March 28th, 2008

A Pocket Full of Murder

An awesome movie is an awesome movie, no matter how G-rated

I've just come back from Horton Hears a Who.

What a BRILLIANT film. I absolutely loved it. And spent half of it laughing out loud, which I rarely do even with films that amuse me. The anime parody alone was worth the ticket, and that's not even halfway into the film.

Also, to my gratified surprise, movie critic Gina Carbone was right about the resemblance to the Intelligent Design debate. From now on I shall always think of Richard Dawkins as a purple kangaroo, and my life will be considerably enriched.

* Yes, I am fully aware that this was not Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss's intent when writing the book, any more than it was his intent to support the pro-life movement. Nevertheless, the parallels are irresistibly there.
Aztec Camera - Knife

Teen Music Video Meme

Gacked from carbonelle:

What music did you listen to when you were a teen? Search YouTube for the album that you played the most in your green youth, and post the results...

You're all tired of hearing me burble about my love for Talk Talk and David Sylvian by now, I'm sure. Time for some Aztec Camera!

Love that pink eyeshadow and those red parachute pants... and now you know where the icon I've used on this post really comes from. But did you know that the album on which this fabulous song and cover art appears is called Knife? S'true.

Also, speaking of musicians who influenced my writing, you all need to go watch this video, because "Waning Moon" is a wonderful song and Peter Himmelman is the one who introduced me to the concept of synesthesia, and YouTube has disabled embedding by request, humph.