Sunday, October 10, 2010

De Usuahia a la Quiaca

This is shown at the end of the movie Motorcycle Diaries.

I actually heard the soundtrack before I saw the movie, and have only seen the movie a few times. I absolutely adore the soundtrack, and have been listening to it for a few years now. It's such a gorgeous rich sound that is produced, and really compliments the stunning cinematography.

I particularly love this song "De Usuahia a la Quiaca" (please don't ask me what it means), and the photographs over it are so raw and really express a deep and strong sense of humanity in pure form, which I love! And is what I love about the film, its purity and honesty.

Motorcycle Diaries has really got me wanting to see South America. My overseas trip may have to be bigger than initially planned.

But, have a listen to this song and look up a few more songs on the soundtrack if you can, it is most definitely worth the listen.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I met this one in Newtown.

He is an odd little person.

A little trendy, but a little tired.

With eyes that have seen horrible things, no doubt.

He wouldn't tell me his name. And I can't guess what it would be.

He looked like he was glaring at me, but honestly, I just think he was intimidated by my extra dimension.

And there he stood- all day and all night.

Just watching the world walk by.

Hoping to be different, but not to be seen.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ralfe Band

I recently watched Bunny and the Bull - which is a film by the creators of The Mighty Boosh, about Steven and Bunny who go on a trip around Europe.

It is honestly one of the best films I have ever seen, the story, the set, the characters, the animations, the cinematography, the whole thing is so vibrant and so very intricate in how it is written and how the story is told.

One of the things I love so much about the film is the soundtrack, which was all done by Ralfe Band, who have also previously collaborated with the Boosh on tours and on set. They are a fgeat folk sounding band with a hell of a lot of quirky sounds and juicy melodies. All their stuff is so well written and I am going to share with you a song of theirs called "Women of Japan", which itself, has an awesome animation over the top of it.

So, give these guys a listen, for the love of folk!!