Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Seven Up!

"Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man,"

The Up Series is a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Every seven years, the director, Michael Apted, films new material from as many of the fourteen as he can get to participate. Filming for the next installment in the series, 56 Up, is expected in late 2011 or early 2012.

I just rentedI'm currently in the middle of 21 Up. I haven't watched a documentary, or even a piece of film, so beautiful, strange, and heartbreaking.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

before school starts

i've been interested in solitude as a practice&choice, the weird/abnormal as the beautiful.
i want a cat, more productive living, and complete immersion into studies (school and otherwise).
i'm never really alone anymore, and i won't be for a while. it's alright though; i'm happy, really really.
i'm excited for fall weather, and writing poetry, and i need to write mr. wolfe an email.
i need to get a head start on french and promise to not buy a pack of cigarettes for a while because of my asthma.
i have money, which is suprising and nice. i try not to live frugally anymore, though i still do, because i know a couple months down the line i will probably be poor again because my 30 hour a week shit job will be replaced with a 40 h
our a month interesting job.
oh well. all is well!

Knotty Pine - Dirty Projectors & David Byrne
Ruby Go Home - The Oh Sees
Obvious Child - Paul Simon