MACHETE, Mainstream Comics, and LOCAL HERO: It’s a Link Post

The Machete trailer arrived in time for Cinco de Mayo, and it’s accidentally the most relevant movie of the year:

The oral history of Galaxie 500 up at Pitchfork is pretty revealing stuff. (Was Dean Wareham supposed to sound like an amateur on the first record? Cause he always sounded to me–an actual talentless guitar player–like he knew exactly what he was doing.) BONUS: Ten Albums That Inspired Galaxie 500, from Aquarium Drunkard back in March.

In comics: At Robot 6, Graeme McMillan asks, is there such a thing as a mainstream comic? And at Comics Alliance, Chris Sims–normally one for tomfoolery–tackles the dubious racial politics of DC Comics’ recent backwards moves. (Meanwhile, he admits it’s not comics, but Tom Spurgeon links to a documentary on the making of Local Hero at the Comics Reporter.)

io9 rediscovers David Lynch‘s post-Twin Peaks cash-in: Japanese ads for Georgia Coffee, starring Kyle MacLachlan:

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