Leading You Down the Garden Path Backwards
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It's so cold. So very cold. In summer I yearn for winter. I can't stand the heat. But what I would do right now for a warm sunny day. I keep needing to shower before bedtime just to warm up. I wish I could find the electric blanket plugs... They are hidden away somewhere after last winter.
I saw a neat movie last week: A Handful of Dust, based on an Evelyn Waugh novel. Depressing, just how I like my movies. Thoroughly recommended. I also watched the latest Hal Hartley, Fay Grim, which I didn't think was so good. Okay, but not great. Parker Posey was super cute though. She had the most fabulous black coat.
I'm extremely excited about Where The Wild Things Are, based on the Maurice Sendak children's book. The film opens here in NZ on December 3. The trailer is best viewed on the Warner Bros website, not on YouTube where it doesn't look nearly as sharp. I read ages ago that Dave Eggers has written the screenplay, so that makes me even keener to see it. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Another thing I saw this week was a very very cool 15-minute short film, I Love You More, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, more well known for her work in the gallery. I saw it on a DVD magazine put out by McSweeney's - Wholphin - to which I subscribe. It was based on a short story by Patrick Marber, called "Pete Shelley", and it kicked arse. I really loved it. I didn't know it was by Taylor-Wood till afterwards and I was kind've shocked cos I don't really like her art all that much. I'll be interested to see what she does from here in the film world. A feature? I hope so. I want to read that short story now. I have a feeling I'll like that rather a lot.
And so on to the music. This week is another reasonably unthemed bunch. I usually start out with the low-fi easier songs and then on to some drone and noise, but I've flipped that round a wee bit this time.
One band to mention is Full Fucking Moon - Bek Coogan (Cortina) has teamed up with Torben Tilly (The Garbage and the Flowers, Minit, Bad Statistics). A friend dropped the CDR in to us and it's very nice. I really like Coogan's voice in the track I've chosen - kind of chanty and doesn't overshadow the instruments.
Alastair Galbraith, Policemen on Ether, Talisman, Next Best Way (1:49)
Omit, Din-Cycle, Tracer, Helen Scarsdale Agency (2:55)
Seht, cydonia, The Green Morning, Digitalis Recordings (5:36)
Tim Coster, Mornings, Mornings, Pseudo Arcana (2:36)
Lovely Midget, three months in mulheim, Lovely Midget, Corpus Hermeticum (2:21)
Seht, A Dance; Four Movements, Dead bees ((the((quiet)earth))suite), Pseudo Arcana (23:48)
K-Group, intercity, K-Group, Corpus Hermeticum (2:43)
Parmentier, Untitled, Luxsound, Sigma Editions (7:11)
Full Fucking Moon, Track 04, Fantasy/horror, CDR (5:11)
Pumice, the space writer proves anything is possible, White, Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings (4:14)
Alastair Galbraith, Screaming E, Morse / Gaudylight, Emperor Jones (3:11)
Alastair Galbraith, Semaphore, Morse, Stiltbreeze(2:27)
Alastair Galbraith, Mavis Grind, Seely Girn, Feel Good All Over (3:22)
This Kind of Punishment, In View of the Circumstances, This Kind of Punishment, Flying Nun Records (5:02)
This Kind of Punishment, Out of My Hands, In the Same Room/5 By Four, Ajax Records (3:32)
This Kind of Punishment, Trepidation, A Beard Of Bees, Ajax Records (3:56)
Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, Rain, River Falling Love, Ajax Records (2:18)
Graeme Jefferies, All The Colours Run Dry, Messages For the Cakekitchen, Flying Nun Records (2:45)
Kathy Bull, Eyes are the Door, Killing Capitalism with Kindness, Turbulence Records (2:43)
Sandra Bell, Lost Train, Killing Capitalism with Kindness, Turbulence Records(2:11)
Leila Adu, Answerphone, Cherry Pie, Hen Records (3:38)
Kraus, Sebastian, The Facts,Dreamtime Taped Sounds cassette (2:32)
Lawrence Arabia, The Thinnest Air, Lawrence Arabia, Honorary Bedouin Records(4:24)
Marie and the Atom, Isol, Tuatara – A Flying Nun Compilation, Flying Nun Records (5:21)
HDU and Peter Gutteridge, Point That Thing Somewhere Else, God Save The Clean, Flying Nun Records (5:07)
Onaweta, Dance Little Children, Killing Capitalism With Kindness, Turbulence Records (2:39)
Suka, Ebony Oriental, Flying Way Too High, Arc Recordings (4:54)
Lamp Of The Universe, Love, Echo In Light, Cranium Music (5:17)