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May 26, 2012

Songs For An Imaginary Wes Anderson Movie

NPR recently did a feature on how the "Moonrise Kingdom" director develops his amazing, moody soundtracks. The "Wes Anderson sound" is impossible to nail down to one era or genre alone, although a healthy dose of forgotten or under-appreciated '60s-'70s rockers is a requirement... Mostly, though, all of his soundtracks share a certain, specific je ne sais quoi that I wanted to try to recreate for my fantasy soundtrack.

Stuff I Learned From Video Games

Artist Chris Gerringer -- aka paperbeatsscissors -- specializes in the adorable side of nerd culture (you might remember his awesome "I know that feel" series). His latest is an ode to all the life lessons that our old NES and Genesis games taught us...

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