Music: The Owls
DJ: Leah Nelson
The perfect sound track for modern living–deceptively lush vocals and supple arrangements with lyrics that remind us we all balance on life’s razor-sharp edges. Having been compared to the shoe-gazey Slowdive and heartbreaker Cat Power, this Minneapolis quartet takes it one step further, injecting a feather-light shot of sweetness into their melancholic pop. Allison LaBonne, Maria May, and the Hang Ups’ Brian Tighe (vocals, guitar, bass, keys) and John Jerry (drums).
Movie: Love with the Proper Stranger
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Remarkably racy for the era, this film featured a topic unfamiliar in major Hollywood films at the time: Angie (Natalie Wood), a Macy’s salesperson, becomes pregnant after a one-night fling with shifty musician Rocky (McQueen) and decides to schedule an abortion. Through family interventions and cleared-up misunderstandings, the two start to develop deep feelings for one another. With Edie Adams, Tom Bosley, and Vic Tayback. 1963, U.S., BW, 16mm, 102 minutes