{film} the broken circle breakdown

When Sean and I saw the trailer for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) some time back, we were fascinated by the idea of a Belgium film featuring blue grass. We wondered maybe that it was a Belgium film set in the American South, but no. It’s just that Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) is in love withContinue reading “{film} the broken circle breakdown”

{comic} days like these

Days Like This Written by J. Torres Illus. by Scott Chandler Oni Press, 2003. I slipped this one off the Library shelf, my eye caught by a cover with three young black women on it. 1960s isn’t a fascination for me as a general rule, music included, but I was curious. That it is J.Continue reading “{comic} days like these”

{film} broken hill

…and an absence of glamour. A gifted teenage composer (Tommy), dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia – until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. ~published summary byContinue reading “{film} broken hill”


been playing a lot of Adele this week. Natalya used a iTunes card and purchased two favorites “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” from 21. “Cold Shoulder” (ADELE) has been stuck in my head. It has a great video.

crazy heart

Yes, there really is no excuse that it has taken this long to see Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart (2009). I was, of course, intrigued by the cast and all the raving in 2009. Between money and mood, I kept setting it aside. I am glad to have rectified the situation. If you have yet toContinue reading “crazy heart”

this song is for you

a little wanting song by Cath Crowley I read the U.S. Printing: Knopf, 2010. 265 pages. Novel was first published in Australia in 2005 by Macmillan with the title Chasing Charlie Duskin. A Little Wanting Song It’s just a little wanting song It won’t go on for all that long Just long enough to sayContinue reading “this song is for you”

Borrowing Pixie Dust

a guest blogger:  Sean from his 11/20/09 post “Pixie Dust” “i still love listening to the layering of Frank Black (Black Francis) and Kim Deal’s voices. i don’t think it completely ports me to being a 14 year old, but it gets close.” a few years back, the Pixies took themselves out of the cedarContinue reading “Borrowing Pixie Dust”