Tag: Gini

Bahamas standard (prime) time

Check out Bahamas on World Cafe Bahamas opened for Noah & The Whale at Club Dada last summer and my life hasn’t been the same since.  Frontman Afie (yes, that’s AY-fee, not Alfie) Jurvanen and Co. stole my heart and swallowed it in a single gulp.  And did you hear them on World Cafe the other night?  If not, just… Read more »

Francophiles and sci-fi freaks, this one’s for you.  French electro-duo Air was commissioned to come up with the soundtrack for the newly-restored and colorized ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’, the 1902 classic from ‘cinemagician’ Georges Méliès.  Check out NPR’s interview with Nicolas and Jean- Benoit and the history of the restoration project via the Academy of Motion… Read more »

What’s sweeter than a dozen Gold of Kinbalu orchids or a special delivery from Dude, Sweet Chocolate or Coco Andre?  Dallas duo Smile Smile’s “Tempo Bledsoe” getting some national attention in the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Valentine’s Day commercial, that’s what.  Go, Ryan and Jencey! Gini. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=isfQZhCXhOM Before the grinchiness and/or cynicism kicks in, try this one on for size.  It’s Matt Pond PA’s muy brilliante cover of Lindsey Buckingham’s “Holiday Road,” from the 1983 Chevy Chase blockbuster, National Lampoon’s Vacation.  I dare you to be in a bad mood after hearing this.  Go on.  I double-dawg dare you. – Gini M.… Read more »

Gini here. Is it time for those Top 10 lists already? My stars, I do believe it is. Here’s my happy listening tally for 2011: 1. Diego Garcia – Laura (buy on Amazon) 2. Destroyer – Kaputt (buy on Amazon) 3. Lydia Loveless – Indestructible Machine (buy on Amazon) 4. Centro-matic – Candidate Waltz (Buy… Read more »

OK, any time someone asks, “What’s your favorite song?” – I just freeze up and my heart skips a beat, because let’s face it – there are just way too many moments of shining brilliance out there and so little time to hear ‘em all, dang it.  Right off the bat, though – I can… Read more »