Monday, June 16, 2008

'CONTROL' now on it..

Ian Curtis
...then listen to joy division

A British film about the life and death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, starring a first-time actor sam riley...directed by anton corbijn...the screenplay is based on the book 'touching from a distance' by deborah curtis who also co-produced.standout performance by riley as the tortured curtis. samantha morton gives her usual stellar performance. all live joy division songs are performed by the actors. 'love will tear us apart' and 'atmosphere' are featured by joy division. the credits roll with a cover of 'shadowplay' by the killers.just a superb biopic....filmed in black and white with shades of gray...we see curtis's melancholic tortured soul.... he stands a man alone.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Coldplay's fourth studio album has been released. Have been eagerly anticipating esp since it is largely produced by the genius Brian Eno. I love this album and like all their music it once again speaks to me at this moment in my life. For me they never fail to deliver... have seen them live and they don't disappoint...hating on Colplay is a sort of sport for my one son said 'they're good, its just so easy to make fun of them'..which opened up our usual spirited and engaged sharing of thoughts....The track

'Death and All His Friends'

No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end
I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge
I don't wanna follow Death and all his friends

No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end
I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge
I don't wanna follow Death and all of his friends

This is a great way to end the album (hidden track notwithstanding) I think it's the strongest cut..the chant is only repeated twice at the end...would have loved to have it go on forever but as is they just leave you wanting more......which is never a bad thing~right?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert 1950-2008 RIP

Saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of one of my heroes. A great man, loving son, husband and father. Too ironic for the Author of 'Big Russ and Me' to leave us Father's Day weekend. I remember seeing him on a talking head show sharing his love for his father and his son, Luke. One of my favorites stories of Tim's was when his son had read the book "Big Russ" about his grandfather. Tim and Big Russ share the same initials - TJR, as Tim was a junior. Sometime after Luke had read the book he returned home from Boston College for the weekend. Tim heard his wife Maureen yell to him "he has a TATTOO!" Tim went running to see what was going on, reminding Luke that he had promised that he wouldn't get a tattoo. Luke then responded that after he had read the book, he decided to get a tattoo to honor his dad and grandfather. So he pulled up his shirt and there were the initials TJR tattooed on his side. Luke then said he always wanted to have his dad and grandfather "on his side". Tim choked up at that point and said "What could I say?"

Only the good die young.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

my hero

Thom Yorke Would Like to Remind Prince Who the Original ‘Creep’ Was

"Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our … song." —Radiohead's Thom Yorke reacts to news that Prince has blocked YouTube clips of his Coachella performance "Creep"