Friday, June 16, 2006

Habla con ella

While on vacation, I watched all of Freaks & Geeks on DVD. It was only one season, 18 hours, pure gluttony I guess. If you don't know, the series aired in 1999-2000 but was cancelled after one season. It features a group of "burn-outs" and geeks. Anyway it's set in 1980. so the music is all taken from the era, so I had an introduction to many bands I'd avoided listening to and came away surprised. The soundtrack is heavily rock, which made me think of Priestess.

When I talked about Wolfmother, I mentioned how they rocked without sarcasm or doing it to be cheesy. That's how Priestess is, much like the rock bands featured on Freaks & Geeks. Sure, the lyrics are pure cheese sometimes (Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," particularly) but all for the sake or rock. RCA Records released Priestess's new record Hello Master and Ace Fu Records (home of Man Man) is putting it out on vinyl this summer. Here's a taste.

Priestess-Talk to Her

(What are the chances of the song being inspired by Pedro Almodovar's movie of the same name?)
Also, I am debating on whether to see Nacho Libre. I know it's goofy, but I gotta support the director, Jared Hess, who went to the same university as me. And Jack Black's usually pretty funny...another incentive? New Beck. a recent interview, director Jared Hess confirmed that there's at least one new Beck song on the soundtrack of "Nacho Libre," which hits theaters tomorrow, June 16. No word yet on the title of the song(s).
Yes please! Here's a clip from the movie. (Quicktime hi)


janet said...

Nacho Libre is actually really funny - I expected it to be more stupid than anything else, but it's definitely entertaining. And worth seeing, I think. :)

Eric Grubbs said...

Probably the funniest moment on Freaks and Geeks for me is when the bearded counselor gets out his acoustic guitar and sings "Eighteen."

Larry said...

Zach Galifianakis: Jack Black pronounces the 'b' in 'subtle'

Anonymous said...

Talk to Her!! that's a great song. thanks for sharing. been listening to it non-stop. Loving the rock.