Strangest headline of the year so far
Godzilla hits Britain
In an article from Japan Today
‘The original Japanese Godzilla movie — with its strong antinuclear message which was lost in the American remake — will be shown at British cinemas for the first time next month. The movie, which was influenced by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is being screened in Britain partly because of the 60th anniversary this year of those attacks. The British Film Institute, which is distributing Gojira to several London cinemas in October, also wants audiences to see there is a serious message behind the original monster creation. Some argue this has been lost with the 20 sequels over 50 years and countless rip-offs.’
Are we not men?
I am glad this is mostly a visual medium, because I am deaf.
I was not deaf up until about 9:45 Thursday night, which is when the five members of Devo launched into their first song, and I started singing the lyrics at the top of my lungs. Come to think of it, my throat hurts, too. I may be deaf and mute tomorrow.
We had ventured deep into the most heinous bowels of the Orange Empire (‘The more you tighten your grip, the more citrus will slip through your fingers.’), to the House of Blues in Anaheim. Yes, we were in that wretched hive of scum and villany known as Downtown Disney, and it bespeaks what the world is like these days when Devo seemed more normal and real than what was just outside the club’s doors. (As a passing note, it was particularly bittersweet to pass by the ‘savvy representation of New Orleans’, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. I just shook my head. The surreality.)
Yes, Devo seemed ‘normal,’ but that was always one of their strengths: despite the carefully crafted image of technological geekdom, they are in fact passionate rockers. And I’m here to tell you, they are still playing as tight as ever. If I had to choose the last thing I heard on this earth, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo was a good choice. Deafness was a small price to pay….
Ravens in Hollywood
Another new project hosted here on celsius1414.com (though written by someone else) is Ravens in Hollywood
What can you make of a bird that dares to pull the tails of wild wolves, yet flees in terror from a pile of Cheerios?