I do run out of ideas of what I want my next movie to be.
That’s why I maintain a list on the website of my supplier of rented DVDs, the online service zip.ca
I will link most of the movie titles in this blog to imdb.com, for your convenience.
Of course, that’s where I get my art cinema from, and concert movies too. I’ve just had MORE (Pink Floyd), PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman) and Jim Jarmuch’s YEAR OF THE HORSE (if you are into air-guitar stuff, get this. Forget Guitar Hero, get a friend and ride the Crazy Horse together).
Every once in a while I look back at the movies I rented in the last 3-4 months, and the feeling is good: they still do 5-star movies. On any scale you would think of, one can find a recently-produced movie to top it.
Here’s a sample from my list, hopefully you’ll say “Hey, I haven’t seen this one, let’s check Georgies taste”
I know, these are last year’s movies, but I know some of you might have missed them.
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD ( 5 stars out of 5)
TEXT: when it comes to housing in Canada, most of the immigrants I know want to live in a house.
MUSIC: cool Brooklyn band, YEASAYER.
Running time: 11 minutes.
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Until recently I had my podcast hosted by Podomatic. It was a free, 500 MB storage service that worked decently for the basic needs of a podcast.
Following PAB2008 I knew I need more, but I was procrastinating because of 2 reasons:
TEXT: a DJ story around last weekend’s Alice Russell show in Toronto
MUSIC: Alice Russell – Mean to Me (LP My Favourite Letters, 2005, Label – Tru Thoughts Recordings)
RUNNING TIME: a little short of 9 minutes, including the music.
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We moved to Toronto’s suburbs in late 2006. By then, my Subaru Outback was 1 year old and we were totally in love with him.
With life in the ‘burbs, we soon found out that we need another car. We leased a brand new VW Rabbit, cause I saw it’s ad in Rolling Stone and thought it was cool.
Fast forward 5 months, and we had it with the life in suburban Canada: we missed the busy corner at Yonge and Davisville! We sold the house immediately and moved back to our beloved Merton Street.
You can reach this heavenly corner in a one-day trip from Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Detroit, London, Buffalo etc.
This is a place on the Northern shore of Lake Erie.
It’s called Sandy Hill.
Am fost o singura data in locul asta, unde am facut poza.
Esti intr-o padure, si dintr-o data urci un deal de nisip. Din virful dealului cazi in mare.
A sound-bite stuck to my mind while walking away from Scarborough Dude‘s (with John Meadows) presentation at PAB2008: “I bought every single Rolling Stones record from the 60s until today; I have the right to play a damn Rolling Stones song in my podcast!”
I felt compelled to stand up and applaud!
Unguru Bulan (vezi link in blogroll) mi-e tare drag, imi aminteste de serile din fatza blocului cind ziceam bancuri.
Umor in dialect de Baia Mare, limbajul insa nu e o piedica, ascultati si tineti-va de ceva sa nu picati pe jos.
Right-click ca sa downloadezi show-ul, dureaza vreo 7 minute:
TEXT: PAB2008 was fantastic! This week, the flamboyant Alice Russell from UK is touring Canada.
MUSIC: Alice Russell – Seven Nation Army
Running time: just over 9 minutes