oliver jeffers book is a wonder and philip hunt’s animated short adaptation is may favourite short film of all time. so beautiful. about friendship and love and bravery and ones place in the world. magical. and the music is sublime too. my little four year old niece honey loves it as do i, as does my mum. any age and it hits you where you live. not many things do that. it gives me so much joy. one of the true wonders of the world is a movie that take your breath away. gL.x
This little film looks wonderful. I’d never head of it, so thanks to Gary L for sharing it. I do love Oliver Jeffers books, though. Just got my kids Stuck for christmas, and they (and I) love it.
well it took me long enough but i finally began reading the hunger games. my god it’s good. there’s been so much hype about the film that i thought i best give it a read having been put off in the past by people saying it was for a younger audience (although i’m not sure why that put me off as i’m a grown man who still watches all six star wars movies every year). i am smitten, hooked and thrilled. bring on the movie but i’ll tell you what the book is about as exciting a novel as i’ve read in ages. maybe since the his dark materials trilogy (and i WAS younger when i read those books).
best book i’ve read this year so far is still A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. simply stunning. in fact i couldn’t recommend a book more highly. read it if you haven’t. you won’t be disappointed. her skill is limitless.
Gary Lightbody and his incredible good taste strike again. Couldn’t agree more on both The Hunger Games and A Visit From the Goon Squad. Life is grand when there are great books to read. I just finished (finally, FINALLY), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (book three of the ubiquitous Millennium Trilogy) and I absolutely loved it. Was my favorite in the series, I think. Just started Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer, and I’m intrigued, thus far.
But, quickly, getting back to The Hunger Games, if you’ve read the trilogy, how did you feel about Mockingjay? So many reader reviews I’ve read are negative, but I actually really liked it. Certainly, it was dark and may not have ended the way some people wanted, but I thought it was very well done, and very true to the characters and the situations they find themselves in… just my opinion. What did you think?
I really like this, thank you for sharing it. I have a similar voice. I am going to buy it, I hope it has the lyrics in the sleeve!
glad you like it! I think you’ll like the album as well; it’s really great. I have the actual cd, but I don’t remember if it had all the lyrics in the sleeve… if not, you can always google them! Her first album, Tidal, is also fantastic.
Way Back Wednesday Song of the Day- Fast As You Can- Fiona Apple (1999)
I was happy to hear that Fiona Apple is going to have a new album out, hopefully sometime this year. I’ve always loved her voice and if a song includes a prominent piano part, odds are I’m going to like it. This is one of my favorites off of her really excellent album, When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts……
I bought this album on a whim yesterday, after hearing this song and liking it. This is a husband/wife duo from Colorado and their newest album, Young and Old was produced by non other than Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. You now know as much about Tennis as I do. Hope you enjoy.
So I just spent a few minutes on the “it” site of the moment, Pinterest. I have a ton of friends who are now heavily into it. I have personally been avoiding it because the last thing I need is another venue for time suckage on the internet. But, I keep hearing things about it, so I finally checked it out. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t essentially like tumblr? People post stuff they like, other people like it or repost it. That’s what I got from my first cursory glance, anyway. Further, in just the few short minutes I was on it, I felt my self-esteem plummet. Here is my thought process while looking at ONE page of “pins”: Ugh. Why don’t *I* take the time to prepare and serve such gorgeous meals for my family? Don’t I love them? And, Oh my god, why didn’t I put twinkle lights all over the ceiling in my baby’s nursery? They’re not babies anymore, and now their lives are RUINED! And, oh, those braids look so cute and that tutorial looks kinda easy, but my hair is so shitty it would NEVER turn out like that! and… Look at that living room with the perfect, unstained furniture and clutter-free surfaces! I suck at being a homeowner!
I get that it’s a great place for ideas and for beautiful things, but seriously, it’s overload for me. With tumblr, I can easily skim past whatever I don’t want/need to see. With Pinterest, I feel guilty for not clicking through to get the recipe for the Skinny Chicken Parm that looks so good. Ugh. Yeah. No Pinterest for me.
Song of the Day- You’re Not Stubborn- Two Door Cinema Club
This morning, I got tickets to see TDCC in June. My friend and I saw them last year in a smallish club; this time around, they’ll be at a bigger venue, but I’m sure we’ll still have a blast. Can’t wait!