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The Godfather of Makeup has passed: Dick Smith (June 26, 1922 - July 30, 2014). He will be greatly missed.

The Godfather of Makeup has passed: Dick Smith (June 26, 1922 - July 30, 2014). He will be greatly missed.

Finally, Coldplay delivers a solid album. “Ghost Stories” is, without a doubt, from start to finish, a great concept album. Not since X&Y have they delivered a cohesive and incredibly good work. It is their most personal album, with only nine tracks to prove it (no political or hidden propaganda in any of the tracks as well (!)): Martin’s personal life is etched all over it, given his recent divorce from Paltrow. The whole experience of the music is mellow and laid back, with it also being the most pop infused work. It is not experimental. It’s been done before by many artists. It’s their first however. Hilariously, this album could have been sung by Annie Lennox or Tori Amos, even Beck, The Jesus and Mary Chain, etc. It is the band’s most different. I keep wondering if the band is drawing from Keane, as with each album they seem to take from them, in terms of execution and technique, vocally. Many things come to mind when listening to the tracks: Russian Ark, Sartre’s “Nausea”, Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, Woolf’s “The Waves”, and Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, etc.: haunted pasts, closeted ghosts that will always remain. It has the grandiose of a Thomas Newman score, with layers of music building, a heartbeat, constant and unwavering, with Martin taking the music to a climax. It’s great. The very album cover sums up the ambiance and emotion of what is to come when you press play, with the very action being the skeleton key. I will most definitely see them this year. Great album. 

Finally, Coldplay delivers a solid album. “Ghost Stories” is, without a doubt, from start to finish, a great concept album. Not since X&Y have they delivered a cohesive and incredibly good work. It is their most personal album, with only nine tracks to prove it (no political or hidden propaganda in any of the tracks as well (!)): Martin’s personal life is etched all over it, given his recent divorce from Paltrow. The whole experience of the music is mellow and laid back, with it also being the most pop infused work. It is not experimental. It’s been done before by many artists. It’s their first however. Hilariously, this album could have been sung by Annie Lennox or Tori Amos, even Beck, The Jesus and Mary Chain, etc. It is the band’s most different. I keep wondering if the band is drawing from Keane, as with each album they seem to take from them, in terms of execution and technique, vocally. Many things come to mind when listening to the tracks: Russian Ark, Sartre’s “Nausea”, Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, Woolf’s “The Waves”, and Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, etc.: haunted pasts, closeted ghosts that will always remain. It has the grandiose of a Thomas Newman score, with layers of music building, a heartbeat, constant and unwavering, with Martin taking the music to a climax. It’s great. The very album cover sums up the ambiance and emotion of what is to come when you press play, with the very action being the skeleton key. I will most definitely see them this year. Great album. 

Happy Birthday Nora Ephron! #youvegotmail #noraephron #megryan #romcom #kathleenkelly

Happy Birthday Nora Ephron! #youvegotmail #noraephron #megryan #romcom #kathleenkelly

Regan decides to hang herself. Esos ojos en blanco. 😱 LOL

Regan decides to hang herself. Esos ojos en blanco. 😱 LOL

Peter Jackson: Horror Movie

Peter Jackson, c’mon, do a horror movie already! Stop teasing us with scenes in every movie:

1. Fellowship of the Ring - Ringwraiths chase the hobbits

2. King Kong - The insects eat the crew

3. The Lovely Bones - Susie finally enters the house, discovery of victims

4. The Hobbit - Azog reappears in present time, the wargs savor the henchmen, all the while the moon light, the silence

Peter Jackson, get to it. Do a horror movie already. I know you can pull a William Friedkin. You and Walsh, and Boyens could definitely adapt if not create a great horror. You guys have incredible writing skills. C’mon. C’mon! :)

Feb 2

This scene always makes me laugh: fast forward, the eyes/music, KA-BLAM (ES-BLOW-SHUN) 

LOL