Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Our thoughts on 2001: A Space Odyssey

What?  A movie review by Pinto and the Bean?  That movie is over 40 years old and you're musicians, not film snobs!  We know, but we just saw it for the first time this past know how you're sometimes just browsing through Netflix and randomly choose something - well, we put this on, and it really blew us away.  Ivan is quite certain that the Star Wars creators took the majority of their ideas from this, and he is quite the Star Wars fanatic.  Then we got to talking about how Stanley Kubrick was a visionary from another dimension in time.  He was probably an extra terrestrial who came to earth to share his out-of-this-world unique style with the rest of us, which is way cool!

we'd like to sit on one of these
Something swell about '2001: A Space Odyssey' is the minimal use of dialogue in the movie.  It's mostly classical music playing over elegantly painted scenes in outer space.  But really, the movie doesn't need dialogue to work.  We were too mesmerized with Stanley Kubrick's depiction of outer space.  It's amazing to see that quite a few of the technological advances the movie shows us are ones we live with today (like video chatting).  Still, some others haven't been realized yet. 

In any case, we just thought we'd share our two cents on the movie.  And on the music side of things, we're releasing a new music video soooooon!  And we've got more shows lined up - we'll keep you posted with all that jazz.

Paul and Ivan
Pinto and the Bean

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pinto and the Bean at Double Door Thursday, March 24th

We are very excited to announce that we've been invited back to perform at Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL) this Thursday night, March 24th. We'll be the opening act, so be sure to get there early! We should be taking the stage by 8:30pm.  Check out the facebook event here.

What else is so cool about this evening? All the bands performing with us this Thursday night are super awesome and we are delighted to be sharing the stage with such great artists. Almost all of them are touring from out of town, so please come support these acts as well as your fellow Pinto Beans. The info and links on the band lineup is below. Check out their music.  Come out and have some fun!

Pinto and the Bean


(from Chicago, IL - as you may already know)

(from Calgary, Canada) 

(from Brooklyn, New York)

(from Louisville, Kentucky)

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