HobbitWatch – Update #1: Jackson Finds “Hobbit” Direction “Impossible”

In case you missed the earlier announcement, here it is... … [Read more...]

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2007

1. I'm Not There - Original Soundtrack What a marvel: a two-disc marathon of Bob Dylan songs covered by excellent artists, and almost every single attempt is a knockout. There have been a lot of bad covers of Dylan songs. Too many. But in a year when Dylan was everywhere — on the big screen, on the radio, and all over Bryan Ferry's latest record — the soundtrack to Todd Hayne's inspired new film I'm Not There turns out to be a celebration of Dylan that stands above any other tribute to a … [Read more...]

Peter Jackson to Make “The Hobbit”

But who's going to direct it? Jackson? Del Toro? More questions: Will Holm be Bilbo? Will McKellen be Gandalf? Will Serkis be Gollum? (I ssssuspectsss three "yessssssses," to those questionsses, my precious.) Most importantly... will it really be The Hobbit, or some huge, epic, dark attempt to match or surpass The Lord of the Rings? Remember folks... The Lord of the Rings is epic mythology. The Hobbit is a children's story... Isn't it just a little satisfying to see that New Line is … [Read more...]

A Dark Day for Seattle Music

Terrible news. The beating heart of the Seattle music scene stopped beating yesterday. That abrupt, last thump was a solo set from David Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion). I've lost track of how many concerts I've enjoyed at the Croc. So many memories: Sam Phillips, T-Bone Burnett, Over the Rhine, They Might Be Giants, not to mention that full day of waiting there and eating and drinking on a tip that R.E.M. was going to play a surprise live show (they didn't that night, but did a few … [Read more...]


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