@ivanrussia as “Crambone” Shug Fisher.
Shirley Manson of Garbage singing Starman with Sons of the Silent Age (David Bowie tribute). (at Metro)
Oscar nominations came out today. I’ve seen 7 of the 9 films nominated for Best Picture. Looking back, I noticed how this was the one year supporting actors completely outshined the lead actors. Here’s my take on who I think will win, who should win, and who should’ve been nominated, but wasn’t.
will win- Zero Dark Thirty
should win- Argo
snubbed- Perks of Being a Wallflower
will win- Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
should win- Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
snubbed- Tom Hardy (Lawless)
will win- Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
should win- Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
snubbed- Jessica Chastain (Lawless)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
will win- Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
should win- Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) or Alan Arkin (Argo)
snubbed- Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
will win- Sally Field (Lincoln)
should win- Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
snubbed- Charlese Thereon (Snow White and the Huntsman)
will win- Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
should win- Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
snubbed- Ben Affleck (Argo)
BEST ANIMATED PICTURE
will win- Brave
should win- Wreck-It Ralph
snubbed- Rise of the Guardians
A little sample of Sheriff Scabs’ WWTB podcast episode 3.
Airing 01/09/13 on iTunes, Stitcher and http://werewiththeband.libyn.com
So here it is. It’s the final day of 2012 and I’ve compiled my annual list of, what I believe, are the finest music albums of the year.
Usually, I go into great detail about each album, but I decided this year to post links to a video from each album.
Also Ivan and I spend a whole hour and twenty minutes discussing our respective lists on our podcast.
So if you feel so inclined, give it a listen on iTunes… https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/were-with-the-band/id590062535
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or in your web browser… http://werewiththeband.libsyn.com
or if the audio experience is more your flavor, Here’s a Spotify playlist of selected tracks from these 20 albums, plus 10 extras, click here for your listening pleasure… http://open.spotify.com/user/sheriffscabs/playlist/3UBmySe4mc9e796VIoS5BU
But without any further ado, my top 20 albums of 2012
(I rounded it out from 17, since we recorded the podcast)
1. Jack White - Blunderbuss
2. Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll
3. First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar
4. Torche - Harmonicraft
5. Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
6. Nicki Minaj - Roman Reloaded
7. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theater is Evil
8. Jeff The Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights
9. The Coup - Sorry to Bother You
10. The Hives - Lex Hives
11. Baroness - Yellow and Green
12. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
13. Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze
14. Swans - The Seer
(skip to about 4:45 of the video)
15. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
16. Muse - The 2nd Law
17. Gojira - L’Enfant Sauvage
18. Carina Round - Tigermending
19. Converge - All We Love We Can’t Leave Behind
20. Grimes - Visions
This next song was just a single, with no album for it to appear on. But I really like the song and video.
BONUS. MIA - Bad Girls
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Recorded We’re With The Band podcast #1 last night. Dreg brought a gun and mistook “Three Amigos” for The Book of Exodus.