1. I’ve finally revamped the links section. There are a bunch of new ones, so be sure to check them all out. Of special note: contemporary sacred music doesn’t get any better than High Street Hymns. And Caroline Henley’s Buy Or Don’t Buy never fails to amuse.
2. IFC just published an interview with Whit Stillman where he discusses some of his new projects. Last year I got to read a copy of the Dancing Mood script (a love story shot mainly in Jamaican gospel churches…!), and I really, really hope it gets made. Even better, his debut film Metropolitan is now available for free on hulu. One of my alltime favorites and an absolute must-see.
3. Jarvis Cocker is writing songs for Wes Anderson’s upcoming (stop-motion!) adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr Fox. I can die happy.
4. Finally, it has been confirmed that a bonafide new Guns N Roses track called “Shackler’s Revenge” will appear in the video game Rock Band 2, to be released in late September. I know, I know – we’ve been burned before (3/6/06, etc). But something tells me this may be the real deal.