'I sometimes get this strange and sort of uncontrollable urge to want to go home...'
Sigur Rós' forthcoming album Hvarf-Heim is gonna be accompanied by what appears to be a
magical DVD movie entitled Heima...Icelandic for 'at home'.
I first heard Sigur in Vanilla Sky...and ever since imagined their work to be 'widescreen music'...Heima's breathtaking vistas look like they'll give form to Sigur's fictions...actually it looks a little like Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi.
Wes Anderson, one of my favourite directors, has his latest film premiering in a few weeks; The Darjeeling Limited is the story of three estranged brothers that journey across India together in an attempt to put aside their differences, following the death of their father.
From a review of Michael Moore's Sicko, at Salon.com...
When Moore interviews Tony Benn, a leading figure on the British left,
his larger concerns come into focus.
Benn argues that for-profit
healthcare and the other instruments of the corporate state, like
student loans and bottomless credit-card debt, perform a crucial
function for that state.
They undermine democracy by creating a docile
and hardworking population that is addicted to constant debt and an
essentially unsustainable lifestyle, that literally cannot afford to
quit jobs or take time off, that is more interested in maintaining high
incomes than in social or political change.
...and perhaps that an indication of broader civilisational health. Our motivators, measures of success, quality of life - indeed all the metrics of modern civilisation - are economic functions...that cannot be right.
Awesome! Pakistan's first extreme horror movie has just been BoingBoing-ed and my mind is reeling with punchlines and wisecracks. But, I'm kinda disappointed that the victims are expendable teens and not my home country's crazy imams, power-hungry generals, CIA agents and the corrupted gentry...now wouldn't that be subversive...allies in a War On Horror!