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Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New

So the show last night was great -- it benefitted "826LA" and the other 826 groups, which foster writing creativity among kids.

If you get a chance to see one of those shows, go for it -- though the performers rotate, they put on a good show. Even Andy Richter was funny as hell.

The real revelation was "The Mountain Goats", who have just come out with their 4th studio album -- they are essentially just one guy, John Darnielle, but he's amazing.

This is their brand new video. And to give it film context -- it's directed by Rian Johnson, who directed "Brick".



At 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fact that it's all done in one shot but obviously they spent a long time filming everything to get it all ready to work. Good stuff.

At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Joe Valdez said...

Scott, thanks to your blog, I had a social life this weekend. There were indeed tickets left to the Bookeaters event, and I had a great time. The musical acts were very good, particualrly Jenny Lewis, who has the ability to make a whisper sound melodic.

Andy Richter was funny as hell. Watching him - and Aimee Mann - did make me wonder why they're still not stars, but then again, I am not Quentin Tarantino by any stretch of the imagination.

I think a new section of your blog should be previewing shows, screenings or events for writers in the L.A. area who are looking for something to do with their weekend other than watch reruns of "Arrested Development".

At 12:18 AM, Blogger mernitman said...

I fell in love with this band (man) when I got addicted to "Love Love Love" from The Sunset Tree CD for a few weeks running -- thanks for the look at the new stuff.


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