Monday, February 25, 2008
In the great Northwest, we've had really nice weather for the past couple weeks. So nice that we've hung our winter jackets in the closet. Spring fever has gloriously been declared and we feel great! What we are forgetting, sadly, is that it's only February, and the weather is really just giving us it's annual tease. Weather, you ass hole. You're so mean! Can't you stay nice?
My dear readers might be wondering where I've been. I haven't been the craftiest girl lately. I've been busy teaching violin and doing graphic design for Girls Inc, both which seem to be picking up, so that's a good thing. But I still dream of having endless hours to sew together beautiful fabrics, knit and sew wristies, an ipod sock... I have a list of things to make as usual. My band has been playing a lot, which is nice because we only have a few more shows to cherish until who knows what happens.
Did you notice what won Best Song last night at the Oscars? The cutest song in the world. It's called "Falling Slowly" and sung by Guy and Girl in the movie Once. I was so excited! Ziegy and I watched it happen and we cheered as though our hometeam had just won the superbowl or something. Yay for good feelings!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I think I found a movie that I will never return to Netflix. Ever. Once is a movie that everyone I love and care about should see (and yes, that means you). It's is a little love story set in Dublin, Ireland that is all about music. The characters are "Guy" and "Girl." It's humble and simple, one of the lowest-budget films of all time. It has an overwhelming sweetness that will make you feel all la-li-la afterward and it's nominated for an Oscar for "cutest movie ever according to Ellie."
But I don't love it just for the story. It's the music that makes me feel melty-gooo. "Guy" is the lead singer for one of my favorite bands, The Frames, and their music makes up most of the soundtrack. I discovered The Frames about a year ago when I landed at a show at the Showbox in Seattle and was immersed with a full-on sensory experience. Immediatley thereafter, I was often found wailing their songs when no one was around. I'm an even bigger Frame-oholic now and having a love affair with my new iPod because of the music in Once. Check it out! It is on your nearest new release shelf.