Sunday, October 31, 2010

The American

The American

Review: Anton Corbijns movie The American got some attention here in Sweden since some of the scenes are filmed here. The articles in the papers however failed to mention that the movie itself was quite boring. Which it is.

Soundtrack of Week 43

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gbg 2001-2010

Well. Today is the day. At a couple of times during the existence of this blog I've mentioned the idea of me moving away from Gothenburg and back to my so called roots. I have been thinking about this for a couple of years now, off and on. Today it happens. I'm leaving Gothenburg after 9 years here and moving back to the town I grew up in, Hedemora. I have to say it feels a bit weird, but hopefully everything will be fine once I get into it all. I will of course miss Gothenburg and some of its population a lot. But I'm also happy to get away from parts of the town and some of its population. But who knows? I might be back some day. I will at least visit quite frequently to hang with my friends. That's it for the personal part right now. Here on beats, breaks & big smiles 2.0 nothing will change because of the move so it's business as usual.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aamir - Within All This Silence

Free candy! Here's an album/mixtape from Aamir (of Escape Artists), featuring 2Mex, Awol One, Gel Roc, Ellay Khule and more. And it's for free! Download here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Drunken Arseholes

Just found out that Drunken Arseholes are back with a new album, Fight Death. I've kind of forgotten about them, but got happy by the news and began listening to their old record Rural Pimps that I listened to quite a bit in like 2006. So for you who haven't heard them before, here is the video to Women & Beer from the album Rural Pimps.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Moshe - Resurgasm feat. A-Frame & nomar slevik

I really should be busy packing today since I'm moving on Saturday. So of course I'm doing everything except that. At the moment I'm watching old episodes of Angel, thinking about starting up some kind club-esque thing after my move and finally thinking about which albums that will be on this years top ten list. I don't know why I'm babbling on about this. I was just going to post this video by Moshe. Well, that's it for now.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Walking Dead S01E01

I couldn't contain myself any longer, so this morning I watched the leaked first episode of the show The Walking Dead. As I've mentioned earlier I'm a big fan of Robert Kirkmans graphic novel and I was really happy when I found out that they were going to make a television series about it. And now it's here. And what can I say? I love it. But how could I not. I mean, it's about zombies! It also follows the novel really well when it needs to and changes a bit where it doesn't. All in all, I will follow this show closely and happily.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Social Network

The Social Network

Review: Ok. So it didn't take me more than 3 days from my change of heart to actually seeing The Social Network. I saw a kind of crappy cam version of it, but hey, it's no big action movie with a lot of special effects in it. I won't bother to go into what the movie is all about, because if you don't know. Well, then you must have been sleeping under a rock. But I can help you by saying one word: Facebook.
So how was it? Better than I expected, but not as good as the reviews are claiming. Glad however to see Jesse Eisenberg playing someone who is not all the way through sympathetic. Do you need to see it? Well, if you have no idea about the history of Facebook, then maybe you'll find it a bit more interesting than I did.


Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Review: Gordon Gekko. The personification of the 80's moneygreed. I know I really dug the original movie from 1987 when it came out. i especially liked Michael Douglas portrayal of Mr. Gekko. I saw it again a few weeks back and it was still ok. So now I had to sit down to watch the sequal Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Michael Douglas is back and so is the director Oliver Stone. Amongst the other cast we see names such as Shia LeBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan and personal favourite Frank Langella. All in all a way better cast than the one on the original movie. So how was the film then? Well, it was well worth watching, mostly because of Michael Douglas, but it never really comes up to the same level as the movie from 1987. The world that they are describing is no longer cool and unreachable, but more of fastpaced movie as all others nowadays. Still good though.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Soundtrack of Week 42

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Change of Heart

I remember when I first saw the trailer to The Social Network. It felt kind of like a bad joke and I swore never to see it. But ok, I admit. I have changed my mind. I guess I have to see it soon. I get back to you with the review.

9 Days Left!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Film with Me in It

A Film with Me in It

Review: There are a couple of actors that I get happy just by seeing them. Steve Buscemi is one example and John Malkovich another. Irish comedian Dylan Moran is also one of the ones I always enjoy watching. So seeing a movie starring the later makes me feel good. And after having a couple of really hectic days I felt that I deserved to treat myself by watching A Film with Me in It. I'm sad to say though that the movie was quite bad to be honest. Dylan was the only thing saving it from being total crap, but still. Not much to see here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

R.I.P. Eyedea

Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen

1981-11-09--2010-10-17

Soundtrack of Week 41

Friday, October 15, 2010

Red

Red

Review:  What better way to spend a Friday morning than to watch an action movie with Bruce Willis? I might sound a bit sarcastic, and I am. But not totally. I was simply in the mood of something basic and then this movie adaptation of the comic book Red was just the medicine. And with other actors such as Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, Red was actually an ok watch.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sage Francis - Love the Lie

New video from Sage Francis latest album LI(F)E. The song is co-written by Mark Linkous, the former singer of Sparklehorse, who so tragically took his own life earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post #1000 or The Post That Offers a New Compilation

Like I told members of beats, breaks & big smiles 2.0s Facebook group the other day, I just realised that I was about to post my thousandth post here on this page. And to celebrate that I will offer a new installement in the compilation series to anyone interested. And guess what? As you might have guessed from the title, this is that post. What kind of music is it then? Well, it's just a mix to some of the music that I listen to the most at the moment. Some spanking new songs and some old ones. So if you want to listen to beats, breaks & big smiles vol. 5, all you have to do is write a comment and I will get you a link.

The B.E.A.R. Group - #STEALTHVOLTRON

If you want to get some free music from the likes of Gajah, Subtitle, Debmaster and Alpha MC you need to download #STEALTHVOLTRON  right here

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cloudy October - The Aviator is Dead

Sometimes you just stumble across something that you like without even trying. Just this morning I saw the video to Cloudy Octobers song Lowerface. I really liked the beat and the song itself was alright. Nice then to find out that the EP The Aviator is Dead is available as a free download. So if you like the video below you can go here and download the EP. I haven't had the time to check it out for myself yet, but I will.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Soundtrack of Week 40

Friday, October 08, 2010

Under Construction...

until the desired constellation appears

Tomorrow at PM 5.00 I will be at Sagateatern in Linköping to see this. I'm really looking forward to it!
More about the performance in Swedish if you click here and go the the events Facebook page.

The Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird

I can never thank my friend Anna-Maria enough for one thing. She was the one who introduced me to the world of The Tallest Man on Earth. She brought me to his show at Storan in Gothenburg last year, and since that moment very few days pass without me listening to at least one song by this man. Now he's followed up his latest album The Wild Hunt with this EP. Five songs written on the road and recorded recently on break from touring. And once again he blows me away. I don't think Kristian Matsson can put a foot wrong in my book. He will continue to follow me daily for a long time ahead.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Busdriver - Computer Cooties


Busdriver is working on a new album, recording and performing with a new band, Physical Forms, and just released the anticipated mixtape Computer Cooties.
And you can download it here.

Nectar of the Gods

Anyone who knows me knows of my obsession and addiction to Dr Pepper. When I went home to Dalarna this summer I noticed that we now have 1.5 litre bottles for sale. Paradise for me! But the thing is that I haven't found it in Gothenburg. Until now. Now when I'm about to move. Well, better late than never I guess.

TV-Junkie?

I had a conversation with a friend the other day regarding shows that I follow every week on TV (or via Internet which is more truthful). First I thought that I didn't follow that many. But I found out that I follow no less than 7 shows! Hmm, perhaps I should get a life?

Yelawolf - Rhyme Room Episode 2

I keep looking forward to Yelawolfs new album Trunk Muzik: 0-60 more and more. Here is some candy while waiting for it's release at the end of this month.

RHYME ROOM EPISODE 2 from 3 little digs on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Solomon Kane

Solomon Kane

Review: Solomon Kane is the creation of author Robert E. Howard. I really don't know much about him except that he created Conan the Barbarian. The only reason I decided to see this movie was actually because one of my brothers mentioned it. Solomon Kane is a action fantasy movie about a mercenary who owes his soul to the devil and redeems himself by fighting evil. Yeah, the movie is about as intelligent as it sounds. But that's ok. That's kind of what you expect when you watch a movie like this. Solomon Kane is not half bad actually. James Purefoy is quite good as the main character and amongst the rest of the cast we find Max von Sydow, Pete Postlewaite and Alice Krige. It's a movie well worth checking out if you like these kinds of movies.

Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex

Review: I remember growing up reading the DC Comics series Jonah Hex. I've never been a big fan of Western stories, but there was something about this antihero that I enjoyed as a kid. I was however a bit sceptical when I heard about the movie adaptation starring Josh Brolin as Jonah. And what can I say? It's a easily digestable popcorn movie, no more no less.

Monday, October 04, 2010

the Preacher and the Bear

I had a good time at Underjorden tonight. Both Aggrenation and Brutal Knights was worth checking out. Another act that played that I really liked was the Preacher and the Bear. If you have the chance, please check them out sometime. Really good acoustic folk rock.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Brutal Knights & Aggrenation @ Underjorden

It looks like I'm off to watch some punkbands tonight. Brutal Knights from Canada and Aggrenation from Gothenburg. It might be fun. I'll let you know.

Bad Weekend

What better way is there to distract your thoughts a bit when you're having a really hard time coping with life then to watch a lot of tv shows? There are probably much better ways, but tv is my solution. So this weekend I have not only seen a bunch of episodes of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, but I have also checked out the first episodes of The Good Guys and Human Target. My brain is fried right now.

Soundtrack of Week 39