Tuesday, January 27, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: The Actor/Musician

I won't post anything with Ryan Gosling, because you already know all about Dead Man's Bones and are probably sick of my mentioning him. And I've already posted about Jeff Daniels too.

Fascinating, but maybe not amazing:

Did you know that Weezer once opened for Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar?!

And 30 Seconds to Mars creeps me out a little. Just 'cause Jared Leto and I probably wouldn't be friends. Unless it was still the '90s.

If your gag reflux isn't too sensitive, check out the uber-cheese that is Bill Paxton's short-lived band, Martini Ranch, from 1988. There are no words.

Okay, the good stuff....

Jason Schwartzman
:

If you haven't seen a Wes Anderson film, get thee to your neighborhood Blockbuster. Stat.

I love Coconut Records. For reals, yo. Regardless of Jason's acting genius. This is standalone good.



Zooey Deschanel:

She & Him. Who doesn't want to be Zooey? Be honest. You know you do.



Hugh Laurie:

Yeah, he wrote a book. And wrote a song. And is generally brilliant at everything. If I can't be Zooey, I want to be Hugh.



BONUS: The cast of Duets.

Okay, this is rated on a fun scale, not on the "will change the world with their mind-blowing musical perfection" scale.

I need a karaoke night. Desperately. And if Huey Lewis wants to show up, I'll sing a duet with him. You have my word.



And Paul Giamatti makes me happy.

7 comments:

michael lewis said...

Blockbuster?

Rogers Plus for me!

Sarah said...

I love Coconut Records! And you know what introduced me to them? Watching the same episode of The OC 57000 times in a row. If you can still like a song after that, you know it's good.

PS - I didn't know Hugh Laurie wrote a book. But I loved him in Sense and Sensibility :)

Beth said...

we have a karaoke night in the works. just so you know...

nadine said...

Michael - My apologies. I equally endorse Rogers. I haven't rented for a while. But Blockbuster is one block closer to my apartment than Rogers. Proximity is my deciding factor.

Sarah - Ooh, I loved him in Sense and Sensibility! And The OC had great music. The soundtrack was practically its own character.

Beth - *sniff* Wish I was there. Sing your heart out for me. And next time we're in the same province.... Oh, yes. Karaoke greatness.

~drea said...

I once wrote a university paper on Duets. My favourite duet of all time is Giamattie and Andre (I know I've spelled their names wrong)

~drea said...

I once wrote a university paper on Duets. My favourite duet of all time is Giamattie and Andre (I know I've spelled their names wrong)

nadine said...

"Try a Little Tenderness"? Yes. So fantastic.