Friday, February 18, 2011

The Savage Detectives

So last night I was reading The Savage Detective by Robert Bolano, a Chilean writer who wrote en Espanol. No comprendo Espanol, so I'm reading an English translation.

And to be quite honest, it makes me wish I was learned enough to read it in the original Spanish. I feel like I'm missing something, maybe not the meaning but some of the nuance.

So maybe what I'll do is get a Spanish edition, compare the two, and teach myself to read Spanish. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hoo boy, we be busy! Little do you know, America, but you are undergoing a transformation into the exciting world of digital cinema. Yes, my eyes are rolling a little bit.

It's not that exciting.

But it does make for a very busy work day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Got One

My nephew said this wouldn't work. Boy, was he wrong!
Nothing against squirrels. I like them. I think they're cute. I'd hate to never see one running along my fence again.

But they've gotten fat destroying my garden, eating my veggies, digging up my bulbs. And so they must go...

I'm going to release this guy when I get to work. There's a nice pond and plenty of trees. He may miss his family for a while, but they'll be joining him soon enough.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movie Music

I fart in the general direction of this song:

From Wikipedia:
"The Host of Seraphim" from The Serpent's Egg was used in:

* The film Baraka (1992) over scenes of poverty.
* The 2002 film Ripley's Game starring John Malkovich.
* Parts of Jeremy Clarkson's review of the Ford Fiesta on TV's Top Gear (2002) series 12, episode 6.
* A film trailer for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
* The trailer of the Iraq War drama Home of the Brave (2006) starring Curtis Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, and Brian Presley – but not in the actual film.
* Nick Broomfield's war drama, Battle for Haditha (2007) during the helicopter evacuation scene.
* The final scenes of Frank Darabont's big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist (2007).
* The Japanese CGI film Vexille 2077 Nihon Sakoku (2007).
* The final scenes of Zack Snyder's big-screen adaptation of Kathryn Lasky's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010).

Oh, it's been used much more than that.

But on the other hand, I think this song is fantastic:
It's not metal, but it is heavy nonetheless.