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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just watched the Mad Men finale, and I'm kvelling!
Was there ever a more perfect episode from any TV show?
I was shrieking like a fangirl, and actually clapping my hands with glee.
Better than Christmas!

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Monday, November 09, 2009
Still Lives...

Eugenio Recuenco - Sometimes creepy, but always slick.
This silent cinema collection is my favourite from his photography portfolio, however you should definitely check out his film and ad stuff (the Shanghai Tang video is excellent).

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Saturday, November 07, 2009
Jukebox Session #2

Lots as I'm making up for lost time.

Message To Bears - Autumn
(Electronic/Minimal/Repetitive to the point of banal but so good to work to...)

The Gentlemen Losers - Ballad of Sparrow Young
(Quiet Western Twanging - at around 1m34s, I want to live in Texas and serve peach pie to cowboys in a diner)

Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds
(Words, drone, drums, guitars. Music)

American Ananlog Set - Choir Vandals and The Only Living Boy Around
(Downbeat Alt.)

Bosques de mi Mente - Dibujame un cordero
(Piano - because you know I love my plinky plonky tunes, and I'm a sucker for string music)

The Mary Onettes - Puzzles and Century
(A bit 80s, but in a good way)

Yasushi Yoshida - Under Calf, Winged Steps
(Modern classical - quavery)

Arms and Sleepers - The Architekt and The International
(Electronic/Trip-Hop - I love, but won't force you to...maybe you could try to just like instead?)

The Hidden Cameras - Walk On and Kingdom Come
(Alt. - A bit of drama)

Grand Salvo - Needles
(Folk - I've never seen pictures of the man behind Grand Salvo, but he probably has a beard)

The Black Atlantic - Fragile Meadow and Reverence for Fallen Trees

(Soulful male singers who definitely close their eyes when they sing)

The Beautiful Schizophrenic - Nocturnosque


Digitalism - Pogo (Shinichi Osawa Remix) and Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Shinichi Osawa Edit)

(For days that being quiet is just not an option)

Wild Beasts - We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues and All The Kings Men
(Alt/Electronic - love)

Pixies - Where Is My Mind, Hey, Gigantic and Something Against You
(Apparently my teenage cousin doesn't know them, and sometimes it's scares me. Stayed tuned for Sonic Youth, Sammy, Labradford and Teenage Fanclub)



Thursday, November 05, 2009
The Reading Room

So after almost a year, I have finally reconciled myself to the new town library and rejoined despite the fact that it looks all wrong (too big and modern! Public libraries should be slightly crammed and a bit cosy), and despite the increased size, they don't really seem to have more material (more money spent on books instead of floor-to-ceiling windows maybe?). I think my own library has moved up on the list of "If you had three wishes..."

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