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Photos – How to destroy angels_, April 2013

by Jamie Sanford on May 10, 2013

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I rushed to the How to destroy angels_ show after coming back from my surprise trip to see Mom for her birthday. It was a great end to a crazy weekend. Luckily, Will was able to bring my camera in the car so I could make pictures during the show.

How to destroy angelsMariqueen Maandig was really impressive live. We had an emotionally realized version of “Ice age” that was really fantastic.

How to destroy angelsThe visuals of this show were insane. I had completely spoiled myself by watching the Coachella videos, but the experience in person was totally different and incredibly trippy.

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How to destroy angelsOh hi, Trent Reznor. It’s been a while since the last time we saw you.

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The entire set of photos from the show is available here on Flickr.

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Academy Awards Trent Reznor shoutout

by Jamie Sanford on February 28, 2011

So you all know that I’m a huge fan of Trent Reznor.  I had a blast on Twitter celebrating his Academy Award win for Best Original Score with the other NINnies, so may of whom are like me, who spent years wearing black and being depressed and dark and listening to Nine Inch Nails – but who now are adults, wearing suits and having office jobs.

Here’s a video of their acceptance speech:

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But we still love his music, and having felt connected to him for so many years, feel incredibly proud of him and his collaborator Atticus Ross on this amazing accomplishment.  Trent grew up along with us (or us with him?)and now we’re all doing adult things like having kids and winning Oscars.  Well, not all of us are winning Oscars, but you get the idea.

Congratulations Trent and Atticus!

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But since I can always get down with another mention of the Swarmatron, let’s go with it.

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Here’s a lengthy interview with Trent and Atticus, where sound and the score are covered:

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Here’s a video where you can listen to the full-length version of “Hand Covers Bruise” which plays throughout the film.

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I promise that after the Oscars, I will tone down the fangirl posts – at least until we get hit with the score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but that isn’t until the end of the year.

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100 Films in 2011: The Social Network

by Jamie Sanford on January 26, 2011

Keeping it going with a new movie, taking it away from the older movies I’ve been covering.  I have already talked a bit in other places about the score, composed by one of my favorite musicians, Trent Reznor, with his co-composer and bandmate Atticus Ross.

Actually, let ‘s cover that right now – the score for this movie is fantastic and has already won a Golden Globe, amongst other awards.  I purchased the album a few months ago when it came out, and it’s fantastically dark and works so well in the film.


It’s a hot deal!  The MP3 download of the album is $5.00 on Amazon.

6. The Social Network (not available to stream on Netflix Instant Watch)

I really enjoyed this movie – although my husband has changed it a bit with his research into how different the real story is from the way things are portrayed in the movie.  However, I think that the way the creation of the site is portrayed is so interesting and exciting, and the rest of the story is about friends who start a project, and how that spectacularly falls apart.

The DVD is great too – it’s a 2-disc set, and there are 2 commentaries as well as a disc full of special features – the “making of” documentary is really well done, and there are a group of smaller features about visuals, the post-production, the score, etc.

This isn’t the movie for everyone to own – unless you really like the movie or you are a special features nerd.  I love some special features and commentaries, so this is definitely for me.  However, I would suggest to most people that they watch the movie by renting it before committing to the DVD purchase.

This fantastic DVD that I am happy to now own is $12.99 from Amazon.

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2010 Recap – Music, Movies, TV

by Jamie Sanford on December 31, 2010

The 2010 recap posts continue!  This one is video-heavy, I suggest visiting the original post for ease in watching the videos if you’re reading the feed.

Music
Kanye West – no one is denying how great his new album is. My favorite song from the album is “Monster” and here’s an unedited version of the video. NSFW!

Civil Twilight – a recent discovery, here’s the video for “Letters From The Sky” which I really like.

How To Destroy Angels – Trent Reznor’s new band with his wife Mariqueen Reznor and previous collaborator Atticus Ross. This is the video for “The Space In Between,” which is really fantastic.

Lady Gaga – she killed it all year. I love her because I dig the music, I love how she is running her own show the whole way. Here’s the “Telephone” video with Beyonce.

80s pop – I’m always in the mood for 80s pop. You know you want to watch the “Take On Me” video.

Nine Inch Nails – 2010 was the first year in a while that I didn’t attend at least one NIN show, since the big “Wave Goodbye” tour of 2009. NIN.com gave us this video from that last set of shows on Christmas. I can’t wait to see more.

Florence + The Machine is another 2010 discovery. Here’s the video for “Heavy in Your Arms” from the Eclipse soundtrack.

David Usher – who brought out a fantastic acoustic album this year. I’m still hoping to find my way up to Canada to see a show in 2011. Here’s a video of “Black Black Heart” from a recent live performance in Toronto.

Barcelona – I was introduced to this band with that video of the giant aquarium, and the song from that video is so good. Here is that video featuring “Please Don’t Go.”

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Had a bit of an obsession with Cream more recently. Here’s an audio-only video of “White Room.”

Movies
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Big Lebowski, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Whip It, Clerks 2, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Jaws. I watch random movies that are old and don’t go to the movie theatre very often.

Here’s one of the opening scenes from The Big Lebowski. Very NSFW!

Television
Vampire Diaries, Mythbusters, Dancing With The Stars, 30 Rock, Hoarders. Also had massive marathons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Bones.

The Vampire Diaries - Is It Bad To Want All Three?

The Vampire Diaries - Is It Bad To Want All Three?

Hot, right?  This show is so good – and is currently one of the only things my husband and I sit together on the couch to watch together, faithfully.  They don’t mess around at all, people show up and kill people and die on a regular basis.  There are no throwaway episodes.  I want to watch less TV in 2011, but I won’t be giving up this show.

Next post coming soon.

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