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Talking with Miles Kurosky

Someone e-mailed me this video for Dog in the Burning Building – by this musician named Miles Kurosky. I loved the music and creativity that came with the mixed media animation so much that I decided that I had to get in touch with this guy and talk about it. So I did, click here to listen to the interview on the podcast. (Also on itunes) And by doing so I learned he used to be the frontman for  the band Beulah, (still not sure how to pronounce it). I’ve since listened to Beulah but prefer the music Miles is currently making now. His sound is definitely his own in the recently released “Desert Of Shallow Effects” but also echoing similarities with Elliot Smith, Bright Eyes, Eels, Spoon, and Rivers Cuomo to name a few. For a debut solo album, its very solid with smooth changes and diverse sounds that work well with each other. I definitely recommend it and look forward to hearing it live at the Tractor Tavern on April 10th.

Check out Miles’ list of favorite movies from the 70’s.

Listen to the interview on The Weekly Diversion.

What’s the deal with Japan’s need to kill all the water dwelling mammals?

Lately I have been watching a lot of (for lack of a better word)”big topic” documentaries, “Food Inc.” “No Impact Man“, “King Corn“, and most recently “The Cove.” Surprisingly enough they deal with similar topics and themes: cover ups, food, and a great deal of deliberation on ethics to list a few.

The Cove, similar to the Discovery reality show “Whale Wars,”The Cove sheds light on Japans need to pick on a and slaughter another intelligent water dwelling mammals. The Mammal? Dolphins. You know Flipper. The Doc is even lead by activist Richard O’Barry, flippers trainer. Whale Wars sheds light on the slaughter of whales, The Cove shows us the slaughter of dolphins, what’s next Japan? Unicorns? Is nothing sacred?

I recommend this film to any and everyone, a bit of a warning though, what you see is very gruesome, not for the faint of heart. But that’s the point right? This was not the best documentary I have ever seen, but the topic was very important and informative and for that I give it an easy 4 stars out of five. This film should be mandatory high school viewing.

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