Friday, May 25, 2012

The Lost Weekend- Billy Wilder

Possibly one of the greatest films ever made. Billy Wilder needs no introduction here, when you're in my house. This film is the most brutal film, ever, about alcoholism or any substance abuse for that matter, probably because it doesn't aim to shock, like film nowadays do. A subject that's very close to home for me.
So amazingly good and gripping and full of Wilder magic.

L'Argent- Robert Bresson

There's a sequence from 'Pickpocket' somewhere on this blog. Bresson is one of my favourite filmmakers. Tied with Bergman and Herzog. I recently re watched L'Argent (thanks to Melbourne Cinematheque) and it made me like it even more.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It's been a big couple of weeks for hip hop music. Or at least, the hip hop music that really speaks to me. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of the myriads of millions of hip hop bubbles floating around the intersphere, but at the end of the day, we spend more time in our heads and hearts than we do in the club.
Terrorist threats' is the best track of Ab-Soul's Control System. And Ab-Soul is the best rapper in the Black Hippy crew. These are just opinions.
Check out the video. Featuring Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko (!) and the killer chorus line of

 EL-P!!!! El Producto. Nuff said. Produced the entirety of his own Cancer For Cure and Killer Mike's
R.A.P Music. Both so good.
  Tougher Colder Killer
  Southern Fried

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shannon-Let the Music Play

Freestyle is a huge love of my life. This started it all

Cindy Crawford /K.D Lang Vanity Fair shoot

The 1993 cover of Vanity Fair. Wowed me. Made me happy. Probably influenced me. I felt like I was both of them.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I'm loving my copy of Dark Entries reissue of a compilation of songs by 80's Belgium cold wave band SIC. The record is called 'Thought noises' and I highly recommend it.

The Vanishing

I lived in San Francisco in 2002. There were amazing bands and venues on every corner, between there and Oakland. The Coachwhips, Erase Errata, Deerhoof, Oxbow, Tussle, Hella, Numbers,  The Vanishing and many, many more.
I got to see all those bands, lots.
The Vanishing are so hauntingly good. I just came across 'Songs For Psychotic Children' tonight, when I was looking for a record to wash the dishes to, and I stumbled upon it in my collection and, now my hands are all warm and mood is sombre.
I'm very lucky to have seen them.

White walls

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Malaria! You You

Malaria! Possibly my most favourite and influential band of all time.
We share the same German blood.