Pozitive Orchestra: They Do Appreciate You Being Round

Pozitive Orchestra

When The Neil makes a comment like “There aren’t enough Russian tango bands covering classic Bowie,” he definitely has my attention. Because let’s see, the last time I ran into somebody covering classic Bowie, it was Seu Jorge. And we all know how cool that was. It was better than the movie that featured it, that’s for sure.

But who is The Pozitive Orchestra? A string quartet plus a guy playing a–what the hell is that? Some kind of mandolin? I could have sworn that instrument had a specific name, but all I can do is sing, so I’m musically useless for the most part. Anybody help me out on that? (The name of the instrument, not my singing.) Hear more of them here. Their official site is here. But is in Russian. So.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

By | 2017-09-24T23:07:24+00:00 January 6th, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

Weekend Recommendations: Books & CDs

Each weekend, Needcoffee.com’s staff of whackos will wrack our brains to give you interesting and new things to do over the weekend. Books, movies, whatever. We’ll throw them out, you do with them what you will. And hey…if you have something you want to recommend–whatever it is–drop us a line.

Incidentally, we’ve provided links where we can for you to buy the stuff or find out more if you’re interested, courtesy of those Amazon types.

Hey, come on, we can’t be totally selfless in this, can we?

Book of the Week: How to be Pope: What to Do and Where to Go Once You’re in the Vatican by Piers Marchant. This Chronicle Books release could easily have been penned by our very own Hieronymous I. This amusing little tome is exactly what it purports to be, with everything you need to know about the job, the staff, the responsibilities, and more. H will be with us for some time, but if you want to know what he’ll be doing when he finally takes his rightful place in Vatican City, then check this out. (Buy it)


By | 2017-09-24T23:50:56+00:00 December 25th, 2005|Recommendations|0 Comments

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) – Criterion Collection DVD Review

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou DVD cover art


Written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
Directed by Wes Anderson
Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston


  • Running audio commentary by Anderson & Baumbach
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • “Talk show footage” with Anderson & Baumbach
  • Interview with composer Mark Mothersbaugh
  • Ten video performances of Seu Jorge singing David Bowie songs in Portuguese
  • Behind the scenes docu by actor/intern Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind the scenes photo gallery and artwork
  • Trailer

Released by: Criterion/Touchstone.
Rating: R.
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Sadly, skip it.


By | 2017-09-24T23:58:09+00:00 May 31st, 2005|DVD, Reviews|2 Comments