Music and Movies

Remembering J.J. Cale

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by mztupelo

J.J. Cale December 5th 1938 - July 26 2013 Blues and rock music lost a legend this week, when J.J. Cale died of a heart attack in San Diego. Mr. Cale was best known was for writing such classics as After Midnight and Cocaine, which became hits when Eric Clapton recorded them. J. J. Cale's career began in Oklahoma playing rock and roll venues in . . . more »

Fantastic Flying Books!

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by dia4reading

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Children's book author and illustrator William Joyce has created a real gem that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age that has a love of books. I first saw the animated short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at San Jose's Cinequest 2011, and was ecstatic to see the book arrive in the . . . more »

Conjuring Up Horror

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film The Conjuring "Are you going in there alone?" asked the ticket taker at the movie theater where I was going to see The Conjuring . "No, I'm meeting friends," I explained. "Good, because no one should see that alone." Director James Wan's movie The Conjuring is not quite THAT scary, but it is an elegant and genuinely creepy movie with a terrific cast lead by Vera Farmiga. . . . more »

The Music of Outside Lands

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

High Violet In honor of the 6th annual Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park being held from August 9 - 11, 2013, have a listen to my favorite albums from some of the artists featured at this year's event! For festival information and the full lineup, check out this link: Enjoy and happy listening! - Anne Boxer Everything All the Time Ram The Downward . . . more »

Animation for Grown-ups

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by fillups

Still from Sita Sings the Blues Question: What movie mixes an ancient epic story, a modern romantic break up, shadow puppets and the divine crooning of flapper Annette Hanshaw? Answer: Director Nina Paley's mindbending, captivating, hilarious Sita Sings the Blues The center of this movie is the ancient story of Sita from the Ramayana. Sita, the wife of the divine Rama, is abducted by evil forces and undergoes many trials. The . . . more »

New Music for July @ SCCLD

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by fillups

Native Here is just some of the great new music available to request at your local SCCLD library! Check out the complete list of new music! Interested in more Teen stuff??? Check out the SCCLD Teen Page. --Don Native Better Watching Movies with the Sound off Last of the Great Pretenders Magna Carta Holy Grail . . . more »

Vive la France! Happy Bastille Day!

Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2013 by coffeecritic

eiffel tower fireworks I just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and now I'm reading Paris : a Love Story by Kati Marton. If I have Paris on the brain, it must be Bastille Day! In honor of July 14, let's celebrate all things French! Ooh-la-la! - - Debra Food! The Little Paris Kitchen Kings of Pastry My Life in France Pastry Paris Paris, My Sweet . . . more »

Vintage Zombies Are a Thriller for Any Chicken

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 by LaurenJoan

zombie dancin chicks Alice and Joanie B. are a couple of Youtube crazy chicks. They looovve to dance and croon along with the old tyme zombie music videos -- ahhhh the golden 80's and pioneer MTV days... Joanie B: Wrawwwk! Those good ol' vintage zombie dance tunes and videos--now that's where the action in the day... before World War Z... Alice: Braawwk! Billy Idol is my idol. . . . more »

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at SCCLD

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by fillups

Scene from World War Z With the film adaptation of World War Z roaring into theaters over the past few weeks, I got to thinking about how I would survive a zombie apocalypse. I decided I wasn't quite as prepared as I ought to be so I started looking around the library for some help in zombie apocalypse survival. Besides World War Z itself, these are great books, videos and . . . more »

Music to chill out to on a hot summer night.

Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

In between Dreams The first heat wave of the summer has broken, but we're still in for some hot weather in the coming months. At the end of a hot, hot day most of us try to cool down however we can but have you ever thought about adding a soundtrack to your dinner, after-dinner drinks, dessert or hang-out on the porch or patio? Take a listen to . . . more »