I have to credit Adverblog for this picture, which is pretty amazing:
After seeing the real thing in Florence, Italy, I must say this is quite an interesting spinoff of the classic. If this doesn’t make you want to get some exercising in, then I don’t know what will.
By the way, the text below the statue says, “If you don’t move, you get fat.” Hmm… how true.
I’ll play film critic here and examine the movie “Control“, filmed in 2007, but looks and feels like a much older movie because of it’s late 70’s setting and it’s black and white filming. In the span of about 2 hours, the movie examines the life of Ian Curtis , lead singer of the band Joy Division. As many musicians are, Curtis was deeply troubled and eventually turned to suicide, although only 23 years young. He had been dealing with epilepsy, a hectic touring schedule, and a struggling marriage to top it off. Ironically, Joy Division began to rapidly gain some traction after Curtis’ death, making his life somewhat Picasso-esque. Overall, the movie had few flaws and was successful in it’s accurate portrayal of the Brittish rock and roll scene of the time (from what I know of it at least). It even made references to some other great bands, such as David Bowie and the Buzzcocks. Of course, there were also many Joy Division songs featured in the movie. If you like Joy Division, this movie is a must see. If you don’t like Joy Division, this movie is still a must see.
The presidential inauguration held earlier today reportedly cost about 175 million dollars. Now, I know this is like chump change to the government, but c’mon; it’s not like we have money growing on trees (unless by trees I mean China).
But is this the answer for a nation with a suffering economy? Obama talks about “wise spending”, but maybe we should start talking about “wise saving”, instead.
Now bear with me and understand that while I try to listen to as much music as possible, there are countless cd’s that were released in 2008 that I’ve never heard/heard of. So, if your absolute favorite is not on my list, don’t rip my head off. After all, this is my list, not yours. That being said, here goes:
1. Born Ruffians: Red, Yellow & Blue
2. Why?: Alopecia
3. Foals: Antidotes
4. The Walkmen: You & Me
5. She & Him: Volume One
6. The Black Keys: Attack & Release
7. The Dodos: Visitor
8. No Age: Nouns
9. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
10. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes