Saturday, August 14, 2021

Danny Elfman and Trent Reznor

Not sure if this collaboration is stand-alone or will be part of an album, but either way, it's cool as all hell to hear these two icons make music together. 


I finally had a chance to watch Andrew Thomas Hunt's Spare Parts last night. Really solid, old-school exploitation flick with a big ol' heart of Girl Power gold.   

Gory,  Guttural and glib, this one made a perfect second feature after my first viewing of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, which I'd not seen since its theatrical run.


There is no love lost between me and the original Mad Max franchise. I'm actually planning to give it another try, or at least skip forward to The Road Warrior and try to judge that separate from the first film, which I watched for the first time since childhood ten years ago and found to be a complete disappointment and waste of time. Fury Road takes the admiral path of foregoing trotting out that racist cunt who played the titular hero in the original films and instead subs in the always fantastic Tom Hary, then basically makes him take a backseat to Charlize Theron's Furiosa. Overall, I can't say this fourth entry in the series has anything but the most basic plot, but it really doesn't matter. This one is so frenetic from start to finish there are times when I think I'm watching it at 2x the speed.


The Veils - Total Depravity
Orange Goblin - Frequencies from Planet Ten
Grinderman - Eponymous
Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
The Atlas Moth - Coma Noir
Nothing - The Great Dismal
The Neverly Brothers - The Dark Side of Everything
Realize - Machine Violence
MadLove - White with Foam


I'm hoping this is an indication that the work I'm doing on this short story will pay off. Right now, finishing it - no, not just finishing it, but nailing it - seems a continent away. I've worked on it every day but one this past week, so I'm putting the effort in and I can definitely see it shaping up. That said, there are still some wonky elements. It's not smooth yet.

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