Archive for December, 2009

At the movies

Here’s a pictorial list of my favourite movies of the decade – in alphabetical order.

28 Days Later
28 Days Later

Almost Famous
Almost Famous

Amelie
Amélie

American Psycho
American Psycho

Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy


Children of Men
Children of Men

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo

Gomarrah
Gomarrah

Gosford Park
Gosford Park

High Fidelity
High Fidelity

A History of Violence
A History of Violence

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz

In America
In America

The Incredibles
The Incredibles

Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs

Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation

Memento
Memento

Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men

O Brother Where Art Thou?
O Brother Where Art Thou?

Perseopolis
Perseopolis

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums


School of Rock

Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead

Spirited Away
Spirited Away

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood

The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Y tu mama tambien
Y Tu Mamá También

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Twofer

This week’s Two For is from my indie rock “boyfriend” Colin Meloy and The Decemberists.

PLAY Shiny

PLAY We Both Go Down Together

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Mary Monday

The final Mary song for the year is Mary, Mary So Contrary by Can.

PLAY Mary, Mary So Contrary

And your famous Mary is Mary Stewart.

Mary Stewart

I love reading Arthurian legends and certainly enjoyed her Merlin series. She’s also famous for writing crime, gothic and romance fiction.

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R.I.P.

Vic Chesnutt

So sad to read this. Vic Chesnutt was one of my Mary Monday selections. Listen here.

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Can I have a pony?

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Twofer

Argh! It’s hard picking just two songs. I want more! I guess I can cheat a bit by posting songs from a band and solo band members.

Enjoy these two songs from one of my favourites, Robyn Hitchcock.

PLAY I Often Dream of Trains

PLAY All I Wanna Do is Fall in Love

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I like

I’ve been busy posting tons ‘o things that I like on tumblr. Stop by for a quick visit.

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Mary Monday

This week’s song is Now Mary by the White Stripes.

PLAY Now Mary

Your famous Mary is the pirate Mary Read.

Mary Read

Arrrgh! ‘Tis the swashbuckling life fer me!

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I shall be merciful, and quick

Monday, December 28, Discovery Channel

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Don’t mess with Santa

For the 24 fans out there:

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