Friday, February 16, 2007

Some tunes, a flick, and a read

Cyberdiarrhea is proud to announce a new semi-regular, semi-irregular installment: a music, movie, and book review. If you need some ear candy while you're playing darts, or you're riding the subway and don't want to stare at the weird guy across the aisle, or you're looking to kick back for two hours we've got you covered. Heck, maybe you can do all three at once. That's why you've got two eyes and ears (Do the math!).
1.The music- Frank Zappa and John Lennon- Fillmore East 1971. John Lennon and Yoko Ono jam with Frank and the Mothers at one of the last Fillmore East gigs. The crew runs through 3 songs. The music has good variety. It is jammy and weird. Frank does an screeching band member orchestra conductor thing. (Yoko should have saved the yowling for then, but hey anything goes when you're jamming with the Mothers). Frank also whips out some bossin solos.
Good for: Crab walking, shotgunning beers, freaking out trick or treaters
2.The cinema-The Prestige. What's up with all the magic movies lately? I'm a gonna watch the Illusionist later, but I thought the Prestige was a good story. I heard after I watched the movie that David Bowie played Nickola Tesla. Not only did I not recognize him, but I can't even believe it now. Nickola Tesla did a lot of experiments with audio waves. He made a building rumble like it was an earthquake with a huge tuning fork at the right frequency. Some people criticized the movie for being cold and unengaging. Maybe, but the movie told a story and stuck to it. Also, magic is cool. Pull my finger.
3. The book- Korea Witness by many journalists. This is a collection of stories about Korean history from the journalists who were in Korea and covered the history. It covers 135 years and it is cool to see some of the changes that have taken place over that time. Many of the journalists tell about the same incident, but it is cool to get several perspectives on each moment. It tells about how dangerous it was to be a reporter during the Korean War. Of the 500 or so journalists that were here, around 20 were killed. Most of the journalists were ex-military and were pitching in to help the soldiers at different times. Now that the U.S. has signed the nuclear disarmament agreement with N.K. (good job morons, the U.S. had the same deal in 1999 for far less. It was rejected by the Republican congress in 2002) it might be more boring in the land of the Morning Calm. Inter-peninsula railway spanning to Europe within 15 years.
So, read, listen, and watch this shiznit.


Anonymous abe said...

Most def gonna check out (db) Tesla flick.

3:41 PM  

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