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OMG you guys! You'll never guess what I just heard. They are making a movie out of the book, "Where the Wild Things Are." Isn't that like the coolest thing you've ever heard (...incessantly...for the last 6 months)? Jokes aside, I am very excited to see this film. It's honestly like any hipster/indie kid's wet dream....Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, Karen O, Arcade Fire for the trailer and a book from our youth. Um, score.
In honor of the film, my favorite "mixed tape" maker, Bobby Sullivan of Kitsune Noir, has put together a mixcast of songs that fit the spirit of WTWTA. It opens with Arcade Fire which delights me to no end. I've had a certain affinity for that band ever since I had the pleasure of seeing them perform as a still undiscovered gem at The Casbah, a 200-person venue in San Diego. Their set blew me away as the soul-pumping percussion swept over the crowd and Régine's emotional vocals seduced us all. Scout Niblett opened the show and this tiny wig-wearing woman killed it as she moved from quiet vocals to riotous drumming. Good times.
But seriously, how many of you are planning to see WTWTA this weekend? It's playing at an IMAX theatre in SF! Can't wait! I love that they used very little CGI for the wild things. Now, that's CGI done right...as opposed to 2012. Have you seen that trailer? Awful.