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The Big C Season 2 Is Officially In Production!

The Big C Season 2 Is Officially In Production!

Hooray! My colleagues are back at work on production of The Big C – it takes awhile to put these episodes together so don’t expect airdates anytime too soon but I’m just glad its underway. We’ve had many music discussions already and we’ve got some big plans for Season 2 so stay tuned!
Loopy for Lou Barlow

Loopy for Lou Barlow

I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours chatting with Lou Barlow for a yet-to-be-announced project. Dream assignment! I would definitely call that a highlight of my last twelve months. In addition to being a talented indie rock ICON, he’s intelligent, well-spoken, well-informed, AND well-versed in indie rock from the 80’s right...
Even The Rain

Even The Rain

Wow. I just saw an absolutely phenomenal film. Forget the Oscar nominees, this one blows them all away. Great concept, first-class screenplay, world-class acting, stunning cinematography, and a timeliness vis-a-vis the current Middle East rebellions that the filmmakers couldn’t possibly have forseen, but that drives their point home all the more. Not an indie rock...
A Dream Vacation With Neutral Milk Hotel

A Dream Vacation With Neutral Milk Hotel

If I say “December”, on the English coast, in a town called “Butlins”, it might not sound immediately like a dream vacation. But a festival has just been announced that will be curated by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, who made one of the best albums of the 1990s, (In An Aeroplane Over The...
Iron & Wine, Laura Marling, The Vaccines

Iron & Wine, Laura Marling, The Vaccines

I didn’t go to Sundance this year and I think I might skip SXSW as well but thats okay because every week is a music festival when you live in LA! Last night I saw a double bill of Laura Marling and Iron & Wine at the Wiltern. Laura Marling is truly stunning, not just...
Coveting … Fresno?

Coveting … Fresno?

I rarely find myself dreaming of Fresno (no offense, Bulldogs) but The Miss Alans are playing a reunion show there tonight (20 years, seriously?) and I do wish I was there. The Miss Alans: Facebook :: Trouser Press bio
Big C Is Golden!

Big C Is Golden!

As the Big C Music Supervisor, I’m THRILLED with our show’s Golden Globe nomination and Laura Linney’s Best Actress WIN in the comedy/musical TV series category.  I’ve watched hours and hours of footage of Laura Linney acting in our series and she is, honestly, flawless.  To The Big C creator, Darlene Hunt, and the talented...
Making Frames Fans

Making Frames Fans

I really couldn’t say how many times I’ve seen The Frames (more than any other band, definitely) but it’s never less than brilliant. I always try to bring along someone that hasn’t seen them, because it’s a guaranteed conversion. I’m proud to say I made two new Frames fans tonight at The Avalon! The Frames:...
Matador Me

Matador Me

I am in recovery from a three day orgy of indie rock aka The Lost Weekend, aka Matador at 21. Highlights: Yo La Tengo, Superchunk (featured at the left), Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided By Voices, Cat Power, but it was all soooo divine! Then there was also lounging by the pool with...