Archive for July, 2007

Fireworks

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

I haven’t been a big Animal Collective fan or Panda Bear fan. I haven’t disliked them, but I didn’t make a point of following them with any degree of enthusiasm or devotion. That is until now…Their latest stuff is some of the best of year, and that’s saying a lot for me. It is fresh, […]

Nina the Great

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Nina Simone was born in America but died in France. She was one of the most inspiring figures in music, combining jazz, classical, soul, blues, soul, folk, and gospel. And unlike other great dames in music, she played her own piano arrangements since she studied it and actually wanted to become strictly a pianist. While we […]

Deja Vu Paris

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Paris, why don’t you leave me alone? Not only do a spate of new American/British films take place there, but now there are no less than two films coming out in the near future which feature the City of Lights in their titles. One is written, directed, acted, and scored by French actress (and Parisienne) […]

Random links

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Here are some of my favorites of the moment along with some sad news. A movie I’m really looking forward to later this year: Lust Caution trailer *offline* A movie I’m really looking forward to rewatching because it’s finally being released on DVD for the first time: Ace in the Hole Lyrics to one of my […]

The French Connection

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Bonjour!  This is one of those self-fulfilling prophecies, the kind where because something is on your mind it starts to show up everywhere you look. It all started with France and possible trips there and associations with people I know. And then it became, “Gosh, why is every movie that seems to be coming out […]