Yes! At least thats what writer and director Gus Van Sant says in his Paranoid Park, his adaptation of Blake Nelson’s novel.
This movie is the next in a series of movies that Gus Van Sant has made since he supposedly “broke out of Hollywood.” It follows the story of Alex, a teenager (more like tween); who is supposedly disconnected, like you know most teens are nowadays, and I guess for that reason can’t seem to formulate a sentence that includes more than a subject and a verb.
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If you’ve switched on the news recently, or at least opened up to the first couple of pages in the Strib you’ve noticed that there is always a lot of stuff happening around the world. But if you know anything about the media you can bet your fine gluteus maximus that once a story reaches you it has already been censored once through the reporter, censored through the producers, censored once again by the corporate legal department, and then cropped to fit the time limit in the tv program. This is where Live Leak comes in. Think of it as [...]
Then your answer is Kinky. I mean Kinky music….err the band Kinky. I first heard these guys while playing SSX 3 back in the good old days. Back when video games cost $49.99 instead of $59.99 and people still had ambitions for this person and this person. But all things aside, at this point you should be asking yourself: “What is Kinky?”, “Why do I care?”, “Why does he always have to force his opinions on us?” Well ignoring the latter two questions I will answer the first one. Kinky, or “Kinky” in Spanish, is a Mexican group straight-outta Monterrey, [...]
…there is the Mexican Institute of Sound (yeah the name is in English). It comes at you straight out of the land of people with funny hats and moustaches. Actually, in “Chilango-landia” there really arent that many people with moustaches. Blame it on the PRD‘istas man. Anyways, I’m getting off track here. M.I.S. is a “Cumbia/Electronica” set composed solely of Camilo Lara and his sampler/mixer. In recent years Mexican electronica has gained a lot of momentum with the surfacing of groups like Kinky, and the NorTec Collective (who will be performing at the Walker on the Saturday, December 8). M.I.S. [...]
So you’re feeling kinda lame. You just realized that your supposed A to Z music selection is really just Ashanti to XZibit. What happened to originality? Well 50 Cent killed it. Yeah that’s right, I said it what are you going to do about it? Well look no further, well actually look south. Whether its Cumbias, Punketon, Regaton, or you just have no idea what the hell I just said, Mexican Hip/Hop and Rap is alive and well. Better known acts such as Molotov have pierced the American market, while other (and very lame) chicano groups like Daddy Yankee have [...]