three cheers for rodarte!
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The mystery jets are so fantastic, I love their music & their silly but charming videos. But more than anything I love their lyrics
"You wrote your number on my hand
But it came off in the rain"
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
If somebody is being obnoxious and trying to show off by dropping words of another language into their speech, I think it is better to laugh at them (quitely) rather than get angry. I used get really annoyed at how obnoxious people were, but really there's no point in being angry. After all, most people will see how silly this somebody is, they are causing themselves enough damage as it is. Laughing is all you can do! (and hope it is a phase people grow out of)
But what's most impressive is that there are people who manage to sound ridiculous and obnoxious in only one language! No need to rely upon misused French to sound silly, for an example just read anything by Germaine Greer, or anything by literary theory academics!
Painting: Chop Suey by Edward Hopper
Monday, September 8, 2008
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
oh man, I love this! The song is really catchy, in a trancy, vogueing in the car kind of way.
But I love the video too...probably because I love Shanghai to death, but also because the singers don't take themselves too seriously. At first I thought it was pretentious, and a bit offensive, since they clearly don't know a huge amount about chinese culture beyond the cliches, but then I realised that it shows a slightly tongue-in-cheek interest in China, which is actually pretty cool!
It sort of reminds me of the film Marie-Antoinette, where Sofia Coppola combined new wave and post punk music with a totally incongruous era. And that suits Shanghai too: a city full of contrasts, a chaotic jubilant jumble of everything imaginable.