I had a wonderful conversation with my good friend Ian Astbury about art, music, life and film earlier today before he left to London to perform with UNKLE live at “Matter” on September 19th. As a special treat Ian will be performing “When Things Explode” from “War Stories” for the first time ever… Part of what we talked about was what inspires us. So here Ian’s list inspirations at the moment:

“The Argentine” ,”Guerrilla” aka “Che” film by Steven Soderbergh and Benicio Del Toro as “Che” See the trailer bellow:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a7Al6Y6pVQ[/youtube]

Carl Lagerfeld “Confidential”  See the Trailer bellow. Now on DVD.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85XSH-C-WEQ[/youtube]

“Film Comment” Magazine September issue featuring the extensive look at “Che” on the news stands now or read the feature online here.

Oh and I’ve got a hunch that 2009 will be the year of Che…