Director Mike Mills first made his mark on the silver screen with the Academy Award-winning film Beginners, but his back catalog is also filled with a number of music videos, including those for songs by Everything But The Girl (“Temperamental”), Moby (“Run On”), Air (“All I Need”), Mansun (“Legacy”), Pulp (“Party Hard”), and Air (“Sexy Boy”). His appreciation of music also extends to the soundtracks of his films, and with 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, his latest cinematic endeavor, he’s managed to put together one of the most musically diverse compilations in recent memory.
15 years ago today, the world said farewell to an R&B legend who really knew his way around canines…or at least that’s the impression you get if you take a look back at Rufus Thomas’s credits as a songwriter and arranger.
The dog motif actually started way back in 1953, when Thomas released the Chess Records single “No More Doggin’ Around,” but he really upped the ante with his 1963 debut album, WALKING THE DOG. “The Dog”? Check. “Walking The Dog”? Check. “Can Your Monkey Do The Dog”? Check. He even followed the album with a single called “Somebody Stole My Dog.”
Everyone could use a little help around the holidays. How about we help you? From now through December 20th, follow the Official Cars Playlist on Spotify using the link below and you’ll be entered to win our "Just What I Needed" giveaway. One grand prize winner will take home a copy of The Cars' THE ELEKTRA YEARS 1978-1987 on vinyl and a copy of the limited-edition "Just What I Needed" 7" picture disc. Five lucky runner-ups will receive picture discs.