Thursday, November 11, 2010
Cut Your Hair
The dark and the cold are biting. It's the same every year, but I think we all suffer a bout of collective amnesia during the Summer months. And as the gloom draws in, and the warmth slips from our fingers, it feels like we need something positive to focus on and look forward to. And I can't help but feel mightily lucky that there's so much pop cultural fare to get excited about coming up.
Tron Legacy is one such treat. It looks like big stupid fun Sci-Fi nonsense. I can't wait. I'm already nurturing a crush on Olivia Wilde from House, and this is beginning to blossom into full blown obsession, mainly thanks to that adorable asymetric crop. Couple this with the fact that she co-stars with The Dude and Blair/Williams/Frost/Clough/Aro/Wesley Snipes godhead Michael Sheen, and frankly the movie could have the plot of a videogame, and I'd be happy. Which, let's be honest, is fairly likely.
Oh, and apparently there's a soundtrack album done by some band called Daft Punk. That. Sounds. EPIC. The fact that it comes out in December is bound to screw up my album of the year charts. Let's just hope no other amazing musicians decide to release something around the same time...
Hmmm, what's this? '"Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)', you say? Oh, it's only world conquering goth opera punk rock heroes My Chemical Romance with a new record. Well, that's buggered everything up in the most wonderful way possible. I can't wait to hear where they've gone next. One of the most underated, foolishly neglected bands on the planet.
Then there's seeing Paramore at the O2. And then Godspeed You Black Emperor live at the Troxy. A mild contrast, I suppose. Plus, I'm excited about Harry Potter. And so in love with Emma Watson's pixie cut. The best band from Britpop that have yet to reform and aren't Elastica are reforming. Scott Pilgrim is out on DVD, and I've got new albums from Twin Shadow and The Walkmen to indulge in. And I still have sublime lingering memories of School Of Seven Bells at Heaven on Monday to keep me warm for the next few weeks.
I want to dye my hair bright red like Gerard Way.
Current Top 10:
1. Spiritualized - Run
2. Crystal Castles feat Robert Smith - Not In Love
3. Daft Punk - Derezzed
4. School Of Seven Bells - I L U
5. Fleetwood Mac - Storm
6. Pulp - Pink Glove
7. Jenny & Jonny - New Yorker Cartoon
8. The XX - VCR (Four Tet Remix)
9. Lloyd Cole - Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
10. Pavement - Cut Your Hair
I should be getting too old for hair crushes on rock stars.
But I'm not.