2007-04-04 - 8:28 p.m.
This post is entitled: "Remember 2006? That Was an Awesome Year, Dude. Hey, I LOVE You, Man!"
It is my third post today, please stop me.
I was never much of a Pulp fan, but I finally got the Jarvis Cocker album that a couple of my pals had raved about last year, and it's wonderful. "Big Julie" is a classic piano ballad, like something Rufus W. would inflict on our vulnerable nervous systems.
I have also caught up with Lisa Germano's latest, and its typically sad sad sad beautiful tannic brilliance. My love for her only grows.
But here's the bad news: the vocalist from (or rather who is) El Perro del Mar has one of those voices that I can't listen to without breaking out into shingles and hives. She seems charming and lovely, and the songs are nice, but: agh! I had to delete this album from my iTunes.
Oh, wait, one more 2006 thing: I have now watched The Prestige two.point.five times, which is a record for me. It is a nearly perfect film, and the kind of enterprise that demands multiple viewings.
Further, as much as I love "twists," this movie had me enthralled even up til the big reveal--I would have been totally happy had it just been a regular old movie about ambition, rivalry, science, magic, and terrible Icarus/Eve-like desire for knowledge and power.
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