Amy Dunne and how I felt about Gone Girl (the movie)

Amy Dunne, and why Gone Girl (the movie) made me so uncomfortable More a Reaction than a Review Warning: If you have not seen the film and read the book by Gillian Flynn you may want to skip reading this post. This will be full of spoilers, lots of spoilers, but I have a lot…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 9/29/14

My Weekly Top 10 :: Spooky October Version :: Week of 9/29/14 1. The Psychedelic Furs The song that always comes to mind as soon as October begins is The Ghost in You by The Psychedelic Furs, it is that first song I go to, the first song I play. The band is a forever…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 9/22/14

1. The Bangles Maybe its the upcoming concert at the Troubadour that one of my oldest and dearest friends and I are going to this Fall, or maybe its adolescent wish that never quite went away of being in an all-female band (if I could of been a Bangle I always wanted to be Michael Steele)….

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 9/15/14

1. Journey There’s a radio station here in Los Angeles (The Sound) that does a Triple Play Thursday, and this week one of those three-song blocks was Journey, and I found myself turning it way up past “eleven” and singing-a-long with complete musical abandon. The thing is, I’ve always had a significant sized soft spot…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 9/8/14

1. Ryan Adams My number one on this week’s Top Five New Releases was the latest release from Ryan Adams, self-titled and overflowing with songs just waiting to be slipped into a playlist. I’m obsessing over the song Kim currently (which subsequently made it on to this week’s Saturday Playlist). Ryan’s playing in Santa Barbara…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 9/1/14

1. Coves One of the albums in my Top 5 New Releases this week was Soft Friday by Coves, the band name taken from an old term for “good friend“, made up of duo Rebekah Wood (vocals) and John Ridgard (multi-instrumentalist). I can’t seem to get enough of this album, the psychedelic rock meets indie…

Friday Five :: Songs about Los Angeles

Songs About Los Angeles For the month of September I will be picking a city to do a Top 5 Songs of Post for the weekly Friday Five theme. To start off with, of course, my hometown, place of my birth, and place I always find myself back in no matter how many times I…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/21

1. James “Bucky” Barnes It has been a long while since I was swept up into a fictional obsession. Perhaps it was time for one again, maybe it is a reflection on what is going on in me, change and stresses and a near constant state of movement that has made me ripe for a…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/14

1. Blur All week I have been on a Blur kick, mostly Modern Life is Rubbish, The Great Escape and Leisure. I have been spinning them both all day at work, and also while I did some work on this space, and some other writings. This week’s two most played? Blue Jeans and Country House. They…

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 3/31

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier   Steve/Captain America Up until now, the Thor movies have been my favorite of the Marvel franchise, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier may just have changed that. There were so many moments I loved in this one, so many characters that I not only felt myself attaching to,…