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My last roomie insisted on using a Dr Pepper can or an apple, even though I had a perfectly nice pipe and/or papers. I was always like, my man, we're not camping, you know ?
In related news, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is getting the Criterion treatment.
@Dustroyer Ep 8 is one of the most incredible pieces of stand-alone art cinema I've ever seen, and a mesmerizing meditation on the demons we spawned at the dawn of the nuclear age.
I'm really digging the new TP, even though there are moments that seem like filler. Better than the original, in part because he's not treating it like a nostalgia piece.
There certainly seem to be some secondary / tertiary storylines that appear as irrelevant to the main narrative as, say, the time-wasting "Nadine goes back to high school" subplot of season 2, but I'm waiting for the conclusion before I pass judgment. Overall I'm enjoying this new season quite a lot. Looking forward to binge-rewatching when it's all done, as the mostly non-episodic nature of it really makes it more of an 18 hour movie than a TV season. And yeah, ep 8 was dazzling.
I usually like Gyllenhal, but not here. To be fair, though, he was just one of a bunch of factors that contributed to the wildly uneven tone. Weird to watch something that seems to want to be a kids' movie, with a traditional story arc for that sort of fare, only to have it liberally sprinkled with f-bombs. I mean, it didn't (fuckin') bother me, but I just pictured a lot of unsuspecting parents cuing up the movie to watch with their wee offspring and then turning it off partway through.
I did like a lot of it, though.
@warsawpactarmor Paging Bicorn: Do you remember some crappy late '80s/early '90s direct-to-video thriller, possibly with Wings Hauser, but maybe not, that had a poster/VHS box picture of the hero driving a car (possibly a BMW, but maybe not) with someone splayed out on the hood as they towards severe tire damage spikes? Have I asked this before? It's been driving me crazy for decades.
to you, @doug
I finally checked this place out today. Saw the aforementioned $100 Coltrane record still sitting there. The prices are definitely on the high side - I let out an involuntary noise of disbelief when I saw James Blood Ulmer's "Tales Of Captain Black" for $50, which is about twice as much as it gets on Discogs on its best day. Not as across-the-board insane as Shuga, but overpriced enough to convince me that no good deals were going to be found there (maybe in the $3 dollar room, but I kinda doubt it), so I don't see myself going back.
Everyone should go to this. His last show there was excellent, far exceeding all expectations.
Sometimes so-called "outsider musicians" age into more conventional-sounding musicians, but not the Ledge.