You have created a masterpiece of music. No score before has moved me as Inception has, it took me to another world of fantasy, a place where dreams come true (quite literally). Your beautiful score captured the essence of the true cinematic experience, brought me back to my childhood and the love I had for movies. A score is not just a background filler, but it’s an entity that speaks for itself, it makes or breaks a film. You sir, reminded me of the respect I have for composers and their uncanny ability to create something that sticks with you for eternity. Until the day I die, I will be humming this iconic tune, and every time I do I will think of your genius. You don’t just make music Mr. Zimmer, you make audible poetry. You create an experience unlike any other, my hopes and dreams are scored by your amazing music. You make me proud of cinema. Your music is an act of inception, with it’s power to inspire and transport me to unknown worlds filled with adventure where creativity runs rampant. Thank you Hans Zimmer, you’ve changed my life for the better.
“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.”
So I saw a quote the other day, talking about happiness. I didn’t reblog it, because it was kind of long, and it was from One Tree Hill of all places, but something in it caught my attention, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
I first heard this band a few months ago, when they were the opening act for Stars. They are just three guys, playing cello, drums and synths. I didn’t know what to make of them at first, but by the end of the set, they had completely won me over. This is a lot more synth-based than what I usually listen to, but something in it really clicked with me. I particularly love the lead singer’s voice.
I’ll make this fairly unrelated to the actual winners, as I only saw 4 of the nominated films, thus making me unable to make an informed decision. I did LOVE The Social Network and Toy Story 3, though. The Kids Are Alright was good, not great, and Inception was my favorite of the ones I saw. OK, so my impressions of the show:
Loved the screenwriter win for The King’s Speech. Simultaneously witty and inspiring. Must see this movie.
Anne Hathaway, while gorgeous in her parade of dresses, was a little too giggly for my taste. That combined with her constant need to “Woo!” after announcing a presenter (“And now Oprah Winfrey…. Wooooo!”) came off as a bit desperate.
James Franco was boring.
Loved the auto-tune sequence. Particularly the “Doesn’t He Own A Shirt” bit.
It is a crime against Hollywood that Christopher Nolan was not nominated for Best Director.
I believe that the director of The King’s Speech may well be James Cameron, disguised to look 20 years younger and British.
My husband added about 10 movies to our Netflix queue during the course of the ceremony.
Most of the gowns were fairly unremarkable.
Colin Firth can do no wrong. Ever.
Seeing the man behind Nine Inch Nails accepting and Academy Award was a little bit crazy. And very cool.
Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: Best Presenters Ever.
Going to have to purchase both the Inception score and The Social Network soundtrack.
It’s amazing how a montage set to inspiring music can make EVERYTHING look like THE BEST THING EVER.
Can’t wait to watch all the nominees I haven’t gotten to see yet!
Happy Friday Song of the Day- You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I’m seriously dragging today, and this is the only song that got my foot tapping. About 10 years ago, when the swing scene was all the rage, my friend and I had a bar we used to hang out at that had an amazing live swing band, and these kids would come every week, done up in the 40’s wear, and dance with manic energy. I actually learned how to swing (just the very basic steps) and it was so much fun. Good times.
Incidentally, this is my 1,000th post. How the hell did that happen?!
Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled There’s a battle outside ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’.
They’re definitely playing, their manager said they’d confirm it today :D
thanks, Chelsea. argh. I was seriously considering buying a wristband for SXSW before I heard that. That little bit of news had me on the website about to make the purchase. BUT, unfortunately, I really can’t go. I wouldn’t have anyone to go with me, plus, buying the wristband doesn’t guarantee that you’ll actually get in to all the shows you want to see. Priority goes to badge holders, and with the really popular events (like Muse last year and likely The Strokes this year), people with wristbands don’t get in because it’s full to capacity with badge holders. On top of all that, I can’t exactly drop everything for a week of concert-going. Those pesky adult responsibilities always get in the way for me! ;)
This song seems appropriate for what’s going on in the world today.
Look at earth from outer space Everyone must find a place Give me time and give me space Give me real, don't give me fake
Give me strength, reserve control Give me heart and give me soul Give me time give us a kiss Tell me your own politik
And open up your eyes Open up your eyes Open up your eyes Open up your eyes
Give me one, 'cause one is best In confusion, confidence Give me peace of mind and trust Don't forget the rest of us Give me strength, reserve control Give me heart and give me soul Wounds that heal and cracks that fix Tell me your own politik
And open up your eyes Open up your eyes Open up your eyes Open up your eyes Just open up your eyes
I spent a lot of time listening to The Strokes this weekend, mainly because I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH of Under Cover of Darkness. I always liked Is This It, but never considered myself a big fan. Now, I’m really, really looking forward to Angles. If UCOD is any indication, I’m gonna love it. For today, I thought I’d share one of my favorites off of Is This It.
green things, warm breeze, Two Door Cinema Club, flip flops, Foals and Freelance Whales, flowers, birds singing, playing outside, going to the park, blue blue sky, Kings of Leon and Band of Horses, trying to get in to SXSW shows, Geographer, open windows, Adele, lunch alfresco, oh, and Arcade Fire.
I’ve said it before, but I never expected anyone besides myself and a few others to read/see/hear any of this. I post what I post for me, but I’m happy that you guys like it, too. Thanks so much for following! :)
Coldplay Saturday Song of the Day- Yellow (live from Austin City Limits 2005)
wow. I’ve had this recording in my music library for some time now, but I hadn’t actually listened to it before. I like live recordings, but, ya know, sometimes, you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it all. But, I finally listened to this version, and I’m so glad I did. It’s awesome. It’s gorgeous. This may be the most enthusiasm and emotion I’ve ever heard Chris sing this song with in a live performance. There’s also a cute little snippet of his chatter with an audience member at the end.
I love it, too. My favorite is “Thinking About You”.
THAT’S MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE.
Wow, no one’s ever agreed with me on anything relating to that record before! “Thinking About You” and “I Can’t” are two of my favorite Radiohead songs of all time.
aw… we’re Pablo Honey twins! :P It’s honestly the only RH album I’ve listened to all the way through many times. I like The Bends and Kid A, but honestly (don’t hate me Radioheads), a lot of it just got to be “too much” for me. I can appreciate what they do and how they do it, I just don’t want to work that hard to listen to an album. It’s mostly my fault, because I haven’t really given most of it a real chance. Anyway, yeah, I really love that song. :}