Saturday, November 27, 2004

Maybe I shouldn't watch so much TV

I watched Love Actually almost back to back this evening. It was the Saturday night premiere on HBO, and since I get both HBO East and HBO West in high-definition I couldn't pass it up. Nevermind that it's an amusing little film by Richard Curtis (damn funny bloke) and features lots of great British accents to copy in my mind's ear. There's about a 2 second bit in the middle that I particularly like- Carl has asked Sarah (who not-so-secretly loves him) to dance when the music suddenly changes to a slow song. It's those 2 seconds, when they're trying to figure out how to adjust themselves to the change that I like. Subtlety of timidity is the note I made in my notebook. Anyhow, I want to believe that I'm most like Colin, a nice enough guy whose troubles will all be solved by a change of continent. Truth is I'm a little bit of all the characters, especially the dysfunctional bits. Oh well, soldier on, eh?

In between airings of the movie I caught Austin City Limits, featuring Norah Jones & Chris Isaak, two damn fine musicians. You should listen to Let Me Down Easy by Chris Isaak if you get a chance. While you're at it, listen to Watch the Wind Blow By by Tim McGraw. Despite my unfortunate location I don't really like country (or western) music. There are one or two songs that I like though, and I think you might like them too. I won't do a full-blown music edition though since the feedback on those is, well, less than overwhelming.


At 10:43 AM, Blogger Zelda said...

I have to admit, I don't like most music. But every once in awhile, there will be a song that will be good. So instead of looking at the glass half-empty, I'll be positive and say that I like some music from all genres.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

1. i take strange comfort in knowing that i'm not the only one who always has a notebook at hand to write down moments or ideas ... that's actually pretty interesting.

2. there's also somthing wonderful about the english vocabulary and cadence of speech that makes the most mundane things seem wonderful - i see that same thing in spanish language music - in english it's sappy and sad - but in spanish - it's romantic and sweet.

3. you pretty much can't go wrong with austin city limits ever ... and as i'm still stalking - look for the jason mraz one - and as far as chris issak goes - you can't go wrong with him either -in fact one of the #3's sat ON STAGE for his show - in a romantic gesture constructed by her hubby. it's no wonder we all love him.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Heather said...

You said you were a little bit like all the characters. Are you like the sexy Brazilian? If so, I may be willing to get past the fact that you're nearly twice my age.

At 1:07 AM, Blogger tinyhands said...

I used to jot down a sentence fragment or two on yellow stickies, then a graphpaper pad I have on a clipboard next to my desk. I've just started a spiral-bound notebook and I may start carrying it with me, Rain Man style, outside my home. We'll see how it goes.

I'm afraid the only similarities between myself and the sexy Brazilian is the boxer-briefs and the lack of sex. Otherwise, physically I'm much more like John, the pasty, roundish, porn-guy stand-in. Also without the sexing.

Oh, and I see from the cover of my notebook that it was made in it all comes full-circle.

At 1:28 AM, Blogger christ*el #3tx said...

ooh me ooh me ooh me ooh me.... i am the #3 in question. err... mention.

yes, my boyfriend (you can call him mr. isaak) sang to me all night. there were some other hussies there, too so he could make money, but yes, indeedy, he sang to lil ole me.

oh, and i got to really meet him. and touch him. i almost licked him, but realized the man standing next to me was my husband, and he would have frowned upon that. cramper.


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