17 June 2010

■ Never Let Me Go

What made the tape so special for me was this one particular song: track number three,
"Never Let Me Go".

...... I really appreciated having the tape - and that song - back again.
Even then, it was mainly a nostalgia thing, and today,
if I happen to get the tape out and look at it,
it brings back memories of that afternoon in Norfolk every bit
as much as it does our Hailsham days.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

31 March 2010

■ Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / She & Him

Directed by Marc Webb
(500) Days of Summer

Why do you let me stay here?
All by myself
Why don't you come and play here?
I'm just sitting on the shelf

Why don't you sit right down and stay a while?
We like the same things and I like your style
It's not
a secret
Why do you keep it?
I'm just sitting on the shelf

I've got to get your presence
Let's make it known
I think you're just so pleasant
I would like you for my own

Why don't y
ou sit right down and make me smile?
You make me feel like I am just a child
Why do you edit?
Just give me credit
I'm just sitting on the shelf

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / She & Him

23 January 2010

■ Finding Forrester (Favorite Quote)

William: You better stir that soup.
Jamal: What?
William: Stir the soup before it firms up.
Jamal: How come ours get anything on it?
William: Come on. Closer. What I have is an adult male. Quite pretty.
Probably strayed from the park. A Connecticut warbler.
Jamal: You ever go outside to do any of this?
William: You should have stayed with the soup question.
The object of a question is to obtain information that matters only
to us.
You were wondering why your soup doesn't firm up?
Probably because your mother was brought up in a house
...that never wasted milk in soup.
That question was a good one,
in contrast to, "Do I ever go outside?"
which fails to meet the criteria of obtaining
information that matters to you.
Jamal: All right. I guess I don't have any more soup questions.

Finding Forrester

21 December 2009

■ Leon Fleisher

Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)  / Leon Fleisher

Two Hands / Leon Fleisher 

11 December 2009

§1. Storm / Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven / Godspeed You! Black Emperor

§2. Breathes The Best / Populous

Drawn in Basic / Populous 

§3. Gland Machine No 12 / Electric President

Electric President / Electric President

20 October 2009

■ Je m'appelle Elisabeth

That's when Dad said to me, 
"Everything's all right. It's over, Betty."
And I said,
"Call me Elisabeth."

Je m'appelle Elisabeth

07 August 2009

■ The Royal Tenenbaums

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

(Ruby Tuesday / The Rolling Stones)

■ The Royal Tenenbaums

I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot about the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to

(These days / Nico)