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Ah, look at all the lonely people

June 29, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Movies, Music No Comments →

Calling something The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby naturally raises questions.
- When will she pick up the rice in the church where a wedding has been?
- Does she keep her face in a jar by the door?
- Does he darn his socks in the night when there’s nobody there?

We’re watching this anyway.

Attack of the Megatron virus!

June 05, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Current Events, Health, Movies, Music, Science 4 Comments →

We had the spinal tap which went to 11 but not the Stonehenge.

We are sick of the sight of our own blood. Every hour or so for the first couple of days a nurse would turn up with an empty vial and cheerfully announce a fresh extraction. “Our blood better be feeding a proper Nosferatu colony because it’s too strong for those sparkly Twilight wimps,” we said. The nurses laughed. We laughed. Our veins wept.

Then we had a spinal tap and the doctors (the team was vetted by our favorite neurologist who was out of town) figured out exactly what was wrong with us (Apart from the obvious insanity and feelings of invincibility).

We have the cytomegalovirus (CMV). It sounds like a decepticon hiding in our bloodstream, waiting for our immune system to weaken.

Megatron from Deviant Art

You think the basses take away from the vocal? John C. Reilly kills us.

So Marky Mark (Sorry, Mr. Wahlberg, we’ll never get over your underwear ads or your Good Vibrations album) sang a song from the animated eighties Transformers movie in P.T. Anderson’s Boogie Nights, and now he’s starring in a Transformers movie. There’s a symmetry to that.

Meanwhile, we’ve been attacked by the Megatron virus!

We have to see Kate Bush in concert

April 30, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Music, Television 2 Comments →

We’ve been watching the BBC comedy series The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. It consists of the two actors playing themselves, driving to selected restaurants in the north of England (and in the second series, Italy), eating and drinking heartily, and having long, seemingly random conversations in which they do impressions of famous people, criticize popular culture, and compete with each other.

After their discussion on the voices in the Batman movies and the pronunciation of Alanis Morrisette, we began to wonder if they were friends of ours. Just the other week we were at a dinner in which three grown men did impressions of Sharon Cuneta in My Only Love (“Ayoko ng number one, kasi kung may number one, may number two…”) for two hours.

Anyway, while Coogan and Brydon are driving in Yorkshire they start singing, and food shoots out of our nose when we realize they are doing Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. Who is doing a series of concerts this year! We must see her.

Kate Bush has the best summary of Emily Bronte’s novel.

The Rains of Castamere by Sigur Ros is a soundtrack for your waking dreams

April 14, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Music, Television No Comments →

Anything we have to say about Game of Thrones at this point will contain spoilers, so let’s not speak of it at all.

The Icelandic band Sigur Ros can make anything sound haunting. They make us want to learn Icelandic (Lolo Tolkien would be pleased). Here they take the Lannister song The Rains of Castamere and turn it into the kind of music you hear in those prophetic dreams whose details you can never remember when you wake up. (We recommend listening to Sigur Ros while visiting tropical islands in blazing sunshine. It makes for an amazing contrast.)

Hey, today’s theme is dragons.

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Look, here’s a short film with music by Sigur Ros in which Aidan Gillen (Lord Baelish, who has a larger role this season) meets a fox.

All the sad young men

April 07, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Movies, Music 3 Comments →

We have just been reminded by Jezebel that it is the 20th death anniversary of Kurt Cobain and the 15th anniversary of the release of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Live, dammit, live.

Frances, ha.

March 10, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Movies, Music No Comments →

In the most memorable scene from last year’s Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig runs through the streets to the tune of Modern Love by David Bowie. Wonderful! Here’s the scene, mashed up with Michael Fassbender running in Shame (couldn’t find just the Frances Ha bit).

Then someone pointed us to this scene from Bad Blood, a 1986 film by Leos Carax.