Archive for the ‘TV/Film Guru Sandy’ Category

Congrats to LITA’s Sandy Wilson on Oscar win with “Undefeated”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

LITA's Sandy Wilson and "Undefeated" director TJ Martin.

Big congrats to our music licensing guru Sandy Wilson! A few months back Sandy heard that a documentary he music supervised earlier in the year had been short-listed for an Academy Award. A few weeks later came a nomination, and on Sunday Sandy traveled to Los Angeles to watch the film Undefeated win the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Congrats, Mr. Wilson, along with directors TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay, and the city of Memphis!

2011 SXSW Top 5 Long Distance Wrap-Up!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Here we are, Monday morning and 2011 SXSW is now behind us. I report today with a tinge of regret that I couldn’t make it to Austin this year but alas somebody had to water the plants and feed the interns. But for those of us that couldn’t make it, we thank the excessive (obsessive?) and inebriated blogging/tweeting/etc by all you crazy kids out there living the dream (and those crushing hangovers). Here’s a short list of shows/events that caught our attention across the ether.

1. Third Man Rolling Record StoreThird Man Records

First got wind of this via Pitchfork and it looked like one of the essentials to see/catch this year. Third Man does so much cool stuff and this “Pimp My Ride” style food-truck-looking-record-store surely stole the show. The little promo film about the “Rolling Record Store” reports some scary statistic that 97% of all high schoolers have never been to a record store. Crazy. I’ll say that I was in Amoeba Los Angeles on Saturday (picking up the some new Crass reissues!) and I over heard two teenage girls talking about some record and one of them said “I could probably just order this on-line but I love record stores and want to support them”. Maybe they saw Third Man’s little promo video and got inspired. I hope so.

2. Undefeated documentary screening/deal inking

Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s film Undefeated about underdog Memphis football (The Manassas Tigers) team blows minds and then some bank accounts at SXSW this year. The film was screened last Sunday night and then by the wee hours of Monday morning a six figure deal was signed with The Weinstein Company. Yowzers! LITA’s TV/Film licensing guru Sandy Wilson is the film’s music supervisor so you know soundtrack is gonna kill.

3. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them AllFader Fort and Thrasher Magazine parties

OK, I get it. OFWGKTA is blogged/hyped to death but I’d write them off sure as shit if their music wasn’t actually good. So it’s no wonder that everyone and their hip grandmother wanted to be at one or all of their shows at SXSW this year. Pitchfork was all over the Fader Fort show (which sounded cool) but the real fun looked to be had at the Thrasher Magazine show, which makes sense considering Odd Future’s skate-thug leanings.

4. OFF! – Vice Late Night party with OFWGKTA and Thee Oh Sees

Los Angeles punk “super group” OFF! took their 18 minute, 30 song set to SXSW this year and all reports confirm that there were some classic Keith Morris rants and ravings mixed in with some truly great punk rock. Shows at Emo’s and the Spin Day party sounded cool but the Vice closing party looked like it was the one to beat. OFF! and Odd Future sharing the same stage? No real reports coming in yet but maybe everyone’s still sleeping off hangovers. Tyler, The Creator and Keith Morris should co-host a talk show, btw.

OFF! SXSW (photo: Tiffany (Mink) Barratt)

5, Die Antwoord / Harmony Korine short film Umshini Wam

After signing some crazy $$$ deal with Interscope, you’d think Die Antwoord would’ve played some blow-out hyped shows at SXSW this year. But alas, keeping shit as weird as possible, they instead appeared in Umshini Wam, the short film directed by Harmony Korine in which Die Antwoord’s Yo Landi and Ninja cruise around in wheelchairs like the art thugs they are.

THE BLACK ANGELS ON FOX’S FRINGE TONIGHT!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Hopefully at least a few of you genre-loving nerd types tuned in to Fox’s Fringe last week, as it was a high-quality, well directed couple of mind-bending hours that focused on mysteries, glass-skinned men, pants-wetting elders and Pacey from Dawson’s Creek.  Seriously, we were pretty riveted.

And this week, oh this week is sure to be even more riveting.  Not only does the episode focus on a woman who can pump out babies in mere hours, but it also features The Black Angels’ “Young Men Dead” in the second hour, a classic song if we’ve ever heard one.  So seriously, tune in tonight to FOX to catch one of the better new shows this year as well as The Black Angels’ “Young Men Dead”.

Tonight, FOX, 9:00 PM.

TV TONIGHT: THE FREE DESIGN ON WEEDS SEASON FINALE!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We told you on Friday, but we’re telling your weed-addled brains again:

TONIGHT, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15th @ 10:00 PM MARY LOUISE PARKER AND THE CAST OF WEEDS WILL BID ADIEU TO THE FOURTH SEASON OF THIS ACCLAIMED SHOW …

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE FREE DESIGN.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, yeah. Supposedly this final episode is a real five-star banger in terms of plot development and pure teevee goodness.  And, seriously, The Free Design’s “Love You” in its entirety snuggled some place in this knuckle-whitening half-hour?  Can life be any better?

LIKE WEEDS? LIKE THE FREE DESIGN? TUNE IN ON MONDAY NIGHT THEN…

Friday, September 12th, 2008

So, you’re a huge fan of Showtime’s weed-dealing-in-suburbia half-hour Weeds.  You’ve tuned in each week for the last, almost, four years and you’ve already organized your friend Bob to play Quentin and your sister Hazel Elizabeth to play that bit-part cameo Zooey Deschanal had at the end of season two for your season-ending Weeds Finale party this Monday.  That’s great, we here at Light In The Attic abso-fucking-lutely applaud you.

So, when you’re not watching Showtime’s weed-dealing-in-suburbia half-hour Weeds, you can usually be found in your newly named FreeDesign-onia crib, blasting the 20 song mega-mix of Free Design tracks you spent all last weekend cobbling together.  You’re a Free Design free-k and proud of it.

Then this Monday, you loyal fan you, is going to be a big day for you, as the fourth season of Weeds comes to an end, and what song will blast across the supposedly uber-intense credits?  The Free Design’s “Love You” of course, a supposedly fitting tribute to what occurs in these final moments. You, and the rest of the Weeds-lovin’ world should be very excited.

MONO IN VCF IN STORES TODAY!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

TV/Film Guru Sandy is man of many many talents who has his thumb in many many pies. One of those delectable pies being that of Tacoma-based fivesome Mono in VCF. The group is pretty much blowing up right now, and Senor Sandy wanted us to remind you that their debut album drops, well, today!

And you can digital purchase it right HERE. Or if you just want to give them a listen, check them out on Myspace HERE.This is a strong debut that you’re going to be hearing a shit-ton about in the weeks and months to come, thus, buy it now before you’re more with-it, hip friends are whispering about you behind your back.

A few more reasons why these guys (and girl) are re-defining bad-ass right now … after the jump:

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BLACK ANGELS ON NEW ZUNE VIDEO

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Lets get the facts out of the way first:

The Black Angels, our sweet sweet Native American-drone rocking Black Angels are featured on a brand new nationally televised, in-cinemas Zune commercial/video. Yes, Zune, Microsoft’s occasionally looked down upon mp3 player that has yet to prove itself in the digital media player war. Maybe the inclusion of The Black Angels will spur the little guy on. So, congratulations Black Angels, you rule and now the a whole lot more of the world will know (ed. Big ups to Film/TV Guru Sandy for nailing this one).

You can view the wonderful little video/commercial/short animation at www.zune-arts.net . And let us tell you, going to this site is well worth it. Aside from the fantastic Black Angels piece (number one in the line-up) there are a seemingly endless number of ZUNE shorts each animated by a different person/group and paired with a great great band (we prefer the Viva Voce dog-fighting one, but we’ve barely scratched the surface). We had to stop ourselves from watching every one, ’cause lord knows how many there are.

What you need to do? Is go check them out. Start with The Black Angels and the little fighting men and their strange little masks, and dig in from there. Well, well worth your time.

What You Should Be Watching

Friday, October 19th, 2007

TV/Film Guru Sandy is making an indelible mark on the screen media culture right now, plastering the sweet sweet sounds of Light In The Attic artists all over the fucking boob tube. Week after week TV/Film Guru Sandy is just smothering the television schedule with the best and the brightest of our wee little label. It’s an impressive feat, and we’re always here to expose you, our loyal readers to the prime time television you should be tuning your dial to.

Thus, in the coming weeks, for the love of TV/Film Guru Sandy and god above, please view these television programs:

Wednesday, October 30th (a Halloween episode)
The Black Angels “Young Men Dead” on Bones on FOX

A Halloween pumpkin patch maze becomes a lot scarier when the mummified remains of a young girl are found in it. Booth and Brennan go to investigate, and are shocked to find that the victim has been dead for over a year. To make the situation even creepier, a second body is found at a Halloween amusement park funhouse, again mummified, but this time dead for approximately two years. Booth and Brennan get wind of a third missing girl and link her to the person who killed the other two girls. They must now race to find the killer before he or she strikes again this Halloween.

(ed. For those who care, this episode features a guest spot by a fellow uniquely named Rider Strong. Some of you may know him as Cory’s troublesome neighbor Shawn on the early 90s sitcom Boy Meets World. Others might recognize him as Paul from Eli Roth’s mediocre horror debut Cabin Fever. )

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