Sometimes I Almost Feel

Photograph by Julia Soler

Don’t say you love me when it’s just a rumour
Don’t say a word if there is any doubt.
Sometimes I think that love is just a tumour;
you’ve got to cut it out.

-Elvis Costello, Lipstick Vogue


July 14, 2010. music. 3 comments.

The Man With The Midas Touch

I am stuffed up with a cold with Saturday night fast approaching. One of the redeeming things about this is that TV One plays random old Bond movies on Saturday nights. So far, all the ones I’ve seen have featured secret lairs hidden under a lake. Tonight it is From Russia With Love

My favourite vintage Bond is A View to a Kill. Highlights:

  • Roger Moore as the world’s craggiest Bond
  • A sweet as pie classic blonde American girl who needs rescuing
  • Christopher Walken as the slimy British Bad Guy, complete with a booby-trapped steeplechase track.
  • Grace Jones (!!!!) as May Day, in inexplicable avant-garde hooded garments.
  • A blimp!
  • Lots and lots of dubious puns
  • Bond and May Day getting it on, both pretending that it advances their respective good/evil missions. There is no real motive.
  • Bond getting busted macking on blonde girl in the shower by a robot camera dog from HQ
  • Bond offering to make blonde girl “an omelette” and then pulling a full-fledged quiche from the oven.

Seriously, how badass & futuristic is this outfit?

Just another day at the races:


July 10, 2010. Tags: , , , . movies. 2 comments.

I Can See You’re Out of Aces

Image by Andrea Galvani

Listening to ‘The Gambler’, the other day, and wondering why it was so iconic. When you think about it, Kenny Rogers doesn’t get very insightful advice for his last sip of whiskey.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away, know when to run
You never count your money, when you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done.

Well, of course you have to know! But how do you know? What are your tricks for reading people’s faces, specifically? This is all most unhelpful! (And the whiskey was gone by then.)

(Does anyone know any good, straightforward, manuals for life?)

July 10, 2010. Tags: , , , . music. 2 comments.