Action Rod Lott
Proof that "13 Assassins" isn't your everyday Takashi Miike film: The opening scene depicts a man committing hara-kiri, and just as the sword is about to be inserted into his stomach, the director cuts away.
Don’t touch that dial! Because it may be a thing of the past, as more local ventures go online to keep your ears entertained.
Music Stephen Carradini
There’s never a shortage of articles claiming that old X media will
disappear because of new Y media: newspaper/radio, radio/TV,
newspaper/Internet — same story, different verse.
Let’s send off OKS veteran Stephen Carradini with some rad music vids.
And with that, I give you the song he loves more than most any in the whole, wide world:
Here’s one that buzzing across the blogosphere today: St. Vincent covering the heck out of ol’ Tom Waits. Astute fans of St. V’s (better known as Annie Clark) know this is far from the most exciting cover song she’s ever played. Also, she was born in my hometown and I have a Tulsa Driller-sized crush on her, in the interest of full disclosure:
Chapel Hill indie guitar legends Superchunk tossed a new/old video our way this week for the classic “Learn to Surf.” Let’s just say that their stage presence has neither increased nor decreased since 1998, nor have they apparently learned any new moves. How's that for consistency?
Not technically a music video, but it does feature OKC native Blake Griffin and former Sooner bulldozer Adrian Peterson, and is absolutely hilarious. That is, if you can stand Seth Meyer’s annoyingly glib grinning that introduces it:
Action Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the
two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on
video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over
substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.