Oscar Predictions

22 02 2009

Not going to an Oscar party, not betting with anyone so here are my Oscar picks.  So I can prove that I’m right tomorrow:

Best Short Film, Live Action: Manon sur le bitume
Best Short Film, Animated: This Way Up
Best Documentary, Short: The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306
Best Documentary, Feature: Man On Wire
Best Foreign Film: Waltz With Bahir
Best Animated Film: Wall-E
Best Achievement in Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Wall-E
Best Achievement in Sound: Wall-E
Best Original Song: Slumdog Millionaire, “Jai-Ho”
Best Original Score: Defiance
Best Achievement in Make Up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Costume Design: The Dutchess
Best Achievement in Art Direction: The Dark Knight
Best Achievement in Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Screenplay: Milk
Best Directing: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vick Christina Barcelona
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Maybe it’s not what I agree with, but that’s what the Academy is going to pick. Boom!


Matt and Kim Interview

14 02 2009

This upcoming Monday I will be conducting a phone interview with Matt Johnson from Matt and Kim.  I know I don’t play them on the show but they’re really catchy and they just released a really good album so it should be a fun interview.  They don’t seem to take themselves too seriously so I’m pretty excited about it.  And for good measure I think I’ll spin a song from them on tomorrow’s show.

Sloat Entertainment is Amazing

2 02 2009


So like I just said in the last post, I went and got my records and the other new record was by a band called TAT and their album is “Soho Lights.” Anyway, it’s pretty damn good and I can’t say enough about this band.  I love their sound and I think they’re gonna blow up really soon.

But what impressed me even more than the record itself, was TAT’s management group, Sloat Entertainment.  The guy who I was in touch with was just super nice the whole way through the process.  And then once I get the package with the record in it, the guy I’d been e-mailing not only threw a couple stickers in there, but he also had a thank you note in there (which is something that never has happened to me before, and something that is nowhere in the standard industry handbook).

So I’ll be playing plenty of TAT and you’ll be enjoying them heavily.0022

Reel Big Fish CD

2 02 2009


So as you may or may not know, my first show of the semester went down yesterday, and it was a good one if I do say so myself.  But I finally went into Ebbie’s office and got my CD’s so here’s the package from Rock Ridge with RBF’s new one in it.  You’ll be hearing a decent amount of these tracks on the show so it should be good.


1 02 2009

So I got my timeslot moved back to last semester’s time slot. And I also got those two records from Reel Big Fish and TAT.  More on all this after the Super Bowl.