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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting
Listening: Hole, Celebrity Skin (i.e., the greatest concept album of all time); Unwound, The Future of What (I've been kind of on an Unwound kick again lately); WFMU, the best radio station in the world; all the stuff I wrote about this week
Watching: That epic six-overtime college basketball game between Syracuse and UConn. That really was some of the best drama I have seen all year. Nearly four hours of play, tons of last-minute shots, players wobbling with exhaustion down the court! It was crazy to watch; I totally got sucked in. I also re-watched Dangerous Liaisons (the Stephen Frears version, with Glenn Close and John Malkovich) and totally remembered how much I super-love that movie. Now that I've gone through film school and honed this ability to remember entire sequences shot-by-shot, I can now appreciate how amazingly well it's directed in terms of camera and performance. It's hard to make a movie where people basically sit in rooms and scheme to be dramatically dynamic, but it's totally done here to great effect. Sigh. I realized recently how much I'm going to miss film school, where I'm surrounded by people who talk this nerdily and passionately and technically. It's totally insane.
Reading: I finished all the Anton Chekhov plays -- my favorites were "The Seagull" and "The Cherry Orchard." My next playwright to tackle is Henrik Ibsen -- anyone have a favorite play they want to recommend by him? I just started Slouching Toward Bethlehem, which I've read before but one never tires of reading Joan Didion, no? Also, for something light, I zipped through a book called Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro, which I got through a random recommendation in PaperBackSwap.com, which is probably my fourth favorite website in the world. I was expecting something really "chick-lit," and in some ways it was -- but it was also surprisingly sad, dark and somber, especially in the beginning.
Wearing: A short, flared faux-denim skirt from American Apparel, a Lacoste polo shirt, a grey Uniqlo cardigan, leggings, riding boots.
Wanting: For everything to be fine when I fly out tomorrow.
Listening: Yesterday I remembered that "Blueprint" by Fugazi is the best song ever, so I've just been listening to that all the time.
Watching: Zack & Miri Make a Porno (wicked cute!); Vicki Cristina Barcelona (wicked boring, except for Penelope Cruz!)
Reading: I'm currently obsessed with reading many magazine articles about Bernie Madoff.
Wearing: Lakers shirt + jeans + plaid flannel + cowboy boots + charm necklace
Wanting: to go back in time and get let into that Fugazi show I stood outside of for, like, 13 hours in 1999
NEVER MIND WHAT'S BEEN SELLING, IT'S WHAT YOU'RE BUYING:
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