16 Military Wives

A flashback Tuesday treat: Thought it might be fun to revisit the Decemberists’ video “16 Military Wives” from a couple years ago. This very Rushmore inspired video was directed by Aaron Stewart-Ahn:

16 Military Wives

Mark Mothersbaugh art on tour (from Paste)

From Paste:

Mark Mothersbaugh plans to tickle our fancies this spring, when he tours the United States showcasing his artwork. The art, which has doubled as Mothersbaugh’s personal (and creative) method of diary-keeping, will travel to Berkley, Calif. and the windy city of Chicago in an exhibition entitled “The Postcard Diaries.”
“Usually, the only way someone can get an original sketch is if I give it to them myself,” Mothersbaugh said in a statement. “I’ve sent a few in the mail, and handed others out to friends and family. I’ve probably got around 30,000 of them filed away now…and I keep making more every day. The limited edition prints are my way of sharing these personal images with other people around the world.”

If displaying his most personal memories to the universe wasn’t enough, Mothersbaugh, along with the other lifetime members of Devo, has also been busy creating the soundtrack to your life, almost literally. The four men, along with a couple other composers, created the music for HBO’s first season of Big Love, the theme to Pee-wee’s Playhouse (seriously), and the soundtrack to the majority of Wes Anderson’s films. (And that barely scratches the surface of the group’s prevalence in pop-culture. Those Apple vs. PC ads? Them. Rugrats‘ music? You guessed it.)

Check out info about the opening party on Craigslist, and get ready to whip it good. (What? You knew we’d fit that in somewhere. Even if it doesn’t make much sense, Mothersbaugh would surely approve.) And, if you’re a true fan, you can always pick up a Red Energy Dome Hat to wear to the show here.

Recovery area (It’s not easy being green)

Kermit the Frog (not the real one) reenacts the “Needle in the Hay” scene from The Royal Tenenbaums. Brilliant or disturbing? You be the judge.

The original:


Bottle Rocket in HD

Bottle Rocket has been confirmed as a forthcoming Blu-Ray release by Criterion. (article)

Thanks to Tom, Micah, and Michael.

Michael adds:

I also double-checked with [Criterion] to make sure it will also see a standard DVD release, and they assured me it would.

How does an asshole like Bob get such a great kitchen?


Adrien in India

“The Darjeeling Limited” has seen a country wide release in India since the last week of April. There have been a handful of mostly positive reviews for the film. Perhaps most of interest is a new-seeming interview with Adrien Brody in the Times of India. Great to see that he is still doing promotion for TDL.

Did you have any strange experiences or comic misadventure of your own?

AB: Yeah, I bought a motorcycle and I was there with my girlfriend and we were riding around a lot. I was passing a took-took, one of those little rickshaws, so I moved to the side, and there was a buffalo there. I jammed on the breaks and we skidded and I almost went head first into the rear end of this buffalo. I was laughing as I almost died because it was so absurd to me. I was thinking, ‘This is going to be the way I’m going to be remembered.’ All the hard work down the drain and this is it. I saw the headline instantly.

Happy Birthday, Wesley Wales Anderson!

On this glorious day (May 1), 39 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Houston, Texas celebrated the birth of their baby boy, Wes.


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We’re only sleeping

I am alive. I just haven’t seen much news lately. See any? Report it, edwardappleby@yankeeracers.org.

We were thinking of putting out an online art/literary magazine, maybe the first to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rushmore? Short stories, poems, art, etc. If you are interested, contact me.

Our group is really making a go at it over at Facebook. Almost 400 members! Join us.