Enough of the Tony "Banana Hands" Robbins, self-improvement mumbo jumbo, and on with the goods!!
On the TV and movie front, I am still working my way through Weeds and True Blood, both of which are amazing, and I recently saw Boogie Nights for the first time. I have to say, PT Anderson is probably my favorite director. I love the large ensembles, the intertwining stories, and the fact that there is always a little bit of grey area in what the "message" or theme of the film is. There isn't usually a clear good or bad guy, and all of the characters are superbly flawed. I would aspire to write or work on films like that. And there is also the added warm fuzzy 90's nostalgia. Even though Boogie Nights is set in the late 70's and early 80's, it reeks of mid-90's cinema- in a good way.
I also watched Helvetica, a documentary about typography. It was good, a little boring to be perfectly honest, but I'm glad I watched it. I know so little about graphic design, and it seems that every other person I meet in SF is in that field, so it will make for some good small talk to replace my usual response: a raised eye-brow/impressed head nob combo.
I am really forcing my self to start writing fiction more. I always have ideas in my head, but I think my inner (self loathing) critic convinces me that the idea is stupid before my pen hits the page.
And I am going home next week!! So excited! Although, I will miss Vanessa, Moze, the B&C crew, and the FiDi suits. But who cares, I want a VACATION.
So now, I will leave you with some fun multi-media. First is the trailer for Tetro, Francis Ford Coppola's new film. It looks sleek and stylized, but a little quirky at the same time. I'm really excited for this one.
Next is this Grizzly Bear song I can't stop listening to. It's called "Two Weeks" and the video is a real trip. I just dig this tune. It's a great summer track.
Here is a cover of "Two Weeks" by Will Sturgeon. I tend to be sort of a snob when it comes to covering songs, but this guy Will (Whom I happened to go to elementary school with, and have very casually kept in touch with via Facebook) is super talented and I think this cover really holds it's own. If you have a sec, you should check out his other stuff. I heard via Twitter, that he just finished his EP and it should be available on iTunes in a couple of weeks.
That's all for now, I suppose.
Your inconsistent, unreliable, but very well meaning blogger,
Eww. Totally hate referring to myself as a "blogger."