By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully July 25, 2005 at 8:55AM
So, I seriously doubt anybody who reads this site doesn't read Wendywire, but I felt like I too should give a plug to our friend Caroline's stellar new site. Send her your dreams, or simply enjoy hers. I wish I had even 2% of the capacity for retention that she apparently has. Goddamn impressive is what it is.
I'm ashamed to admit this, but here it goes. I missed the Fannies show last Wednesday night--to WORK, no less. I think the lack of companion had something to do with it. Don't get me wrong, I love going to the movies by myself, and don't have a problem doing other things alone, but a rock-and-roll show is kinda pushing it. Especially when I had no intention of getting shitsmashed. The loser credentials continue to pile.
Finally watched "In the Mood For Love" last night. Impressive shite. Watching the deleted scenes, I loved seeing that they actually shot footage of them getting intimate, but chose to go in the other direction. It made for a more original film, I think. Some of the camera sweeps (basically, the faster movements) seemed a tad self-conscious and showy to me, but the rest was spot on.
Also got through the second disc of "Arrested Development," which gets better and better every episode. Gonna plow through the third disc this evening/tonight.
Just finished Richard Yates's "Cold Spring Harbor." That means all that's left for me is "A Special Providence." I have read the prologue to that, which could possibly be the best excerpt in the history of modern fiction (whatever the hell that means). Can't wait to read it again. Poor old Dick.
Also started "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose. Recently I've been smitten with the idea of explorers and especially Lewis and Clark. Seeing as my knowledge of their expedition is nil to void, I am anxiously awaiting an enlightening, educating ride.