singing the praises…

20 November, 2010

… of the good old Paramount toward the end of Courtenay Place. For anyone with an interest in cinema beyond the mostly mindless shite offered in cineplexes worldwide, look no further than this seedy gorgeous old movie palace for a selection of worthwhile (putting it very mildly) films.

Look at this list, and that’s all either running now or will be before the end of November.

And there’s more…

Finally, just can’t wait for A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop, which is… wait for it… a remake of Blood Simple set in the Chinese Desert.

She is married to the richest guy in town, runs a noodle shop and is fucking the cook behind her husbands back. She buys a gun to whack the husband. Meanwhile, hubbie, onto them, has hired a cop to kill her and the cook lover… you know the story…

my god, i’m already in stitches, it hurts, lol!!!

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it gets better…

3 November, 2010

Paul does indeed have The World of Arthur Russell somewhere in his collection – though not yet listened to. He also refers me to this blog where you can download both this and another album, The World of Echo… and it is magnificent.

Arthur Russell – A strange wonder from the closing years of the last millenium. I reckon he’s in Heaven.

But as i say, it gets better, well, stranger maybe, no, better and stranger dammit …

The aforelinked experimental etc blog, – a world of bizarre shit i kid you not – harbours a goldmine of mini posts and links related to the weirdest arcana of the New Zealand underground – i think a very deep underground – mostly pre-millenial.

I have the more recent Dirt Beneath the Daydream compilation commissioned by The Wire last year. Here also is a link to the socalled preterite, and as is so often true, here lie buried gems …