I’ve been forgetting to update the “Now Watching” plugin. Scroll down to the very bottom if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about – it’s a list of movies I’ve most recently watched. This update started with “DJ Shadow: In Tune and On Time”.
For those interested, my Netflix “Nickname” is modul8r. It appears that the only way to see movies I’ve rated in Netflix is by adding me as a “Netflix Friend”. If anyone knows of a way to share my ratings with non-Netflix members, please let me know.
Speaking of DJ Shadow, Netflix, and ratings, here’s my one-and-only (to date) review on Netflix:
I found the “At A Glance” description of this DVD misleading. In Tune and On Time is mainly footage from DJ Shadow performing live in London. The songs use familiar beats and samples from his previous recordings, as well as a little bit of new material (new at the time, at least). The only informative part of the “Behind-the-scenes footage” was a short clip of DJ Shadow discussing how he prepares his records before shows. The big secret? Make sure the stickers didn’t fall off in transit. The rest was useless, i.e. video of crew members waving/smiling to the camera. Less important but nonetheless incorrect is the usage of the word “battle”. This video showed these three COLLABORATING to make live music using their samplers, fingers, elbows, and even chins. This was more entertaining than the rest of the DVD, but too short to warrant renting the DVD solely for it, as I’m sure this clip can be found on the web. The “visuals” help make the dull experience of watching a crowd and a guy on stage (Shadow) more enjoyable but the repetitiveness becomes annoying. With that being said, all-in-all, if you’re a fan of DJ Shadow, certainly check out this DVD. If you want a general idea of how he does what he does, it’s useful as well, as you can see his gear, watch him scratch, play with the sampler (sequencer?), etc. Personally, I’m only a fan of his album “Endtroducing” so I’ll just stick to listening to it.