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|Tuesday, September 1st, 2020|
|Monday, July 27th, 2020|
|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|
|Sunday, July 13th, 2014|
checking back in. looking for some films still! see notes belowAida (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|
|mid year review
best movies of 2014:
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
41. frivolous lola
39. nanami: the inferno of first love
38. mondo weirdo
37. fanny and alexander
36. the far country
35. shall we dance
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
14. the second circle
13. love and human remains
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
03. looking for langston
02. a question of silence
|Friday, July 4th, 2014|
|Tuesday, July 1st, 2014|
|Wednesday, June 25th, 2014|
|Saturday, June 21st, 2014|
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|
|Saturday, June 14th, 2014|
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
|Tuesday, June 10th, 2014|
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)
Bandido (Fleischer, 1956)Bedtime Stories
Beggars of Life
Beguiled (1971) Siegel
Big Gundown (Sollima)Blood of Doctor Jekyll (Borowczyk)
Blue Angel (Von Sternberg)
Brigands, Chapter VII (Iosseliani)
Carmen Baby (Metzger)
Cemetery without Crosses (Hossein)
Chronicle of Anna magdalena Bach
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
First Time Here (Richard Myers)
Four Times that Night (Bava)
Freeze Me (Ishii)
Fugitive From the Past
Gleaners and I
Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis, 1980)
Heart of the Game
Heroin Busters (Castellari)
House in the Woods
Howlings in Favour of De Sade
Keys of the Kingdom
Koumiko MysteryKristina Talking PicturesLa Bolshe Vita
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 Rites (Borowczyk)
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)
Mickey OneMiron 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 LovePanels for the Walls of Heaven (Brakhage)Patriot (Kluge)
Perceval (Rohmer)Poeme Electronique (Varese/Le Corbusier)
Pour La Suite du Monde
River Called Titas (Ghatak)
SadistSalome (Carmelo Bene)Sauve Qui Peut (la vie)
Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman)
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 CinemaTaste of Fear
Terminal Station (De Sica)The Terrorizer (Yang)
Track of the Cat (Wellman)
True StoriesTwice a Man (Gregory Markopolous)
Two English Girls (Truffaut)V.O. (William E. Jones)
Vida en SombrasVoyage to Italy (59/Rosselini)
Woman Next Door (Truffaut)
|Friday, June 6th, 2014|
|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|
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|
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|
|Thursday, April 24th, 2014|
|Thursday, April 17th, 2014|
|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|
|Monday, April 7th, 2014|