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Even when I brawl in hallways at the mall place like the law's erased and we all lost faith in the police!

The Lie We Live

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The paper doesn't last long enough for me, it always lasts a little too little, not too long.

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You can't hurt me, cause I'm all walled up in what I like to call my home. My own home. The one place in this world that I am safe for all unnatural disasters, stashed away, far away from any armable harm.

Week 39 - And So...

I went to a Weird Al concert! Friggin amazing. That's definitely the highlight of the week. I didn't get to Europe because... stuff, but this should be enough of a memorable event to bask in all winter! Until next summer; the array of awesome artists they fetch in to Gröna Lund by then. I'm looking forward to it already!

The definite lowlight of the week is probably my microphone's XLR cable suddenly breaking down amidst overdue recording sessions, forcing me to order new ones when I could've been done... which I've just packed up and tested aaaand they're working! I feared the microphone itself might've been breaking up, but it seems it'll survive a while yet.

I bought an extra cable this time, in case disaster repeats itself. Maybe I should order a few more hmm... oh btw, the new brand of choice is Kirlin. The previous, the one that after a mere year of rare usage no longer works - was Deltaco. Just to be fair, the old cable was incredibly cheap... but so is the new one. Hopefully the new is the budget quality the last was not.

The week overall just blew by: on work, recording, a weekend reunion with a buddy, touring the city before the concert (realizing that there are actually some places smack in the middle of Stockholm that... aren't so bad! It can be quite quiet and peaceful if you know where to go); a boatload of other tasks of which... none come to mind at the moment. I swear my schedule was packed though! Must not have been particularly memorable things I've been doing.

In less notable but apparently more memorable news: I managed to cook up a soup in which the leek turned blue! Turns out copper - common in tap water - can have that effect. It didn't look very healthy but... I survived! And attained some rare knowledge while I was at it. The strange coloring effect may apply to other vegetables as well, such as the supposedly even more commonly discolored: garlic.

In neighborhood news: they're blowing up rocks all over the place lately, especially in the morning, and will probably keep doing so for a while yet: prepping for new living quarters. Hopefully this recent sleep deprivation cause will lead to earlier morning routines rather than sudden breakdown...

Btw, ever heard of stepwells? How about tilt shift photos? I was going to post a blog about the latter, but just give it a Google. They're (both) pretty cool!

Swapping topics, there's a new Machine Gun Kelly album coming on October 16, and tonight I would have been able to catch a glimpse of a blood moon if I didn't have to get up so early (and thus get the sleep that watching the blood moon would require missing). It's a rare phenomenon - next time it'll happen is 2033, but hopefully the net'll be overflowing with videos tomorrow so I can see what I missed.

On the blog I've posted another 6 reviews, and concert stuff, music, this, that aaand here's last two weeks. Till next time!

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.

Is this movie a little over-rated, maybe? 51 wins, 87 nominations, and 6 nominations for Oscar?! For a black and white movie that takes place mostly inside a building, and features a famous news anchor from times of old speaking up on *see above*, it really wasn't that fantastic... was it?

Yet all the while I'm typing this, I'm recalling how awed I was at the speeches; the truthful rendition of this old world, all in black and white, people's faces stylishly veiled by curls of smoke, their eyes alive, glowing in a way you can't seem to portray with color. David Strathairn puts on a so authentic performance he becomes his black and white counterpart. George Clooney kind of stands out, though I'm not sure it's that he doesn't fit the times as much as that I recognize him (he looks very much like his regular self) and I don't subconsciously approve. The actors overall are perfect choices... even Clooney I guess, it's just weird seeing him in this new old surrounding.

It's an odd type of movie, a truthful recreation of the old world; the people that lived there, how they worked, what they said and did and the battle they fought - with words rather than violence. Amidst the acting, there's a couple of old commercials and some actual footage from those days past, showed on TV within the movie as if not just us viewers but the main characters are the audience.

From start to finish, there is one death, but there's not a single bullet fired. No action. Mostly talking. All of it about a time I don't recall, from a place I have no affiliation with - the US of A in this Day and Age. So, why was it still so inspiring to watch? The fact that it's based on actual events probably plays a part, as do the refreshingly inspiring newscasts - so unlike the ones today. And it doesn't tell a story as much as it delivers a message; a memorable one at that. One that still applies, even in our new and colorful world. All in all I guess it really was... a good movie!

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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