• 10-14-2007, 08:46 PM
    Lola vs Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, pt. 1
    Just saw Wes Anderson's new The Darjeeling Ltd today. Who knew that I already owned the soundtrack, years in advance of the film itself?

    "Strangers" still sounded just about perfect, though.

  • 10-14-2007, 09:20 PM
    major Kinks play on the Rushmore soundtrack too...don't know if this was Wes Anderson, but Jason Schwarzman and that Anderson/David O. Russell- feel to it for sure. I am crazy for the early Kinks stuff lately...I mean Waterloo Sunset!? (from Something Else by...), c'mon! We almost went to see 'Darjeeling' tonite (@ the Lagoon) but went to Michael Clayton instead. I'll have to see Darjeeling now though. btw. Face to Face is also a fantastic album.

    (edit: and btw, Michael Clayton is a really great movie.)
  • 10-14-2007, 09:21 PM
    Interesting. I am curious to see the film, although I personally feel that Wes Anderson is making films that are just not nearly as good as the one prior...

    My favorite is still BOTTLE ROCKET
    then RUSHMORE

    ...it's a chronological mess...he needs to go back to making films like BOTTLE ROCKET that are quirky, yet witty, and not just 'odd' just to be odd.
  • 10-14-2007, 10:10 PM
    Jonny, are you in Mpls?!!!??!

    Darjeeling was at the Uptown. Much more appropriate... complementarily ornate.

    Also saw Lust, Caution on this lazy Sunday. Less Kinks, but much more kinky.


    EDIT: [head-slapping] Oh, I just saw yr "Location: Twin Cities". Represent!
  • 10-15-2007, 07:17 AM
    Lola continues to be in my top 2 or 3 Kinks albums ever, which is saying something. "Strangers" is probably the best Dave Davies song ever.

    This was also the first true Kinks album I ever heard, when I was 10 or so, and it has stuck with me.
  • 10-15-2007, 07:47 AM
    Wes Anderson and The Kink kinda makes good sense. The Kinks may best sum up my musical taste. For me they are the "other," in that I usually tend to gravitate towards the "other" band. Wes Anderson may be the "other" filmmaker.

    For example, I don't like the Beatles, I love the Stones. I don't like Pink Floyd, I love Velvet Underground and Lou Reed. Don't like Zepplin, I love Rush. Don't really like the Sex Pistols the Clash, I love the MC5 and the Ramones. Don't like The Who, but I love The Kinks. And for my money, The Kinks reign supreme in the British Invasion.

    Maybe its just my Kontrarian nature. But even within the Kinks Katalogue I listen to the 70's and 80's albums much more than the 60's golden age. Think Visual, Sleepwalker, Word of Mouth, and Misfits are all wonderfully underrated and forgotten gems.