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Music : Sky Blue Sky July 7, 2009

Posted by nitish krishna in Music.
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Sky Blue Sky

Sky Blue Sky

Album : Sky Blue Sky

Band : Wilco

Genre : Alternative/Folk Rock

Wilco is an American band with a very wide ranging sound. Their latest offering, Sky Blue Sky, offers a much simpler sound than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which was full of experimental sounds.

Sky Blue Sky is a delightful album to listen to. Its the kind of music that’s made for a saturday evening when you just want to relax. It has a good mix of acoustic and electric tracks and the electric tracks are not very loud, very Phish-like.

Tracks like Impossible Germany, with twin guitars and What Light, with Bob Dyanesque guitars and harmony make this one of the best Modern Folk Rock albums produced.

If you have never heard of Wilco before, this album is a very good starting point as it isn’t hard on your ears. It gives you a fair idea of what Modern Folk Rock sounds like too.

Listen To It: If you like Bands like Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, John Mayer and Coldplay’s first two albums.

Don’t Listen To It: If you want something to headbang to or dance to.

Key Tracks : Impossible Germany, What Light, Side With The Seeds

UPDATE : Wilco is out with a new album called Wilco!

There Will Be Blood July 6, 2009

Posted by nitish krishna in Movies.
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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Movie : There Will Be Blood

Director : Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Paul Dano

This Movie is an epic rags to riches story of a California Silver Miner Daniel Plainview(Day Lewis). Adapted from Upton Sinclair’s Oil!, it showcases the bitter struggle for money in Pre-Great Depression America.

Let that not put you off. Many of you might find Drama movies boring, but this one will keep you occupied despite it’s length (Almost 2 and a half hours). Day-Lewis is brilliant as the tough, manipulative oil magnate and he is superbly supported by Paul Dano who plays Eli Sunday, a preacher in a local church.

Eli and Daniel are always at loggerheads, the preacher bemoaning Plainview’s rampant seizure of land in the village and the oilman perennially vary of the preacher’s passionate sermons.

The sub-plot of the movie revolves around young H.M.Plainview, whom Daniel adopts after his father is cruelly killed during a drilling operation. A key point in the film is when H.M. loses his hearing in an accident and Daniel is forced to send him away.

The movie is very picturesque and P.T.A. has done a remarkable job with the pace of the story. The movie lacks his usual quirky long shots and multiple character scenarios, but more than makes up with the accompanying music.

When you watch the movie, you will definitely notice the soundtrack. It keeps the story flowing very well and adds character to many scenes. Johnny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist is the one responsible.

On the whole, definitely a worthwhile watch.

WATCH THIS FILM IF: You want to see some very good acting and beautiful scenes of the California Desert.

DON’T WATCH THIS FILM: If you detest character dramas. There is nothing in this movie that will excite you.

If you liked this, check out: No Country For Old Men, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Warning: Some violence, language.

Movie Reviews, Etc. July 6, 2009

Posted by nitish krishna in Life.
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All right folks, it’s a long long time since i blogged.

I’ve been spending most of my life offline nowadays (due to the fact that i live in the middle of nowhere for most of the year.)

So many things have changed about me. I’m 4 years older now, and it was very funny reading by old blog posts….i was like gosh i was such a kid.

Anyways, to the important stuff…what prompted me to start blogging again?

Boredom of course…and the fact that i want to write movie reviews.

So there you go, this blog is going to be mainly about movie reviews and some music. I’ll try to post a review as often as possible but please excuse me if i’m not very regular.

I’d love it if you folks suggested movies to me, that i could review and so on.

I hope you like this new version of my blog.