my order from amazon arrived in two parts on different days, but here’s all of it:
- heathers – lehmann (new world/anchor bay)
- cars – lasseter (pixar)
- 12 monkeys – terry gilliam (universal)
my intent was to get the first, but the second was on sale, and the third was so cheap how could i pass it up?
- life is full of possibilities – dntel (plug research)
- notes and the like – ms. john soda (morrmusic)
- the witch’s dagger – veronica lipgloss and the evil eyes (gold standard laboratories)
so yes, i finally got the ms. john soda and veronica lipgloss albums. the verdict is still out on ms. john soda. and the social views of veronica lipgloss may lead to it being difficult for me. i guess it depends on how much the vocals stand out.
i watched the heathers dvd a couple of nights ago. i didn’t really need to be reminded, but that’s a really cool movie. it prompted me to google search for the original script, but i didn’t find it. it sounds like the script was probably darker and more disturbing than the movie, although still with a strong sense of humour. from the script’s alternate ending provided on the dvd edition i have, it comes across that way.
on saturday i ate an enjoyable meal at empire cafe. afterward i dropped by a half-price books, more to pass time than with any particular purchase intentions. but i looked through stuff and ended up buying some things. i’ll break them into three major categories, as that’s how they seemed to fall to me:
- kooler than jesus – my life with the thrill kill kult (wax trax)
- big electric metal bass face – die warzau (atlantic)
- agogo – kmfdm (wax trax)
- exotika – chris and cosey (nettwerk)
yep, old industrial. i’ve looked at tkk discs for ages but never would buy one new because of their anti-religious thing. i finally found a used copy that wasn’t completely scratched to hell. it’s odd how most used cds i’ve ever found of old industrial music are always scratched up.
- comfort eagle – cake (columbia)
- under the western freeway – grandaddy (v2)
- the geometrid – looper (sub pop)
- odyssey – fischerspooner (emi/capitol)
this is the alternative/pop category. i picked up looper completely on a whim. i had hopes from the song titles and label that it would be good. i haven’t given it a fair shake yet, but what i’ve listened to left a distinction impression of suckage. i have friends who’ve raved about fischerspooner, and i liked a couple of their songs i heard on my “adult.”-based pandora channel. unfortunately, i don’t think the album overall lives up to the billing. it’s kinda too poppy and generic sounding for me. there are a few good songs, and the rest of it isn’t horrid or anything, but i don’t think it’s something that will really capture my attention much.
- a proper introduction to – the carter family (proper)
- the unbroken circle – the musical heritage of the carter family – various (dualtone)
- buddy and julie miller – buddy and julie miller (hightone)
- midnight and lonesome – buddy miller (hightone)
- a-town blues – wayne hancock (bloodshot)
- this time – dwight yoakam (reprise)
- buenas noches from a lonely room – dwight yoakam (reprise)
here’s the context of this post’s title, which comes from the beginning of heathers:
heather told me she teaches people real life.
she said “real life sucks losers dry. if you wanna fsck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly.”
i said “so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly?”
she said “yes.”
i said “you’re beautiful.”