Monday, March 25, 2024

Man Man - Paul's Grotesque


The closing track from 2014's On Oni Pond. This song goes to some strange places—nothing new for Man Man—and maybe it just has a slightly heftier impact at the end of the album. Either way, it's another iconic track.


The whole Clarksville edition of my family went out to the movies yesterday to see Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Overall, the film is not nearly as good as its predecessor Afterlife, but it was fun. 

First, what I liked: I dig the new cast, especially when we still get this much of the old cast. Frozen Empire has a nice mix of both. A few too many kids thrown in, but it works. I loved seeing Patton Oswalt - always do - and I really loved seeing Kumail Ali Nanijani have a much bigger part than I anticipated. I really like that guy. Overall, the story was pretty good, but here's where my biggest problem is: the movie is under two hours long, but I swear to you, I felt like I was watching it for four hours. The script is just wonky in places. Also, this one relies SO much on nostalgia that it becomes a touch obnoxious (the same library ghost? Really?).

Overall, I'll see more of these if they make them. I love seeing Winston as the philanthropist funding the Ghostbusters, and I love the ideas they toy with regarding expansion. This is the path I always thought the original sequel should have taken. 


Man Man - Life Fantastic
Tamaryn - The Waves
Dum Dum Girls - Too True
Ritual Howls - My Friends Bury Their Souls for the Devil to Find
LCD Soundsystem - Eponymous
Yaz - Don't Go (single)
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Los Saicos - DemoliciĆ³n/Lonely Star (single)
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me OST

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