Posts Tagged ‘Trent Reznor’

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Happy Reporting Season!

[ Brokers with hands on their faces blog ]

In other news, it’s been a decent six months for new tunes. Highlights for me so far have been Options Paralysis, Meridional, HTDA, Daughters and with the little I’ve heard of the new Grinderman album, this too should be a strong release. But without a doubt, Crystal Castles II has received the highest rotation in my lounge / car / pc / office /mobile / laptop / iPod(s) / brain. If you have yet to give it a listen, do yourself a favour and go buy a copy. It sounds AMAZING on vinyl, and I’m thinking it will take one hell of an album to knock this off for my album of the year.

Shock! Atari Teenage Riot are back (& they’ve brought their iPhone app)!! This is a good thing. I like ATR heaps, and I firmly believe that there’s a place for this band at the front of the class. Although they (& I) are now ten years older, I’m sure they could still convince me to throw half a brick through a Bank’s front window if they asked me the right way. I’m rarely talked into anything, so band that possesses such influence needs to be respected! And while we are talking influence, the most important piece of music news in recent times is that Tom Ayara has returned from his back surgery (the world breaths a sigh of relief) & is back his desk giving tomorrow’s leaders the vision they need.

Thank god.

How to win friends and that’s about it.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Like this isn’t going to make money.

Young Mark Zuckerberg has an interesting background when it comes to his little business. So much so that David Fincher (FightClub / Se7en) has seen fit to bring us The Social Network, à la ‘FaceBook, The Movie’. Now, I’m not really a movie buff, but having looked into who’s actually involved in this film, I have pretty high expectations for this to kick some serious arse (in both quality, and success)… and I’m sure Mark is in there for a slice of the box office, and good on him! It’s his beast, not yours. You just feed it! Everyone craves a good Love/Hate story, and more so when the lead has the legal right to release a coffee table book of all your deleted photos. It’s been a while since the last good business movie (Glengarry Glen Ross), but I’m thinking this could end up being Gen Y’s ‘Wall Street’.

N.B: I called this three months before release date.

Oh. Did I mention it’s a Trent Reznor soundtrack?