September 23rd, 2002

i'm good!

"He looks like Cthuhlu's overweight cousin..."

After about a month, I finally got a chance to watch Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away". Most reviews of the dub have been good, but I was glad we had the Japanese DVD, since I'm interested in actually hearing the Japanese. It was a delightful surprise to see how much I actually understood, because I haven't watched a modern Japanese film in quite some time.

"Spirited Away" is a fantastic movie. If "Alice in Wonderland" was originally a Japanese fairy tale, it would have been this movie. Beautiful, enchanting, and worthy of its fame as Japan's highest grossing movie. It was the perfect movie for a dark and stormy night, too.

And if you do watch the movie, you get to see who we think Cthuhlu's cousin is, hehe.
  • Current Music
    Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
i'm good!

The Good, The Bad and the Pixies...

There was good news and bad news from my film screening tonight.

The Good News: To introduce the first of the experimental films we'd be watching, Un Chien Andalusia, he said "Who remembers their '80's punk rock?" and played The Pixies' "Debaser", off of Doolittle. I said "It's the Pixies!!" rocked out a bit, and was told to "Rock on," by the professor.

The Bad News: I was the only person in the class who knew who The Pixies were, besides being "the song at the end of Fight Club," and that was only one other kid.

Tonight, to help correct this grave error in musical ignorance, I let that one person, Doug, who happens to live down the hall from me, borrow Surfer Rosa, which "Where is My Mind," comes from. He was happy to get it, I can only hope he'll be as happy to listen to it as I am.

So, boys and girls, pitch in, do your part! Share The Pixies with your friends! Spread the love!! It's a wave of mutilation, baby! What, you don't know The Pixies!? Quickly, ask your friends, run to your nearest record store, don't let this atrocity continue! Save yourselves!! Brandon did it for me and many others, and the joy is unbelievable, just ask him! Go! You'll thank yourselves later.

I just wanted you to know.
  • Current Music
    Pixies - La La Love You