My exile is nearly done. I’ve done enough reading, outlining, and note-taking for a lifetime. And now I’m just one exam away…from facing my orals. In this in between time I’ve rediscovered Oasis and feel comforted knowing that when (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? came out in 1995 and my 14 year-old self considered it a banner album, I was right.
Sadly, “She’s Electric” has no official video or a Liam-driven live version. But I applaud Noel for stepping up and showing up to work.
A later Oasis tune—”The Importance of Being Idle”— has a spectacular video. And if I had to pinpoint my current mood, it’s the little boy at 3:02. But to be honest, I feel like that all the time. It’s just not usually in the midst of a funeral.
One of the main things keeping me going lately is the lovely trip to the UK I’ll be going on in less than four weeks. As I daydream of being among my people, my thoughts go to Eddie Izzard. Enjoy!
I may be watching this on an endless loop for the rest of my life. Or, at least until I pass out on my computer. Whatever comes first. Dame Maggie Smith nearly steals the scene. But Matthew Crawley’s unexpected return triumphs!
By now we’ve ticked of the first month of 2012 and for many people we’ve only got a handful of months left until the end of humanity’s road. Artists—those wonderful harbingers of trends, if not the end of the world—have duly noted our current cultural mood in such image-searing films like Melancholia and experiences like Last New Year. Continue reading