Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry

I named my last post after a line in Nâzım Hikmet’s “On Living,” and the quotation at the end is from the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. I originally wanted the title to be after something more in the vein of Darwish but thought Himet was more appropriate. I wasn’t familiar with them before posting, but I’m definitely interested particularly as Darwish has an activist section … Continue reading Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry

Tuesday Tuneage: The Apology Song

I just watched The Book of Life, and it’s probably the best film I’ve seen in awhile. The animation is so interesting and unique which is how I’d also describe the story. I may have expected a silly kids movie, but I laughed at Gabriel Iglesias’s mariachi character, gasped along with the children being told the story, and wept for Manolo. Anything about Manolo in particular? NO JUST MANOLO IN … Continue reading Tuesday Tuneage: The Apology Song

TUESDAY TUNEAGE! Mashups

Should I bring back Tuesday Tuneage? With so much stuff out there, I’m highly valuing quiet time and hardly listen to anything anymore. But I just happen to be in a mashups mood, so I thought I’d share some great ones I’ve found lately. Corporation- “Hello 679” (Adele’s “Hello” vs. Fetty Wap’s “679”) Hearthis.at Adele’s much anticipated new single not only scored a funny SNL sketch but … Continue reading TUESDAY TUNEAGE! Mashups

Last Night in Grey Stockings

The Truth About Emanuel is a weird as heck film that you might actually enjoy if you’re like me and like movies that have people you like and other curios. The cast includes Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, and Kaya Scodelario as the eponymous Emanuel, an asocial seventeen year old girl who seeks out an peculiar relationship with her new neighbor (Biel). I first became familiar with Scodelario through the … Continue reading Last Night in Grey Stockings

Like a Slug

Attenberg is an interesting film that I’m definitely going to have to revisit in the future. There are many facets worth exploring managed with only a handful of characters. While misfit girl/sexually experienced girl might as well be a trope (perhaps it falls under Only Friend?), it’s great to see variations of weird girls e.g., they’re not all Enid Coleslaws or Junos. Marina’s own admissions made me think I … Continue reading Like a Slug

Alarmed

If you asked me what was happening on Orphan Black, I’d blow a raspberry, shrug, and say, “Clones???” I’m pretty terrible at watching tv, so when I had some time to kill at my mom’s house– which has on demand… which I don’t– I had to catch up the BBC America hit. An ad for the program featured this pretty nifty sounding song. ARTIST: barrie gledden TITLE: … Continue reading Alarmed