In Fact...

May. 22nd, 2017 01:20 pm
sareini: A Procrastinator's work is never done! (Procrastination)


("Name Your Poison" from The Return of Captain Invincible, starring Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee)




("He's Rockula" from Rockula, starring Dean Cameron, Thomas Dolby and Tawny Fere)
sareini: "ambiguous desire" written over an image of Desire of the Endless (Desire)
Yesterday while going to the vets', I was reminded by a large billboard that the new Twin Peaks is starting soon (May 22 here in the UK). This in turn reminded me that I had meant to marathon through the original series some time ago, but never quite got around to it.

Mainly it was because of Nick. When the new series was announced a couple of years ago, Nick revealed to me that he had never actually seen the TV series; just the prequel movie Fire Walk With Me. And even then he couldn't remember who had actually killed Laura Palmer. So I made the decision that we would watch the whole thing together so he could be up to speed when the new series began. I think we made it most of the way through the first series before he got distracted by something else, and then he went and died so he never learned the truth about Killer Bob and the one-armed man.

So now with a week or so to go I'm watching the whole thing again with the cats for company, and the very first thing that struck me is how much I loved the music. Seriously, I'm surprised I forgot, but back in my teens I actually had the CD of all the music from the show, because it was just so sad and melodic and haunting. I couldn't get enough of it. I had to pause the first episode just so I could run to Spotify and add half the pieces to a playlist.

The second thing that's struck me is how real the characters are. And by "real" I mean quirky, flawed and human. Much as I love my Criminal Minds and my Supernatural and the like, it sometimes feels as though the characters there don't show themselves to have flaws or weaknesses unless a major plot point relies upon it. Here we get things like Deputy Andy crying every time they find a dead body, and the reactions of Laura's parents upon hearing the news of her death are heartrending even now (of course, Leland Palmer being played by Ray Wise, a man who may have been born to play Satan in later TV shows, certainly helps). It all just helps to draw you in. It's something David Lynch is good at - exposing the dark heart of suburbia for all to see.

And the 90s fashion! And the hairstyles! I remember being so very jealous of Donna Hayward and Audrey Horne for having short curly hair that they could still make look good, while the best I could manage was "not quite Screech from Saved By The Bell". I also had girlcrushes on both of them that I didn't know were girlcrushes, because I hadn't figured out that I was bi at that point. I remember being so very confused about how fascinated I was at Audrey's ability to tie a knot in a cherry stem with her tongue...
sareini: default (Bub!)
Seen on so many people's journals now, and being used now because I'm too tired right now to do much else...

Go to http://www.popculturemadness.com/music and find the year you turned 18, or the year you graduated high school. Bold the songs you liked and strike through the ones you loathed at the time.

The ones that aren't marked/struck through are either those songs which you don't have an opinion on or are ones you don't particularly remember.

1. Barbie Girl - Aqua
2. ESPN Presents Jock Jams - Various Artists
3. Wannabe - Spice Girls
4. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
5. To The Moon and Back - Savage Garden
6. You Make Me Wanna - Usher
7. I Like It Like That - Blackout All-Stars
8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Az Yet
9. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
10. Fly - Sugar Ray
11-75... )

Personally, I'm thinking I'd have known more if it hadn't had so many artists who've barely had an outing in this country... or maybe my memory's particularly bad this year...
sareini: default (Good Omens - Pinko Subversive)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
22,069 / 50,000
(44.1%)


Yes, I've well and truly broken 20k, and I think I can get up to 23k by the end of today. In some ways it's easier working downstairs in the living room with the TV on, because if I watch VH1 Classic or Magic (my two music channels of choice) I can time my writing sessions by the hour because that's how long a lot of their programme segments are. Magic is currently doing a week of power ballads, apparently, while VH1 is the same as it ever was - 80s and 90s music. I guess this is another sign that I'm officially old - I just don't like the 'new' music that plays on the other channels.

Also had a strange experience today when going shopping - the taxi driver decided to point out to me where all the local brothels were. I'm not sure what I should be more bothered about - the fact that he just spontaneously started twlling me this, or the fact that he knew where all of them were...

Now though, time for a nap.

Friday Five

Nov. 3rd, 2006 12:20 pm
sareini: default (Friday Five)
Music... )

Music Meme

Aug. 24th, 2006 10:19 pm
sareini: default (Bub!)
And on a similar theme to the movies meme...

Step 1: Put your iPod or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

(My personal Step 6: Nick is not allowed to be the first to post)

***

20 First Lines... )
sareini: Amanda from the Saw movies wearing an reverse bear trap (Saw)
Want to see what's playing on my WinAmp? (At least until I get bored and start watching DVDs)






Sleepaway Camp was something I discovered almost by accident. I kpet seeing people talking about it online, but I'd never seen nor heard of anything about it. Then it became available in this country, and the boyfriend was wonderful enough to buy me all three movies in the box set (you can guess what the next two movies are going to be, can't you?).

Shy Angela is going away with her cousin Ricky for her first-ever summer camp. Angela is a quiet girl, partly because of her deeply crazy aunt and partly because, when she was little, a freak waterboat accident killed her father and her twin brother Peter. Being quiet and shy doesn't help Angela at camp, however, as she soon finds herself bullied and teased by the other campers and nearly sexually assaulted by the obnoxious camp cook. Her cousin Ricky does his best to protect her, but at the same time the people who make Angela's life at camp unpleasant start dying in 'freak' accidents... only we know they're not accidents. The only question is, who's the culprit?

Sleepaway Camp is particularly famous for one thing - its ending, which contains one of the most unexpected plot twists ever committed to celluloid. I'm not going to mention it yet (although it'll become clear when the sequels are posted), but it's really something. As for the rest of the film - well, it's pretty standard 80s slasher fare, although the film deals with the blooming romance between Angela and Ricky's friend Paul very sweetly, as well as the interpersonal relationships between others as well. It's a nice, underrated little classic.
sareini: default (Bub!)
Your Life: The Soundtrack

So here's how this works.

Open your choice of music player (be it itunes, limewire, kazaa, windows media, etc) and put it on 'shuffle'.

Press play.

For every question, type the song name and artist thats on. And when you go to a new question press the 'next' button.

Proceed.

(I'm thinking I should point out here, before I go any further, that my music collection is still being rebuilt after the death of my hard drive the other week...)

My Soundstrack )

Conclusion: Either WinAmp is on crack, or it thinks I am. Also, it's time to raid Nick's music folders again.

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