Saturday, December 8, 2007

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D/Ruby In Paradise

Today I went to Independent Records & Video for the first time. I've always wanted to check it out, but never made the time. It's a pretty cool record store. It reminded me of the record store from the film High Fidelity, except this record store sells pipes and varies stoner supplies as well as music, videos and t-shirts. The shop is everything I love about living in the city; diverse, edgy, urban, and a little seedy. Their used cd's were generously priced, some of the lowest prices in town. They also had a few cds that were new at used prices. Nice!

So I bought the new NIN remix album (Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D), matter fact I'm listening to it right now. It's funky as hell and Reznor has really out done himself this time. I'm only 10 songs in but so far so brilliant. I also bought Jarvis by Jarvis Cocker. I think Diddlefinger had this disc 4 or 5 months before it was officially released, so from the time he raved about it until it was actually released to the public it fell off my radar.

It's cold and snowy in D-town, it's suppose to be like this all weekend. It's really getting me in the holiday mood. As long as the roads aren't icy, I don't mind this weather too much. It gives me an excuse to stay inside... (when did I become such a shut in).

I saw a really good movie last night called Ruby In Paradise (I'd give it a B+). I'm not going to do a review on it because it hasn't been released on DVD. In 1993 it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for Best Dramatic Film. Ashley Judd won an Independent Spirit Award - Best Female Lead, and it was also nominated for Best Feature Film. Visually it's a little dated but the journey of a young woman trying to overcome her demons is wonderfully done. If you've ever fantasized about running away and starting anew, this film is a good look at the dark side and loneliness of starting over in a new town.

If you like Ashley Judd, I recommend seeing Ruby In Paradise and a little film called Come Early Morning, a very good film that didn't get its due.

"Babies don't need vacations, but I still see them at the beach."
-Steven Wright

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