Sunday, November 12, 2006
Posted by Courtney Small
Having seen Borat twice now, it is time to focus on the other big pop culture flick...Casino Royale!! Sure there are many Oscar caliber films that I still need to see; but all my highbrow snobbery goes out the window once a new bond film hits the screen. Don't worry George Lazenby, I still say "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was a decent film. Sure it was no "Goldfinger", but it was far better than "Moonraker", "A View to a Kill", and...*shudder*..."License to Kill". Here are a few female artists who probably won't be Bond girls anytime soon.
Bond Approved: Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (buy)
Bond Approved: Paul McCartney & Wings - Live and Let Live (buy)
Bond Approved: Chris Cornell - You Know My Name (Casino Royale) (buy)
Copper Red from the album Ladyland (buy). Artist hate being compared to others, yet it is really tough not to think of artist like Tori Amos and Aimee Mann (who actually appears on one track) when listening to Sierra Swan's music. Not that this is a bad thing. Yet unlike the previously mentioned artist, Sierra incorporates more traditional rock conventions to her songs. It will be interesting to see what direction her future albums will take.
Random Song 1: K-os - Valhalla (feat. Sam Roberts & Kevin Drew) (buy)
Randon Song 2: Vivek Shraya - Logic Vs (myspace)
Bond Approved: Duran Duran - A View to a Kill(buy)
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Rise Up With Fist from the album Rabbit Fur Coat (buy). Although I like this particular track, I have never been a big fan of Jenny Lewis. I found her Rilo Kiley albums to be rather disappointing. Still, she gets a few points for including Sarah Silverman in her Hee Haw themed video.
Random Song 3: Jamelia - Something About You(Mr. Oizo Remix) (buy)
Random Song 4: Sparklehorse - Shade and Honey (buy)
Bond Approved: A-ha - The Living Daylights (buy)
Ipod Workout Plan: Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up from the forthcoming Sweet Escape album (buy). Somewhere the original von Trapp kids are shaking their heads in shame. Lets just hope that yodeling does not become the new fade in music.
Random Song 5: Ciara - Get Up (feat. Chamillionaire) (buy)
Random Song 6: Clipse - Me To (buy)
Bond Approved: Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) (buy)