"It's Not The End Of The World", Animated GIF, 2007
Films Watched So Far In 2008
01/01/08 Volver Beautifully shot ghost story cum family drama by Pedro Almodovar. 9/10
03/01/08 Tears Of The Black Tiger Fluoro Oriental Western with an arresting look but a repetitive and slow moving storyline. 5/10
04/01/08 In A Lonely Place Bogart whodunnit classic. 9/10
My Brother Gave Me His Playstation 2 When He Moved To Australia so me & Alice get an excuse for a gaming revival. Have been playing Beyond Good & Evil, an excellent science fiction action-RPG type thing in which you play the role of an investigative photojournalist called Jade who becomes embroiled in a secret rebellion against a sinister government plot. It's great looking, addictive and fun, and you can probably get it for a couple of quid on eBay these days if you're that way inclined. www.beyondgoodevil.com
On The Music Front it's been all about playing old unlabelled cassette tapes in the kitchen. Which has led to more exciting rediscoveries. The Sights being the best one - their album from a few years ago, "Got What I Want" is amazing. It lays out a nice range of influences and styles from simple Beach Boys harmonies to rasping (old) Von Bondies Detroit-style rock. Also, "Modern Life Is Rubbish" by Blur. How did I forget what a thoroughbred indie classic it really is?