ITM y'all! Still crazy after all these months. . .that totes feel like YEARS. I have full applesauce brain. Before today's show (after you've listened to the latest Moe Factz!), here's a little ANA aperitif.
Seems as good a day as any to listen to Vorkuta's "Gulaggh." It's a 45-minute ode to torture and misery, inspired by the Soviet slave camps of the 20th century. The musicians claim that they recorded the shrieks of asylum inmates and placed them over piercing, discordant strings to create this thoroughly unpleasant musical journey.
Jeanne Lee - "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"
I am a fan of the Louis Armstrong cover, but this version is also quite haunting.
Rewatched Nicolas Roeg's "Bad Timing" again, the last of a quartet of amazing, freaky films Roeg directed in the 70s (the others being Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth). Bad Timing has a lot going for it: Art Garfunkel as a smug psychologist, a mulleted Harvey Keitel, dizzying editing, freaky sex scenes, and a total sense of paranoid disorientation throughout. Good stuff.
The housing market is booming. Homebuilder sentiment is way up.
Why? Because people are moving from cities to the suburbs.
I wonder... Is it true?
I remember back in the day "Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story" (a dramatized, 45-minute biopic of the rise and fall of Karen Carpenter that uses Barbie dolls as actors) was banned from distribution except for viewing in eating disorder clinics (Richard Carpenter sued because of his negative portrayal). Now, it's on YouTube.
The robot said that it means no harm to humans:
Listening to Tuba Skinny makes me want to quit my job and go live in New Orleans.
That Shakespear's Sister music video "Stay" was a bit too dramatic.
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