Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal

Good indie music: The Fleet Foxes (die flotten Füchse) who debuted this year with an album that sounds like the Beach Boys jamming with Neil Young and Bill Withers in a trance. “To me, the most enjoyable thing in the world is to sing harmony with people,” Robin Pecknold told NPR. Stunning private session at […]

The animator

Belli recommended this charming stop motion animation short film by Nick Hilligoss retelling the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, with God as a puppeteer. (2007, 3:42 min.)

David Sedaris: Santaland Diaries

Production of the Santaland Diaries at Flashpoint Theater David Sedaris suffered through a season of being an elf at Macy’s SantaLand. His story, read on NPR, launched his career. Listen to the whole thing here.

Java Jive

I love this animation by Kristyna Baczynski. This little java bean is from Brazil, not from Java. But then, in the US any good cup of coffee is “a cup of java”. The Ink Spots The King Sisters The Manhattan Transfer I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java Jive and it loves me Coffee […]

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie, 18 November 1928: Mike Pilewski’s history of cartoons, including Mickey’s first film, half a year before Steamboat Willie: Plane Crazy.