Monday, November 30, 2009

Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll

He loves his vinyl, is schooled in the rich traditions of rock, smokes like a fooking chimney, drinks like a sailor on shore leave & . . . is hell bent on losing himself in a sea of meaningless pussy!

That's the flawed but ultimately lovable character played by David Duchovny in this Showtime series. Californication tells the tale of a down & out author who was once dangerously cutting edge but is now just a parody of his former glory. His former books - South of Heaven, Season in the Abyss, & God Hates Us All (sound familiar?) - captured the zeitgeist of early 2000s but hasn't written a jot in 7 years. Living on past glories, he is also deeply embittered that his last book was turned into a shmaltzy romantic comedy by Tinseltown.

The underlying plot to it all is his quest to win back his ex-lover & teenage daughter. The ex loves him but cannae stomach his philandering & child-like behaviour while his teenage daughter revels in the fact that her dad is cooler-than-thou but wishes he could be more of parent sometimes.

Set in decadent LA where everyone's a hustler, the stories play on the loneliness & dark comedic value of adults lost in a fug of over-indulgence. Fer instance, Hank Moody (Duchovny's character) gets himself in a fine mess when he inadvertently beds his ex's underage stepdaughter & opens himself to all sorts of blackmail by the little Lolita.

Funny, heart-warming & strangely addictive, Californication has all the right ingredients to be that perfect rainy Sunday afternoon companion. Highly recommended.

ps: Strangely enough, with a new arrival in me household, wifey & meself seem to have more time watching films / series. Suppose we are just stuck at home with Seth fer now & all we can do is zone out in front of the idiot box. Who says having a kid means having nay time fer yerself?

pps: Check out this snippet below & see if ye recognise the actor playing the deejay (clue . . . Black Flag!!!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Basterd of a film!

Cool title. Cool premise & a shit load of violence.

Good to see a Quentin Tarantino film top the box office charts recently & while this ain't a classic, many kudos to the man fer at least trying to make each of his films different.

Don't want to give too much away but suffice to say, there's great performances, cool-as-fook soundtrack & a sting in the tale.

Available at most good pirated DVD emporiums, there are worse ways to enjoy the impending long weekend ahead.

As usual, look forward to reading yer comments on this film.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cool shit

In me missionary zeal, me has managed to get half of me dept to watch Pulp Fiction. All of em abso-fooking-lutely LOVED it & the office is now full of Tarantino-quoting colleagues. "Le Big Mac & Bad Mutha Fookers etc etc" all fooking day long.

Found this fooking cool wallpaper featuring the Lego version of Jules & Vincent & thought me'd share this with ye guys. Also found the script to the film, so fer those who wanna have a slightly different take on the film, do click at the link below.

To read Tarantino's ground breaking screenplay, please click here:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

In league with . . . (Dimmu Borgir: In Sorte Diaboli)

Long time no feature music. Cutting edge black metal anyone as we wait fer the arrival of the weekend?

To download Dimmu Borgir's In Sorte Diaboli (2007), please click here: .

As usual, me looks forward to reading yer comments on the album / band featured.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Booster shot

Sigh . . . Monday . . . Dreary . . . Rain soaked . . . Double fooking sigh.

If any of ye are having problems with yer inner ignition, here's a much needed shot of humour which will hopefully jump start yer day.

ps: The above comic is possibly me fave piece from Gary Larson's impressive canon of work. Genius.

pps: Yes, yes, me inhales too . . .