Comedy website Splitsider just launched a new digital distribution label ‘Splitsider Presents’ and their first release is the hilarious feature film ‘The Exquisite Corpse Project.’ Available for $5 over at their website.
Director Ben Popik gathered together his former comrades from the legendary sketch group Olde English and tasked them with writing a movie. The catch: each of the five writers wrote 15 pages and only saw the previous five pages of the script. He then shot the movie they wrote, as well as documentary footage of the writing process and all the drama that it entailed, and put them all together into a unique comedy.
I had an opportunity to see the move last night and it is really something special. Besides being extremely funny and charming, it speaks volumes about the creative process, collaboration and friendship. The way the documentary aspect mirrors the narrative they wrote is fascinating. The film becomes much more than a silly project, but rather evolves into a statement about human nature and relationships. You definitely haven’t seen anything like it.
The project I’ve been working on for the past year is finally live! Check it out! I couldn’t be prouder to be a small part of this amazing movie.
RIP Jason Molina
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Lady Gaga
Wow! Excellent! So Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton who Dr. Dre signed to Aftermath/Interscope Records last year, recently released an album called good kid, m.A.A.d. city that has had much of the hip-hop community arguing about whether it is the best rap album of the year or the best rap album of all-time. I mean, it is really good. I’ve been listening to it a lot and it puts me in the mind of A Tribe Called Quest’s first album and OutKast’s second album. But apparently it could have been even better. Kendrick was reported to have recorded music with Lady Gaga earlier this year, but due to an unfortunate, all-too-standard industry snafu, none of the material was included on the final version of the album. Well, last night, Lady Gaga released a video she made of the version of the second song on Kendrick’s album, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” upon which she does appear. And it is great. Hooray for Lady Gaga! Hooray for Kendrick Lamar!
You can watch “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” and a ton of other videos on the Awl Music app for iPad. We pick the best, our favorites, just for you. And it’s free!
Seriously, this album is near-perfect. I’m a little obsessed with it.
the day after yesterday
John Barry’s theme for The Persuaders is the greatest TV theme song of all time, by a wide margin. That is all.
Hunger feat. Niki Randa
The new Flying Lotus record, Until the Quiet Comes, is amazing. The second half of this track kills me.
The Band Ophelia (From The Last Waltz)
My favorite Levon Helm moment.
Last Waltz auto-reblog
If there was one song I wish I could sing, it would be this one.
The fact that no one was making terrible Levon Helm jokes on Twitter yesterday restored a bit of my faith in the internet.