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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Lagunitas Chicago: Where The Wild Things Are (Going)

Spotted this killer mural on the side of a cafe near where Lagunitas is building their Chicago brewery.

Just another reason I love my motherland, great street art. Oh, and things like mini-golf in a funeral home.

Beer Maiden Mural: Hanna Aitchison Wall Piece for Lagunitas Chicago Beer “Zephyr”
Dawned on Chicago: Jeff Tweedy does WGN Weather
KYEO: Breadface & Blues Wheatpastes in Chicago’s Roscoe Village
WTF: Hockey Ref Magically Materializes at Blackhawks Game
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home
Hang: Glass Ledge on Sears Tower Makes Me Wanna Pee, Spit


MP3: Friday Five 10.16.09

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Couple great soundtracks hitting the market you should definitely pick up. Plus, a couple bands you may not have heard enough of. Yet.

Sea Wolf “The Violet Hour” from The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST

Bon Iver x St. Vincent “Roslyn” from The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “Know Better Learn Faster”
from Know Better Learn Faster

Karen O and the Kids “Hidaway” from Where The Wild Things Are OST

ArpLine “Rope” from Test

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Trailer: Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are

This trailer did two things for me: 1) Got me giddy-as-a-schoolgirl to see the flick, 2) Reminded me what a fanfreakingtastic album Funeral is. I never forgot, but it has slipped in my rotation for sure.

Watch the trailer in HD at Apple. Peep the poster at The Movie Blog.