Coming Out from Under the Boardwalk

   So you know how there are those times when the terms ‘wrung out sponge’ or ‘limp noodle’ just don’t begin to cover how you’re feeling? Yeah, I had a bit of that. Or a lot of that. I went straight past ‘limp’ and reached ‘snapped’.  And you can’t really begin to describe it so you have to resort to gif usage? 

   And I’m always going on about how I would love to just drop off the face of the earth, maybe find a nice, warm cave (or hobbit hole! Yes please!) to hibernate in. But the thing is, it turns out you don’t really need a cave or a hobbit hole to do that. Just shutting yourself up in your room accomplishes that apparently. And boy did I accomplish. 

   No doubt we’ve all been there – those times when you’d rather just crawl somewhere, maybe find some cool shade under a boardwalk, where you can hide away from people while Bruce Willis croons to you and lulls you into a false sense of security. You didn’t know that he could croon? Oh, he croons!

   Told you he croons.  I don’t how many times I’ve had that song on repeat in the past week. Enough for me to realize that I should probably stop hiding away like a miserable slug. So. Miserable sluggishness begone! (Ha. If only.) 

   Another bit of excitement to dispel the sluggishness: more Jane Eyre vlog updates! 

   Yeah, baby! 

  Also, it was the episode. The one where she meets the crazy stranger on the road. Yup. You can bet that the internet’s going crazy. 

  Seriously. I wasn’t expecting Rochester to own any item of clothing that might get him mistaken for either Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee. Or both.

Also, his dog Pilot has a twitter account where he shares jewels like these:

    Needless to say I am loving this new life that Bronte’s book’s being injected with. And you should go love it, too. I’m just saying.

     Lady Disdain

"Fools," said I, "you do not know, silence like a cancer grows"

   I just finished watching “Watchmen”. Sheesh, is that a gritty film or what? But I did so love the grittiness. I found it a tad too long, though I’m not the biggest Watchmen fan out there – not by a long shot – so that might have something to do with it. There is definitely a lot going on, and it’s a unique take on the same old super hero story. Plus there are all these great looking super heroes strutting around – not just buff (which they are), but also super intelligent which is gratifying. And if anyone dares to accuse me of watching it because of all the buffness (don’t forget the intelligence!) I will clarify now that my favorite character actually spends 90% of the film in a complete face mask, hat and trench coat. So there. And he is AWESOME.  


    Rorshach, you rocked the hardest out of all the Watchmen.

   Anyway, this film’s got a pretty fine soundtrack, too. Which brings me to this week’s Tuneful Tuesday. Haven’t done one of those in awhile. 

   So. Behold Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”. 

   I know Simon and Garfunkel are pretty up there when it comes to great musicians, so I know that I could potentially come across as uncultured swine when I say I’ve never actually heard this, or many of their other songs before. But I have now, so uncultured swinedom be gone! Hallelujah for movies that lead to good music!

      Lady Disdain

Tuneful Tuesday – "Sweet Home Chicago"

   Last night I re-watched “The Blues Brothers”, aka the greatest movie/musical of all time. And if you dare to disagree, I can only be forced to conclude that you are either blind or deaf. Or both. 

   Seriously, it is an absolute smorgasbord of mouth-watering rhythm n’ blues music. And when I say rhythm n’ blues I mean the original rhythm n’ blues. None of this Chris Brown nonsense. Plus, it’s hilarious. My understanding of the word increased tenfold after watching this film – they mean business when it comes to being funny.

   Anyway, here is just one of the many good songs from that film:

   The film is a treat. So treat yourself.
     Lady Disdain

Tuneful Tuesday – "Your Heart Is As Black As Night"

“Your eyes may be whole, but the story I’m told 
is your heart is as black as night.” 

Another song from “An Education” soundtrack that’s taken over my mind. It’s sung by Melody Gardot – I’ve never heard of her before this, but her voice is divine and I think it would be difficult to find anyone who would disagree.

I love how subtle it is at first, but completely conquers the listener by the end.

Listen. Listen and be conquered.

Lady Disdain 

Tuneful Tuesay – "Elenore"

   I recently saw “The Boat That Rocked” and the soundtrack was bliss to my ears. Suddenly this treasure trove of excellent music has been opened up to me, and I can only ask myself, how – how have I gone for so long, being deprived of all this goodness? Unfathomable. But, better late than never. 

   I’ve been humming this one for days:

Lady Disdain 

Tuneful Tuesday – "I’m Yours"

    It’s spring here, but feels pretty much like summer. The house is brighter, everything seems more airy, I’m losing track of time, and more importantly: I’m too warm in the mornings, which means it’s time to get rid of the extra layers! – oh, yes, nothing reeks of incoming summer more than unwanted layers.

So here’s a very summer song to celebrate the freedom from layers. Hasta la vista, baby!

Lady Disdain