avr 182011
 

« The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy ». – Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze (Dans la peau de John Malkovich, Max et les maximonstres,…) a pu assister à une cérémonie d’ouverture avec le violoncelliste Yo-Yo Ma et un danceur de hip hop, Lil Buck. C’est presque aussi intriguant que la danse de John Lennon da Silva interprétant la mort du cygne. Continue reading »

nov 222010
 

Monday is here. Suburbs are more attractive than the workplace. Youth is living without caring for adults. This music video fo Arcade Fire‘s The Suburbs reminds us what it is to be young and restless away from the adult serious life. This one is less exciting than the previous interactive music video they made before for this song.
Lundi est déjà là. Du coup, pour ceux qui reprennent le travail, voici un clip d’Arcade Fire réalisé par Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are / Max et les Maximonstres) qui nous montre une jeunesse insouciante qui s’amuse pendant que les adultes font leurs trucs d’adultes. J’avais déjà présenté un clip interactif hallucinant de cette chanson. Du coup, celui-ci, malgré sa richesse et sa force est forcément moins bien. Peu importe, la chanson reste superbe. Bon lundi.
  • Paroles de / Lyrics of The Suburbs, by Arcade Fire :
In the suburbs, I
I learned to drive
And you told me I’d never survive
Grab your mother’s keys, we’re leaving

You always seemed so sure
That one day we’d fight in
In a suburban war
You put it down against mine
I saw you standing on the opposite shore
Nobody down, the first bombs fell
We were already bored
We were already, already bored

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling again

The kids won’t be so hard
In my dreams we’re still screaming
Running through the yard
And all the walls that they built in the 70s finally fall
And all of the houses they built in the 70s finally fall
It meant nothing at all
It meant nothing at all
It meant nothing

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling into the night

I just can’t understand
How I want a daughter while I’m still young
I want to hold her hand
Show her some beauty
Before this damage is done
But if it’s too much to ask
If it’s too much to ask
Send me a son

Under the overpass
In the parking lot we’re still waiting
It’s already passed
So move your feet from hot pavement
And into the grass
Cause it’s already passed
It’s already already passed

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling again

I’m moving past the feeling
I’m moving past the feeling

In my dreams we’re still screaming
We’re still screaming
We’re still screaming

harrymuse : « For those who didn’t notice yet, the cops appearing in this video are Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. 2:36″

Directed by Spike Jonze. Taken from the short film « Scenes From The Suburbs »

DP: Greig Fraser
Editor: Jeff Buchanan
Additional Video Editing: Patrick Colman
Producer: Vince Landay
Producer: Arcade Fire
Production Company: MJZ
Sound Design/Mix – T. Terressa Tate @ The Royal T Room.

[shot in a TX suburb / directed by Spike Jonze]
mai 032010
 

C’est lundi. Il a plu tout le week-end, 2 jours fériés se sont succédés. Il fait gris dehors. Pour vous changer les idées, voici donc un clip coloré réalisé par Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich,…) La musique est de LCD Sounsystem et le groupe est retenu en otage par des pandas. Les paroles parlent de filles ivres, de garçons bourrées ce qui résume en partie mon week-end… ou non.

Here is LCD Soundsystem’s first video from their new album. This music video was directed by Spike Jonze.  The band held hostage by some crazy panda people. Have a Happy Monday…

Lyrics / Paroles de Drunk Girls, by LCD Soundsystem :

Drunk girls (x4)

(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls cause a couple of heart attacks
(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls are unusually mild
(Drunk boys)
Drunk boys keep in pace with the pedophiles
(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls are boringly wild

(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls get invitations from nations
(Drunk girls)
They got the patience of a million saints
(Drunk boys)
They steal, they steal from the cupboards
(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls like to file complaints

(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls are like a night of simplicity
(Drunk girls)
They need a lover who is smarter than me
(Drunk boys)
Drunk boys, we walk like pedestrians
(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls wait an hour to pee

(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls know that love is an astronaut
(Drunk girls)
It comes back, but it’s never the same
(Drunk boys)
Drunk boys, drunk boys, drunk boys, drunk boys
(Drunk girls)
Drunk girls can be just as insane

Oh oh oh
I believe in waking up together
So oh oh
That means making eyes across the room

(Drunk girls)
Just ’cause I’m shallow doesn’t mean that I’m heartless
(Drunk girls)
Just ’cause I’m heartless doesn’t mean that I’m mean
(Drunk boys)
Sometimes love gives us too many options
(Drunk girls)
Just ’cause you’re hungry doesn’t mean that you’re lean

(Drunk girls)
I’ve heard lies that could curdle your heartstrings
(Drunk girls)
A couple truths, maybe burn out your eyes
(Drunk boys)
Drunk boys leave their irons in the fireplace
(Drunk girls)
‘Cause drunk girls give them too many tries

Drunk girls, drunk girls, drunk girls, drunk girls…

Oh oh oh
I believe in waking up together
Oh oh oh
I believe I’m waking up, but no promises
Oh oh oh
I believe in waiting out the weather
Oh oh oh
I believe in making up

The day becomes the night (x4)
Honestly, honestly, honestly
Unless it hurts, why do it?
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Oh

drunk-girls-spike-jonze-lcd-soundsystem

[LCD Soundsystem]

août 242009
 

Directed by Spike Jonze, Where The Wild Things Are is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. Set to be released October 16th, 200. I can’t wait to watch this movie. The trailer and the music (Wake Up by Arcade Fire) is really promising.

Max, un malicieux petit garçon, est envoyé au lit par ses parents sans dîner. Une fois dans sa chambre, l’enfant très imaginatif s’invente un univers peuplé de créatures fantastiques et de monstres exotiques.

[Blog de Max] qui explique les diverses micro-influences qui ont aidé à créer le film