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.
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
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