I learned about this Death Cab venture when I was at Ryans birthday. One of the videos was shot here in Cincinnati, with the help of Lightborne in Over the Rhine. I don’t know the song it was for, but I know it was filmed in an empty swimming pool with kids dressed like adults.
Pitchfork has released its top 50 albums of 2005. There is the obligatory nod to Fiery Furnaces (which, I just am not into), with a dash of some hip-hop and R&B (to eliminate doubt that all they like is abstruse indie anti-establishment pseudo-intellectual fads) and sprinkled with 1 or 2 popular releases. Their #1 is no surprise. I have Illinoise, I’ve listened to it, and its good, but I’m not captivated or entranced or blown away (I know, it makes me incredibly uninformed and unhip, so be it, I’ve heard lots of music in my 33 years, and this fails to meet my personal criteria for the best of the year). Music has been so very unimpressive lately. What would I pick for my favorite -— well, I don’t have anything I’ve heard this year that I even feel it worth mentioning, because I’m lazy and I’d rather complain about other people’s picks rather than think of my own (I know it’s lame, but maybe when the year is done, and I’ve heard more, and can make a better informed opinion).
One of my favorite Kids in the Hall sketches, ever.