Ok so I've had this album for a few weeks. Put it on my computer at work. Finally transferred the files last week to a thumbnail drive so I can put it on my mac at home. And ohmygawdgoddamititsgood. Have you heard the new TV on the Radio? There's something about listening to new music on the old DJ headphones, bopping down the street. I would like to compare it to something else so that you'd get a sense of how good it is but...I'm really crap at that (never was a good music journalist). But maybe I shouldn't anyways. I hate that shit. Maybe its like nothing else. All I can say is that the lyrics are like short bursts of poetry, and anyone that can write an entire song about being a werewolf and make it sound like sweet sweet drama is way talented out of their league. The rhythm section keeps it all together (and you know that when rock n roll sounds like sex then it's doing its job).
Also, have seen some good movies in the past few weeks. Was going to write a big ole blog about Unknown White Male. Its a documentary (of sorts, when its done by a friend its more of a portrait) about this dude that wakes up, so to speak, on the train to Coney Island. He has no idea who he is or where he is at yet he wanders into a police station to discover he has a British accent. He has a backpack with a spanish workbook that has a woman's phone number in it - his only connection to the world. The woman doesn't know him but seems to recognize his voice, so she asks her daughter to call the hospital...and etc etc. Turns out he is a very wealthy, worldly Eurotrash former stockbroker turned photographer. And the film follows this beginning period where he's learning about the world again - the ocean, food, his family, friends. There are a few holes, a few details you wish were better explored but what is even more interesting to me is the ongoing debate about whether he is making it all up or not. I'm inclined to believe he is not, only because his pain and confusion seemed so real. Perhaps it was some sort of psychic break he had, and he'd just rather not go back to the international jet-setting arsehole he seemed to used to be. Interesting. If you see it let me know what you think. It also really gets into philosophy and psychology and a little neuroscience so its a good time.
Also, finally watched An Inconvenient Truth last night. Had it out from Netflix for over a month. Its really good, somewhat scary, and chock full of facts. I have to admit I lost the thread there for a bit (the science is all laid out) but the important thing is the message - stand up and take notice, take action, get involved with your lawmakers, and don't believe anyone who says it isn't happening. God we're stupid.
And am going to be covering Hot Fuzz for my friend's film website which I'm quite excited about because the filmmakers are also responsible for one of my top six movies of 2005 - Shaun of the Dead. Unfortunately am doing the interview the morning I go on vacation but at least I will be in good form and excitable.
Also, am still obsessed with our island trip and can't stop checking the forums.
Also, I'm obsessed with where the heck my co-blogger has gone. She is working entirely too hard but I am very proud of her. Saving lives and organizing important events and talking to people in "our nation's capital" or so we like to call it. Sounds much more historically significant or something. Rather than "that place where all the white men work that decide things without our blessing."
Also, despite the global warming, one midwestern girl isn't so upset that its 70 degrees today. That's terrible isn't it?