Posts from 29th July 2005

Jul 05

my dinner snack w.ned

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(and emsk and stev!e ch!ck) wz v.nice, w.plenty of top rockchat, and they said they enjoyed their sandwiches, which is good bcz i suggested we go to angel’s cheap and languid courtyard cafe, even though i (afterwards) recalled i had the second worst cup of coffee of my life their once BUT

my greek salad was anti-rockist to say the least viz: brie is not feta — where are the olives? — should this have a DRESSING huh?

The Fantastic 3-Iron

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There are two films out there which feature invisible characters. One is the Fantastic Four which I have not seen yet:the other is 3-Iron, a Korean oddity from Kim Ki-Duk. An oddity because it starts of as a deadpan silent movie, then turns into a bit of a crime films, and pokes out the other end as a romance. So what about the invisibility?

Well its not real invisibility. It is standing behind people. Now standing behind people, outside if their field of vision, is practical invisibility. The invisibility we all can do. 3-Iron makes it graceful, if silly. However there is a point near the end of the film where the lead character seems to notice the camera, and then invents true movie invisibility. There are sequences where he appears to be standing behind the camera, hiding from us. An odd thing to do in a movie about you, but like I said, this is an odd film.

And, against the odds, an enjoyable one. And while the Fantastic Four go and show off their powers left right and centre, it is nice to see a more realistic Korean superhero: with the power to stand behind people, and hit golf balls at ’em.

Another Day, Another Planet

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GOSH WOW massive great planet found on edge…of…solar…syzzzzzzzzz…

Even the BBC, keen sponsor of new planets (“Quaoar Blimey!”) is struggling to seem interested in this “great discovery”.

Rap Poetry Chaucer Yawn

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This should not be a BBC News story. Does this Canadian bloke, Baba Brinkman, really think that he is the first person to think of turning Chaucer into a rap?

This is COURSEWORK, not ART.

Cultural Imperialism (in a good way)

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sistrah becky heard a dancehall toaster* on a hackney pirate station doing an um hommage to Cräzy Frøg, complete with many excellent jungle-style samples etc…

APB to the knowledgeable – is this available on record (or whatever you pop kids collect these days)?

*warning: possibly completely incorrect nomenclature… she listens all the time but she is not actually compiling nerdy footnotes plz thnkyou