Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Its weird when you come stumble across something online and then suddenly its like you see it everywhere.

For some reason indie director/video artist M. Blash's trailer for his debut Lying back in '06 made its way onto I've never seen it (reminder I live in Australia the land of the unreleased film) - but Malone/Sevs x oddly named director probably equals epic poser fest....but I'd still like to see it.

Anyway The Playlist recently posted two recent Levi's ad's (one by M. Blash obvs) and the other by another indie director du jour (Cary Fukunaga's - dir. Sin Nombre) - pop culture tie ins include - Final Fantasy, Walt Whitman and Ryan McGinley. I never know whether to be disgusted or intrigued by these kind of ads - as they are quite beautiful ads especially Fukunaga's (the aesthetic is weird reminiscent of Sin Nombre).

(via The Playlist)

The more we speak, the less words seem to mean

"Moi, je crois qu'on est toujours responsable de ce qu'on fait... Et libre...
Je lève la main, je suis responsable. Je tourne la tête à droite, je suis responsable. Je malheureuse, je suis responsable. Je fume une cigarette, je suis responsable. Je ferme les yeux, je suis responsable.
J'oublie que je suis responsable, mais je le suis... Après tout, tout est beau...
Après tout, les choses sont comme elles sont... Et la vie, c'est la vie." - Vivre Sa Vie (Jean Luc Godard)

I couldn't find a youtube of that scene - but that one, the one above and this one - are my 3 favourite scenes of my FAVOURITE Godard movie. He is amazing you should see all his films....except some of the later weird ones - they are too esoteric to endure.

These days a new font will come out and I won't even know about it....

for fear you will be alone

For fear you will be alone
you do so many things
that aren’t you at all.

— richard brautigan

Monday, September 21, 2009

I do not want to stay at home

This is probably the saddest song about parties I've ever heard. I kind of like sad songs about generally happy subject matter. Personally I know my iPod swings from tracks like EPDM's Party to this (more socially acceptable "party anthems"). I kind of imagine artists whose music is mostly sombre and plaintive (such as EPDM) will be downers in the real world but...could someone this pretty actually have such a sad existence?


But it could only be because her real last name is Assbring - I wonder if that is as funny to 5 yr olds in Sweden as it would be in Melbourne? I guess we'll find out when she comes to Australia next week

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The worst crime is faking it.

My iPod is called Kurt and I danced with Courtney Love - 'jes saying.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

another reason TIFF is the best...

Trash Humpers new Harmony Korine trailer....screening at TIFF aka not anywhere in Australia atm - ahem all Aussie distributors....

In other news peep Mrs Korine in all her glory here (cameos by Mrs Samberg)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i don't care about nothing

Um, so to be clear - I don't like going to the beach or surfing or anything like that - but I like this band and most other bands that sound like they grew up stoned on the West Coast at the moment - call it East Coast backlash (disclaimer: The Drums are actually from BK - lets be real we all know L.A. brain hurts).

When a man loves a woman (not Percy Sledge or Meg Ryan)

When she says Margarita she means Daiquiri.
When she says quixotic she means mercurial.
And when she says, "I'll never speak to you again,"
she means, "Put your arms around me from behind
as I stand disconsolate at the window."

He's supposed to know that.

When a man loves a woman he is in New York and she is in Virginia
or he is in Boston, writing, and she is in New York, reading,
or she is wearing a sweater and sunglasses in Balboa Park and he
is raking leaves in Ithaca
or he is driving to East Hampton and she is standing disconsolate
at the window overlooking the bay
where a regatta of many-colored sails is going on
while he is stuck in traffic on the Long Island Expressway.

When a woman loves a man it is one-ten in the morning,
she is asleep he is watching the ball scores and eating pretzels
drinking lemonade
and two hours later he wakes up and staggers into bed
where she remains asleep and very warm.

When she says tomorrow she means in three or four weeks.
When she says, "We're talking about me now,"
he stops talking. Her best friend comes over and says,
"Did somebody die?"

When a woman loves a man, they have gone
to swim naked in the stream
on a glorious July day
with the sound of the waterfall like a chuckle
of water ruching over smooth rocks,
and there is nothing alien in the universe.

Ripe apples fall about them.
What else can they do but eat?

When he says, "Ours is a transitional era."
"That's very original of you," she replies,
dry as the Martini he is sipping.

They fight all the time
It's fun
What do I owe you?
Let's start with an apology
Ok, I'm sorry, you dickhead.
A sign is held up saying "Laughter."
It's a silent picture.
"I've been fucked without a kiss," she says,
"and you can quote me on that,"
which sounds great in an English accent.

One year they broke up seven times and threatened to do it
another nine times.

When a woman loves a man, she wants him to meet her at the
airport in a foreign country with a jeep.
When a man loves a woman he's there. He doesn't complain that
she's two hours late
and there's nothing in the refrigerator.

When a woman loves a man, she wants to stay awake.
She's like a child crying
at nightfall because she didn't want the day to end.

When a man loves a woman, he watches her sleep, thinking:
as midnight to the moon is sleep to the beloved.
A thousand fireflies wink at him.
The frogs sound like the string section
of the orchestra warming up.
The stars dangle down like earrings the shape of grapes.
- David Lehman

Sunday, September 13, 2009

back to basics

Last year's APC accessories kill me I think I'm going to turn that fox brooch into a tattoo design. Outlines for life.

Big Pink - Dominos [

Sometimes really epic songs can be a bit embarrassing - like admitting you really liked MGMT when it first came out - no judgement. All I can say is I hate making predictions but I
think this song by Big Pink will be huge and I'll probably be embarrassed to admit that I liked it when it first came out.

Cute or Cringe?

Opening Ceremony by Chloe Sevs - does this campaign make you go aw or ew for matching couples?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

harmony korine possibly the best interviewee ever

On book publicity for his own book - "I don't know why anyone would buy a book these days." and "I'm the author. I wouldn't endorse it."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Not that I give a hoot about jewelry. Diamonds, yes. But it's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty

Just while I'm on this fashion tip - please note: I have issue with jewellery if it doesn't do anything. If I can't store coke in my ring - I ain't wearing it - 'jes kidding kids, y'know about the coke thing (who I am Sarah Michelle from Cruel Intentions?) - but serious about the function thing. It seems I'm not alone here - you may have noticed the watch necklace craze of '08 and the slightly less crazy monocle necklace trend of '09.

Well I'm here to predict '10 will be all about the compass necklace and why not see '09 out with a telescope necklace both from Digby and Iona (slightly better than the monocle - sorry Marc!).

I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch.

This quote pretty much sums up why me and fashion don't mix. I can't walk in heels because I fall over. Mid-riff makes me slightly nauseous. I don't wear outrageous clothing because anything even slightly "out-there" seems to give absolute strangers the right to harass you. And so on...however I like the idea of fashion and the concept of the perfect outfit.

For me the perfect outfit is shoes that are cool but flat, midriff-resistant, not too "wacky" and hopefully comfortable, oh and cheap, but um, like fashionable...

Anyway Refinery 29 have this rad new section called Perfect Outfit - which shows people like me ways you can mix mod with latina steez. Like Polyvore but by experts.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oh i wish i had a sun tan

Girls - are kind of brats. They called their album 'album' and their band Girls (they are both boys) - two facts which initially made me hate them outright. However after being completely and totally won over by 'Lust for Life' and the 'album' - I started to feel like it was actually just kind of genius - in a bratty way.

I guess you'll put up with all kinds of crap from people who write amazing songs that you play over and over again because they capture that amazing carefree-party-all-summer feeling for about 2 and a half minutes.

Are we having fun yet?

If Adam Scott aka "whattababe" (Stepbrothers, Eastbound and Down) isn't enough to make you wanna watch my new fave TV show Party Down, maybe the fact that Martin Scott (from Freaks and Geeks, other Apatow) also stars and it was co-created by Paul Rudd will help?

Wait - did I mention its my new favourite TV show?

I swear America keeps making good TV just to stop me from reading. Bastards.

PS Adam Scott also played a minor but significant role in the favourite movie of my teens Girl and thanks to the internets you can watch the whole thing here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

If the worst thing in your life is someone makes you go to a dance - I'd say you got a pretty good life

come sail away from micaela durand on Vimeo.

One of my favourite scenes from Freaks and Geeks (and Virgin Suicides) - I found this on one of my fave mp3 blogs Pop Tarts Suck Toasted. They've listed a bunch of other amazing TV soundtrack moments including - My So Called Life - which I've blogged before.

Oh and my other fave MSCL moment here and FandG here - last one cliche but still amazing here.

(video via PTST)