Archive for April, 2012

Music I dig 047: Jack White – Sixteen Saltines (2012)

This is not a video of just ‘Sixteen Saltines’. No, this is a short docu (really short) which includes a few tracks of Jack White’s new album ‘Blunderbuss’. I wanted to do a post on one of the tracks of this album ever since I heard it first. Problem was, that I couldn’t make up my mind which track to choose. Fortunately Jack was a few steps ahead of me and posted this really cool video.

Music I dig 046: This is the kit – Earthquake (2010)

I heard ‘This is the kit’ today (this song as a matter of fact), bought the album and loved the shit out it! Dark and catchy tune. Lot’s of musicianship in this song and on the entire album ‘Wriggle out restless’ for that matter. Very good!

Movie I dig 034: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of My Eye) (2011)

I think ‘Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai’ is my first encounter with Taiwanese cinema and shouldn’t be my last. Basically the plot is that there’s one girl with outstanding grades (also referred to as a ‘honor-student’) and she also happens to be the best looking girl in the high school class. So all the guys like her. Most of the guys are quite childish and not that good with girls (understatement). The guy who is the most childish one manages to get her attention when he steps up for her when she forgot to bring her English text-book and he quickly slips her his and pretends that he is the one who forgot to bring the text-book. It’s no surprise that some kind of bond starts to grow between them. A weird bond though, but eventually they become a couple, a weird couple though, because when they go to college they don’t even hold hands when they say goodbye.

Anyway, I won’t spoil further. It’s hard enough to not see surprises coming from a mile away in this film. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since the film is full of high school and college clichés  (some of them wildly exaggerated), which are quite funny.

It’s based on a book; I might check it out later. If this one is being screened at a theater anywhere near you, go and see it and don’t forget to bring your girlfriend or your boyfriend – if you manage to drag him along.