Chapter one. “He adored New York City. He idolised it all out of proportion.” Uh, no. Make that “He romanticised it all out of proportion.” Better. “To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.” Uh… no. Let me start this over.
Taylor Hackford, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Statham and Patti LuPone attend a screening of Parker at MoMA on January 23, 2013 in New York City.
While this looks like just another Jason Statham action flick, Patti LuPone plays a character called ‘Ascension’, the mother of JLo, so of course I need to see it.
But for now let me say, without hope or agenda, just because it’s Christmas (and at Christmas you tell the truth) - To me, you are perfect.
You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate. You have absorbed me. I have a sensation at the present moment as if I was dissolving.
Family movie night. Decided to watch Seeking Justice because my brother loves Nicolas Cage (although I refuse to believe he actually enjoys his performances, but rather is trying to annoy me). Usually I’d retreat to my room at this stage but I can’t resist any movie that promises January Jones holding a gun (and cameos by Guy Pearce, because man crush).
Wow, first listening to that Mel C show tune album and now this. Am I trying to torture myself?
A preview of the latest James Bond theme for Skyfall, by Adele.
I love the classic sound to this theme. Excited for this film in general!
After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I… I realized what a terrific person she was, and… and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I… I, I thought of that old joke… this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships; you know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and… but, I guess we keep goin’ through it because most of us… need the eggs.
I saw The Sapphires with Steph last week (which was not a perfect film, but a fun, feel-good one) and the soundtrack has been playing somewhere in my brain since, emerging to the forefront from time to time.
On the weekend I caught up with Steph again and she mentioned the song ‘What a Man’ (originally by Linda Lyndell) had been stuck in her head all week, and that simple reminder flicked my brain’s stereo to full blast. I have been so close to belting lines in the middle of a long work day, or pulling out the choreographed moves in the street, or while waiting for a train.
It’s got to stop, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, especially since the addiction has branched out to this version by Salt-n-Pepa, featuring En Vogue, which includes updated rap interludes and a cameo by 2Pac.