Empty Days

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

French fog

Another random blog, from the gray mists of whiny France this time, undertitled Kill me again... Good God, and I thought I were *the* whiner of this world. Guess I lost touch with Frenchy realities out here; this bloggy would be a good way to get back to the deep winter of continental discontent.

Plus, I can't quite figure out as yet how to listen to music on radio-blogs - too much of a novel concept for me. I am not big on music, it's something of a habit - never to listen to anything except silence (when it's available and *that's* rare) and cars and the rain outside. Music puts me into all sorts of moods. The previous post about the meaning of life was spurred by an uncharacteristically sticky melody from a film I just saw, "il mio refugio" by R.Cocciante. Put me in a *mood*, indeed.
So. When music gets under my skin I hunt it up in mp3 format and play it endlessly in "repeat' mode until it sounds like the rain outside - part of things. A childish habit perhaps - kids love to listen to the same story a million times over, never bored. I am never bored. I should be, with all the loneliness and crap, but I actually have no clue what boredom is. Hmm... Never thought of it before :-0

Actually the film the tune comes from is a French tragicomedy Tandem with Jean Rochefort (I love this actor, tongue-in-cheek kind of guy, a bit like Kevin Spacey without all the nastiness) and Gerard Jugnot (brilliant here). Now, the film is about male-friendship with a twist - which is, unbounded devotion. So the tune (heartbreaking in the best italian pop style) that runs through the whole thing is both ambiguous, derisive and yet true to the kind of deep unspoken line played out between the two characters. It's also about unbounded failure. A subtle little film, very so.

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To offset which, yet another UK blog Born Squishy with a host of intriguing links to investigate... If it's not some predictable politico blah-blah, you never know what it's gonna be.





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