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The Legendary: A Film About The Roots. (Video:)

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Taken from My Potholes, it appears as if two very smart people (Cam Be; Jeff Baraka) managed to get a Camera Backstage at critically awesome times in Live Roots Show History. The movie short you see below is the end result. You should watch it right quick while I finish some more writings.

Lord Jebus of Great Reviews, help me break this evil Writers Block that does not alloweth me to properly scribe on the epic events that transpiredth on the evening of The Yearly Roots Grammy Jam, so that my friends may enjoy the glory. Aaaaahmen.

(no blaspheme-o.)

Los Angeles: Movie Screening for Melissa Auf der Maur’s film “Out Of Our Minds…” Tonight! Free! GO!

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She is so damn cool.

Just a quick heads up people… Melissa Auf der Maur will be wrapping up her mini tour through LA today with the  official release for her movie for her Multimedia Album, “Out of Our Minds.” With Melissa set to be there, along with director Tony Stone and several other friends, its set to be good times.

Here goes all the info you’ll need:

  • Artist: MAdM – Melissa Auf der Maur
  • Date: Thursday, April 1st 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • City: MAdM – Melissa Auf der Maur in Los Angeles
  • Venue: The Silent Movie Theatre
  • Address: 611 North Fairfax ave, LA CA, 90036
  • Country: US
  • Admission: FREE!
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
  • Notes: Q&A AND FULL OOOM PRESENTATION! DIRECTOR TONY STONE IN THE HOUSE TOO!

    “If you don’t make this, you’d better be DEAD or IN JAIL. And if you’re in jail…. BREAKOUUUUT.”
    ©The Simpsons.

Los Angeles: Movie Screening for Melissa Auf der Maur's film "Out Of Our Minds…" Tonight! Free! GO!

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She is so damn cool.

Just a quick heads up people… Melissa Auf der Maur will be wrapping up her mini tour through LA today with the  official release for her movie for her Multimedia Album, “Out of Our Minds.” With Melissa set to be there, along with director Tony Stone and several other friends, its set to be good times.

Here goes all the info you’ll need:

  • Artist: MAdM – Melissa Auf der Maur
  • Date: Thursday, April 1st 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • City: MAdM – Melissa Auf der Maur in Los Angeles
  • Venue: The Silent Movie Theatre
  • Address: 611 North Fairfax ave, LA CA, 90036
  • Country: US
  • Admission: FREE!
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
  • Notes: Q&A AND FULL OOOM PRESENTATION! DIRECTOR TONY STONE IN THE HOUSE TOO!

    “If you don’t make this, you’d better be DEAD or IN JAIL. And if you’re in jail…. BREAKOUUUUT.”
    ©The Simpsons.

Everything you need to know about Kaki King so you can act like you knew the whole time – Part 3:

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the pensive shot.

Hey people. So here we are on the last part of the Kaki Blogs. Before you read this, you should already know that if you’re a Kaki pro, this isn’t anything but stuff you already know. But if you’re a Kaki newb… I hope you’re taking this all in.

Here we go: Part 3.

After wrapping up work on the soundtrack to “Into the Wild,” Kaki set eyes on her next album project. Regardless of trying to stay focused on the new record, life threw some interesting curveballs at her. Not only was she accepted into the prestigious TED foundation for her musical gifts and contributions to her art, she was also nominated with Eddie Vedder for a Golden Globe for her work on “Into The Wild.” Always the fearless musician, Kaki did an awesome cover of a song that we loved at the time… Justin Timberlake’s “Lovestoned/I Think That She Knows,” while completing work on her first EP release, “DaySleepers.”

(unofficial official video here:)

Various other things that are filled with awesome began to happen as well. When ending her of tour with in Australia with the Foo Fighters, she bumped into the wonderful Jimmy Page. It was also about this time when Ovation, her guitar of choice throughout her career, approached her with the ideal of creating her own Signature Guitar. On top of that, she was also featured on the DVD celebrating Ovation’s 40th Anniversary, “Unique Voices: 40 Years of Ovation Guitars.” This combination of personal and professional highs, as well as the end of a 4 year relationship, and an urge to expand her musical sound is what finally drove her back into the studio to start the new album.

After regrouping,  taking a small bit of time off between records and regaining focus, Kaki wrapped up work on her fourth studio album, “Dreaming of Revenge.” This album, perhaps the favorite amongst KakiFans, is one of her most ambitious projects to date. Filled with ambient, yet edgy instrumental songs like “Sad American” and “Can Anyone Whos Heard This Music Be A Bad Person?” and “Montreal,” Kaki continues to build on the tradition of wacky song titles and wonderful music. She also starts stepping into the “lead vocals” role a LOT more in this album…  with great little pop rock tunes like “2 O’Clock” and everyone’s favorite “Pull Me Out Alive.”

This time around, the first half of Kaki’s tour saw her touring with music masters like The Mountain Goats (which led to the exclusive release of Kaki King and The Mountain Goats EP “Black Pear Tree”)  and mingling with musicians like Incubus and Feist and people like the legendary Matt Groening…. Kaki decided it was time to fall back and do a bit of small touring for her fans. After coming up with the lovely name ‘The “No Bullshit” Tour,’ Kaki did a few small shows throughout the country that were specifically focused on her older Acoustic works. No Drums, No Bands, No Extra Sounds. Just a girl and her guitar and the her older songs. The tour, that ran throughout the States and parts of the UK, was hugely successful… and a reminder to Kaki that you can’t stray too far from the classics.


Somehow, while out promoting “Dreaming of Revenge” on the road, she somehow found time to create a whole new EP to keep her fans occupied… The Mexican Teenagers EP. And on this one… she’s showing her teeth. Loud guitars (Mexican Teenagers), crazy drums, syncopated beats (Lintoria) and the dreamy, ambient song (A Long Way To Go Before We Are Truly Danlike)… all kinds of fun that demonstrate Kaki’s growth as not only a guitarist, but a musician as well. Also, she worked with the legendary hip hop producer Timbaland on tracks for his new album, “Shock Value 2.” Surprisingly enough, the track that she helped produce went straight to Miley Cyrus. And amazingly… she somehow completed work on the Musical Scoring work for her most recent movie project, “Twilight,” as well as the film “How I Got Lost.”

So now, FINALLY… its time for the future.
“Junior,” the next project from Kaki just completed in January while she was in Australia doing wrapping up some shows for her aussie fans. Inspired by her recent obsession with The Cold War, Russian Espionage and the ideal of being a spy and leading a double life… Kaki has put together a collection of songs that are meant for one thing and one thing only, Rocking your fu*king Socks Off. This album finds her indulging the total rock star in her… crafting nifty little rock songs, then layering her voice, sounds of melodious guitar and aggressive drums all around it.

Kaki just wrapped up an interview with Spin Magazine… and release her first single from the new album… “Falling Day,” for the internets to get acquainted with.

For those wondering… I’ve heard parts of the album, and from what I’ve heard, you should like whats going on here. Aggressive rock track reminiscent of Kaki’s Mexican Teenagers EP. Really good stuff from the rough drafts I heard… and it seems poised to sound even better.

I think that about covers it. I’m sure I forgot parts, but I’m sure I covered about 90% of the important stuff. As for how me and Kaki met… does it even matter at this point? Nah. Not really. But if you really care, maybe one day I’ll tell you. As for now… my brain hurts and I’ve got tons of shit to do. So go ahead and take all the kaktacularness in, and get ready for Junior… coming really, really, REALLY soon.

Have Fun.