First off, music! Today I have for you the wonderful Ivan & Alyosha!! A Seattle-based indie/pop/folk band of loveliness. I really need them to come to Oklahoma to do a show. They’re kind of amazing. Enjoy!
Aren’t they great?!
Moving on to The Great Gatsby…loved it. Actually, the more I think about, the more I love it. I don’t understand all the mediocre reviews it has been getting – please don’t let that keep you from seeing it, especially if you are a fan of anyone involved in the film or of the book. They stayed pretty true to the story, but made it visually modern & stunningly beautiful – like Baz Luhrman always does. He took the decadence of the Jazz Age and put a modern spin on it. The way that it was shot, the sets, the costumes, the music, the colors even, gave it an almost magically quality that fits that era well. I really enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to watching it again at home so I can really focus on it with the distractions of a movie theatre. I think this adaptation was a success. Over-the-top? Sure. But that suits Jay Gatsby and The Buchanons, and Nick, and Jordan, and the 1920s.
On a different note, damn you Sur La Table and your daily emails that I just had to sign up for. Everyday you make me want kitchen things that I can’t afford to get! Today was especially bad, because I really, really want this:
Who doesn’t want a tabletop pizza oven?! Birthday maybe? (Hint, hint.)
I’m not doing today’s blogging challenge until tomorrow, because it involves pictures that I will need to take today, so there will be a double-dose tomorrow!
I don’t think I have anything else today, oh, except this:
STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!
Live long and prosper my friends.