Monday afternoon concerto (Taken with Instagram at Washington Square Park)
This commercial makes me want to get an Impala… Or sons who give a shit about me.
The Impala part is easier to control though.
Joseph A. Morello - “Take 5” Drum solo (1961) - Dave Brubeck Quartet
Joe Morello, one of my favorite drummers, passed away this Saturday at his home in New Jersey. He was 82. He was also the man.
I was actually listening to this album of Friday. Eerie…
So, I had this film on my cue for a while, and finally decided to take a break from re-watching The Office (5 Starts) to give it a shot.
First Impressions: Johanna Wokalek is really hot.
Delving a bit deeper, I’ll say that this movie is successful as very subjective historical dramatization of the rise and fall of the RAF movement. As a “movie”, it’s so-so.
Pros: The acting is superb, and the dialogues are equally exquisite.
Cons: Unless you go into this with prior knowledge of the RAF movement and the political climate in which it emerged, then you’re left guessing and making up your own facts/assumptions as you go along. A very simple written introduction/set-up ala Star Wars would’ve gone a LONG way in combating this issue. Also, there is tons of information thrown at you and way too many characters of which to keep track. After a while, I stopped trying. I found it superfluous and unnecessary.
Redeeming factor: Johanna Wokalek’s lips. Tho it’s hard to stare at them when you’re trying to focus on the subtitles.
Final thoughts: I definitely recommend this film, but do a little research on the Red Army Faction before you watch it.
This whole “Liking” business is getting out of hand… It’s all over the web now, and it’s pretty much becoming a way of providing feedback with minimal cerebral exertion.
And where’s my “Dislike” button?
I think Facebook is trying to create a society full of positive nitwits.