Archive for April, 2008

April 25, 2008

Neon Neon

To steal from Stephen Colbert: Great album of the year, or greatest album of the year?

It took the guy out of Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip to realize why steal from 80s new wave and post punk, when you can just literally make fucking hilarious, fun well done 80s music?!

April 17, 2008

Mega Man II

I have possibly discovered one of the crucial links that led me to fall in love with rave music in the early 90s. This is thanks to Johan Agebjörn, who has remixed the Mega Man II music. Johan Agebjörn is Sally Shapiro’s producer. Mega Man II is a classic Nintendo game, considered by many to be one of the best. It was my favorite, and even have a version of it for the PS2 to play if that tells you anything.

April 5, 2008

“Sound Of Silence” and The Graduate

I watched The Graduate for the first time. I think parts of the movie are brilliant, but I think it’s a movie I’d have appreciated more had I seen it when it first came out. It’s such an iconic film, and I already knew the ending. I didn’t think the “Do you want me to seduce you, is that what you’re trying to tell me?” scene was so early in the film. Apparently it was supposed to be funny, but mostly I found myself confused as to why either of the Robinsons liked the Dustin Hoffman character enough to have anything “romantic” to do with him. I’ve read that the fact that he is so bland and flawed makes him more realistic, but I still challenge anyone to point to a quality that would inspire someone to like him enough. I thought the older Mrs. Robinson was the only interesting character in the movie, frankly. And, I have to say it kinda ruins the song “Sound Of Silence” for me. I used to relate it to the Kennedy Assassination and the Vietnam War, and now I think of a neurotic Dustin Hoffman looking sullen about sleeping with a beautiful older woman. The song was written in response to the assassination, I wonder why Simon & Garfunkel allowed it to be used in such a different context.

April 2, 2008

Oh Christina Ricci…

…you’re perfect just the way you are.