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Already a subscriber? Log in or Activate your account. It’s hard to think of a more polarizing figure in celebrity culture than Madonna. Some fans see her as a major creative force in pop music, constantly reinventing herself and pushing the envelope. Others are turned off by the self-importance and calculation she seems to emit. About the nicest thing you can say about her movie career, on the other hand, is that it’s not nearly so polarizing. From “Swept Away” to “Shanghai Surprise” to “Dick Tracy,” the general consensus is that Madonna is better off without the movies, and the movies are better off without Madonna. This week, as Madonna’s new greatest-hits album “Celebration” gets a major promotional push, her first directorial effort, “Filth and Wisdom,” also is being released on DVD in a much more low-key way. Low-key, that is, in the sense that Madonna’s name on the DVD cover is in inch-high letters, dwarfing even the title of the movie. That’s fitting, though, because without Madonna’s name on top, it’s hard to imagine that such a weak indie film would make much of a splash.
A thirtysomething Ukrainian who discovered his gypsy Roma roots through his grandmother, he has lived in New York since the early nineties, plying his unique brand of punk rock inspired by the likes of Fugazi and Bad Brains fused with an Eastern European musical tradition, to create a colourful blast of attitude. Originally creating a buzz through his legendary anything-goes DJ sets at a little Bulgarian Bar called Mehanata, he formed the band Gogol Bordello and quickly gained a devoted audience and an underground reputation that simply couldn’t be ignored.
Now with their new album Super Taranta! Produced by the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey cohort Victor Van Vugt it cements the sheer visceral punk power of their last album Gypsy Punks and adds more gypsy-tinged melody, more catchy good-time choruses, more versatility, and more potential hit singles.
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You think he stands stoically in front of his microphone like Thom Yorke? Been fantastic man. Doing multiple nights in the cities and bombing people with new material. Is that going to be an expansion of your past work or something completely new? The writing process is well in the middle of it. Do you collaborate with the rest of the band in your writing process?
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Clearly, they have a gifted and patient tour manager. Hutz himself has hopscotched from the Ukraine to New York to Brazil. Rick Rubin is known for his unconventional approach. What was it like working with him? Shortly after we met with Rick, he invited me over for me to show the new songs I had been writing. From then on that kind of hanging out became regular.
Frontman for the Gypsy-punk band tells of how a woman lured him to Rio, being a darling of Madonna, and working with some of the biggest producers in the.
In fact, after two horror flops from Ritchie, Madonna is, at this point, accused of wrecking his career by starring in [posters for Swept Away So, perhaps motivated by desire to outdo her soon-to-be ex-husband, she took a turn to filmmaking herself. Yes, after starring in shit movie after shit movie, who else could possibly be more qualified to direct. It’s like if, after [clips of It’d be like if, after Man of Steel , Warner Bros.
Todd VO : A reward for failure that could only happen to someone already as rich and famous as Madonna. And predictably, the movie opened at a few film festivals and indie theaters, got a bunch of unsurprisingly negative reviews, and quickly vanished in a puff of smoke, never to be thought about again. Todd : Unless, of course, for some reason, you have some kind of bizarre, perverse interest in the Madonna filmography.
Let’s watch. Todd VO : It is with shock and extreme displeasure that I must report to you that Madonna’s directorial debut, Filth and Wisdom , is not actually a disaster because a disaster would be interesting. This, however, is just a piece of grungy, ugly, plotless, boring indie dreck. The kind which play at a few festivals, get viewed once or twice by friends, and then rightly forgotten as the amateur backwash that it is.
Todd : There is one thing, and let me repeat that, one thing that makes any of this worth watching, and that is Todd VO
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Come see why Q Magazine calls Eugene Hutz , “a great performer of our times,” with what the New York Press is calling “a band that everyone should see live. Currently on tour in North America and fresh off the heels of Coachella , Gogol Bordello will continue the festival circuit with their “Forces of Victory Tour ” with electrifying performances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. Their Coachella performance had the Wall Street Journal raving that “Gogol Bordello mashed punk energy with Eastern European modes for a set that received the wildest reception of any show I saw” and the Los Angeles Times was left impressed by the celebration of “sensuality in both words and raucous, joyful internationalist dance rock.
Denzil Watson speaks to Eugene Hutz, the frontman with Gogol Bordello, about his group’s theatrical stage PB: You’ve got a date tour looming in December. PB: Talking of friends, are you still in touch with Madonna?
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For the past two hours, Hutz has led his band through a turbocharged set of international dance music, mashing up punk, klezmer, ska, polka, samba, salsa and reggae into the distinct sound that has made Gogol Bordello the hottest global touring act to come out of New York in the past decade. And he did it all while maintaining a plus-show-per-year touring schedule and relocating from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he moved to live with his girlfriend, Diana, a Romanian samba dancer who inspired some of his most emotional lyrics.
Rubin first discovered the group when Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello texted him from a show to exclaim that Gogol Bordello was the greatest band in the world.
Front-man and lyricist Eugene Hutz spins out scenarios that are, by turns, hilarious and heartbreaking — from the outsider experience of.
Before he started palling around with Madonna and starring in movies with Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, the handlebar-mustachioed frontman of the band Gogol Bordello, was just a simple, self-described gypsy punk; before his band started selling out megaclubs and European festivals, he had a weekly D. For several years in the early s, the Ukrainian-born, charismatic and propaganda-spouting Mr. Hutz, who moved to New York around , presided over a legendarily raucous, sweaty night of dancing at Mehanata, a dingy Bulgarian bar hidden on a second-floor space above Canal Street.
The parties drew a cosmopolitan crowd, a mix of Eastern Europeans, Latin Americans and hipsters, among them Margarita Jimeno, a Colombian-born filmmaker. Intrigued by the scene, Ms. Jimeno, 33, began recording it.
Filth And Wisdom Movie
Gogol Bordello strike the pose. It seems that for Madonna, popular culture is just one great big pick’n’mix counter. Throughout her career she’s been continuously grabbing sweeties from different shelves, chewing them up and then spitting them out again when something fresher, tastier and flashier comes along.
Filth and Wisdom is a British comedy-drama film directed by Madonna, starring Eugene Hütz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure and Richard E. Grant. It was.
It can be said that Gogol Bordello has been representing the voice of all minorities all at once, a voice that comes from a real, poetic and deep place. Friend and fan Tom Morello had suggested that Rubin check out the band, whose rollicking bonfire-like live performances have become the stuff of legend, featuring a veritable rock and roll army of musicians and dancers. I got very excited precisely about that. Songwriting was always my religion. For Rick, it is all about the soul entity of the song.
When people were talking about Gogol Bordello, they superficially mentioned just about anything — from our energy to the fashion and the fucking socks I wear — Whereas Rick was all about the songwriting. For the band, that became a rigorous but rewarding process, working in the studio with Rubin in between tour dates. To make things even more interesting, Hutz, who had made New York City his home and long been a fixture on its deejay and band scenes, decided to relocate to Rio de Janeiro.