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Bordello

The plan was to write something about a musician I like partly inspired by Rolling Stone magazine and to add something new to Views. I woke in the late afternoon, with a terrible hangover, nicotine aftertaste and pain in my jaw from the couple of punches I ate during one of my midnight travels to the liquor store. In a way the perfect setting for a review about Gogol Bordello. After a long recovery session in a nearby restaurant with few of my friends (in which more alcohol was consumed) I am finally organising the chaotic trail of thought Gogol Bordello sparks between the lobes of my intoxicated brain. My first introduction with this wild gypsy punk band was in my high-school years. Strangely we grew apart in university until my second year when I remembered how much I loved their unique style which is heavily influenced by gypsy and eastern Europe’s music. I am simply captivated by how well accordion and violin are integrated in their punk sound.The lyrics of not one song are very deep and deal either with the general challenges in our lives or the difficulties of immigrant life. Many of my favourite “Let’s party!!!” songs (that usually lead to delirious dancing and singing) are also their work. Gogol Bordello are well known for their crazy live gigs. Sadly I am yet to witness such an event and my soul weeps dark tears for the few opportunities I have missed. To ease the pain a little I will crank the sound a little more and go check the fridge for some beer. Cheers, mates!

FLCL, FYI

FLCL, Furi Kuri or Fooly Cooly in non-engrish speaking countries is a marvellous mix of animation, music and bizarre storytelling. This six-parter anime tells the mishaps of a young boy and the lost orderliness of his daily life caused by the arrival of a strange woman with unknown origin. The main story is rather torn apart through the episodes and it is hard to follow in the chaotic pace of events. I perceived it as a story about growing up and letting go… but I am convinced that different people will “read” FLCL differently. The anime introduced me to the Pillows who I define as j-indi rock… They provide the unforgettable audio environment for the amazing ride this show is. They have a reserved spot in my playlist since then. FLCL is something I find really dear and a must for every fan of anime. I better go and watch it once more.

Tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

Today is Sunday so it’s time for old things. Although I don’t have much to offer, there’s something I really liked in my previous site and it took me three years to stop doing it. Going to the theatre, I mean, and writing about it. When I was still a student in Sofia I had a strong interest in these kinds of things, being intellectual and stuff. But I remember really enjoying it, so I wrote about almost every play I saw. Some of them were better than others.

2006 – 2009 My Theatre Reviews Collection [ link ][currently unavailable]

P.S. It’s not in English, so Mike, in case you’re reading this, I’m sorry 😀

Kick-asso

I closed the folder with the Web Comics. Why not start the presses here with something from the original comic media? I found “Kick-Ass” after I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation (due 2010) . And I can say it proved to be one of the more refreshing things I have read recently. It is one of those cool comic series that have a tight story that unfolds in just a few chapters (8 in this case). At first I was a little unnerved by the references towards trends usual in our lives nowadays: You-tube, My-space, downloading pirated content, but then they proved to be a nice tinge in drawing the reality of the story’s characters which is our own. We witness how a little boy manages to inspire the appearance of masked avengers. Too bad real life is more dangerous than the comic books he loved reading. His heroic endeavours usually leave “Kick-Ass” pretty banged up, hence the origin of his superhero name. The art is decent and fits nicely. When is the last f*cking chapter getting published!?!

And I have a cat in my mind right now

Now this was the longest evening ever (and it keeps going). I want to talk about cattish and without any further complications I will do so, because, you see, I don’t have much time before I drop asleep here. :Р She is from Russia and she’s great! She usually makes simple comments to her own works, like she doesn’t care, or exactly the opposite, and I even have a story behind that. You see this thing “))))” or just two of them “))” kind of made me wonder what the hell was going on there, but that was long time ago. The “…” didn’t really bother me. And then I talked to one of mine half-russian friends (yeah, I have a lot!), because she uses the same stuff so the topic did pop up and she told me that’s a smile. Or a lot of them. So cattish was smiling all over the years. And wasn’t, when the “…” was happening, but anyway.

The point was (in the beginning of this post, when I was still sane) that I adore this girl. It’s not like she’s doing something impossible, or the coloring is from hell, it just means a lot to me and maybe it takes me somewhere else, where I want to be. So I found her in facebook and I wrote (and sent) her a message like a professional stalker. Wait, I could have done that in DA too. I’m such an idiot, and I realize this in 2 a.m., that is just toо cool to be true.

So, the main sh*t is here.

These are my favourites. Enjoy them, they are pretty old, but then it gets even better.

It’s raining here and I wish all of you (a special one for you, jack) a good night. ))