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Acrophobia

Acrophobia – Penguin Villa

Hey it did come up again. As promised here is the non-alternative rock version of this song, in all it’s gentle bossa nova-ey South East Asian pop goodness. I’m not sure which is the “true” version, but yesterday’s has a music video and Apichatpong used it in his movie, so for that latter fact alone i’m going to say it’s that version. In this i’m just waiting for him to push down on his distortion pedal. I finished my essay. I’m not proud of it, but it’s done. It’s bad enough my tutor has to read it, because i enjoy her class very much and how am i going to let her know other than writing messes of essays for her; but if Apichatpong himself ever saw those words i offered to his movie… i’m sure he’d be very polite about it, but it’s not something i could ever suffer. I have ideas, i just can’t get them out very well, as evidence by the years of crap backlogged on this site.

Sorry.

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Acrophobia

Acrophobia – Penguin Villa

Some of you may recall (heh…) this from Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, the song playing at the end to Jen and Tong’s now split lives. I may remember it from there, because i’m writing an essay on the movie that like all essays is killing me. I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t mean so much to me – the film itself and that this may be my last film essay i ever write. I’d like to at least write something decent for once, be noticed for it, have my love and effort translated into some academic recognition. Just once. So advice: Don’t write about things that are important to you, or do if you somehow blessed with the ability to get the mess of ideas and words out of your head and onto paper. Don’t try to be something you’re not.

I should never have enrolled in university. It’s become a symbol of my lack of drive, imagination, direction, ability, ability to articulate myself, social competence, standing and self worth, all trusted to its bosom and then spat on with a crippling HECS debt and i’m predicting two useless degrees because no one told me the whole point of the university experience is networking (putting up with others’ shit) and portfolio building (adding to the world’s shit). Anyway, it’s due tomorrow so let’s do it, hand in some garbage and die. There’s another, less alternative rock version of this song out there but that wasn’t the one used in the film so it doesn’t resonate as much. It’s still good though. Maybe another day, if this song comes up again.

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