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May 12 2016

thingsilikemorethanpeople
12:07

Nick Hornby posts announcement of "Juliet, Naked" film adaptation in the works

Nick Hornby's "Juliet, Naked" is coming to the big screen!! Oh my goodness, in many ways this is the announcement I've been waiting for since '09!

But when I read the article, my elan dwindled. The combination of it looking like an entirely American production, and some of the meh-inducing people involved, and the screenplay NOT having been written by Nick Hornby makes me a little queasy.

I know that they ("they" not being the people involved in this production, but rather other American filmmakers and people who are not Nick Hornby) did a good job with "High Fidelity," but I'm a little more attached to this novel.

And it should be all about me and my expectations, of course.

My undying love for "Juliet, Naked" was immortalized back in '09 with this review.

I am still excited, but now, hesitantly, warily. I will cheerlead for it no matter what, even if it's mostly to get people to read the book, which is, je ne sais quoi, One Of The Best Novels Ever Written; nbd.
Tags: Nick Hornby

January 06 2015

thingsilikemorethanpeople
17:42
thingsilikemorethanpeople
13:45

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show - The History of Women in Funk and Soul

Some really killer episodes of The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show ended 2014 that you can still listen to online for a while.


"Throughout 2014 Craig has been charting The History of Women In Funk & Soul. Starting way back from Mahala Jackson's era through to the up and coming artists of today Craig will be looking at successful women in funk & soul. You'll be hearing when Craig had the late Amy Winehouse in Session and conversation and when Beverly Knight and Lisa Stansfield joined his Fantasy Funk Band. They'll be disco hits from Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor. R&B-soul from Jill Scott & Angie Stone. Country soul from Candi Staton and neo-soul from Erykah Badu."


"It's been a great year for Funk & Soul with releases by Shaun Escoffery, Lisa Stansfield, Brand New Heavies, Smoove & Turrell, Lack of Afro, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, the list is endless. Craig takes a look back at the tracks and albums that have really made waves on the scene throughout 2014."

January 05 2015

thingsilikemorethanpeople
13:51
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Filed under Hot Bad Guys

November 16 2014

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15:22
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This is a beautiful, earnest song--unlike its official video. The video makes me increasingly uncomfortable. Toward the end I peek through my fingers, not wanting to look full on but too morbidly curious to look away.

Really not helpful that now whenever I get this song stuck in my head (which is frequently, since I listen to it frequently), these images also get stuck in my head.

But. On some level, I identify with this man. If It let myself go while listening to this song, I might look not entirely unlike this.

"A Time For..." - Lack of Afro feat. Wayne Gidden - YouTube

November 13 2014

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15:46

November 02 2014

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"I'm not saying white people don't get to complain. But I am saying black people get to complain more." —Louis CK

September 25 2014

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12:15
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this is a very fun 5 minutes 20 seconds.
my favorite part is the dancing wellies--essential festival gear for that region!

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show - Kendal Calling '09 - YouTube

September 15 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
01:35
My dream is to possess you somewhere that serves seven different types of jam.
— Luis Fernando Verissimo, 'The Spies'

August 21 2014

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16:04
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LARRY LEVAN - STAND ON THE WORD ( JOUBERT SINGERS) - YouTube

worth repeating. on a loop, in fact.

July 28 2014

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22:36

July 21 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
23:12

"The Spies" by Luís Fernando Veríssimo

VERY excited about the book I just got in the mail... "The Spies" by Brazilian writer of philosophic mystery, Luís Fernando Veríssimo... only his third book (that I know of) that's been translated into English. 

(Into British English, of course. We Americans are so provincial.)

I NEED THIS. I've already read the other 2 ("Borges and the Eternal Orangutans" and "The Club of Angels") twice.

He writes stuff like this:

"All gastronomic pleasure is a co-opted form of sexual desire. We interrupt the organic process of a plant or animal in order to eat it and we exhaust our own voluptuousness, our own perverted sexual desire, in the pleasure of eating."

More quotes:

February 22 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
04:07
That night we dined like kings, the old kings, the ones who ate meat with their hands...
— Jincy Willett, Winner of the National Book Award

January 24 2014

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02:06
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When's the last time you listened to a song on a loop?

Happy New Year!

January 12 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
15:56
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January 09 2014

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00:48
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the original "Flowers in the Attic" trailer... re the new one: Ellen Burstyn can definitely compete with Louise Fletcher (both of whom rock), but NOBODY can beat Kristy Swanson!!
Tags: film

January 08 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
20:14

Flowers in the Attic | myLifetime.com

OMGOMGOMG - life is worth living again!!
Tags: film

January 05 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
12:49

January 03 2014

thingsilikemorethanpeople
15:46
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