I feel like I win when I lose :: favorite movies

Muriel’s Wedding (1994) “Are you Muriel Heslop?” ~ Rhonda “No.” ~ Muriel “Yes, you are!” ~ Rhonda “Why?” ~ Muriel “I dunno why, you just are.” ~ Rhonda Trailer “I’m not alone, I’m with Muriel.” ~ Rhonda Waterloo moment Muriel’s Wedding is one of my favorite movies about friendship and change. It is a comfort film of mine, the kind I take out on a particularly blue day knowing it will immediately cheer me up. Even though there are very low moments in this film, there is so much hope in it, the kind that makes you feel less strange, … Continue reading I feel like I win when I lose :: favorite movies

I am not impressed :: musical sensory recall

“I’ll never kill you this I swear, then kill myself just to be fair. I’ll never need another Queen, we’ll never face the guillotine.” I have a lot to thank John Hughes for, not only for some of the movies that shaped my adolescence (and helped me feel so less alone), but also for introducing me to some of my favorite music from the 80’s. Charlie Sexton’s music was featured in some scenes in the Hughes’ film Some Kind Of Wonderful, which was the first place I heard his voice. I recall hearing some of his songs a bit afterwards, … Continue reading I am not impressed :: musical sensory recall

I’m tired of the weather :: video of the day

Boston :: Augustana “Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts across an open field, when flowers gaze at you… they’re not the only ones who cry when they see you, you said. You don’t know me, you don’t even care. You don’t know me, you don’t wear my chains. She said I think I’ll go to Boston, I think I’ll start a new life, I think I’ll start it over, where no one knows my name.” Continue reading I’m tired of the weather :: video of the day

Stealin’ kisses from me :: song of the day

“Bein’ good isn’t always easy, no matter how hard I try. When he started sweet-talkin’ to me, he’d come and tell me, “everything is all right”. Kiss and tell me, “everything is all right, can I get away again tonight?” Because I once had a thing for a son of a preacher man and because I need something light today. I would really rather be dancing, singing-a-long, feeling some ounce of irreverent joy instead of all the fucking heavy emotions that seem to be everywhere around me today. Today I just want to be a little wild. Today I just … Continue reading Stealin’ kisses from me :: song of the day