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Across the Universe

In today’s procrastination, I started watching ‘Across the Universe‘… one of the many movies in the 140GB (yes thats right, there was no mistake in that figure) worth of movies and tv shows I downloaded in my Monday night procrastination. I gotta say though, this movie is brilliant. For those who don’t know it, it’s the based on the musical of the same name using all the Beatles songs. It’s based around a small group of friends during the revolutionary time of the Vietnam war and hippy era in America. 

I think what I like about it is that for once, none of the singers are annoyingly bad, but not only that – they actually do the whole thing artistically. It’s not just a plain jane movie. Now if you’re dealing with an era drowning in drugs and free loooooove, there’s bound to be some psychadelic crazy scenes, but this movie doesn’t just do that, it has a completely artistic side to it, at times reminding me of the montage style used in monty python…. like that but on serious drugs screwing it up haha.

The clip at the very top is one of my fauurite scenes because of how well it is shot and the beauty of the cinematography playing a big part of the clip (specfically from around 30 seconds till 1.20 mins). I also kind of have a draw to gospel singing (although not necessarily the songs they sing… but singing the beatles works so well here…)

The clip directly below is an example of  the montaging that they do (for the scene of  strawberry fields – specifically from around 2.30 mins). There’s a crazier clip than this which is just plain psycho seeing as it also involves them on drugs and at a “circus”. But this ones just cool. Below that is how they do the musical scenes – I love this one and it’s probably my favourite scene just because of how well it works. I think they do it bloody well for the drafting of the brother (the blonde guy). Actually they do a really do a really job with the whole war side of things.

Anyways, if you have a spare moment, WATCH IT!

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June 3, 2010 Posted by | lyrics, Movie Quotes, movie review, movies, music, Notes, youtube stuff | Leave a comment

“West Coast” by Coconut Records

 

“For a second there i thought you disappeared,
It rains a lot this time of year,
And we both go together if one falls down,
I talk out loud like you’re still around.
No noo.
And i miss you (ooooh…).
I’m goin back home to the west coast,
I wish you woulda put yourself in my suitcase,
I love you…”

I am like in love with this song at the moment. I don’t know why, but in my delusional and tired state from a large lacking of sleep, this is stuck in my head. Annoying, but cool. The video-clip is actually kind of cool to watch as well although it is extremely random. Hope you like it!
 

July 7, 2009 Posted by | just a quick note, music, Personal | Leave a comment

Backflashes to the Incubus days…

Another day of procrastination: no surprise there. 
Spent the whole day reading a silly fanfiction story again, but it referred to and incubus song that I used to listen to called Dig. That set me off listening to all my favourite songs of theirs again, and I felt like posting this here because I just love the lyrics. Even given the fact that it’s called “I Wish You Were Here” it’s not just another morbidly depressing heartbroken song. It’s about wanting to share good times. Simple but good times. Enjoy:
My favourite lyrics in the song:
“I dig my toes into the sand

The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds
Strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind
Pretend that I am weightless
And in this moment I am happy…happy…

…The world’s a roller coaster
And I am not strapped in
Maybe I should hold with care
But my hands are busy in the air saying..”

Funnily enough, there’s another version – an “unreleased” version – which has the band members acting casually and home video footage. Brandon Boyd (the lead singer) has a moment where he’s sitting and eating in a computer chair and he reminded me so much of some one I know – “Matt” aka Mr Grubstreethack. Check it out. I think the hair cut may have something to do with it as well.

This is the version with the look alike second of you.

June 3, 2009 Posted by | just for shits and giggles, life, music, observation | 4 Comments

Music is a Wonderous Thing

Do you ever find when listening to music that you sit there imagining what kind of movie that song would be perfect for? Every song has a moment that it fits, a story that it suits and a feeling that it creates. Sometimes it’s just fun to imagine songs fitting story lines for whatever I’m listening to. 

Especially when on the train or in a bus or car – those times are cliche movie moments where the subject rests their head against the window staring at all that is passing by and what they’re leaving behind. It’s such a cliche moment especially for when in conflict with other characters and they’re either running away or thinking as it builds up. It’s usually a moment to sympathise with the character, but you can really create the audience’s response by the music you use at that moment.

And that, my friends, is the brilliance of music. I love it.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | fun, just for shits and giggles, music, people | Leave a comment

16 Reasons Why This Retard Should Shut Up

I just read a blog by another person on myspace about her “top 10 most overrated albums of all time”.

Right before I read that, I had just started writing a blog about my opinion of legal systems and I admitted that I was ignorant and really didn’t know enough to properly comment. However after reading this blog I was so gob smacked and dumbfounded as to how someone could be so completely stupid and ignorant, and STILL write a whole blog on the topis. This REEALLY made me think twice about publishing a blog about something that I myself was ignorant about, because to someone else I’m sure it would have seemed just as ridiculous as this blog seemed to me.

Please do read this person’s blog, and if you go to page 5 of the very extensive and abusive comments, you will probably find my rather long comment about how much of a retard this girl is.

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=395181511&blogID=420963872&indicate=1

She doesn’t deserve to be able to talk or write if she’s going to say crap like that. Yes sure, free speech to everyone, and everyone is allowed to have their own opinion – I’m all for it – but at least have something to back up what you say people rather than pathetic little things that aren’t even irrelevant and on the vast majority aren’t even true. If you have an opinion like that – then please do us a favour and express it somewhere like a diary where it will never been seen by man kind or don’t express it at all. It’s just plain silly – especially when you’re getting 5 abusive comments a minute telling you what a retard you are… A reasonable person would think that after 10 comments she would get a hint, but after 300 odd comments, you would have to hope they got the point!

Who she named as having the Top Ten Most Overrated Albums of All Time:
10. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
9. The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Metallica – The Black Album’
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
6. U2 – Achtung Baby
5. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
4. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
3. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
2. Radiohead – OK Computer
1. Nirvana – Nevermind

Let’s play a game called ‘Pick Out All The Stupid Things She Said’ (because I’ll admit that I have nothing better to do than pick out all the bullshit from her crap):

1. She said: “Who’s got time for lists? Certainly not me.” and called them “time-wasting exercises” then went and made a list of the Top Ten Most Overrated Albums of All Time

2. She said: “I have listened to all of the following albums at least part of the way though”… she didn’t even listen to the whole album… Need I say more??

3. She says that the Rolling Stones are unoriginal because they totally copied their name from the magazine, when EVERYONE knows that the band came first and the magazine was named after the band; and because the lead singer stole his look from the lead singer of Aerosmith, bu only an idiot would think that Aerosmith came before The Rolling Stones!

4. Only a fool would hass in any way, shape or form, the Beatles. Even if you don’t like their music, you appreciate it!

5. She harasses the Beatles for not spelling their name right – she says it should be spelt Beetles. Loser.

6. She says that the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles is misleading because it contains so many different people who aren’t even in the recordings. This included people such as Marilyn Monroe, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx who she would have “thoroughly enjoyed”… yes and they are also all long dead sweetheart!

7. For Metallica’s ‘The Black Album’, she had a go at the name of it considering the album is black without out a title name – all it says is Metallica and has a coiled snake (both very faintly). Newsflash: the album is black, therefore out of all their albums, IT IS ‘The Black Album’. It doesn’t take a genius to get to that conclusion!

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik was abused by this idiot, for being a “vile, filthy record loaded with references to sex… and drugs.” She said because of the title she thought it was about “about dessert cooking with exotic, extremely potent South American capsicums”… like seriously, who is that stupid? Last time I checked sex wasn’t part of the common everyday cooking practised by retards like her.

9. U2’s Achtung Baby was attacked because apparently “No one likes it when people experiment” and she said that Bono should stick to what he knows. She preferred the more Christian songs about Jesus. So here’s an eye opener – not everything is about tis guy who probably isn’t even real! And if great artist’s didn’t experiment, we wouldn’t have most of the music we have today and we would still have the origins of music playing – stuff from centuries and centuries ago.

10. Now I’m not exactly a huge fan of Bob Dylan’s and I haven’t heard much of his stuff, but I can still appreciate his song writing abilities. She then goes on to harass the cover of the album and say that he needs to keep up with the times – the album was released in a different era, so of course its not up to date retard!!

11. I don’t know much about Guns N’ Roses either but I know they were awesome on guitar! And yet she harassed Guitarist Slash (who had a bloody awesome guitar as well!)

12. I find it ironic the name of Jimi Hendrix’s album is ‘Are You Experienced?’ and she is clearly NOT, yet says, “I’ve played Guitar Hero and I can tell you, you are holding it the wrong way around”. Who honestly would diss a guitar legend who was LEFT handed like Jimi Hendrix?! This was where I realised she really did have to be mentally challenged.

13. Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ coming in on this list was like a slap in the face to me because they are legends! She said: that the album was just “whining, with lots and lots of guitars” and that she “much prefer(ed) Coldplay, a far superior and totally original band”. Just a few problems – this album WAS groundbreaking and it is commonly recognised and known that Coldplay was influenced and largely based upon what Radiohead started and created. So no, although Coldplay is also awesome, they are NOT original.

14. She complained about the cover of ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana because it had an exposed child on it. Here’s an idea that she should consider: just because she hasn’t even seen a dick in her life (and probably never will if she keeps this up), doesn’t mean that it is illegal for the rest of the world to see one. (And for the record the guy that was used for the photo said in an interview that it was great and he “got more chicks” because of it.)

15. She was also retardated enough to think Nirvana’s album was a “meditation” tape. Dickhead.

16. She was listening to Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’. Need I say more?

So as you can see, there are 16 long reasons as to why she is a retard and why she shouldn’t have expressed her opinion in this area of thought. Better luck to her when she gains a brain, an education and some good taste in music.

My respect for her is lower than the deepest dankest pits of hell.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | idiotic, lists, music | Leave a comment

Catchy -_-

Songs are sometimes so damn catchy that it’s just not funny.

When a song manages to get inside your head and screw with your brain during every class and every waking minute of the day, then you just knowthat the song is going to become annoying eventually because it’s so damn catchy.

When you begin to write the lyrics on your arm out of shear frustration and yet strange enjoyment because of the song playing over and over and over and over and over and over….. again in your head, then you know it’s time to perform an exorcism.

In the meantime… here’s today’s lyrics from my arm:

“Oh my god it’s true,
If time stood still I’d wait with you,
If time stood still and still it stood,
I’d stay with you.”

– Perfect Company – by A Cursive Memo 

I urge you to download it, because it is a simplistic but enjoyable song… but beware of the brain throbbing annoyingness of how catchy it is because it’s such a good song…. 

If you’ve ever had a song this damn catchy, please let me know… I’m sure there should be a myspace or facebook site out there dedicated to this sort of thing…. after all they did have a facebook account dedicated to carrots…

April 7, 2008 Posted by | fun, music | Leave a comment