The Rich Girls Are Weeping

16 October 2006

It was one of those weekends where I said: "I really hope there's not any shows, because I'm not particularly sorry I've missed them!" I'm not sure how that happened, but I was just so exhausted I couldn't think about going out; I think Pinkie felt the same. The weather's changing and the pollen is high, and everyone looks kind of dazed and spacey. Especially if you spent time on Factory People's roof last Thursday night when that weird cold front came in.

For the record, though, this Tuesday night is promising: Metal Hearts and A Featherweight Burden open for the utterly dull Say Hi To Your Mom at Emo's. Wednesday, naturally, we'll be at the Chain Drive to heckle support Terry -- he'll be in the dj cage with his lady pals, whooping up his last official night as the Odd Numbered Wednesday booker. The Boxing Lesson, Hua Hua Chiang, and Shoot for the Stars and Kill Them play.

Later in the week you might be forgiven if you think it's 1995 or something -- Bettie Serveert plays La Zona Rosa and KMFDM is at outside at Emo's on Thursday; Built To Spill is at Stubb's Friday and The Pet Shop Boys are at the Backyard Saturday. Naturally, we'll probably be seeing LA's own glam trash former (?) junkie hooker Mickey Avalon in Emo's lounge on Friday. But, if you're a music blog reading-type, I suppose you might be more interested to know that current buzzters and coffehouse indie superstardom contenders Oakley Hall (along with Brothers and Sisters, Li'l Cap'n Travis, and Pink Nasty) are at Emo's Friday; Saturday's a cointoss between Ladytron and CSS at Stubbs, and Emo's hostst the NYC power combo of comedians Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and Todd Barry on the outside stage and spazz-rockers Thunderbirds Are Now! (with Rescue, Prom Nite, and The Always Already) inside.

So, plenty to do this week -- meanwhile, all we care about is the opening of Marie Antoinette. The soundtrack (released last Tuesday, but good luck finding one at Waterloo -- looks like someone didn't order enough...) scored our errand-running activities around town this weekend -- with the playlist compressed to fit the two discs on one burned CD (I nipped out the bits of quiet score), it's just about the best mix ever -- the kind given with a wink and a blush from a knowing older sister. Be sure to snag our fave hidden gems from Sofia's movie playlist below.


Windsor For The Derby -- The Melody of a Fallen Tree. (From the Marie Antoinette soundtrack.) WFTD was one of Austin's most unassuming and constantly morphing bands -- until they moved away, that is. (Does anyone know if they're still based in Philly?) WFTD excel at creating pretty and sometimes bombastic post-rock loveliness. This song was originally on 2004's We Fight Til Death (aka the first record without I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness frontman Christian Goyer) -- it's 8 minutes of unbelievably gorgeous pastoral rock. Secretly Canadian's re-released two of the band's mid-90's efforts, Calm Hades Float and Minnie Greutzfeldt this year, complete with new art and bonus tracks. Highly recommended. (site)

The Radio Dep't -- Keen On Boys. (From the Marie Antoinette soundtrack) Buzzy guitars, faded vocals, atmospheric percussion. Gorgeous. (MySpace)

Feist -- Inside And Out (BeeGees cover). I found this buried in the middle of an otherwise unremarkable BeeGees tribute record from the UK titled To Love Somebody that also features Girls Aloud doing "Grease" (I'll post that if you're very, very good little readers), as well as assorted schlockmeisters like Boyzone, Michael Bouble, and Michael Bolton and other surprises -- like Swede teenpopsters M2M. I'd completely forgotten this song was on Ms. Feist's 2004 album Let It Die. (Site)

Oxfam Glamour Models -- Postmodern Star. If you like your disposable NME-fave, British Indie to be heavy in the rhythm section, than this track (the b-side to the so-retro-it's-brand-new "Kick Out The Grams"), which is kind of a dark, bitter, straight version of Rufus Wainwright's "Oh, What A World," is totally for you. (MySpace)

Boyskout -- Everybody Knew. More girl-group pop than some of the band's darker efforts, here's something to make up for all the gloom and dredgy guitars I've foisted on you today. You can stream the band's entire debut record, Another Life, behind this link. They're on tour through most of November and December, though Austin doesn't seem to be on their route (though Dallas is...). (MySpace)

Lo-Fi-Fnk -- Wake Up (Ola Salo and Jens Anderson Remix). Because this entry wouldn't be complete without a nod to yet another one of the latest Swedish sensations in the music blog universe. This remix transmogrfies "Wake Up" into something you'd swear was a lost synthpop gem, circa 1986 or so. (MySpace)

BONUS: KMFDM -- Dogma. I only have this track because gloomcookie poet and sultry spoken-wordstress Nicole Blackman (see also: her work with The Golden Palominos) is on it. No, really!!! (info)

ETA: Via my mom, the NYT Style section weighs in on black nail polish, which I guess means it's all over now. THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG! It isn't a horrible thing, though, because it's all chipping off. (Heh.) But then again, if anyone wants to send me a bottle of the coveted Chanel Black Satin, or Remedy's Revamped, I wouldn't turn it down.


Blogger Paul said...

Lo-Fi-Fnk are blog sensations now? YAY!!!

Monday, October 16, 2006 7:14:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Well, it seems like everyone else mentioned them at least once in the past two weeks, so. But maybe I'm just over-inflating their importance, and I'll be consigned to music blogger hell! (;

Monday, October 16, 2006 7:34:00 PM  
Blogger carolyn rhea drapes aka chacal said...

hey! why does the nytimes link lead me to a page? talk about a composition teacher with a big red pen! (

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

oooh. love that feist cover.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:40:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Chacal: Er, oops. Extra http://!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Windsor for the Derby is absolutely gorgeous! I've always loved Radio Dept's fuzzy dreamy sound. Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got the early slot (8-9pm) in the cage, so heckling will be have to be early. Make sure to ask me to play that "Let's Get Soaking" wet song. The last time some one did that, I played the six minute version of Nina Simone's "Don't Smoke in Bed" where it basically sounds like she falls into a k hole and dies on her piano. Like God, I answer all requests, but sometimes with a punishing reply. Can't wait to see you guys twice this week, because you know I'm going to be trying to find out if Mickey Avalon is really a "former" rent boy. (I've been saving $2 scratch-off winners)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:26:00 PM  

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