Thursday, October 17, 2013

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2013)

A lot of award contenders are being released now, so I want to give a little tip of the hat to my favorite release from earlier in the year.

You're gonna look at the trailer, see white and quirk, and automatically think the H-word. There's more going on here. Outside of what I personally took away from this film (adjusting life plans and expectations, figuring shit out), I thought it was well written, edited (Matt?), and shot beautifully. It feels very...French.

It's getting the Criterion treatment in November (if that means anything), so if it seems like something you would enjoy, check it out.

And here's a not overly interesting interview with Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig conducted during The New Yorker Festival.

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime (Handwritten Lyrics)

A bit of history.

I've always been interested in the process of writing back and forths. In this case it looks like Tip wrote the bits before the main verses.

The eight bar in his verse is also interesting where he made a note to sing sad and alone. I wonder if that particular line was originally an interpolation of another song.  

Good job on the quick re-write, Tip. That snot line...

Photos courtesy of Q-Tip.

I once did a podcast with Matt Fish discussing The Low End Theory. You can peep that here.