So, I'm pretty bad at updating my Twitter page, but I'm going to make more of an effort these days:
http://twitter.com/anamarieramosI'm relieved about the series finale of LOST last night. Overall, the final season fell short of the previous ones (a lot of the episodes this season felt like "filler"), with a handful of highlight episodes (like the Richard Alpert origin story), so I was apprehensive about the finale. The final shot SPOIL...Read more
Long time, no blog. But, I have a legitimate excuse. I have undertaken a ghostwriting gig that has me in creative shackles. (Ah, why wasn't I born into a royal family that subsists on taxpayer money?) Yes, I took a writing job that, for the first time, is a job, not a joy. I really shouldn't complain. I'm blessed and grateful for having the aptitude to write. While narrative writing is my forte and my passion, I had an early career in journalism (business journalism) which I quite enjoyed and has given me the skillset and latit...Read more
And when the groove is dead and gone You know that love survives So we can rock forever.
Michael Jackson will always be an integral part of the soundtrack of my childhood. I was gutted when I learned of the news of his untimely death. He was a megastar in every sense of the word and earned every accolade bestowed on him. There have been, and probably always will be, myriad imitators, none of whom have come close to the magnitude of talent and showmanship exhibited by MJ.
"Thriller," the album, is about as per...Read more
Once again, Lars von Trier, the overrated egomaniacal Danish director, famous for hating America (despite never having visited our country) and his senseless diatribes against all things American, graces the beautiful hamlet of Cannes with yet another serving of his pompous exercise in filmmaking--"Antichrist."
Claiming to be "the best film director in the world" (read article below), von Trier rests on his undeserved laurels and the adulation of a cult of cinephiles who don't know any better. I gave t...Read more
And the spring chicks are hatching all sorts of plans and tomfoolery...
Happy first day of spring,
Pre-Spidey Sam Raimi directed a brill movie called A Simple Plan, which is another one of my underrated rental picks. I saw this film in theaters when it first came out and recently saw it again on the telly. Billy Bob Thornton's performance slays me. Bill Paxton and Bridget Fonda are also good in it. The film is a carefully constructed, taut thriller that poses a moral question that would apply to most, if not all, of us. What would you do if you found four million buckaroos in a downed plane? And if it's dirty money to begin with,...Read more
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ_HgeGy3B8 One of my favorite musicians is Jeff Buckley, who met an untimely demise. Why do our greatest artists leave us too soon?
Anyway, at least they've bequeathed us bits of their soul through their art. Since the AnD community celebrated Chinese New Year not too long ago, I'd like to post "New Year's Prayer" by Jeff Buckley as a belated Happy New Year's gift. Better late than never!
I ...Read more
Choice cuts from Henry Miller, one of my favorite authors, from his gorgeous book, Black Spring:
Suddenly, walking down a street, be it real or be it a dream, one realizes for the first time that the years have flown, that all this has passed forever and will live on only in memory; and then the memory turns inward with a strange, clutching brilliance and one goes over these scenes and incidents perpetually, in dream and reverie...suddenly, but always with terrific insistence and always with terrific accuracy, these memories intrude, ris...Read more
I have it bad for this song. It's brilliant and beautiful.
Oh, and Happy 2009 to all!