Something Light for a Saturday Night

I saw Into The Wild today. Great flick!

Great acting and a great soundtrack. One of the stars of the movie who may go unnoticed is Kaki King. She provides some great guitar licks that fit the film perfectly.

And if you don’t know Kaki King, here’s a cool, mellow instrumental piece as an introduction:

And here’s Kaki showing off her skillz:

7 Responses to “Something Light for a Saturday Night”

  1. Dynamic says:

    I’m not big on movies, but I just watched one that I really took a liking to as well.

    The movie is “Serenity,” and I’ll admit I started watching with fairly low expectations because it’s a sci-fi flick… but despite a certain element of cheesiness which is inherent to the whole genre, and the b-level acting, I found myself completely wrapped up in the story and relating quite closely to the characters. Definitely a recommended view, from someone who only watches about 20 movies a year.


    hyperventilating, sorry. calm… calm… calm… Okay. No, Serenity is a great flick, and part of the reasoning behind that is that the head of the troupe; Joss Whedon, really is talented, not only as a writer, but also as someone who seems to know how to get the most bang for his buck on everything from acting to special effects (keep in mind he also co-wrote Twister and I think he got an Oscar for his role in writing Toy Story).

    The other reason why Serenity came off so well is because it was a continuation of the show Firefly, which was canceled half way through the first season. You can get what was made on DVD, and I recommend that you do seeing as the show is as good as the movie if not better.

    Okay, sorry, I normally don’t do this, but someone had to plug a Whedon creation which results in an automatic “ZOMG!!!11!!” from me.

    you may all now carry on with your normal lives.

  3. Macswain says:

    I too am hesitant about sci-fi flicks. Don’t like Star Wars or Star Trek.

    I watched “Serenity” about a year ago on DVD and, like you, found it a bit b-movieish and cheesy, BUT really enjoyed it.

  4. As for Kaki, yeah that was some great stuff. People that can play like that always make me jealous, that topside of the neck, slammin’ your own beats… I mean, the touch and tap stuff is doable, but this crap is ridiculous. Really good stuff. There’s another video of a dude playing that style on Youtube, I’m going to have to find that some Stanley Jordan. Wonder if I can’t get his cover of the one song you’re not supposed to play.

    Thanks Mac

  5. Sorry Mac, did I get a little scary there?

  6. Dynamic says:

    ::lol:: Glad to see I’m not alone in liking Serenity, I forced everyone at my house to watch it last night (my second time in as many weeks) and they all loved it too. Now that I know who’s behind it, I’ll keep my eyes open for more of his work, absolutely wicked.

    Since we’re plugging sci-fi, I definitely encourage you to check out one of the top sci-fi writers of our era, who never gets the credit he deserves for it: Peter F. Hamilton, out of England.

    I don’t know how to do that linky thing where you make the words the actual link. I am not an expert blog guy. ::lol::

  7. I’ll make a point to check him out when I get a chance, D.

    Actually, and you’re going to scoff, but Joss Whedon also created and wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The Firefly show is the best of the three, in my opinion, but I own all seven seasons of Buffy and all five of Angel as well. All I can say in that arena is please don’t judge Buffy based on the movie. The original movie starring Christie Swanson and PeeWee Herman of all people, was originally created by Whedon, but the studio execs started stripping creative control away from him and he walked off the set.

    The Buffy series was actually pitched to him by Fox who needed to fill a season as a show was cancelled mid way through, and he took the opportunity to make the show more of a retelling as opposed to a recreation of the movie and good lord can I be a bigger geek?

    Finally don’t get down on yourself for not being able to hyperlink; I can’t either. Most blogging services have push button hyperlinking that makes it easier for tech morons such as me. Ask me to write out the html myself, and I’m lost. I know how to do it, but I keep forgetting… it’s a mess.

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