Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Overheard Conversations #2

Daddy, my brain hurts...

Stealing Beauty and Favorite 80's Brit Pop

I really like Antonioni and Bertolucci flicks. Some of my favorites, such as the Passenger (great hotels!) and Sheltering Sky (incomprehensable plot, but gorgeous cinematography). So I'm watching cable the other night and Stealing Beauty comes on, a Bertolucci that I missed along the way. Wonderful movie, with Jeremy Irons just delicious as the dirty old man at death's door. The scene of him and Liv Tyler sharing a joint is a treat. And typical sweeping shots of the Tuscan landscape. I love this movie!

Anyway, during the end credits, a song plays by Roland Gift, former singer of the Fine Young Cannibals. I've always enjoyed this group, so I pulled out my old CDs and gave 'em a listen. The best of the 80's. I also grabbed my best of the English Beat, my other favorite group from this era. Pleasantly surprised to find David Steele and Andy Cox as the instrumental mainstays of both groups. I wonder what these guys are doing now? They sure had great musical heads 20 years ago (holy hell! it's now classic rock!).

New Year

My god! More than a month since posting... what a slacker! But it's a new year, and I promise to do better (maybe...)

Of course, the year starts out in total collapse, but, then, that's what this blog attends to... watching it all go down, hopefully not drowning in the death and destruction. But Messiah Obama will save us, right?

Personally, I prefer lynching, and there's a bunch of corporate and investment types that are at the top of my list. Storm their palaces! Drag 'em out into the streets! String 'em up! The French did it, now's our time!