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Soundtrack for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s “Jack Goes Boating”

Soundtrack for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s “Jack Goes Boating” (photo)

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Mel Torme aside, the soundtrack for “Jack Goes Boating” is heavy with highly revered indie rock acts like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes and Cat Power. Some incredible 70’s soul and 60’s Reggae round out Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut and it looks like this might be the soundtrack to beat this Fall. And who doesn’t like a little Mel Torme anyway?

The film follows a limo driver named Jack, played by Hoffman, whose love for reggae inspired him to sort of grow dreadlocks. He dreams of working for the MTA while hanging out with fellow driver Clyde and his wife Lucy. When the couple set Jack up with Connie, Jack decides takes swimming lessons from Clyde so he can “give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of.”

Character driven relationship dramady ensues. Listen to some of the tracks I found most compelling, including the strangely beautiful “Dearly Departed” by the gypsy punk band, DeVotchKa.

“Didn’t I” – Darondo

“Eat Yourself” – Goldfrapp

“Dearly Departed” – DeVotchKa

Full track list:

01. “Oliver James” – Fleet Foxes
02. “All We Ask” – Grizzly Bear
03. “Rivers Of Babylon” – The Melodians
04. “Snow” – Evan Lurie
05. “Where Is My Love” – Cat Power
06. “Eat Yourself” – Goldfrapp
07. “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
08. “Didn’t I” – Darondo
09. “Dearly Departed” – DeVotchKa
10. “Hello, Young Lovers” – Mel Torme
11. “Overcome Me” – Evan Lurie
12. “Blue Moon” – Dave’s True Story
13. “Peace Piece” – Bill Evans

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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