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The Man and the Music with Murray #Rocktober

Happy 1st of October!

This is one of my most favorite times of year. It really is, I love the Fall and I love Halloween. Two of my kids were born in October (making May my other favorite time of year for my Finn) and of course my brother’s birthday is also in October. It’s a good month!

billmurrayAdding to the fun this October is the start of ROCK THE KASBAH’s #ROCKTOBER by getting to know legendary rock manager Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) in this brand new behind-the-scenes look – “The Man and the Music.” Hear what some of your favorite rock musicians had to say about Richie, his legacy, and his famous antics throughout the years.

SYNOPSIS 

A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s  version of “American Idol.”  Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2015

CAST: Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed, and Bruce Willis

DIRECTOR: Barry Levinson

WRITER: Mitch Glazer

‘Order, She Wrote’ debuted on HelloGiggles.com; founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, pianist and actress Fay Wolf can add writer and producer to her resume as she collaborates with Boston University alum, writers Jason Allen (TheInfothority.com, The Ellen Degeneres Show), and Liz Feldman (The Ellen Degeneres Show, 2 Broke Girl$) and actress Emily Deschanel (Bones) to debut her first short titled “Order, She Wrote.” The semi-autobiographical clip depicts Fay’s other calling, as a professional organizer whose clientele includes many Hollywood celebrities.

The short debuted Monday, September 19th on HelloGiggles.com, founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and writer/Internet Sensation Molly McAleer, it is the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females.

Fay Wolf is one of my favorite people in the world. She is incredibly talented, which is just unfair to the rest of us. She acts, she sings, she writes, she organizes!” says Emily Deschanel. “There is something refreshing about working with people you’ve known for a long time, and Fay, Liz and Jason, and I go all the way back to college. It was so much fun to work together on ‘Order, She Wrote.'”

Currently, Fay is readying her full-length debut CD titled Spiders. Produced by Billy Mohler (Macy Gray, Lenka, War Tapes) and Joshua Ostrander (Eastern Conference Champions, Kav, Voxhaul Broadcast), it will be available November 8, 2011 independently.

Fay will celebrate Spiders in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café on Thursday, November 3 and at the Living Room in New York City on Thursday, November 17th.

Listen:

Fay Wolf – “Easy” (mp3)

Enjoy!

Indie music will reincarnate the “Bored to Death”

For the fans of pretty much any sarcastic television comedy, you’ll want to tune in for HBO’s original series, “Bored to Death.” Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman and even the hilarious Zach Galifianakis from “The Hangover” are the stars in this new series. I cannot even imagine how much my sides will be aching while watching this show.

In addition, the soundtrack to this series is nothing short of phenomenal!

Featuring some of the best artists in indie music — TV on the Radio, Freelance Whales, Lykke Li, Andrew Bird, M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel to name a few — and interspersed with comedic dialogue from the show, the Bored To Death soundtrack perfectly encapsulates the mood of the acclaimed HBO original series, yet stands alone as a great compilation. Whether you are an avid watcher or unfamiliar with the noirish offbeat comedy about a struggling writer moonlighting as a private eye, the album due September 21 on WaterTower Music, serves as both an excellent introduction to the sounds of the show or a replay of favorite moments from the first season.

Coconut Records, the musical solo project of the show’s star Jason Schwartzman, kicks off the album with the series’ theme song, a loungey number that sets the tone with its swinging beat, tinkling piano and blast of horns (previously digital only, this is the first time the track is available on CD). From there the album ebbs and flows over 15 songs: the happy-go-lucky indie pop of Freelance Whales (“Kilojoules”), the sun-drenched harmonies of The Explorers Club (“Forever”), the bluesy shuffle of Dan Auerbach (“The Prowl”), the lo-fi minimalism of Young Marble Giants (“Salad Days”), the electro-disco of Arling & Cameron (“Dirty Robot”) to the orchestral pop of Lykke Li (“Little Bit”) and the soulful post-punk of TV on the Radio (“Halfway Home”).

Following nearly every track, snippets of dialogue from the show between the aforementioned lead, Schwartzman (“The Darjeeling Limited,” Rushmore”), and his co-stars Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) and Ted Danson (“Damages,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) break up the music and offers a dose of the show’s irreverent humor. Listeners are treated to memorable one-liners such as “In my heart I’m a vegan, but in my mouth I lack discipline” and “She wants me to get a colonic, something about me being in a bad mood all the time because I’m leaking toxins.” By the end, you should be all primed for the debut of season two, set to air September 28 on HBO.

BORED TO DEATH TRACKLIST
Coconut Records – “Bored to Death”
Tobias Froberg – “When the Night Turns to Cold”
Freelance Whales – “Kilojoules”
M. Ward featuring Zooey Deschanel – “Rave On”
The Explorers Club – “Forever”
The Real Tuesday Weld – “I’ll See You In My Dreams”
Andrew Bird – “Lull”
Lykke Li – “Little Bit”
Dan Auerbach – “The Prowl”
Sean Hayes – “Fucked Me Right Up”
Dawn Landes – “Romeo”
Kaiser Cartel – “Inside Out”
Young Marble Giants – “Salad Days”
Arling & Cameron – “Dirty Robot”
TV On The Radio – “Halfway Home”