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Comment on this post and I will choose seven interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers to your own journal so that others can play along.

I was tagged with the following:

1. bel canto
2. winged migration
3. krispy kreme
4. kasha
5. caramel
6. cuddling
7. danger mouse

I may not be able to explain why she is interested in them other than she is my best friend and has known me a while, but here we go anyway..

1. bel canto--means beautiful singing I believe, but in this case of interests I am referring to a band from Norway that I like that an ex used to play for me, and even though we broke up fairly early on in the relationship, I still went out and bought the cd he played me, eventually collecting more of them. I admit when they changed directions with their music I was less enthusiastic. Still, the first 3-4 cds are great. Both of the top 2 videos here are from Birds of Passage, their second cd. The first video is of the title track and the second is "A Shoulder to the Wheel" which is an all time favorite of mine. The third is a self made video to "Spiderdust" from Shimmering, Warm and Bright (3rd cd) which is a bit odd but has interesting imagery, including Elvira, Nightmare Before Christmas, Dali and Waterhouse. The last one is not a true video either...just a still with the song. Also from Shimmering, Warm and Bright. Ok, so one more, to illustrate the direction they went into...a little more poppy and funky (Jah Wobble on bass for the 4th cd) and less ethereal poetic electronic etc. It's not bad...just different. Watching these clips makes me sad for the lost friendship and plants seeds in my head for our future as friends...or not.

2. winged migration--a movie that came out several years ago that was basically a nature documentary on migratory patterns of birds. A movie about birds? Flying? YES! A movie about birds flying filmed exquisitely with an amazing soundtrack including Nick Cave and Robert interested in Robert Wyatt this way. Will the gods of youtube have a clip for me to show?

3. krispy kreme--perfection in light airy doughnuts. Some people say they're too sweet, and yeah, they are. But I love them and that's that. :P

4. kasha--quite simply, kasha is buckwheat and also considered to be Jew food. I love cooking it in butter with shallots and cumin for more nutty earthiness flavor.

uncooked kasha

cooked kasha

usually mixed with bowties (sometimes onion/carros/mushrooms)...also called kasha varnishkes

5. caramel--other than the sticky sweet "in" thing with an ex. The rest stays private, m'kay?

6. danger mouse--a British cartoon from my childhood...surely I have done this one before.

Date: 25 May 2008 13:49 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, those first two Bel Canto songs are beautiful! I haven't listened to the others, yet.

Do my interests!

Date: 25 May 2008 22:48 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought you might like the Bel Canto videos. I just love them. A Shoulder to the Wheel ranks up among my top fave songs ever. The 2nd and 3rd cds are really, imo, their best stuff. The 1st is great, but very cold sounding with songs like Baltic Ice-Breaker, White Out Conditions and Kloeberdanz.

If you haven't heard them, you might also like Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins.

1. being a hippie
2. coheed and cambria
3. ds
4. goddesses
5. oscar wilde
6. shortbread
7. tea party

Date: 26 May 2008 01:04 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I <3 <3 <3 Dead Can Dance. Have loved them for years. Haven't heard much from the Cocteau Twins, but I've heard of them.

Some Cocteau Twins...

Date: 26 May 2008 02:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Blood Bitch (1982)

Ivo (1984)

Iceblink Luck (1990)

Bluebeard (1993)

Dead Can Dance...

Date: 26 May 2008 02:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I used the cover of Into The Labyrinth as inspiration for an art project in college. I made a replica of it in clay (using my own hand for reference) and painted it with a bronze like paint. It was great. But a finger broke. I can't recall what happened to it but I think I gave it away.


Re: Dead Can Dance...

Date: 26 May 2008 17:36 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool! It's such a beautiful image.

Re: Dead Can Dance...

Date: 26 May 2008 19:13 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't it? The project came out well too, and was among my greatest art achievements (which is to say that I don't have many).

Date: 27 May 2008 05:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll bite for the tagging.

Date: 28 May 2008 00:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. baise moi
2. brave little toaster
3. finding the perfect mascara
5. hating children
6. montreal
7. sudoku

Date: 28 May 2008 06:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. Baise Moi This is a 2000 French film which literally translated is Fuck Me. The technical English title is Rape Me.

I describe it as a female version of Natural Born Killers... only it's subtitled and it happens in suburban neighbourhoods in France.

The soundtrack has WICKED French techno (which is also a guiltless pleasure of mine) and the female leads are gorgeous without being Porno Valley vapid. The sex is violent and the women moreso. It's a great, small film. (If anyone knows where I can score a film poster en francais, je serais infiniment redevable. (Grateful supplied by Roget's... and I'm not sure I got the tense on serais correct. I'm not sure that serais is the right verb, either. Oh well. French is not even a second language for me.)

But I digress. This film has everything I enjoy in a movie except for Nazis. Gratuitous nudity, sexuality, violence and coarse language. So there.

2. The Brave Little Toaster This is a 1997 animated feature based on a book by Thomas M. Disch. It is a great story that children and adults should be told about loneliness, being abandoned and the need for community leaders.

Notable voices are acted by Jon Lovitz and the late Phil Hartman.

3. Finding the perfect mascara. This is an ongoing quest. I'm pretty content with Maybelline Great Lash - Blackest Black, but it's not PERFECT. It's good. It's great for everyday.

Benefit's Bad Girl Lash is great. It's better than the Great Lash... but it only lasts a month. I've purchased this twice at $22 a tube, and when it's flaky and lumpy in a month to six week.

4. is a site designed mostly for moms, but it has useful information for anyone who finds themselves with laundry piled up, "no time" to get the cleaning and whatnot done around the house. It set me up with a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally routine that allows me to get many things done in a week. I was a member for 4 years until last month, when I figured out that I was pretty much doing the same things over and over again so I set up my schedule and quit receiving the emails. It's great if you can just overlook the heterocentric, stay-at home mother focussed, married to a man who doesn't pick up his own shit nature of the site.

5. Hating children. I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I really get creeped out by kids. I don't spend a lot of time around the spawn of other people... but they really freak me out. I like teenagers way better. I don't have children. I'm not having children. Until your children are old enough to have a conversation with me about current events or shopping for mascara I'm not really interested in being around them.

6. Montreal - The best Canadian city during the months of June, July, August and September. Founded as a trading post in 1611, it's one of the oldest cities in the country as well. No one in this country does summer like the Montrealers. Festival season is the best in the country. It is also home to my favourite hockey team.

7. Sudoku. My favourite time killer. I actually prefer logic problems, but the books of sudoku are cheaper and more widely available. I cannot live without things that keep my brain moving. That could be a symptom of my crazy brain. I don't know. But for years now I've noticed that I am always thinking, unless I am asleep or otherwise unconscious.

And those are my interests.


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