W A T C H I N G-
We've watched some fun documentaries in the last couple of weeks that I wanted to share with you. First up is Room 237 about Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. People have formulating some interesting theories about this film and they are shared in this documentary.
Following Sean, which (as Wikipedia says) "is a 2005 documentary film directed by Ralph Arlyck, and a follow-up to his 1969 student short "Sean," which features four-year-old Sean's thoughts on marijuana, police presence, freewheeling lifestyles. The film's notoriety landed a screening in the White House and a variety of predictions regarding the outcome of Sean's life - whether he could grow up to embody the hippy philosophy, or whether he would turn out a drug dealer or stock broker." You can watch the trailer here.
I Ain't in It For My Health about Levon Helm. If you're a fan of Levon or The Band it's worth a watch.
R E A D I N G-
I finished Into The Wild a couple weeks ago and liked it quite a bit. I thought it was going to be solely about Chris McCandless but was pleasantly surprised at the many other stories Jon Krakauer told about himself and other similar people of the past.
L I S T E N I N G-
The new Mazzy Star album, Seasons of Your Day. None of the "after a couple listens I'll like it" with this one. It was great the first time around!
The Deep Dark Woods new album, Jubilee. I loved it and heard hints of The Band on Red, Red Rose and Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Miles and Miles... which is never a bad thing in my book! They really are an amazing band. I love all their albums and I hope to see them live at some point.
Lightning Bolt, the new Pearl Jam album yesterday and was happy to hear Sleeping by Myself (which is on Eddie Vedder's solo album Ukulele Songs) done with the whole band. I play that song on the uke and Ruben sings it :) If you haven't heard it, take a listen.
The album is good, I especially enjoyed the slower songs.
That's it. I'd love to hear what you are watching, reading and listening to. Please share!