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St. Vincent + Arrested Development = Love

svmm.jpgSo, there’s this band called St. Vincent. Well, it’s not really a band because it’s just this one lady named Annie Clark.

The Web site Pitchforkmedia.com (the oft-polarizing tastemaker) recently did an interview with her for their recurring Guest List feature. Guest List features musicians discussing their various favorites (movies, books, record stores). Anyway, for her response to the favorite TV show question, she was effusive with praise for Arrested Development and even confessed that she named her album, “Marry Me,” after it (think of Maeby exclaiming it to her fellow studio execs).

Take a look at a snippet:

St. Vincent: Whenever I think of the album I say to myself “Marry me!” [laughs] you know? It’s in my brain. And I would get so confused doing interviews and stuff when nobody would get the joke, like they thought I was seriously saying, “marry me.” They thought it was so sincere.

Pitchfork: They thought you were just single and looking?

St. Vincent: Yeah, I mean that’s totally desperate [laughs]. Totally desperate.

I totally like her at least 200% more now. Read the rest of the interview here.

1 comment August 31st, 2007

A Funny Show You’re Probably Not Watching

Normally when I hear the words “basic cable half-hour sitcom,” I picture cheap sets, possibly improvised dialogue, and uncomfortably weird characters. I also picture myself changing the channel because that shit can be painful.

Well, take away the improvised dialogue and me changing the channel, and add in a whole lot of genuine laughs, and you’ve got The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman on IFC. You guys, this show is funny!

It stars Laura Kightlinger, who has seriously amazing timing, along with at least two faces you might recognize: The oldest daughter from The Nanny, now playing a slutty grown-up! The chick who knew she was going to die in the 7th season of Buffy (this one absolutely killed me until I figured it out — she’s got a very distinctive voice)! Etc, etc!

Laura is Jackie, a booze-loving, irresponsible writer in LA. The oldest daughter (whose name, I’m now remembering, was Maggie) from The Nanny is Tara, her slutty friend. I really don’t think there’s anything else you need to know. TiFaux it. Expect laughter. Thank me later.

2 comments August 31st, 2007

The More You Know: Larry Craig edition.

Oh, Larry. You’re such a goof.

August 31st, 2007

Friends of the Faux: Vance

TiFaux isn’t just a Web site, you know. It’s a tightly knit community.

And by “tightly knit,” I mean “I’ve never met most of these people.”

As such, I decided to break down the blogger/commenter barrier and pick the brains of some of our regular fixtures. First up is “Vance,” from Toronto. Vance’s interests include TV, Harry Potter, sushi and other dudes. He’s also Canadian, and you know how much I like Canadians (well I do — they’re typically very nice).

Next installment: John Walker (the British dude)

Vitals

Name: Vance (Not my real name. I’d have to kill you if I gave it to you. Unless we became BFF. THEN maybe I will let you know. Wanna be BFF?)
Location: Toronto
Web Site: http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com
What’s your story?: I’m you but Asian and Canadian.
What do you do during the day?: I work for a TV show some bloggers currently comment on, hence why I remain anonymous in case I disparage someone I work with/end up working with.
How do you know about TiFaux?: Through other blogs
Why are you so interesting?: I’m you but Asian and Canadian!

Favorites

Movie: The Sound of Music, Pretty Woman, All About My Mother, Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm, Moulin Rouge!, Goodbye Lenin!, United 93, The Incredibles, Secrets and Lies, … I could go on…
Music: currently? changes weekly but this week, James Blunt, OneRepublic, Quietdrive, Michael Buble, Spring Awakening, Keane…
Book: the Harry Potter books, anything by Dan Savage… thats about all I read…
Food: Sushi, Chocolate (not together)
Web Site (besides TiFaux — don’t be a kissass): ew.com, playbill.com, towleroad, modernfabulousity, duckydoestv, mikeylikestv, daemonstv, glowybox.

Television

The best show currently on television is: Friday Night Lights
But my all-time favorite is: uh… either The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Friends or Everwood
I’m pained to admit it, but the show I secretly love is: Reba
Whose shit are you sick of?: the network execs at The CW
Most cherished childhood television memory: The Cosby Show episode where Theo enters the “Real World” within the Huxtable residence
Which TV character/personality would you most like to have a tryst with?: Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
Kill, boff, marry — Jack Shepherd (Lost), Peter Petrelli (Heroes), Michael Bluth (Arrested Development): Kill Peter, Boff Jack, Marry Michael
Kill, boff, marry — Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother): Kill Starbuck, Boff Heidi, Marry Alyson

4 comments August 30th, 2007

Get a quick fix of some *new* content from The Office

Holy, holy crap! Lookit!

Here’s a three-minute teaser for the next season of The Office where the characters respond to what they did over their summer vacations!

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4 comments August 30th, 2007

The More You Know: Dalmation edition

Another one of those dogs that’s cute until you think about how inbred they are.

August 30th, 2007

Dancing with Quasi-Stars

Hot off the presses!

ABC announced the new cast of Dancing with the Stars this morning. If you’ve been particularly Internet-y lately, you may have found that TMZ leaked the list a few days ago. However, that list wasn’t all correct.

Here are the real celebrities in their last throes. Pick all the right ones and you get a prize! (no you don’t)

The Osmond: Marie Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Donny Osmond.

The Cheesy Singer: Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, Toni Braxton.

The Zillionaire: Ivanka Trump, Nikki Hilton, Mark Cuban.

The Former TV Star: Jane Seymour, Kevin Sorbo, Tracy Gold.

The Soap Actor: James Hyde, Cameron Mathison, Robin Christopher.

Former (current?) Spice Girl: Baby Spice, Scary Spice, Ginger Spice.

90210 Alum: Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green, Jennie Garth.

The Boxer: Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather, Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield.

The Male Model You’ve Never Heard Of: Chace Crawford, Steven Strait, Albert Reed.

The Supermodel: Josie Maran, Gisele Bundchen, Christie Brinkley.

The Greek: Maria Menounos, Arianna Huffington, Helio Castroneves.

The Kiddie Star: Raven Symone, Hannah Montana, Sabrina Bryan.

Find the answers after the jump…

Click to continue reading “Dancing with Quasi-Stars”

3 comments August 29th, 2007

The More You Know: Postage edition

Stamps are 41 cents…. right?

August 29th, 2007

The Funk: Feist

Truth be told, I’m not the world’s hugest Feist fan.

I love Mushaboom off “Let It Die,” but I kind of thought the rest of the album was a bit of a snooze. However, the new album, “The Reminder,” is a bit more engaging and enjoyable from what I’ve heard.

But what you guys really need to see is the video for “1 2 3 4.” I mean, seriously.

I’ve never been the kind of queen who gets all worked up over musicals and costumes and choreography. I like my movies to be movies and my music to be music. But this is a super-fun video to watch and the song is cheery and upbeat.

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And if that wasn’t enough, take a look at this performance from Letterman. Via Stereogum, Feist assembled a huge chorus of indie rock superstar including Jason and Kori from Mates of State as well as members of Grizzly Bear, The National and The New Pornographers to help her out. They’re all clad in white like little indie angels.

Or cult members.

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2 comments August 28th, 2007

The More You Know: Hello Kitty edition

Oh my God, I’m turning into Hello Kitty.

4 comments August 28th, 2007

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