I’m feeling all tired but I really want to blog! So have decided to share some things that I have enjoyed lately and/or that I would recommend.
I’m not really a YouTube sort of person, I usually only use it to watch film trailers or look up songs that I’d like to hear again, or watch Josh Ritter videos (of course) However I came across @melonladybaby through @Polaroid_Rage and I love her videos. First of all she has the most amazing sometimes pink, sometimes purple hair. Second, she’s so funny. Third, her and Ben have the loveliest wee relationship. Fourth, I’d quite like her life! Anyway, if you subscribe to her YouTube Channel it’d be a good thing, here’s my favourite video of hers:
That new film ‘This Must Be The Place‘ with Sean Penn
I saw it with Abbye on Monday in the QFT and it was so good. Sean Penn plays ageing ex-Rocker Cheyenne who now resides in Dublin with his wife of 35 years, he looks ridiculous in his make up, and he is ravaged by many things… probably drugs. He has this child-like weird voice that kind of reminds me of Michael Jackson’s. Anyway I don’t want to ruin it but I just welled up watching trailers. The tag line for it is:
A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
But it’s so much more than this! Things I loved: Cheyenne’s quiet little spilt-second half-laugh, his relationship with his wife, the subplot with Rachel and her little boy. The conclusion is powerful, although I’m not sure I entirely ‘got’ the very end of it. But there are several real laugh out loud moments. Here’s a great clip:
Speaking of films, I also enjoyed the previous week’s cinema trip, to see ‘Headhunters’ also in the QFT. A Norwegian film, it’s probably ‘action’ and pretty violent, but often comically so. I think they were meaning to be funny too. Very strange, and definitely worth seeing.
I enjoyed a solo coffee experience in Common Grounds, reading Umberto Eco’s ‘The Name of the Rose’ which I am officially not enjoying, 14th Century monks, anyone? But I don’t mind it really.
I’m appreciating and enjoying Belfast probably more than I ever have, which is ironic because I’m finishing in just over a month. And my life is going to be scary and different and unknown. If anyone needs me to write things, and will pay me, that would be great!
I’m spending time with my house mates when sitting in my empty room feels too isolating. And it’s been fun.
I’m hopefully going home tomorrow for the weekend. I haven’t been home in two weeks and you’d think my Mum hadn’t seen me in a year. Today she text me, ‘Hello Fi my long lost friend.’
I apologise for the rambling post, I was just excited to blog! Let me know if you’ve seen any of the films or if you have anything cool to recommend! Or anything, I like hellos!
Hope you are well and happy x