Thursday, February 22, 2007

Comfort made me sad

I might be digging back, I might be digging forward, just enjoy what I'm enjoying...

It's All Gone Pete Tong - one of the best 'mockumentaries' of all time, worth finding its place on the shelf next to 'Spinal Tap'. Concept rivals the latter and is quite humorous to the insensitive. Simply, DJ gains high acclaim and becomes a world icon, than it all falls apart when he loses his hearing through excessive partying and exposure to music. Rest of the movie is a bit slow, as he attempts to re-capture his glory days, but laughing is definitely had throughout. Look out for the cameo appearance of "Deaner" from Fubar.

PJ Harvey On Tour - To sit down and watch a music DVD in its entirety on original exposure is rare. But, I broke that virginity with Polly Jean, who is intriguing, unique, edgy and intimate and displaces it all here in her music and in backstage conversation. Hands up, she is the epitome of creativity, talent and attractiveness among females in Rock N Roll today. Keep an eye out for the appearance of the 'Spice Girls' dress as she takes the stage at Glastonbury (I was there kids, I was there).

Dig - Here's an actual documentary which needs reminding of this fact, as it seems more ridiculous than a fabricated script. 'Dig' is an unusual look along some years with "the Dandy Warhols", as they struggle to keep it together, before inevitably splitting apart and becoming two distinct bands Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. With no tensions going unspoken, this film is a classic. As the movie winds down, you grow to love the latter band, not for their music, but rather lack of it. Anton Newcombe has explosive breakdowns on stage and always losses it on either his band or fans, resulting in thrown objects and walking offstage cancelling shows (I've heard of people today going to their gigs for the sole purpose of setting him off, and he still loses it each time). Not appetized, as a bonus by viewing this masterpiece you'll undertake some of the biggest sunglasses and wildest chops (there's no other word for these sideburns) you've ever set in your line of sight.

Heavier than Heaven -
"Kurt Cobain, he never had a chance, you know. Incurable romantics never do. He held a flame I wasn't born to carry. I'll leave the dying young stuff up to you." - the stars 'heart'.

The book paints him as a sick and dark image, but when coating dries you take a color as it is. A different point of view might see it in a different light, but when facts are facts, there is no disputing what is present. This read has you understand that Kurt Cobain was ruined at the age of seven, the day his parents divorced. Although you won't come out the other side feeling sorry for him, you will respect his challenges. He was crushed by his drug addiction, but also endlessly agonized over his love life, body pains and his art.

Dylan - I knew nothing of the man going in, came out feeling like I knew the man. The preceding statement being a common misconceived sentiment among Dylan faithful, I retract from signing on. But I will say, although Dylan himself will no doubt trash any and all books contents (concerning him) as false, it proves unimportant as 'Spitz' creates an entertaining story, void of fact or not. Also, I highly regard the interesting angle the author took in refusing to interview or meet Dylan for the book, disallowing himself to be misled or clouded with false pictures drawn up on the spot by the conveniently misleading Bob Dylan. Despite this retraction, it didn't hinder him from inserting numerous priceless quotes from the mouth of Dylan while on stage, including this beauty... (in direct retaliation to those placing extreme pressure on him to be a key force in political movements). "I want now to say that what you're hearing is just songs. You're not hearing anything else but words and sounds. You can take it or leave it."

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