yup – tweet tweet – fran’s got a twitter account now. if for some reason you want to know when im in a car with a transvestite, at a show, at our rehearsal, walking my dog, posting a blog or sitting on the can taking a twit you’ve now got the direct link. so do what my mom wished she could have done when i was in high school…add me. see you on the grid – i’m now an official microblogger. mom, my twitter name is FrancisTen.
Archive for December, 2008
I inevitably become obsessed with one -or if lucky, two – albums that I keep on repeat for months in my car, soothing those long traffic-infested hours that make up 18% of my day. I usually don’t coincide with what popular culture deems to be the best album of the year, but this year, I am happy to admit that one of my obsessed albums coincides with the tastes of Jon Pareles (NY Times), Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, & Spin (to name a few): Dear Science,
The production (the talent of band member extraordinaire, David Sitek) is a perfectly crafted explosion of styles that still manages to reveal TVOTR’s unique essence. Any outside producer would have misinterpreted the sound that so genuinely seeps through every note and lyric. Sometimes outside producers are essential to help a band release and own their musical style, but these kids have the talent, focus and style embedded in their bones…
Another album that’s received some heavy petting from my cd player (and will probably stay in my car forever) is Saturdays = Youth. Can I just say that I’m totally in love with both Anthony Gonzalez and Morgan Kibby (the voice with the haunting resemblance to Kate Bush)?! This album kinda permeates me right in the gut, driving me into a nostalgic haze of wanting to be in love and living in Europe again.
Oh to be living in Paris…merci m83!
I got this video emailed to me the other day. “Here’s a video of my three-year-old son Max singing and dancing to your song Miles from Monterey. He’s been a fan of yours since he was two, and has been singing this song almost since he began talking! He actually used to know it better, but he’s a little rusty in this performance. Enjoy! -Ollie in San Diego”
How can you not love this?
Yesterday KCRW named Nynex’s remix of “To Die In LA” their top tune of the day. This is more great news concerning our volume 2 remix project which is going to be released on itunes on the 23rd. Click on the picture below to check out the link – I believe this track is now a free download for a limited time.
Got a funny call from my friend Grant “Monster” Gordon today. Grant never really calls me so when I saw his name on my cell I figured it must be important. Turns out he was in Santa Monica driving behind a bus that happened to have my face on it. HAHAHAHA – he was laughing so hard and all I kept saying was “take a picture of it monster and send it to me”. He got close enough to the bus to take these fine shots that I present here for your approval. These are part of the KCRW ad campaign – they were nice enough to have Q and I on some of their ads.
Words can’t really describe the feeling of seeing your face on the back of a bus. Below is the actual ad.
Side note – writing this post reminded me of The Replacements’ song Kiss Me On The Bus which I have been listening to this whole time.