Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only what you take with you.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.

There's a great anecdote, about how Alec Guinness met a young boy that claimed he had seen Star Wars over a hundred times. Guinness, a smart man, realizing that Star Wars was just a fairytale, or more cruelly a tale of "secondhand, childish banalities", tried to make the child promise him to never again watch Star Wars.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2014 was a year.

Let's talk about music, and maybe some movies, yeah?

Wannabe by FEMM
Far East Mention Mannequins, or FEMM are a Japanese pop group, that seems to be a commentary on the artificial nature and sexism inherent in pop music. i do quite love that their album is entitled "Femm-Isation"

Hello Kitty by Avril Lavigne
i'm guessing Japanese pop culture was in last year? This song is odd, as it seems to be Lavigne, trying to embrace Ke$ha style party fun, and giving it a cutesy Jpop coat. It doesn't really work as it's more embarrassing to listen to than Your Love Is My Drug but it is interesting, and a total guilty pleasure.

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
This album is a far cry from the hip hop influenced Born To Die and fits more into a dream pop daze, it is however absolutely lovely and contains some of Lana's best work to date. i chose Brooklyn Baby as it's just an adorable song that often recedes in my mind. What more could one want than a lovely woman to sing while you play guitar?