Saturday, January 26, 2008

Anywhere I lay my head


I came across this report today, which excited me:
"Scarlett Johansson will release her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," on May 20. The 23-year-old Nanny Diaries star spent five weeks recording 10 covers of Tom Waits songs and one original track in Louisiana last spring. She has displayed her vocal talents previously, singing The Pretenders's "Brass in Pocket" in Lost In Translation and performing on stage with Jesus and Mary Chain last April at the Coachella Music Festival. Johansson collaborated on the album with producer David Sitek, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zimmer, and Celebration organist/guitarist Sean Atanaitis. "
Being that I'm a serious fan of both Scarlett J. and Tom Waits, the idea of this upcoming release is very intruiging to me. In fact, before my tired head hit the satin pillowcase last night, I watched Lost In Translation for the millionth time. It's one of my favourite movies ever. Mission accomplished too, because I had sweet dreams of travel in Japan instead of anxiety ridden dreams about work. Nevermind the fact that I am at the office right this minute.
Tonight, I am taking a break from the grind and letting loose. Dinner with Kristina and then off to Danielle & Chad's engagement party on Granville Street.


J said...

I think she's great although I did love her more when she was more underground. I'm a typical elitist indie kid in that way! But I love Lost in Translation as well. It makes me have dirty dreams about Bill Murray...

sara said...

I can't wait to hear her album. I love her in films, but I've never heard her sing.

x sara o

PatZ said...

you missed some pretty rad air guitaring. and several failed conga lines. sometimes both at the same time hahaha.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

aww...I saw your facebook pics! I made the mistake of getting there too late, after waiting an hour in line, only to feel no closer to the door- we were too cold and tired to wait anymore and had to pull the plug. I was so disappointed to miss out! (I'm always missing out lately!)Glad you guys had fun though!!