Friday, May 29, 2009

Hard Boiled Update 5-29-09

I'm donating my 99 cent LP section to the Brown Elephant next week So until then the 99 cent LPs are now 25 cents. I am not stop carrying 99 cent records. I just have too many and donating them to the Brown Elephant will allow me to clean and reorganize part of the store's floor plan. I'm sure that within a month I'll be overflowing in 99 cent records again. 

Also next update I'll have the new Sonic Youth cd and LP. The cd will be $11.99 and the double LP is $29.99. Since the vinyl is so expensive please let me know by Monday if you will want a copy as I will only be ordering as many copies as I get preorders.  

Thanks Mark  
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest CD/ 2x LP LP in stock for people who special ordered it. It is temporarily out of print, but should be available in a month.  

Telescopes - Singles Comp Vol. 2 CD  

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us CD  

V/a - Psycedelic Guide To Monsterism Island CD New Lo Records comp with new Luke Vibert, Gruff Rhys, Jonny Trunk and more .  

Boards Of Canada - Unreleased 12" Only one track is unreleased, the other 3 are remixes of super limited releases from the mid 1990's.  

Sinner DC - Crystallized CD On Ai Records  

Jana Winderen - The Noisiest Guys On The Planet CASSETTE Very limited noise release on Ash International.  

Sir Richard Bishop - Freak Of Araby CD On Drag City  

Wand - Hard Knox CD Formerly Wooden Wand. On Ecstatic Peace Records.  

The Field - Yesterday and Today 2xLP with CD. New release by the biggest artist on Kompakt Records. I am not carrying the cd version of this since the double LP comes with a cd. But if you want only the cd let me know and I'll order one for you.  

V/a - Not Given Lightly 2x cd/ 3xLP New compilation on Morr Music. All covers of classic New Zealand Pop, particularly the roster of bands on the Flying Nun label.  

V/a - Smarts Palace 2xLP Vinyl edition of recent Eccentric Soul comp from Numero Group.  

Pisces - A Lovely Sight CD New reissue of 1960's psych rock from Rockford IL.  

Chris Watson - Stepping Into The Dark CD On Touch Records. 

Wire - new issue with Ornette Coleman on the cover.  

Real Estate - Fake Blues 7" On Woodsist Records.  

Group Doueh - Treeg Salaam LP More African psych on Sublime Frequencies. SOLD OUT but should be on cd in 6 months or so.

More British comedy

I would like to thank my friend Niall for turning me on to the show, Nathan Barley.  You can watch the episodes on youtube   Like most things involving Chris Morris it takes a little while to figure out what is going on.  And like most things with Chris Morris it is pretty funny.
And here is a trailer for a new film "In The Loop".

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bad Lieutenant trailer

Here is the trailer for Bad Lieutenant 2 Port Of Call New Orleans.  It makes me actually want to see the movie.  Werner Herzog directing Nic Cage, Val Kilmer.  I don't think it will be as good as the original but the producer says that he wants BL2 to be similar to Batman Begins, ie a re-imaging of the story so hopefully it will allow Mr Cage an acting outlet while he makes Ghost Rider 2 and National Treasure 3. 

Here is the trailer for the original version.  You can hear the original Schooly D soundtrack in the trailer that was all over the film but not on the vhs because Jimmy Page was not happy with the Zeppelin sample used by Schooly D.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hard Boiled Update 5-10-09

This is the new store email address. The earthlink address is no longer working. Lots of stuff has come in since I last sent out an email. I have tons of used records, lots of Sub Pop , Am Rep, Man's Ruin releases on 45, 10" and LP. Several boxes of used 60's soul 45s. So many used books that I have had to display them in boxes on the floor. I have also added a box of rare LPs and 45s. I've also updated the store's blog  
Pillowdiver - Sleeping Pills CD On 12K.  

Berg/ Vitiello - Gorilla CD On 12K.  

V/a - African Scream Contest CD On Analog Africa.  

Big Star - #1 Record LP New reissue.  

Ted Taylor - Hymns A Swinging CD Odd Gospel on Trunk Records.  

Rodriguez - Coming From... CD Second reissue on Light In The Attic.  

Serge Gainsbourg - History Of Melody Nelson LP Reissue on Light In The Attic.  

Bishop Perry Tillis - In Time Like These LP Gospel Blues on Mississippi Records.  

Hisham Mayet - Palace Of The Winds DVD Two year travelog through the music of Saharawi culture from Guelmim in Southern Morocco to Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. Features performances by Group Doueh, Group Marwani and more. On Sublime Frequencies.  

Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020 Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria CD Second volume in Sublime Frequencies series.  

Shindig - New issue with Gene Clark on the cover.  

V/a - Ghana Soundz CD Afro funk reissue.  

Four Tet/ Burial - Moth/Wolf 12" Collaboration.  

V/a - Thai Funk CD Limited edition collection of funky tracks from Thailand in the 1970's. Comes in a cloth bag.  

Wire - New issue with Kode 9 on the cover and an article on Sublime Frequencies.  

Wavves - s/t LP Back in stock.  

Psychedelic Horseshit - Shitgaze 12" on Woodsist.  

Woods - Songs of Shame LP On Woodsist.  

Ganglians - s/t LP On Woodsist.  

Eno Moebius & Rodelius - After The Heat LP  

J.T.IV - Cosmic Lightning LP & DVD Finally repressed. lost Chicago classic.  

As always if there is anything you want on this list let me know.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Son Of Rambow

We watched Garth Jennings "Son Of Rambow" last night it was a highly enjoyable film about growing up in the UK in the early 80's.  There are a couple of very funny fantasy sequences,  this link goes to a five minute collage of the animation for the movie and the best stuff starts at 1:45 in.  David OReilly's animation  The movie was very funny.  Features Jessica Hynes who was Daisy in Spaced.  Garth Jennings also directed the "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy", but don't hold it against him.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Music Box's 3rd Sci Fi Spectacular

This Saturday the Music Box is having their 3rd Sci Fi Spectacular put together by Rusty Nails.
Over 14 hours of movies and trailers and special guests. There will also be a selection of vendors with the latest dvds, books and t-shirts. I plan on seeing Aliens and hope to stay awake for the Fly. More details here

Hong Kong film fest at the Siskel Center

Running this month at the Gene Siskel center is a selection of somewhat recent Hong Kong movies. I figured I'd give my thoughts on the movies.
May 7th Golden Chicken - Not a bad movie, but if you're not a fan of Hong Kong cinema you will miss all of the injokes and cameos. The movie is a history lesson of the 80's and 90's boom and busts in Hong Kong through the eyes of a prostitute (played by Sandra Ng).

May 9th - The Drummer. I've heard it is a decent movie and want to see it but I'll be at the Sci-Fi Spectacular going on at the music. The Drummer stars Jackie Chan's son Jaycee and the reviews say that he is pretty good in the film. The direcor should be at the screening although I would double check with the Siskel Center.

May 10th & 13th- The Pye-Dog Haven't seen it but it has a good cast.

May 15th - Mob Sister Not a bad gangster movie with an above average cast including Simon Yam and Anthony Wong. Not as good as Election 1 or 2.
May 16th & 18th - Fatal Contact Good kung fu fighting film about a underground no limit fighting. Stars Wu Jing. It is already out on a US dvd. Here is a good fight scene.

May 22nd & 26th Mr Cinema - Similar to Golden Chicken or Cinema Paradiso. Staring Anthony Wong.
May 23rd & May 27th Eye In The Sky - A Johnnie To production about surveillance cops trying to catch a master criminal. Here is the trailer.

I would recommend Fatal Contact and Eye In The Sky as decent not, great movies. For more information check the Siskel Center

The Revenants - zombie play in Chicago by the Wildclaw Theatre

Last weekend Heather and I went to see the Revenants, a zombie play by Scott Barsotti. The play is put on by the Wildclaw Theatre. The play takes place in a basement with two couples, each couple is a tied up zombie and their spouse. The live humans struggle with the idea of killing their loved ones. It is a one act play that runs 80 minutes. The theatre is above a liquor store and you can bring booze in to enjoy the show. I was impressed with the gore and that the zombies kept moaning for the whole show. Here is a trailer that Wildclaw made for the play.

Wildclaw Theatre
735 West Sheridan Road, Chicago
April 20 through May 24th
Thu-Fri-Sat 7:30PM Sun 3:00PM