Songs for your iPod

(You might remember Tracey Thorn’s voice from the Massive Attack song ‘Protection’.
I like her 3rd solo album ‘Love and its Opposite’ released on May 17th 2010. The album is a mature reflection on life after 40, a mix of upbeat and quieter acoustic tracks. )

Why Does the Wind (Ewan Pearson Radio Edit) - Tracey Thorn


Oh The Divorces - Tracey Thorn


You are a lover - Tracey Thorn

My "to see" list


This list is a work in progress. I will add director/year/imdb link for all the titles. As I haven't watched these yet, I can't say if they're any good. Some of the trailers are available on the IMDB links.
To other movie bloggers out there in cyberspace, feel free to review any of the films on this list, it would be cool if you did!






English-speaking. Already released :

2000s:
Daddy Longlegs / Go Get Some Rosemary (2009) / dir: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie
Mutual Appreciation (2005) /dir: Andrew Bujalski
Funny Ha Ha (2002) /dir: Andrew Bujalski
Winged Migration (2001) /dir: several
Innocence (2000) /dir: Paul Cox
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) /dir: Bob Odenkirk
The Lucky Ones (2008) / dir: Neil Burger
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) / dir: Terry Gilliam
Everything Strange and New (2009) / dir: Frazer Bradshaw
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) / dir: Martin Scorsese
Oceans (2009) / dir: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
Grace Is Gone (2007) / dir: James C. Strouse
Middle of Nowhere (2008) / dir: John Stockwell
Art & Copy (2009) / dir: Doug Pray
Millennium Actress (2001) / dir: Satoshi Kon
Enlightened (TV Series 2011)
Like Dandelion Dust (2009) / dir: Jon Gunn
The Puffy Chair (2005) / dir: Jay Duplass
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (documentary) (2004) / dir: Wendy Apple
Morning Glory (10th Nov 2010) / dir: Roger Michell
The New Year (2010) /dir: Brett Haley
Oliver Sherman (2010) / dir: Ryan Redford
Frownland (2007) / dir: Ronald Bronstein
Exam (2009) / dir: Stuart Hazeldine
Journey to the Edge of the Universe (documentary)( 2008) dir: Yavar Abbas

90s:
Chillicothe (1999) /dir: Todd Edwards
Dead Again (1991) / dir: Kenneth Branagh
Spring Forward (1999) / dir: Tom Gilroy
Baraka (1992) /dir: Ron Fricke
The Cruise (1998) / dir: Bennett Miller
Clerks. (1994) / dir: Kevin Smith
Dogma (1999) / dir: Kevin Smith
Big Night (1996) / dir: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
Affliction (1997) / dir: Paul Schrader
Sneakers (1992) / dir: Phil Alden Robinson
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (documentary)/ dir: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
My Voyage To Italy (1999)(documentary) / dir: Martin Scorsese
The Freshman (1990) / dir: Andrew Bergman
Spaced (TV Series 1999–2001)
Praise (1998) / dir: John Curran

80s:
Melvin and Howard (1980) /dir: Jonathan Demme
The Whales of August (1987) /dir: Lindsay Anderson
The Thorn Birds (TV mini-series 1983)
She's Gotta Have It (1986) / dir: Spike Lee
Streetwise (1984) (documentary) / dir: Martin Bell
Modern Romance (1981) / dir: Albert Brooks
Gregory's Girl (1981) /dir: Bill Forsyth
Absence of Malice (1981) /dir: Sydney Pollack


70s:
Sounder (1972) dir: Martin Ritt
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) /dir: Ian MacNaughton
Chilly scenes of winter (1979) / dir: Joan Micklin Silver
Bronco Bullfrog (1971) / dir: Barney Platts-Mills
An Unmarried Woman (1978) / dir: Paul Mazursky
The Way We Were (1973) /dir: Sydney Pollack
Over The Edge (1979) / dir: Jonathan Kaplan

60s:
David and Lisa (1962) dir: Frank Perry
Our Mother's House (1967) /dir: Jack Clayton
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) /dir: Jack Clayton
Von Ryan's Express (1965) / dir: Mark Robson
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) /dir: Stanley Kramer
A Taste of Honey (1961) /dir: Tony Richardson
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) /dir: Daniel Petrie
Medium Cool (1969) / dir: Haskell Wexler
The intruder (1961) / dir: Roger Corman
Mackenna's Gold (1969) / dir: J. Lee Thompson

50s:
The Colditz Story (1955) / dir: Guy Hamilton
Abandon Ship! (1957) /dir: Richard Sale
Scandal Sheet (1952) /dir: Phil Karlson
The Bigamist (1953) / dir: Ida Lupino
Carrie (1952) / dir: William Wyler
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) /dir: Vittorio De Sica

40s:
The Lost Weekend (1945) /dir: Billy Wilder
Night Train to Munich (1940) /dir: Carol Reed
Laura (1944) / dir: Otto Preminger
Nightmare Alley (1947) / dir: Edmund Goulding
Suspicion (1941) / dir: Alfred Hitchcock
The More the Merrier (1943) / dir: George Stevens

30s:
Holiday (1938) /dir: George Cukor
The Awful Truth (1937) / dir. Leo McCarey
You Only Live Once (1937) /dir: Fritz Lang
Block-Heads (1938) / dir: John G. Blystone
The Flying Deuces (1939) /dir: A. Edward Sutherland
Sons of the Desert (1933) /dir: William A. Seiter
Hell's Angels (1930) /dir: Howard Hughes




François Truffaut 5 film series:
1:
2: Antoine et Colette (1962) (30 min)
3: Stolen Kisses/ Baisers Volés (1968)
4: Bed & Board / Domicile Conjugal (1970)
5: Love on the run/ L'amour en fuite (1979)

2000s:
Best of Times / Khwaam jam sun... Tae rak chan yao (2009) / dir: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon
Silent light / Stellet licht (2007) /dir: Carlos Reygadas
Dil Chahta Hai (2001) / dir: Farhan Akhtar
La Nana (2009) / dir: Sebastián Silva
The Banishment / Izgnanie (2007) / dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Am Ende kommen Touristen (2007)/dir: Robert Thalheim
Oasis (2002) /dir: Chang-dong Lee
Hadewijch (2009) /dir: Bruno Dumont
Women Without Men / Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009) /dir: Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari
Like Stars on Earth / Taare Zameen Par (2007) / dir: Aamir Khan
A Moment to Remember / Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (2004) / dir: John H. Lee
Mind Game (2004) / dir: Masaaki Yuasa
The roundup / La rafle (2010) / dir: Roselyne Bosch
The Band's Visit / Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007) /dir: Eran Kolirin
Zui hao de shi guang (2005) / dir: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Ostrov (2006) / dir: Pavel Lungin
Letters To Father Jabob / Postia pappi Jaakobille (2009) / dir: Klaus Härö
Reverse / Rewers (2009) / dir: Borys Lankosz
Wild Grass / Les Herbes Folles (2008) / dir: Alain Resnais
Lourdes (2009) / dir: Jessica Hausner
The Intruder / L'Intrus (2004) / dir: Claire Denis
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl / Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009) / dir: Manoel de Oliveira
About Elly / Darbareye Elly (2008) / dir: Asghar Farhadi
The Experiment / Das Experiment (2001) / dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Rabbit Without Ears / Keinohrhasen (2007) /dir: Til Schweiger
Take care of my cat / Goyangileul butaghae (2001) /dir: Jae-eun Jeong
Agnosia (2010) / dir: Eugenio Mira
The aura / El aura (2005) / dir: Fabián Bielinsky
Poetry / Shi (2010) / dir: Chang-dong Lee
Kray / The Edge (2010) / dir: Aleksei Uchitel
How I Ended This Summer / Kak ya provel etim letom (2010) / dir: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Attenberg (2010) / dir: Athina Rachel Tsangari
If Not Us, Who? (2011)/ Wer wenn nicht wir / dir: Andres Veiel
Treeless Mountain (2008) / dir: So Yong Kim
The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza (2008) / dir: Lucrecia Martel


90s:
The Castle / Das Schloß (1997) / dir: Michael Haneke
Nenette and Boni / Nénette et Boni (1996) / dir: Claire Denis
Il postino (1994) / dir: Michael Radford
Winter Sleepers / Winterschlafer (1997) / dir: Tom Tykwer
The Blue Kite / Lan feng zheng (1993) /dir: Zhuangzhuang Tian
Girl on the Bridge / La fille sur le pont (1999) /dir: Patrice Leconte
Children Of Nature / Börn náttúrunnar (1991) / dir: Fridrik Fridriksson
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) /dir: Karan Johar
A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) / dir: Edward Yang
The Dinner Game / Le dîner de cons (1998) / dir: Francis Veber
Wild Reeds / Les roseaux sauvages (1994) / dir: André Téchiné
Time Regained (1999) /dir: Raoul Ruiz

80s:
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) 15-1/2 hour TV mini-series
Salaam Bombay (1988) /dir: Mira Nair
Damnation (1988) / dir: Bela Tarr

70s:
Dersu Uzala (1975)/ dir: Akira Kurosawa
The Message (1976)/ dir: Moustapha Akkad
Mahler (1974) / dir: Ken Russell
The Ascent / Voskhozhdeniye (1977) /dir: Larisa Shepitko

60s:
The Godson (1967) / dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
Mughal-E-Azam (1960) / dir: K. Asif
Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At / La grande vadrouille (1966) /dir: Gérard Oury

50s:
Lola Montes (1955) / dir: Max Ophuls
Hakuchi (1951) / dir: Akira Kurosawa
I Live in Fear / Ikimono no kiroku (1955)/ dir: Akira Kurosawa
Forbidden Games (1952) / Jeux interdits / dir: René Clément
Bonjour tristesse (1958) / dir: Otto Preminger


40s:
The Pearl / La perla (1947) / dir: Emilio Fernandez


30s:



Would be great, if you suggest more films I might like in the comments...


(Last update October 2014)

My never-ending music playlist (frequently updated)



If you are new to my blog, this is a record of all the songs I have shared from 2010-present.

Song title / Artist

APRIL 2010 :

Cut you up - Peter Murphy

I am no mermaid - Sinead Lohan

Bad dream – Keane

Kiss Off - Violent Femmes

Into Dust - Mazzy Star

New Slang - The Shins

Hammering in my head – Garbage

Can't Go Back Now - The Weepies

When I Grow Up - Fever Ray

A Celestial Journey [Part 2]

Reckoner – Radiohead

Stellify - Ian Brown

Where Did All the Love Go? – Kasabian

It's no good - Depeche Mode

Hoquiam - Damien Jurado


MAY 2010 :

Waterfall – Without gravity

Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone – The Arlenes

Eels – Flyswatter

Dances With Wolves - John Dunbar Theme (remix)

Pittsfield - Sufjan Stevens

The worst taste in music - The Radio Dept.

The first days of spring – Noah and the whale

Happiness – Goldfrapp

Lover Undercover - Melody Gardot

Gone To Earth - The American Analog Set

Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls

Good Boys – Blondie

Winter - U2

Infinite arms – Band of horses

Scarborough Fair (live) - Simon & Garfunkel

Wartime prayers - Paul Simon

Cool Cool river - Paul Simon

Girl in the Tower - Benji Hughes

Whatever It Takes - Sinéad Lohan

Don't I Hold You – Wheat


JUNE 2010 :

We're All in This Together - Gabby Young and Other Animals

Home (RAC mix) - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Sixties - The Essex Green

Lady In Black - Uriah Heep

Killing for love - José González

Making Plans for Nigel - Nouvelle Vague

Madness - Alanis Morissette

The Couch - Alanis Morissette

Simple Together - Alanis Morissette

Spinner - Brian Eno/Jah Wobble

The Guitar Man – Bread

No fear of heights - Katie Melua

She Came And She Touched Me - Townes Van Zandt

Bright Orange Air – Inlets

Life During Wartime - Talking Heads


JULY 2010:

Atlas Air - Massive Attack

Pray For Rain feat. Tunde Adebimpe - Massive Attack

Paradise Circus - Massive Attack

Someone to share my life with - Jens Lekman

Maple Leaves - Jens Lekman

A Postcard To Nina – Jens Lekman

Where Do My Bluebird Fly (Live on KEXP) - The Tallest Man On Earth

Stylo – Gorillaz

White winter hymnal - Fleet Foxes

Umbrella Beach - Owl City

One Pure Thought - Hot Chip

High Hopes - Pink Floyd

Why Does the Wind (Ewan Pearson Radio Edit) - Tracey Thorn

Oh The Divorces - Tracey Thorn

You are a lover - Tracey Thorn


AUGUST 2010:

Edge Of The Ocean (Duotone Mix) - Ivy

True Faith - New Order

Dear Prudence - The Beatles (The White Album)

The Swimming Song - Loudon Wainwright III

Fall - Single Gun Theory

I'll Fight – Wilco

Monday Paracetamol - Ulrich Schnauss

Forgiven - Deb Talan

The lovers that never were - Paul McCartney

The Promise - Bruce Springsteen

Valentine's Day - Bruce Springsteen

State Trooper (remix) - Bruce Springsteen


SEPTEMBER 2010:

Offshore (Ambient Mix) - Chicane

Darkness, Darkness - Lisa Torban

That Summer Feeling - Jonathan Richman

7/4 shoreline - Broken social scene

Libraries – Seabear

This Modern Love - Bloc Party

Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie

Is that all there is – Peggy Lee

She - Grand Avenue

Anywhere I lay my head - Scarlett Johansson

Falling Down - Scarlett Johansson

Russia – Ramona Falls

Oh Mighty Engine - Neil Halstead

Confirmation – Wild Nothing

No Shoes - The Roches


OCTOBER 2010:

If I Fell - The Beatles

Julia - The Beatles

And I love her - The Beatles

Harvest Moon - Neil Young

The Promise - When in Rome

Gin Soaked Boy - The Divine Comedy

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

We Used To Be Friends - Dandy Warhols

Lately I've Let Things Slide - Nick Lowe

Glass, Concrete & Stone - David Byrne

Sunshine - Peter Salett

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - Talking Heads

Unison – Bjork

All Your Sisters - Mazzy Star

Ripple - Grateful Dead


NOVEMBER 2010:

Superstition - Steve Wonder

Possession - Sarah McLachlan

Hands Around My Throat - Death In Vegas

Wickerman - Pulp

Babies - Pulp

David's Last Summer - Pulp

Slush - Jarvis Cocker

Everybody's got to learn sometime - The Korgis

Come On Let's Go - Broadcast

Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Masselinjen - Kliche

The Balcony - The Rumour Said Fire

Aldrig Ensam - Jonathan Johansson

Real life – Joan As Policewoman

Christobel – Joan As Policewoman

Everything you want - Vertical Horizon


DECEMBER 2010:

Good intentions paving company - Joanna Newsom

On a good day - Joanna Newsom

Kingfisher - Joanna Newsom

Let's get lost - Bat For Lashes/Beck

Hægt, kemur ljósið - Ólafur Arnalds

The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Wedding Song - Anais Mitchell feat. Justin Vernon

Hey, Little Songbird - Anais Mitchell feat. Greg Brown

Our Lady Of The Underground - Anais Mitchell feat. Ani DiFranco

If You Run - The Boxer Rebellion

Behind The Mask - Michael Jackson

I'm a Hummingbird - Eels


JANUARY 2011:

Futile Devices - Sufjan Stevens

Calculating Bimbo - Belle & Sebastian

Taxi Cab - Vampire Weekend

Take It In - Hot Chip

Keep Quiet - Hot Chip

Revival - Deerhunter

When I Go - Slow Club

Lowlands - Chris Pureka (Live on KEXP)

Don’t Walk Away - Chromeo

Bad Day - Darwin Deez

Young Blood – The Naked And Famous

My new mind – Otis Gibbs

Porcupine – James

Tell her I said so – James

Night Air - Jamie Woon


FEBRUARY 2011:

Shadows – Warpaint

Senior Living - Röyksopp

Coming Through - The War On Drugs

The Curse - Josh Ritter

Another New World - Josh Ritter

Highway Slipper Jam - Broken Social Scene

Sunnyside - Kaki King

Stilyagi - Puro Instinct (feat. Ariel Pink)

Dancing Ghosts - Azure Ray

The Drying of the Lawns - The Tallest Man On Earth

Little River - The Tallest Man On Earth

The Hoopers of Hudspeth - Kaki King

Caregiver – Memoryhouse

Heirloom - Memoryhouse

When you sleep – Memoryhouse (My Bloody Valentine cover)


MARCH 2011:

Once in a great while - Nathaniel Rateliff

Boil & Fight - Nathaniel Rateliff

Happy Just To Be - Nathaniel Rateliff

Cloudy Shoes - Damien Jurado

Save Yourself – Sharon Van Etten

Cold Summer - Seabear

Better times - Beach House

Citizen - Broken Bells

Our Deal – Best Coast

Emerald and stone - Brian Eno

I L U - School of Seven Bells

Ramona – Beck

Devon - Grimes

All Come Down - Steve Mason

I Let Her In (live) - Steve Mason


APRIL 2011:

Runner - Daniel, Fred & Julie

This Body - The Lightning Bug Situation

Staring Out The Window - Fulton Lights

Alpha shadows - Laura Marling

What he wrote - Laura Marling

Goodbye England Covered in Snow (live) - Laura Marling

Truth Sets In - Avi Buffalo

How Come That Blood - Sam Amidon

Relief - Sam Amidon (R Kelly cover)

Shameless - Groove Armada & Bryan Ferry

Lovesick - Lindstrom & Christabelle

Roche (Breakbot Remix) - Sebastien Tellier


MAY 2011 :

Don't Do It - Sharon Van Etten

Slow – Rumer

This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) - Ellie Goulding

Down in the Street Below - The Divine Comedy

At the Indie Disco - The Divine Comedy

Have you ever been in love - The Divine Comedy

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)– Arcade Fire

On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz

Suburban War - Arcade Fire

Our Riotous Defects (Feat. Janelle Monáe) - Of Montreal

Spanish Sahara – Foals

No man's land – Psychobuildings

Breaking Locks - Adam Green

Buddy Bradley - Adam Green

Give Them A Token - Adam Green


JUNE 2011 :

Phone - Donovan Woods

No Time Has Passed - Donovan Woods

The ghost who walks - Karen Elson

Garden - Karen Elson

Come on sister - Belle and Sebastian

I Want The World To Stop - Belle and Sebastian

Tristia – Hammock

In the Nothing of a Night - Hammock

Since we last met - NDF

Clementine - Sarah Jaffe

Better than nothing - Sarah Jaffe

Zorbing - Stornoway

Butterfly House - The Coral

Becoming A Jackal – Villagers

Darker Than Blue - Andreya Triana


JULY 2011:

Strawberry Skies (ft. Laurel Halo) - Games

Blank Pages - The Album Leaf

Bowsprit – Balmorhea

In the sun – She & Him

Mr. Peterson - Perfume Genius

Learning - Perfume Genius

Oh my god – Cocoon

I Wanna Be Adored - The Raveonettes (The Stone Roses cover)

Bodies in motion - Laurie Anderson

Karen - Chew Lips

I Would Like To Call It Beauty - Corinne Bailey Rae

I'm Gonna Make It Better - She & Him

On The Ocean - Guster

Hercules - Guster

Ottoman - Vampire Weekend

All The World is Green - Tom Waits

Cold Cold Ground - Tom Waits

Dead And Lovely - Tom Waits


AUGUST 2011:

Endless Dream - Conjure One

Sleep (Solarstone´s Afterhours Mix ) - Conjure One

Years - Conjure One

Natural Beauty – Neil Young

Safeway Cart - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Trans Am – Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Sugar Mountain - Neil Young

Old Man - Neil Young

Borrowed Tune - Neil Young

Motion Pictures - Neil Young

See The Sky About To Rain - Neil Young

Ambulance Blues - Neil Young

Deep Forbidden Lake – Neil Young

Pardon My Heart - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Hank to Hendrix - Neil Young

You And Me - Neil Young


SEPTEMBER 2011:

Let It Down (acoustic) - George Harrison

Run Of The Mill (acoustic) - George Harrison

I Live For You - George Harrison

Any Road - George Harrison

Rising Sun - George Harrison

Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys

Stay Loose - Belle and Sebastian

Dog on wheels - Belle and Sebastian

Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying - Belle and Sebastian

I'm Waking Up to Us - Belle & Sebastian

Marx and Engels - Belle & Sebastian

Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian

Your Cover's Blown - Belle and Sebastian

Off He Goes - Pearl Jam

Better Man (acoustic) - Pearl Jam

Man of the Hour - Pearl Jam

Society - Eddie Vedder

Guaranteed – Eddie Vedder

Black - Pearl Jam

Present Tense - Pearl Jam

Around the Bend - Pearl Jam

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town - Pearl Jam

Longing To Belong - Eddie Vedder

Can’t Keep (acoustic) – Eddie Vedder

Wishlist - Pearl Jam

Paper Airplane - Alison Krauss & Union Station

For What It's Worth - Stevie Nicks

The Way It Will Be - Gillian Welch


OCTOBER 2011:

Nightcall - Kavinsky

Under Your Spell - Desire

A Real Hero - College (feat. Electric Youth)

Beth/Rest - Bon Iver

Take Another Look - The Cars

Sad Song - The Cars

One for You, One for Me - Bright Eyes

Take the world - She Wants Revenge

Iron - WOODKID

Black - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat. Norah Jones

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - Garbage (U2 Cover)

The Hunger - Shirley Manson & Serj Tankian


NOVEMBER 2011:

Wait and See - Holy Ghost!

Some Children – Holy Ghost! (feat. Michael McDonald)

Call Me Back - The Strokes

Stone's Gone Up - David Lynch

All or Nothing - Mutemath

Even Better Than The Real Thing (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) - U2

The Bay – Metronomy

The Look – Metronomy

She Wants - Metronomy

An Argument With Myself - Jens Lekman

A Promise - Jens Lekman

Waiting For Kirsten - Jens Lekman

Think ou can wait - The National

Wake Up Your Saints - The National

Exile Vilify - The National


DECEMBER 2011:
Broken Horse - Freelance Whales

Turnpike Ghost - Tegan and Sara (Steel Train Cover)

Days Ahead - Museum of Bellas Artes

You, Earth or Ash - Slow Club

Shattering Sea - Tori Amos

This Woman's Work (Director's Cut) - Kate Bush

House – Amanda Mair

Doubt - Amanda Mair

My Two Feet - Ida Gard

It's Windy - Ida Gard

Smart - Girl In a Coma

Gentle Roar - Niki & The Dove

Giving Me A Chance - Gotye


JANUARY 2012:
Wall Street - Van Dyke Parks
Tell Me A Tale - Michael Kiwanuka
Acknowledgement - Letter And Lines

So Sorry - Geoffrey O'Connor
Like They Say It Does - Geoffrey O'Connor
Whatever Leads Me To You - Geoffrey O'Connor
Now And Then - Geoffrey O'Connor

Masterpiece - Madonna
Human Condition - Joan As Police Woman
Only When I Dream - Roxette

The Vent - Big K.R.I.T
Became - Atmosphere
Growing Pains – Grieves
Anymore - Blue Belt

A Pure Accident - Badly Drawn Boy
What if it isn't out there? - The Silver Seas
I Don't Feel It Anymore - William Fitzsimmons Feat. Brooke Fraser (George Raquet Remix)


FEBRUARY 2012:
AT2 - Araab Muzik
Los días raros - Vetusta Morla
Rockets - Moby (instrumental version)
Comin' Down - Korallreven

Don't F**k with My Money - Penguin Prison
Spirits - Jamie Woon
Wu Tang Clan - Allo Darlin'

Halftime - Amy Winehouse
I – Nicola Roberts
You Were On Fire - Keren Ann

Te Amo - Atlas Sound
Terra Incognita - Atlas Sound
Its Own Sun - 13 & God


MARCH 2012:
Show me the place - Leonard Cohen
Darkness - Leonard Cohen
Going Home - Leonard Cohen
Crazy to love you - Leonard Cohen

Seven Stars (ft. Victoria Legrand) - Air
Moon Fever - Air
Travel as equals - Joseph Arthur
Yer Only Job - Joseph Arthur
Emmylou - First Aid Kit

Psychic City (Classixx Remix) - Yacht
Into the black - Chromatics (Neil Young cover)
Lady – Chromatics
Nightmusic – Grimes
Symphony IX (My Wait Is U) – Grimes
Oblivion - Grimes

Give Out - Sharon van Etten
Ask - Sharon van Etten
Joke or a Lie - Sharon van Etten
Back Where You Belong - Sinead O'Connor
I'll Kill Her - Soko
I thought I was an alien – Soko
No more home, no more love - Soko
Treat Your Woman Right - Soko

Working Titles - Damien Jurado
So On Nevada - Damien Jurado
This Time Next Year - Damien Jurado (Live on KEXP)
Ivory Road - King Charles
You are forgiven - Anais Mitchell
Shepherd - Anaïs Mitchell
Annmarie - Anaïs Mitchell

APRIL 2012:
Rocky Ground - Bruce Springsteen
Jack Of All Trades - Bruce Springsteen
Called Out In The Dark - Snow Patrol
Backwords - Porcelain Raft

Myth - Beach House
Trust Fall (Down We Go Remix By Jensen Sportag) - Madi Diaz
Jasmine - Jai Paul (Demo)
Our Sorrows - Julia Holter
To Look At You - Julia Holter (INXS cover)
Fire & Soul - The Cranberries
Loner - Burial

Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) - Regina Spektor
Glasses High (live) - Sophia Knapp
Close To Me - Sophia Knapp
Reason With Me – Sinead O’Connor
Forgetting All My Troubles - Katie Melua
Born To Die - Lana Del Ray
Video Games - Lana Del Ray
Blue Jeans - Lana Del Ray
Carmen - Lana Del Ray

September - The Shins
The Rifle's Spiral - The Shins
No Way Down – The Shins
Gift Horse's Mouth - Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Long Distance Call - Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters

May 2012:
Myth - Keane
Easy High - Swimwear Yeah
Five Seconds - Twin Shadow
In a Dream It Seemed Real – Islands
Man On Fire - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Sqworm - Ramona Falls
Leave My Shadow - Craft Spells
Flutes - Hot Chip

The First Time I Ran Away - M. Ward
Clean Slate - M. Ward
A Wasteland Companion - M. Ward
There’s a key – M. Ward
Wild Goose – M. Ward
Chase the Dark Away - Jim White
Why It's Cool - Jim White
Sunday's Refrain - Jim White (Live at WFUV)
Chocolate – Tindersticks
Boots Of Spanish Leather - The Airborne Toxic Event (Bob Dylan cover)

Mother Project – Niki & The Dove
DJ Ease My Mind – Niki & The Dove
Lazuli - Beach House
New Year - Beach House
Alfonsina Y El Mar - Ane Brun
110% - Jessie Ware
Romantic Streams - Sleep ∞ Over (CFCF Remix)
I'm Addicted – Madonna
My Better Self - Tennis

Say Goodbye - Norah Jones
Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones
Out On The Road - Norah Jones
Up All Night - Best Coast
Mira - Melody Gardot
Tallulah - Allo Darlin’
The Letter - Allo Darlin’
Sugar - Garbage
When You Rest - Sarah Jaffe
The Way Sound Leaves The Room - Sarah Jaffe

Unworry - Ani Difranco
Splinter - Ani DiFranco
Lifeboat - Ani Difranco
Had We Had It - Frankie Rose
All The Rowboats – Regina Spektor
Small Town Moon – Regina Spektor
Over the border - Saint Etienne
Take It Out On Me - Chairlift

JUNE 2012:
Fell Sound - Mirroring
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings - Father John Misty
I'm Writing a Novel - Father John Misty
The Narcissist - Dean Blunt (ft. Inga Copeland)
Mayla - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Dear Believer - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Cold Sand - Teen Daze
Lighthouse - Patrick Watson
The Quiet Crowd - Patrick Watson
1904 – The Tallest Man On Earth
Criminals - The Tallest Man On Earth
Revelation Blues - The Tallest Man On Earth
Bright Lanterns - The Tallest Man on Earth
Let Me Be Him – Hot Chip

She's Lost Control - Joy Division
Candidate - Joy Division
Insight - Joy Division
I Remember Nothing - Joy Division
New Dawn Fades - Joy Division

Isolation - Joy Division
Heart And Soul - Joy Division
Decades - Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Atmosphere - Joy Division
Dead Souls - Joy Division
Digital - Joy Division
These Days - Joy Division

In Your House - The Cure
A Forest - The Cure
Play For Today - The Cure
All Cats Are Grey - The Cure
Other Voices – The Cure
The Funeral Party - The Cure
A Strange Day – The Cure

JULY 2012:
The Upstairs Room - The Cure
Let's Go to Bed - The Cure
The Walk - The Cure
The Caterpillar – The Cure
Close to me - The Cure
In Between Days - The Cure
A Night Like This - The Cure
The Blood - The Cure
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep – The Cure
How Beautiful You Are... – The Cure

Plainsong – The Cure
Pictures of You – The Cure
Lovesong – The Cure
Lullaby - The Cure
Fascination Street - The Cure
The same deep water as you - The Cure
Disintegration - The Cure
Homesick - The Cure
Untitled – The Cure

Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Purple Haze - The Cure (Jimi Hendrix cover)
Bare - The Cure
Strange Attraction - The Cure
Out Of This World - The Cure
Maybe Someday - The Cure
The Loudest Sound - The Cure
The Last Day of Summer - The Cure

Love Yer Brain - The Flaming Lips
There You Are: Jesus Song No. 7 - The Flaming Lips
You Have To Be Joking Autopsy - The Flaming Lips
Chewin the Apple of Your Eye
Plastic Jesus - The Flaming Lips
Evil Will Prevail - The Flaming Lips
Bad Days - The Flaming Lips

What is the light? - The Flaming Lips
Feeling Yourself Disintegrate - The Flaming Lips
Waitin' For Superman - The Flaming Lips
Sleeping On The Roof - The Flaming Lips
The Observer - The Flaming Lips
Race For The Prize (Mokran Remix) - The Flaming Lips

AUGUST 2012:
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21 - The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 - The Flaming Lips
Fight Test - The Flaming Lips
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - The Flaming Lips
The Golden Path - The Chemical Brothers (feat. Flaming Lips) (2003)

The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat) - The Flaming Lips
Mr. Ambulance Driver - The Flaming Lips
The sound of failure/it's dark...is it always this dark - The Flaming Lips
Vein Of Stars - The Flaming Lips
It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big... I Am So Small... Do I Stand a Chance? - The Flaming Lips
The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-man How To Be In Love - The Flaming Lips
Gemini Syringes - The Flaming Lips
I Can Be A Frog - The Flaming Lips

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Understand Your Man - Johnny Cash
The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash
The Man in Black - Johnny Cash
Thunderball - Johnny Cash
Chicken in Black - Johnny Cash

Album: A Thing Called Love (1972)
Melva's Wine - Johnny Cash
Daddy - Johnny Cash
Papa Was A Good Man - Johnny Cash


SEPTEMBER 2012:
Album: American Recordings (1994)
Delia’s Gone - Johnny Cash
Thirteen - Johnny Cash (Glenn Danzig cover)
Drive On - Johnny Cash
Bird on a Wire - Johnny Cash (Leonard Cohen cover)

Album: American III: Solitary Man (2000)
Solitary Man - Johnny Cash (Neil Diamond cover)
One - Johnny Cash (U2 cover)
The Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash (Nick Cave cover)
I See A Darkness - Johnny Cash
I Won't Back Down - Johnny Cash (Tom Petty cover)

Album: American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
Hurt - Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails cover)
The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
I Hung My Head - Johnny Cash (Sting cover)
Give My Love to Rose - Johnny Cash
Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash (Depeche Mode cover)
Sam Hall - Johnny Cash

Album: American V: A Hundred Highways (2006)
God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash
If You Could Read My Mind - Johnny Cash (Lightfoot cover)
Further On Up the Road - Johnny Cash (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Love's Been Good to Me - Johnny Cash (Rod McKuen/Frank Sinatra cover)


OCTOBER 2012:
Rarities 1 of 2
Wichita Lineman - Johnny Cash (Jimmy Webb cover)
Casy's Last Ride - Johnny Cash (Kris Kristofferson cover)
Big Iron - Johnny Cash
I Witnessed a Crime - Johnny Cash and Billy Gibbons
I'm A Drifter (acoustic version) - Johnny Cash
What On Earth - Johnny Cash

Rarities 2 of 2
The Wanderer - Johnny Cash & U2
Highwayman - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson
The Devil Comes Back to Georgia - Johnny Cash & Charlie Daniels Band
Let him roll - Johnny Cash (Charlie Daniels Band cover)
Sea Of Heartbreak - Johnny Cash (Don Gibson cover)
To Beat The Devil - Johnny Cash (1970) (Kriss Kristofferson cover)


Virginia Plain – Roxy Music
If There Is Something - Roxy Music
Pyjamarama - Roxy Music (non-album single)
Sunset – Roxy Music
A Really Good Time - Roxy Music
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Bryan Ferry
Love Is the Drug – Roxy Music

Sea Breezes – Bryan Ferry
Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
Love me madly again – Bryan Ferry
Sign of the Times – Bryan Ferry
This Island Earth – Bryan Ferry
Dance Away – Roxy Music
Angel Eyes (Bob Clearmountain remix) - Roxy Music
Manifesto – Roxy Music

Album: Flesh + Blood (1980)
Same Old Scene - Roxy Music
My Only Love - Roxy Music
Oh Yeah! – Roxy Music
Over You - Roxy Music
No Strange Delight - Roxy Music
Jealous Guy – Roxy Music (John Lennon cover)

Album: Avalon (1982)
More Than This – Roxy Music
Avalon – Roxy Music
While My Heart Is Still Beating – Roxy Music
Take A Chance With Me - Roxy Music
To Turn You On - Roxy Music
True to Life - Roxy Music
The Main Thing - Roxy Music


NOVEMBER 2012:
Slave To Love - Bryan Ferry
Don't Stop The Dance - Roxy Music
Is Your Love Strong Enough - Bryan Ferry (feat. David Gilmour)
Limbo - Bryan Ferry
Kiss And Tell - Bryan Ferry
Your Painted Smile – Bryan Ferry
You Do Something To Me - Bryan Ferry

Album: Dylan-esque (2007)
Positively 4th Street – Bryan Ferry
Simple Twist of Fate – Bryan Ferry
Make You Feel My Love – Bryan Ferry
Knockin On Heavens Door – Bryan Ferry

Album: Olympia (2010)
Song to the Siren - Bryan Ferry (Tim Buckley cover)
Alphaville - Bryan Ferry
Heartache By Numbers – Bryan Ferry
Shameless - Bryan Ferry & Groove Armada (remix) (previously shared)
Reason Or Rhyme – Bryan Ferry

Streethawk I - Destroyer
Streethawk II - Destroyer
An Actor's Revenge - Destroyer
Your Blues - Destroyer


DECEMBER 2012:
Painter in Your Pocket - Destroyer
A Dangerous Woman Up to a Point - Destroyer
Priest's Knees - Destroyer
Rubies - Destroyer
Grief Point (feat. Loscil) - Destroyer

Album: Kaputt (2011)
Chinatown
Blue Eyes
Savage Night at the Opera
Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
Poor in Love
Kaputt
Downtown
Song for America
Bay of Pigs (Detail)


JANUARY 2013:
Just Like Honey - The Jesus And Mary Chain
Cut Dead - The Jesus And Mary Chain
Happy When It Rains - The Jesus And Mary Chain
April Skies - The Jesus And Mary Chain
About You - The Jesus And Mary Chain
Head-on - The Jesus And Mary Chain

Almost Gold - The Jesus And Mary Chain
Everybody I Know - The Jesus And Mary Chain
You've Been a Friend - The Jesus And Mary Chain
Perfume - The Jesus And Mary Chain

Who Did That to You - John Legend
Colours - Eloise Laurence (Blur cover)
Pi's Lullaby - Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
At The Bar 10 Years Later - NOIA (score composer)
The Chauffeur - Duran Duran
Let's go out tonight - Craig Armstrong
Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Small Axe - Bob Marley
Song of the Lonely Mountain - Neil Finn
Misty Mountains - Howard Shore/Tolkien/The Dwarf Cast/Richard Armitage
Skyfall - Adele

Gutted - Burial
Etched Headplate - Burial
Stolen Dog - Burial
Loner - Burial (previously shared on the blog)
Truant - Burial

I Got A Name - Jim Croce
Which Way Are You Goin’ - Jim Croce
Ol’ Man River (cover) - Jim Croce
New York's Not My Home - Jim Croce
Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) - Jim Croce
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce


FEBRUARY 2013:
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac/Peter Green
Coming Your Way - Fleetwood Mac
Show Me A Smile - Fleetwood Mac
Woman of A Thousand Years - Fleetwood Mac
Sentimental Lady - Fleetwood Mac/Bob Welch
Caught in the Rain - Fleetwood Mac
Hypnotized - Fleetwood Mac

Album: Fleetwood Mac (1975)
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Monday Morning - Fleetwood Mac
Warm Ways - Fleetwood Mac

Album: Rumours (1977)
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
You Make Lovin Fun - Fleetwood Mac
I Don't Want to Know - Fleetwood Mac


MARCH 2013:
Album: Tusk (1979)
Sara - Fleetwood Mac
Brown Eyes - Fleetwood Mac
Over & Over - Fleetwood Mac
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
That's All for Everyone - Fleetwood Mac

Album: Mirage (1982)
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Can’t Go Back - Fleetwood Mac
Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac
Empire State - Fleetwood Mac
Love in Store - Fleetwood Mac
That's Alright - Fleetwood Mac

Album: Tango in the Night (1987)
Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
Isn't It Midnight - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Mystified - Fleetwood Mac
Family Man - Fleetwood Mac
Looking Out For Love - Fleetwood Mac
Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac

Behind The Mask - Fleetwood Mac
Sooner or Later - Fleetwood Mac
These Strange Times - Fleetwood Mac
Thrown Down - Fleetwood Mac
Running Through the Garden - Fleetwood Mac
Say You Will - Fleetwood Mac



Favorite music from 2013 (1 of 6)
The Stars are Out Tonight (youtube version) - David Bowie
Where Are We Now - David Bowie
Love is Lost - David Bowie
You Feel So Lonely You Could Die - David Bowie
Heat - David Bowie
The Child Inside - Depeche Mode
Hellbent (original mix) - New Order
Tap Out - The Strokes
Chances - The Strokes
Rose Quartz - Toro y Moi


APRIL 2013 :
Favorite music from 2013 (2 of 6)
New You - My Bloody Valentine
In another way - My Bloody Valentine
Is this and yes - My Bloody Valentine
Push The Sky Away - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
We No Who U R - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Jubilee Street - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Assistant director - Ducktails
Sedan magic - Ducktails
Letter of intent - Ducktails
No Love - Darwin Deez
Protovision - Kavinsky
Cornelia and Jane - Yo La Tengo
Is That Enough - Yo La Tengo
Well You Better - Yo La Tengo


Favorite music from 2013 (3 of 6)
No Freedom - Dido
End of Night - Dido
Blackbird - Dido
On The Wing - How To Destroy Angels
Ice Age - How To Destroy Angels
Too late, all gone - How To Destroy Angels
Welcome Oblivion - How To Destroy Angels
How long? - How To Destroy Angels
Strings and attractors - How To Destroy Angels
On The Ropes - Eels
Joy to You Baby - Josh Ritter
Nothing Arrived - Villagers
Earthly Pleasures - Villagers
My Lighthouse - Villagers
Take Me - Stereophonics
Red Comet Dust (Jason Molina cover) - CFCF


Favorite music from 2013 (4 of 6)
Be Free A Way – The Flaming Lips
Try To Explain – The Flaming Lips
Butterfly How Long It Takes To Die – The Flaming Lips
You Lust – The Flaming Lips
Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
The Desert Babbler - Iron and Wine
Was All Talk - Kurt Vile
Never Run Away - Kurt Vile
Pure Pain - Kurt Vile
Too Hard - Kurt Vile
Shame Chamber - Kurt Vile
The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira
Here On In - Rachel Zeffira
Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant
GMF – John Grant
Sensitive New Age Guy – John Grant
Vietnam – John Grant
Subway - Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
Under The Earth - Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
These Paths - Yeah Yeah Yeah’s

Favorite music from 2013 (5 of 6)
Trying To Be Cool - Phoenix
Entertainment - Phoenix
Chloroform - Phoenix
Don't - Phoenix
New Summer - Young Galaxy
Get Free feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors) - Major Lazer
The Lemon Trees #3 – Bill Ryder-Jones
Tam Lin (Child 39) - Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer
Get Lucky - Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
The Sound Of Law - Daughn Gibson
All The Old Heroes - Joseph Arthur
Step - Vampire Weekend


MAY 2013 :
Favorite music from 2013 (6 of 6) soundtrack special
Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfor) - M83
Che - Suicide (music from the trailer of The Place Beyond The Pines)
Snow Angel - Mike Patton
Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri - Ennio Morricone
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
Love is Blindness - Jack White
No Church in the Wild - Kanye West and Jay-Z (music from trailer for The Great Gatsby)
Bones - MS MR (music from Game of Thrones season 3 trailer)
Sandman - Kirsty McGee
Hold My Hand - Unkle
Here It Comes - Emeli Sandé & Rick Smith
If I Were Me - Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee & Jim Keltner
Leaves expanded may be prevailing blue mixed with yellow of the sand - Shane Carruth
Fearing That They Would Be Light-headed for Want of Food and Also Sleep - Shane Carruth
After soaking two years and then lying high six - Shane Carruth
The rays that stream through the shutter will be no longer available - Shane Carruth
A Low and Distant Sound Gradually Swelling and Increasing - Shane Carruth
Shell Suite - Chad Valley
Patience - Guns N' Roses
Midnight City - M83
Runaway - The National
Be The Song - Foy Vance
Missing You - John Waite

Album: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003)
Cardinal Song - The National
90-Mile Water Wall - The National
EP: Cherry Tree (2004)
Cherry Tree - The National
Album: Alligator (2005)
Mr. November - The National
Secret Meeting - The National
Daughters Of The Soho Riots - The National

Album: Boxer (2007)
Fake Empire - The National
Green Gloves - The National
Mistaken for Strangers - The National
Ada - The National
Brainy - The National
Slow Show - The National
EP: The Virginia (2008)
You've Done It Again, Virginia - The National
Mansion On The Hill (live) (Bruce Springsteen cover) - The National

JUNE 2013 :

Album: High Violet (2010)
Wake Up Your Saints - The National
Conversation 16 - The National
England - The National
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
Sorrow - The National
Anybody’s Ghost - The National
Little Faith - The National

The Rains of Castamere - The National
Think You Can Wait - The National
Exile Vilify - The National
About Today - The National

Album: Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Don't Swallow the Cap - The National
Demons - The National
I Should Live in Salt - The National
Pink Rabbits - The National
This Is the Last Time - The National


Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Becomes the Color - Emily Wells

Ouroboros - Oneohtrix Point Never
Freeze - Klaus Schulze
Locomotion - Plastikman
Halleluwah - Can
Avicii - Levels
Bankrupt - Phoenix

Saint of Impossible Causes - Joseph Arthur
All The Old Heroes - Joseph Arthur

Open Eye Signal - Jon Hopkins
Immunity - Jon Hopkins
Form by Firelight - Jon Hopkins

Master Hunter - Laura Marling
Where Can I Go - Laura Marling

Miss Fantasy - Fleetwood Mac
Sad Angel - Fleetwood Mac

JULY 2013:

Dream Machine - Tesla Boy
Roadgame – Kavinsky
Together - The xx (From The Great Gatsby soundtrack)
Mantra - Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, and Joshua Homme
Dumb Disco Ideas - Holy Ghost!
Just To Make Me Feel Good – Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
Love Bends – Wire
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake Feat. JAY-Z
Palace Posy - Boards of Canada
Beautiful – Mariah Carey & Miguel
The Raven That Refused To Sing - Steven Wilson
The Redeemer – Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland
Trouble - Hands
I'll Stay With You - New Order




It would be cool, if we can start a comment thread here, where you the readers recommend me some music (O:

Film review: Project X (1987)


You seldom see Project X on any best of the 80s lists, but it really is a gem in my opinion. As another reviewer puts it, it’s easy to like this movie. Especially if you have a soft spot for animals.

The story mostly takes place on a military base, where Air Force pilot played by Matthew Broderik is assigned to help look after some monkeys, but he is at first not told what will happen to them. He turns out to be very good at handling the animals. He develops a friendship with the brightest monkey called Virgil.

I am amazed how well the animals “acted”. The monkeys featured were so good at showing emotions, and I felt a true connection to them. No CGI crap here, thank god.

The movie has a definite anti-militarism theme, which to me is a little ambiguous. Without giving too much away, the experiments are in a way for the greater good. But in the case of Virgil the monkey they have crossed the line. You could argue the experiments are a waste of time, as monkeys react differently to humans.

Never been a huge Matthew Broderik fan, but this along with Election (1999) are my favourites of his films. Also interesting to see Helen Hunt (from ‘As good as it gets’) in one of her earlier roles. She seems to be playing someone older than her age here, or maybe that’s just me?

Directed by Jonathan Kaplan, who later would make more grown up movies like ‘The accused’ and ‘Love field‘.

You could probably call Project X the sister film to Gorillas in the mist (1988). Granted, GITM is a more mature, adult film. Project X is a family adventure.

I recently revisited this movie having not seen it in years, and felt it held up very well and I enjoyed it again, even though I’m in my 20s now. The characters are very warm-hearted, which I like. Rewatching some of these childhood nostalgic movies, I can definitely see a pattern, as flying for some reason appears to be in a number of my favourites.

I give this an 8/10. I feel the ratings for this movie are a little harsh. 5.8 on imdb and 78 % on RT.

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Songs for your iPod

High hopes - Pink Floyd



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One Pure Thought - Hot Chip



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Owl City - Umbrella Beach

Film review: Scent of a woman (1992)


This film always brings a smile to my face. Among my favourites of all time for sure. Why is it not in the IMDB top 250?

I realise this is my second recommendation were the main character is blind, the other being The Color of Paradise, but they are vastly different films.

The dialogue in Scent of a woman is very endearing, so well-written, very quotable, the acting unbelievable. For me Al Pacino’s best film and Chris O’Donnell’s best part as well. Pacino finally won his Oscar for this performance, which is arguably his signature role, where he portrays a weary and bitter ex army man, who has a memorable weekend in the company of 17-year-old O’Donnell.

Like Dustin Hoffman’s performance made Rainman a classic, Pacino makes Scent of a woman something very memorable, powerful and a life affirming film experience.

Even though it’s over 2 hours 30 min, it fly’s by. Highly recommendable. A film you can watch many times.

7.7/10 on IMDB and 94% on RT

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Songs for your iPod

White winter hymnal - Fleet Foxes

(I heard this song in the trailer for Jack Goes Boating, an upcoming 2010 film directed by and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman)



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Stylo - Gorillaz

(Full Version HD with Bruce Willis cameo. Not really a follower of Gorillaz, but I like how the music here fits with the car chase, great stuff. I'm guessing they stole one scene from Bond movie "The spy who loved me". A great album from 2010!)



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Where Do My Bluebird Fly (Live on KEXP) - The Tallest Man On Earth

(Bob Dylan wannabe maybe, but this is a very good acoustic song)

Film review: Henry Poole is here (2008)


I was a little sceptical when I saw it had received an unimpressive rating on IMDB, but based on positive reviews on movie blogs breathingmovies and theaudient, I decided to watch this film. I am glad I did, great film, which I recommend. Very underrated!!!

Directed by Mark Pellington, it’s about a man who moves to a new neighbourhood. A mark is discovered on the wall of his house and the neighbours become increasingly interested in this spot. It’s a thought-provoking film about faith and perception, but it doesn’t shove the message down your throat. Instead we hear both sides of the theme, which makes it a more complete film. In other words, you can be a non-believer and still get something out of it. It's not a christian film, if that's what you're thinking.


The slower pace of the story makes you contemplate your own faith and how you react to other people’s beliefs. The cinematography is beautiful and the characters likeable. The name Henry Poole sounds kind of like indie director Hal Hartley’s character Henry Fool, I wonder if they got the name from there?

The soundtrack was typical for an indie film mixing contemporary unknowns, and a few established artists. Highlights for me were 'Promises' by Badly Drawn Boy, and a track by Bob Dylan called 'Not Dark Yet'. Listen to those songs here:





'Henry Poole is here' is definitely a movie you can rewatch and one to see with your friends and talk about afterwards. Don’t understand why a number of critics gave it poor reviews? This to me is an above average independent film.

6.5 on IMDB and a surprising 37% on RT.

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Songs for your iPod

A Postcard To Nina – Jens Lekman



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Maple Leaves - Jens Lekman



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Someone to share my life with - Jens Lekman



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Other songs by him I recommend: Black Cab, Your arms around me, It was a strange time in my life, Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis, Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song, etc.

Film review: Red (2008)


Don't confuse this review with the new Bruce Willis movie Red (2010) or the French/Polish trilogy Blue/White/Red.

Red (2008) surprised me and was better than I expected. Still thinking about the story several days later. It’s about a middle aged man and his dog Red, and some irresponsible youths, who get in his way.

Based on a best selling novel by Jack Ketchum. I liked the slow paced, morally ambiguous story, where you are not sure how to feel. Should he be seeking revenge? And is it worth it? Why is he seeking revenge? And so on.

Despite not being a fan of the actor Tom Sizemore, I still liked this independent film as a whole. Luckily Sizemore only has a small part in the film, even though he is all over the poster.

The film does have a few flaws, the friendship between the dog and his owner is not really explored, which could have been more detailed.

It makes you think how you might have reacted in the same situation. I agree with another reviewer, who says Brian Cox’s main performance makes us feel empathy for him, and makes us want to join him on his quest for justice. It appears to criticize the current younger generation and their behaviour, although not all youths are like this obviously. Irresponsible parents is also a theme in the story.

I strongly advise you to not watch the trailer, as it gives away too much of the story.

7.1 on IMDB and 68% on RT

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Nobody makes music like Massive Attack, they are so unique. Here are 3 songs I'm in to from their new 2010 album Heligoland:


Paradise Circus - Massive Attack




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Pray For Rain feat. Tunde Adebimpe - Massive Attack



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Atlas Air - Massive Attack

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