Saturday, 24 April 2010

Buy this album.

Lydia - Illuminate

No words can possibly come close to describing how much I love this album, it's got encapsulations of ecstasies, depressions, turbulence and dreamy nostalgia all covered, gorgeously layered music.

But here's why you should buy it -

Singer Mindy White posted a blog detailing the making of the EP[2]:

I know you guys are eager to hear it…. & we are excited as well. But some are more stoked to find it online to download it. I know it’s hard to get it if we aren’t playing your city ..but here’s the story behind the “Hotel Sessions”. We had over $1200 dollars stolen from us on this tour. It’s been a struggle with trying to make gas to each show & all. We knew we had to do something to makeup for the money stolen. The only idea we had was to sell exclusive songs only available FROM US. They’re legitimately recorded in the hotels & in the van on drives. It does suck to know that the songs will probably leak, which will enable some people to get them without buying them at shows. So if you can come out and actually get them from us, that’d be amazing. There it is in a nut shell. Hope you guys enjoy em.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Sorry. Epic fail on the return to the bloggasphere with a failsafe post about a film, but hey, it's a bloody good film.

None of this arty farty the-cinematography-is-the-film or conceptual B.S., simply a bloody good story courtesy of the man America called "pervert" but who managed to accumulate a net worth of $400 million circa 2001.

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The People Vs. Larry Flynt is a biography of a pervert doing his best to upturn the US system of PC behaviour and censorship, and suceeding, Woody Harrelson kicking ass as the eponymous protagonist, entrancingly vulgar alongside Courtney Love as his adored, drugged-up to the eyeballs and amusingly disheveled wife.

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But my reason for watching this is the divine Edward Norton, oh as beautiful and as geekily intelligent as ever. This is a man who has a bachelors' in History from Yale, he has been engaged to Courtney Love and Salma Hayek, runs and wins marathons, and is a stoic environmentalist???! And famed for the awesome Fight Club, American History X and Primal Fear...

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He also invigorates that vague urge in me to be a lawyer. To use mere words to convince the Supreme Court of the USA to let side with their favourite pervert is just awesome.

Oh, and Larry Flynt has a $80,000 gold-plated wheelchair. Badass.

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