Thursday, November 29, 2007
i'll feast on her eyes, but i'll dream about the door



Typically, I don't post about movies, mostly because I don't watch that many... or comparatively, anyhow. With that in mind, take my opinion for what it's worth, but I'm Not There was probably the best new movie that I've seen since Children of Men.

Sometimes based on fact, sometimes purely fiction, and usually in between, the movie is probably a more rewarding watch for Dylan fans (or music fans in general), but there's enough going on to satisfy most anybody. If for nothing else, it's worth seeing for Cate Blanchett's performance and the Jim James cameoing with his rendition of "Goin' to Acapulco."

Todd Hayes, interestingly, opted to use music from the soundtrack - a rather large collection of Dylan covers - to voice the seven (well, five, two didn't do any singing) "Bob's" when they were performing music in various scenes. While the singers they chose fit with the voices of the respective actors, mostly due to the sound, the lip syncing is really obvious. It was a bit jarring at first, but by about halfway through it seemed to fit with the rather surreal nature of film as a whole.

My only complaint (complaint is a bad word... more like "mild, mild disappointment") is that in recreating the scene when Dylan gets called "Judas" in the UK by uptight folkies, they didn't include him (or her at that point - it was Cate Blanchett) turning to the Band and telling them to "play fucking loud."

Kid Koala is at the Biltmore on December 28th.

Scottie B spins at 7 Alexander with Paul Devro on December 20th.

Devro's with Catchdubs at the Modern on December 6th.

Fond of Tigers celebrate the release of their new record, Release the Saviours on December 13th at the Biltmore.

And finally, I have to make up for not mentioning it yesterday, but Fanshaw's cover of "Love Hurts" (which was closer to the Gram Parson/Emmylou Harris version than anything else) was pretty sweet... and that song sucks, so it was an achievement and a half.

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February 12th at the Orpheum: "Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad Countdown Concert."

Feist is headlining. Do you know anything about this? Is she playing a full set?

By Anonymous Kevin, at 7:04 PM  

http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/CultureEducation/CulturalOlympiad/2008Celebration/2007/11/76537_0711281051-151

looks like tix on sale sat.

By Blogger firmdragon, at 12:09 AM  

couple of gigs for february;

feb 5 at the commodore - editors/hot hot heat

feb 14 at richard's - dean & britta/keren ann (not sure who the headliner is but i'm just happy to have valentine's day plans!)

By Anonymous giselle, at 9:15 AM  

here's the actual footage of the "judas" incident in Liverpool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGNDdN-jAA

By Anonymous g, at 9:29 AM  

I haven't seen the movie yet, although after reading many different reviews/bloggers' comments on it, I think I shall. I bought the soundtrack a week ago and can't take it out of my car CD player. I think they did an excellent job; my favorite track is the Jim James/Calexico one.

By Anonymous bobbiedylan, at 1:30 PM  

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