Monday, 15 February 2010


Moved to

Monday, 8 February 2010

The past is never as good as you remember it, but its certainty has its own comforts. Grease lets an in-his-prime Travolta loose in a world made up of the safest parts of the ’50s, a place that didn’t yet know the blood and distrust the ’60s and ’70s would bring its way. It’s filled with kids—well, “kids,” anyway—who’ve yet to know divorce, abortion, dead friends, professional disappointments, personal betrayals, and the slow erosion of dreams. It won’t last, and in its final moments, I get the feeling Grease knows this too.

“Well, what are we going to do after graduation?” almost-age-appropriate co-star Dinah Manoff asks. “Maybe we’ll never see each other,” another student laments. “That’ll never happen,” Danny assures them. How does he know? Because they have the together-forever promise of a song called “We Go Together” to send them off and up, riding in a dream convertible as they ascend toward the sky and into the future, with all its boundless promise. Then the movie ends.

- Keith Phipps from The AV Club putting a lump in my throat.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

i talk about this film with my mum a lot

Jazz Hip Trio - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Found the poster HERE. Much love to Bacoso, who put me (and many others) onto this as well as Emiliano.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

like vampire's blood

Kashmere's been one of my favourites for a while now. New shit, nicked from UK All Day.

Kashmere feat. Truth - Do You Understand

You can get this on the Three Years High and Rising compilation, available from Rapsploitation Sessions.

un amico.

In all my years as a member of fandom (in Lost and Runaways more than anything) I guess I never understood fanmixes. I tried one once, and let me say that it was an odd mix - I tried to tie in Some Girls' "Gonna Set My Soul On Fire" with the end of Runaways' first run, a weird reaction to a fan letter thinking that Nickelback was appropriate music for my favourite comic ever. Psshhaw.

Some Girls - Gonna Set My Soul On Fire

Anyway, I have found myself back on Livejournal for the first time in forever, seeing as I spent my Friday evening in bed reading Inglourious Basterds fanfiction. (Yes, I am aware I'm pretty chuffing sad saying that.) Then I found a pairing I liked reading about: the characters of Shosanna and Fredrick (yes, I repeat, I'm sad) that Quentin Tarantino has admitted that any other time in history, they could have fallen in love. So, fic after fic later and I ended up at... Shosanna/Fredrick fanmixes!

There's a couple of mixes that have really been doing it for me that I'm going to link you to - first of all, there's the Innocent Hearts mix by LJ user butchiemcgee, which uses music from Ingrid Michaelson, the Psychadelic Furs, Grace Jones and Ennio Morriconne, making a pretty fun selection of songs that could easily be your new-wave playlist for the time being. More deets HERE.

Then there's Truth in the Bleeding, a mix by LJ user piecesofalice, using music from The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Die Artze and Andrew Bird, amongst others. It's been pretty much all I've been able to listen to over the weekend - that Andrew Bird song on the mix is gorgeous (20 plays in four days, which is saying a lot for me). Deets can be found HERE. Kudos to the two of 'em. Fandom rules!

download Innocent Hearts
download Truth in the Bleeding

PS. Yeah, I saw Basterds again recently and it grew on me something fierce. Image was found here at CHUD - is awesome.

mp3s, why notttt?!

So, flicking through my iTunes reminded me of these following songs. It was one of those nice little surprises, like your girlfriend waking you up with a bacon sandwich or like getting handed a tenner by a really cute dog.

Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan 12" Remix)

Rihanna - Push Up On It

Jon - Meow Meow

N.E.R.D. - Untitled Jam (Live on Gilles Peterson, 2002)

Yup, that's the N.E.R.D. jam I promised to post aaages ago. Pssh, sorry. Or something!

shawty = charlieyou

As far as dumb songs from stupid YouTube videos getting stuck in your head, this is truly on some next level shit.

Found via Stuff You Will Hate!