Duran Duran :: Seven and the Ragged Tiger :: My Favorite Albums

Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983) :: Duran Duran My adolescence was overflowing with music and bands, and that highly predictable flurry of teenage crushes on boys in bands. Whether it was a common thread that all teenage girls, and several boys, experience or not, it does not diminish what those bands and albums, and heart racing desires, meant to any of us, and whether we care to admit it, or not, the albums of our first music crushes still matter to us. Duran Duran was the band of my teenage adoration, and many a night was spent playing their … Continue reading Duran Duran :: Seven and the Ragged Tiger :: My Favorite Albums

Stranger Than Fiction :: Monday Movie Moment :: Movies about writers/writing

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Whole Wide World/first kiss between Harold and Ana “It was a really awful day. I know, I made sure of it. So pick up the cookie, dip it in the milk, and eat it.” ~ Ana Pascal Another alternative reality favorite of mine that is about writing and a writer, about a character that has been manifested (possibly) by a writer, and the hazy line between truth and fiction that exists, at least in the mind of a writer. I love absolutely everything about this film, the writing, the characters, the unique love story, the flawed … Continue reading Stranger Than Fiction :: Monday Movie Moment :: Movies about writers/writing

So easy to disturb with a thought, with a whisper :: video of the day

Careless Memories :: Duran Duran My first music fandom. I am not sure there are words that could describe what they meant to me, how much I literally ate, drank and breathed them, or how much allowance and babysitting money was spent on anything I could get my hands on that was them. I have a million stories that involve them, some real, and some imagined. Some precious sympathy following… Continue reading So easy to disturb with a thought, with a whisper :: video of the day

I don’t wanna be no man’s woman :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive; art by Rebecca Van Stralen “Spartan girl! proud Lucy!” she would say, smiling at me. “Graham says you are the most peculiar, capricious little woman he knows; but yet you are excellent; we both think so.” “You both think you know not what,” said I. “Have the goodness to make me as little the subject of your mutual talk and thoughts as possible. I have my sort of life apart from yours.” “But ours, Lucy, is a beautiful life, or it will be; and you shall share it.” ”I shall share no man’s or woman’s life in … Continue reading I don’t wanna be no man’s woman :: song of the day

We all make our choices in life :: The Words

3. The Words (2012) movies seen in 2013 “The Old Man” (Score from The Words) :: Marcelo Zarvos I wanted to like this film so much more than I did, especially since it is about writers and writing, and involved time shifts and intersecting stories, something I love in film when it is done right. But, therein lies why I did not love this film, the stories did not always mesh well together, especially the story arc involving accomplished writer Clay Hammond and the mysterious student, Daniella. I wanted Daniella, espeically, to be connected to the other characters and intersecting … Continue reading We all make our choices in life :: The Words