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  1. The Sacrament ...

    The Sacrament

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    Good, stripped-down approach to Jonestown. Ti West frames it as a horror film, and what...
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    In honor of Scots-Anglo unity -- Big Country...

    In honor of Scots-Anglo unity -- Big Country feat. Kate Bush.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7GicJtH-A
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    I love Scotland -- I had a Scottish flag on my...

    I love Scotland -- I had a Scottish flag on my wall from childhood all the way through college. I wrote an elementary school paper about Robert the Bruce. I wrote a college entrance essay about West...
  4. Ha! Well, it's true that the style takes a little...

    Ha! Well, it's true that the style takes a little getting used to. She switches up between second- and third-person, singular and plural, and moves backward and forward in the narration. But once the...
  5. Back to the ostensible thread subject: This...

    Back to the ostensible thread subject:

    This weekend I finally finished Wolf Hall, which I've been picking up and putting down for something like a year and a half. That says less about the...
  6. Thread: UT football

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    To be clear, the mayor has already discussed this...

    To be clear, the mayor has already discussed this issue with Dave Hart and other UT officials. He may be asking for another meeting, I don't know.

    And one point in that VolQuest article:

    The...
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    I'm not "The City," but a few points on this: ...

    I'm not "The City," but a few points on this:

    -- The amusement tax -- which at 4.5 percent amounts to $2.16 on a $48 ticket -- has been in place since the 1940s. It does not seem to have harmed...
  8. Yeah it's been a while since I saw it but I...

    Yeah it's been a while since I saw it but I enjoyed its Fincherisms, the paranoid atmosphere. Ending is a letdown, as is almost necessary with that kind of story.



    It does. Kill List mentioned...
  9. Oh, and Under the Skin. ...

    Oh, and Under the Skin.

    http://www.humortimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Scarlett-johansson-under-the-skin-reshoots-13.jpg

    Great, ambiguous sci-fi film. Moody, spooky, sad. ScarJo...
  10. Kill List ...

    Kill List

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    My first exposure to Ben Wheatley, I obviously need to see more. Hard to talk about without spoilers -- and if you have trouble...
  11. Boyhood ...

    Boyhood

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    I was looking forward to this because I even like the Richard Linklater movies that other...
  12. If this is the Blab, where is your Movie Thread?

    We used to have one of these a month, now no one can even be bothered at all. I understand. Everybody's busy. And with a summer offering the marginal highlights of the second Apes movie and Guardians...
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    Minimalism returns to hip-hop, via DJ Mustard. I...

    Minimalism returns to hip-hop, via DJ Mustard. I like this sound, so laid-back but a little tense at the same time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7TCuCpB5c
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    I found this via a fellow (suffering) Red Sox fan...

    I found this via a fellow (suffering) Red Sox fan wondering on FB if Junichi Tazawa's entrance music was a Japanese rendition of "It Wasn't Me." The answer is no, but close enough. Maybe you think...
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    Do you remember the moment you finally did...

    Do you remember the moment you finally did something about it?


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    I don't know much about these Aussies, but they...

    I don't know much about these Aussies, but they seem pretty good.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqUueUQg9k
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    Do you remember lying in bed, with the covers...

    Do you remember lying in bed, with the covers pulled up over your head, radio playing so no one can see?


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    Yeah, the compositions are very similar -- you...

    Yeah, the compositions are very similar -- you could arrange the new album with walls of guitars and drums and screeching vocals, and it would sound a lot like their other stuff. They've always been...
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    And here's a funny thing -- eco-black-metalists...

    And here's a funny thing -- eco-black-metalists drop the vocals and blast beats and make a Tangerine Dreamy album of pulsating synths and guitars. I like it.

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    R.I.P. Charlie Haden. ...

    R.I.P. Charlie Haden.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWLNi2SGhXo
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    Mea culpa! I'm a laggard in my music listening...

    Mea culpa! I'm a laggard in my music listening and thread-attending. But yeah, what I like about it (video aside) is the bare spareness -- one beat, one line.

    In a different vein, here's my...
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    It really succeeded and preceded -- it came after...

    It really succeeded and preceded -- it came after the 2nd (late, lamented) iteration of the brewpub closed, and stayed open until and then during the third iteration. But yes, MacLeod's was its own...
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    Another favorite cliche at the time was "analysis...

    Another favorite cliche at the time was "analysis paralysis" -- as if pausing to think through assumptions and consequences was inherently suspect.
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    When people ask me, I'm happy to offer my own...

    When people ask me, I'm happy to offer my own views -- here, for example -- but really, there's no way to easily summarize two decades of fits and starts and trials and errors. There's plenty of...
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    I assume he means BellSouth, not "Pacbell," but I...

    I assume he means BellSouth, not "Pacbell," but I don't know if he's referring to Digital Crossing or something else. I don't remember anything about the phone company offering free high-speed...
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