a Day of the Dead skull as the artist/group (?) riffs on “Why Aren’t You Here?” from the latest album, Light in Extension, out now on Display Copy. The former album also features Laurel Halo and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.