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Charlie Kaufman is also in the running with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York – which sees Philip Seymour Hoffman attempting to build a life-size model of the Big Apple.

Kung Fu Panda, an animated comedy from Dreamworks with a voice cast boasting Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Dustin Hoffman, will also premiere on Cannes’ famous Croisette. (source)

For all those who aren’t AP English professors, a “synecdoche,” other than a clever play on Schenectady, where some of the film takes place, is a figure of speech in which a part is used to describe the whole or the whole is used to describe a part (think “threads” for clothes, or “the law” for a police officer). It’s representative shorthand. (source)

I’m a little bit excited about the Charlie Kaufman movie mainly because I liked his screenplay for Human Nature, directed by Michel Gondry. Watch the trailer below.

Caution – May Contain Nuts

Thanks to all the hotty and nutty people for coming to the Beaver on Saturday.
More pictures after the jump.

Renee
Renee-Nay performing. Her rap is HOT.

Before
Wedding dress by Mary Messhausen
Her bridal line will be called: Mary Messhausen Forever.
Click the picture for the after the party shot.

Mary and Maria
Mary wears Mary Messhausen
Maria goes massively futuristic (I love her Little Pony)

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Trag Nicht Soviel Dreck Rein

Here are my winter charts, but really, I am only listening to Tracey Thorn’s new album, Out Of The Woods (thanks bb). When I heard the opening song, I was quite shocked, thinking I was listening to Sinead O’Connor. That changed with the second song, A-Z, which is one of my favourites.
Although, she uses a lot of phrases (some of them (may be) worn out), it works for me.

You’ve been balanced on a knife
Will the city save your life
You’ve been waiting for so long
Just for somewhere to feel like home

Two more songs need to be singles: Grand Canyon and Raise The Roof. And there is a nice cover version of Arthur Russell’s Get Around To It.

Balanced
Panda’s been balanced on a knife

I have included links to listen to the songs (#), a lot of them on myspace. Do not judge.

  1. Dennis Ferrer – The World As I See It – Defected – (#)
    This is my favourite deep house album at the moment. Church Lady is the lead single for me. There are a couple of remixes that got released recently but the original is still the best.
  2. Deichkind – Remmi Demmi (Egoexpress Remix D) – Universal – (#)
    I totally missed this one when it was released in Spring of 2006. It just didn’t make it to Canada. 70ties German Bürgerlichkeit mit Katja E. und Sauna und so. The cover looks a bit like an old Bernhard Willhelm collection. Video.
  3. Arnold Jarvis – If I Stay (Jus’ Dope Remix) – Kif – (#)
  4. Vernessa Mitchell – Higher (Silk’s Original Mix) – Silk
    Viola recommended this one after she found it on a disc that Pirahnahead gave her. Extremely uplifting.
  5. Mr. White – You Rock Me / The Sun Can’t Compare – Alleviated Records – (#)
    This one appears on so many DJ lists it is unbelievable. Double A side.
  6. Justus Köhncke – Overhead – Kompakt – (#)
  7. Gary Bardouille – Starting Over (Aaron’s Stripped Down Church Edit) – Soul Heaven – (#)
    He seems to have a very fresh myspace profile with more gospel house songs.
  8. SUMO – Lovebeat (Karizma’s K2 Darq Dub) ft. Clarisse Muvemba – Heya Hifi – (#)
  9. Anane – Walking On Thin Ice (Masters At Work Dub) – Vega – (#)
  10. Kompis – In Somebody’s Spot (Ralph Myerz Space Shuttle Shuffle Mix) – Sunday Best – (#)
  11. Alexkid ft. Liset Alea – Nightshade (Rodriguez Junior Mix) – F Communications – (#)
  12. Ianeq – The Focaccia Pretext – Mental Groove – (#)
    Das geht so ab. funky.
  13. Jesse Rose – You’re All Over My Head / Evening Standard – Dubsided – (#)
    Sabs said You’re All Over My Head has the sound of a lesbian disco in Paris.