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    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
    10:45 pm
    billboard hot 100 reviews index
    i am making this page to make it easier to get to all the hot 100 reviews. check back here for more as they come:

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    Monday, July 27th, 2020
    10:48 am
    women in music
    a random comment mentioning that a person could name ten better female singers than britney spears inspired a joke where i took that to mean the person thought britney was the 11th best female singer, and took them to task for ranking her so high (i joked she might make my top 100, but barely--fact is, she makes the top 500... somewhere).

    so i decided to make a list. originally, it was going to be the top 101, because i love that number. but in making it, i realized, i was leaving too much out. instead, i think i will take this condensed 257 or so list that i have and just write about them all, in chunks. so once a day for the next month or so, i will be taking a selection of these artists and writing about them. this post will serve as a table of contents, to be updated each time i make a post.

    it should be noted that i focused on vocalists originally, and i intend to keep it within that framework. as such, certain female musicians who are not vocalists are not included. this means no clara rockmore, pauline olivieros, or other instrumentalists.

    the following is not set in stone:

    part 1: dance music
    part 2: internationale
    part 3: the tradition
    part 4: the legends
    part 5: indie girls and dream pop
    part 6: women of rap
    part 7: rockin' growls and punk screams
    part 8: experimental vocals
    part 9: pop stars and afterthoughts
    part 10: country twang
    part 11: buttered soul
    part 12: sylph music
    part 13: girl pop
    part 14: the blues and gospel
    part 15: top ten
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    9:22 am
    aov
    i have (almost) completed this list.

    this is the story of how i coped with the loss of my best friend. it's also a list of 1073 movies.
    Sunday, July 13th, 2014
    11:03 pm
    34
    checking back in. looking for some films still! see notes below

    Aida (Fellbom) - no idea where to find this.
    Beggars of Life - got it.
    Blood of Doctor Jekyll (Borowczyk) - need subtitles. also called dr. jekyll et les femmes or other names.
    Blue Angel (Von Sternberg) - need subtitles.
    Carmen Baby (Metzger) - got it.
    Company of Strangers (1989) Scott - found streaming.
    Crime Wave (Paizs) - downloading.
    David Holzman’s Diary (McBride) - via netflix streaming.
    Dawn Patrol (Hawks) - downloading.
    Dead Calm (Noyce) - downloading.
    Die Nibelungen (Lang) - downloading. inexplicably attributed to fritz ling.
    Dionysus in 69 (De Palma) - downloading.
    Golden Earrings - torrent not working.
    Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis, 1980) - on kg.
    Heroin Busters (Castellari) - in netflix queue.
    Imprint - in netflix queue.
    La Bolshe Vita - in netflix queue.
    Necropolis (Brocani) - need subtitles.
    New Wave Hookers (Dark) - need a non-uncut version.
    Panels for the Walls of Heaven (Brakhage) - no idea where to find this.
    Prefab Couple - no idea what this even is.

    River Called Titas (Ghatak) - on hulu+.
    The Sadist - torrent stalled.
    Sauve Qui Peut (la vie) - on kg.
    Short Cuts (Menzel) - downloading.
    Sisters (De Palma) - downloading.
    Some Came Running - downloading.
    Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Mizoguchi) - only 720p available - my computer has a hard time with this.
    Succubus (Franco) - need subtitles.
    Taste of Fear - need subtitles.
    Terminal Station (De Sica) - on kg.
    V.O. (William E. Jones) - no idea where to find this.
    Vida en Sombras - torrent stalled.
    Voyage to Italy (59/Rosselini) - on hulu+.
    Sunday, July 6th, 2014
    9:36 am
    mid year review
    best movies of 2014:

    50. napoleon
    49. le bonheur
    48. class relations
    47. wan pipel
    46. kristina talking pictures
    45. girls of kamare
    44. le cercle rouge
    43. an angel at my table
    42. avventurera
    41. frivolous lola
    40. fata/morgana
    39. nanami: the inferno of first love
    38. mondo weirdo
    37. fanny and alexander
    36. the far country
    35. shall we dance
    34. muscle
    33. greed
    32. van gogh
    31. the dead
    30. hail mary
    29. far from the madding crowd
    28. the patriotic woman
    27. the third part of the night
    26. an autumn afternoon
    25. guimba the tyrant
    24. simple men
    23. distant lives, still voices
    22. the dying swan
    21. the story of o
    20. tales of hoffmann
    19. confessions among actresses
    18. through a glass darkly
    17. paths of glory
    16. born in flames
    15. daratt
    14. the second circle
    13. love and human remains
    12. fandango
    11. the new babylon
    10. funeral parade of roses
    09. yesterday girl
    08. the sound of the mountain
    07. on the silver globe
    06. make way for tomorrow
    05. rubin and ed
    04. chain
    03. looking for langston
    02. a question of silence
    01. l'ange
    Friday, July 4th, 2014
    10:29 am
    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
    10:34 pm
    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
    9:41 pm
    walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
    i am always surprised at how emotional and poetic "ana ng" is.
    Saturday, June 21st, 2014
    1:29 pm
    priorities
    for the first time in two years, i updated my cd carrier's contents. out with the old, in with the new, except for some of the old. a few things just stay in there. some things i put in especially for the trip i am taking to mississippi. some things will go back in the next time i take a trip. and some things just caught my eye.

    by new, of course, i mean newly owned. not even new to me. just newly owned. as in, cds i bought in the last two years, or was given, or otherwise acquired. lately, if i buy music, it has been vinyl. i never put much stock in such things, but it feels like if i am to indulge in an obsolete medium, i might as well indulge in the more obsolete one. but i ask for cds for christmas, because that's easier. ultimately, everything i own is digital, or almost. there are a few cds in there worth ripping, i suppose, since i can't seem to find them elsewise, and some of them are just random nonsense i found and thought looked interesting.

    they say never to judge a book by its cover, but if that were the case, why do companies spend so much effort on covers? i judge all books, albums, and movies by their covers/posters. but i listen to, read, or watch them all anyway.
    Sunday, June 15th, 2014
    9:25 pm
    Saturday, June 14th, 2014
    7:26 pm
    gravitas
    letterboxd is down. i want to make a list. here is a list:

    10. ten little indians
    9. nine pound hammer
    8. eight days a week
    7. seven drunken nights
    6. six months in a leaky boat
    5. five pennies
    4. four green fields
    3. three girl rhumba
    2. two different worlds
    1. one is the loneliest number

    good evening.
    Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
    10:05 pm
    111
    i have been working through a list of films provided by an old lj community called artofvision. i am now at 111 films left on the list. i went through the list again tonight and found yet another film on the list that was double-listed (idioterne and the idiots). i have been through this list A LOT, but if anyone wants to scan through it and see if they don't notice any other repeats, i would appreciate it:

    furthermore, if anyone knows where to find a copy of any of the ones in bold other than karagarga, a head's up would be great. anything in italics, i am looking for subtitles for them. i will be updating this periodically, but i'll make a new post when i do.

    A Touch of Zen
    After the Rehearsal (Bergman)
    Aida (Fellbom)
    Anatahan
    Anticlimax
    Ararat (Egoyan)
    Baby Face
    Bandido (Fleischer, 1956)
    Bedtime Stories
    Beggars of Life
    Beguiled (1971) Siegel
    Big Gundown (Sollima)
    Blood of Doctor Jekyll (Borowczyk)
    Blue Angel (Von Sternberg)
    Bridesmaid (Chabrol)
    Brigands, Chapter VII (Iosseliani)
    Carmen Baby (Metzger)
    Cemetery without Crosses (Hossein)
    Chico (Fekete)
    Chronicle of Anna magdalena Bach
    The Circus
    Coming of Sin (Jose Ramon Larraz)
    Common Places (Aristarain)
    Company of Strangers (1989) Scott
    Crime Wave (Paizs)
    Curriculum Vitae (Kieslowski)
    David Holzman’s Diary (McBride)
    Dawn Patrol (Hawks)
    Days of Eclipse
    Dead Calm (Noyce)
    Death of the Rat
    Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson)
    Die Nibelungen (Lang)
    Dionysus in 69 (De Palma)
    The Eighties (Akerman)
    El Sol de Membrillo
    Fascination (Rollin)
    Fear
    First Time Here (Richard Myers)
    Four Times that Night (Bava)
    Freeze Me (Ishii)
    Fugitive From the Past
    Gleaners and I
    Gloria
    Golden Earrings
    Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis, 1980)
    Heart of the Game
    Heroin Busters (Castellari)
    House in the Woods
    Howlings in Favour of De Sade
    The Idiots
    Imprint [Miike]
    Keys of the Kingdom
    Koumiko Mystery
    Kristina Talking Pictures
    La Bolshe Vita [I think this might merely be Bolshe Vita, and if so, I have it covered]
    Last of England (1987) Jarman
    Last Woman (Ferreri, 1976)
    Le Plaisir (Ophuls)
    Long Day Closes (1992) Davies
    Love Parade
    Love Rites (Borowczyk)
    Mahler (Russell)
    Make Way for Tomorrow
    Man of the West (Mann)
    Man Who Came to Dinner (Keighley)
    Man Who Lies (Robbe-Grillet)
    Marianne and Julianne
    Mauvais Sang (Carax)
    Mediterranee (Pollet)
    Mickey One
    Miron y la Exhibicionista (Franco)
    Mon Oncle d'Amerique
    My Darling Clementine (Ford)
    Necropolis (Brocani)
    New Wave Hookers (Dark) [and, uh, I'll accepted the edited version]
    Night Train [no idea which version thereof]
    Normal Love
    Panels for the Walls of Heaven (Brakhage)
    Patriot (Kluge)
    Perceval (Rohmer)
    Poeme Electronique (Varese/Le Corbusier)
    Pour La Suite du Monde
    Prefab Couple
    Quixote
    River Called Titas (Ghatak)
    Sadist
    Salome (Carmelo Bene)
    Sauve Qui Peut (la vie)
    Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman)
    Sherman’s March
    Short Cuts (Menzel)
    Sisters (De Palma)
    Socrates (Rossellini)
    Some Came Running
    Story of Sin (Borowczyk)
    Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Mizoguchi)
    Succubus (Franco)
    Tale of Cinema
    Taste of Fear
    Terminal Station (De Sica)
    The Terrorizer (Yang)
    Together [Moodysson]
    Track of the Cat (Wellman)
    True Stories
    Twice a Man (Gregory Markopolous)
    Two English Girls (Truffaut)
    V.O. (William E. Jones)
    Vida en Sombras
    Voyage to Italy (59/Rosselini)
    Woman Next Door (Truffaut)
    Friday, June 6th, 2014
    8:31 pm
    blast of nostalgia


    when i was a kid, we had a tape of the disney channel. we didn't get the disney channel. someone taped it for us. it had the "in the hall of the mountain king" sequence from fantasia, born free, and other things, including a video of some sort with this song on it.

    until this song came up on shuffle on my playlist in a mass of pp&m mp3s, i had forgotten entirely about it.

    and now i am overwhelmed by it.

    EDIT

    oh my god, i was wrong. it was from our copy of the tmnt movie, and it was a commercial. a cheeezy one, too.

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
    11:02 pm
    transgression
    the twenty five most uncomfortable, shocking, scarring, transgressive, meaningfully disturbing, or fucked up things i have seen in movies:

    25. ez klein is caught wearing his mother's breasts in deranged
    24. the massive haitian slave markets from goodbye uncle tom
    23. good old fashioned corpse fucking in nekromantik
    22. the forced tube-tying of beth in riding the bus with my sister
    21. the coprophilic scenes in wife to be sacrificed
    20. concentration camp sex in the night porter
    19. rotting zebras in a zed and two noughts
    18. wrist biting in the untold story
    17. the lice boxes in the third part of the night
    16. eye cutting in thirller: a cruel picture
    15. the cutting open and frothy fat explosion from a discolored corpse in the act of seeing with one's own eyes
    14. freezing the arms and ripping off the flesh of a prisoner in men behind the sun
    13. goat fucking in island of death
    12. gg allin drinks urine, vomits, and then drinks more urine in hated
    11. drinking blood from a wrist in mondo weirod
    10. coprophilic sex and murder in man, woman, and beast
    09. mole cuts off her new penis to appease her lover in desperate living
    08. vomit is exchanged between mouths in dead man 2: the return of the dead man
    07. the emperor's sexual adventures in emperor tomato ketchup
    06. the feast of shit in salo
    05. the big turtle is butchered in cannibal ferox
    04. unusual insertions and lipstick in anatomy of hell
    03. the katyn forest massacre mass graves footage in sweet movie
    02. bob flanagan drives a nail through his penis in sick
    01. watching the dachau short documentary while at dachau
    Friday, May 9th, 2014
    11:13 pm
    stupidity
    have i mentioned before that every time i see that it's 1111, morning or night, i think "make a wish," but the only wish that comes to mind is that kaylie was still alive?

    i used to have more fun with this.
    Thursday, May 1st, 2014
    9:46 pm
    Thursday, April 24th, 2014
    10:37 pm
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014
    7:18 pm
    old skool things
    i just clicked the "previous 25 posts" thing on my flist, and two of the posts from my first page ended up there, meaning in the space of time it took me to scroll down, two new posts had been made.

    that hasn't happened in years for me here on the old lj.
    Sunday, April 13th, 2014
    8:21 am
    i'm listening.
    Monday, April 7th, 2014
    11:21 pm
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