Can we be friends, plz?
Can we be friends, plz?
Fujiya & Miyagi- FLAWS
Difficult to pronounce, but harder to ignore. The ever interesting Fujiya & Miyaga deliver another unique track. Appropriately, this evening has been filled with discussion of Walter White and his hamartia.
"Your fundamental flaws."
I don’t remember when getting older became sad. Maybe somewhere between 17 and 20 when all life’s rewards came in the form of driving a car or legally having a drink. Each year I get reflective around this time — honestly I’m reflective 24/7 — but the ages never match up with the year’s experience. Age becomes yet another way to qualify what you’ve accomplished. Meh. I just want cake.
Because we can (can).
We are these large, moving vessels, controlled by a three pound mass in our head. The least we can do is move elegantly (or not).
“Where the Hell is Matt?” managed to showcase the brilliance of various movements throughout the world. His videos makes me cry because it makes all humans seem so elemental. Everyone has their own style, geeky or as uncoordinated as it may be. We’re all so far away from each other but we’re not that different.
This video is also incredibly moving (no pun intended) to me because this man manages to live the mantra, “Dance as if no one is watching.” However it seems that unstated end of that mantra should be “The rest will join you eventually. Santigold’s lyrics are fitting,”I got to be unstoppable,” yes. Fun is infectious. Try it.
Finally this video showcases the importance of hard work. We’re not all graceful dancers, but we can learn to be. The human body is miraculous in that way. That is why the Olympics are exciting. Witnessing what tremendous hard work can look like is absolutely astounding. This video shows many of the steps on the process to acquiring a skill. It’s easy to look at athletes and forget that every single movement was hard earned and took time.
Lykke Li- Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone
Lykke Li goes super minimalist — is that even possible?— in this beautiful track and video. It’s incredibly effective. Her desperate ballad is slow, but striking. It seems like the beginning of a new sound for Li. She has said this of her new album, ”Ever song on the album is a power ballad…This is a slow dance; a slow burn.” Looking forward to it!
"Will you love my scars so I can heal?"
At the Pun contest (round two) and was super touched to witness a dear 60 year old grandfather win! His puns were to the point, unsurprisingly considering his earnest demeanor. The audience was charmed and I was pleased to see youth rally around him. Perhaps we all felt that he could be our dad, which is potentially a decent selling point for the next Presidential elections ads…
This word play was by yours truly. Subject is babies.
The situation in Ukraine is pretty intense. You know what Ukraine needs right now? A pacifier. (GROAN)
The Wyld- Odyssey
Okay, we’re still digging this one even though it’s from an Olympic fast food commercial. But it references the Odyssey so it’s all good right?
"Never going back alone."
Went on a documentary binge prior to Oscar night and it was incredibly fitting for the political climates in Ukraine and Venezuela. The Act of Killing was particularly fascinating, it reminded me of every psychology book I’d ever read, but fully embraced the advantage of filmmaking over literature. The movie manages to re-construct a tragic narrative, directed by the “protagonist.” He is unreliable and that is the point. The state is unreliable and that is the point.
The best review I’ve read so far explains. “[The film is] an important exploration of the complex psychology of mass murderers…it is not the demonized, easily digestible caricature of a mass murderer that most disturbs us. It is the human being.”
Mr. Little Jeans- The Suburbs (Arcade Fire Cover)
An excellent cover, one to remind us of Arcade Fire’s musical prowess. Even though the original strikes such a chord, this cover interprets that track beautifully. On repeat this weekend.
"You always seemed to sure/ That one day we’d be fighting/ In a suburban war."
Went to Grand Central Market today and felt like I was at Gourmet Disney Land. Anywhere that combines Li-Lac, Zabar’s and Murrary’s Cheese is fine by me! I’m sure it’s tourist spot, but I was so elated. Recommend to anyone who loves chocolate, Eli’s, cheese and even spices! The fish display also looked interesting. I decided to walk home, which wasn’t wise because the sun disappeared, but having bought bread and chocolate I was emotionally bullet-proof, but freezing. Come to think of it, my staple food groups should be bread, cheese and chocolate, with a little pasta thrown in there. #TEAMGLUTEN