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Scandalize My Name

Heya pals, give up your resolutions yet? 😅 Perhaps I should start a series on the things I find at 4am. I wrote about The Visit, and today I want to share a short documentary called Scandalize My Name. Although the US allied with the Soviet Union in WWII, soon afterwards, we decided that communists can’t sit with us. McCarthyism became the witch hunt of the times. … Continue reading Scandalize My Name

RIP Chester

On Thursday, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, passed away. The reported cause is suicide. Linkin Park meant a lot to me. They were my first favorite band (as opposed to liking the pop groups everyone else liked). I was in MSN groups asking why they didn’t sing LP songs on American Idol (give me a break, I was 11). Looking back, I think that as a person … Continue reading RIP Chester

Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry

I named my last post after a line in NĂązım 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