Monday, July 21, 2008

You're free to leave me, but just don't deceive me, and please believe me when I say I love you!

Revisited a favorite over the weekend...

This was one of the last movies I saw in the theatre before moving to Japan, and I think I may have seen it three times (in the theatre, that is...don't ask me how many times I've seen it now)! Great stuff.

I watched it about six months ago, thinking I was in the mood, and that time it struck me that it didn't hold up very well and perhaps it wasn't working for me anymore.

But I can safely say, after watching it this weekend it's still a huge amount of fun and looks and sounds great on my system. (Though I still wish I had a subwoofer and center speak like we had in Austin!) Maybe I was feeling too cynical last is certainly more than a little over the top, after all.

But with all that style, I think it can stay in my top ten.

Sang a new song in addition to Easy Silence at my lesson last week. Irritatingly, he loved the song itself...

(Apparently it was written for the live action Charlotte's Web?) Anyway, it totally sounds religious and I know that's why he ate it up. But I really like the song and it's easy for me to sing, so oh well.

There are Jesus pamphlets by the door, for fuck's sake.

I'm debating whether or not to sing Lubbock or Leave It, which has more than a few things to say about it's hard not to identify with a song that starts out, "Dust bowl, Bible belt, Got more churches than trees..." If you have driven anywhere near my neighborhood, you know what an understatement that is. But it would be a hard one for me vocally, I think.

Anyhoo. I'd just like some more constructive criticism beyond, "Drop your jaw." But whatever.


Anonymous said...

I just recently saw Moulin Rouge for the first time, in fact! My good friend showed it to me, and I LOVED IT!

Thanks for the feedback about American Beauty!

Ellen Aim said...

Hey there! So glad you liked it! It's fucking amazing, but I've noticed the ladies tend to like it more than the men (not sure of your gender, tbh!).

Thanks for getting me to watch AB again...given my cynical recollections on it, I doubt I would have sought it out again on my own.

Veloute said...

That last song! It rocks!

Sing that.

Ellen Aim said...

Ok! I'll suck, but ok!

Veloute said...

You will not suck. Yeesh.


Ellen Aim said...

I really might. :)

Veloute said...

You'll be brilliant.