Nov 8, 2008

Rest in Peace, Butterfly

Your Spirit dispersed the clouds
of my darkness and profanity
Now, in the light, You sing in my heart
and dance like wine in my head.


the tulip holding a machete was her. my grandmother.
her music in my words. always.

Nov 2, 2008

Slingshot Hip Hop

Finally saw this documentary after a few years of anticipating its completion. It screened at the Palestinian Film Festival in Toronto tonight. Sold out show. Incredible Incredible Incredible. If you get a chance, see this brilliant piece of work by this brilliant artist, Jackie Salloum.

Nov 1, 2008

Psychedelic Operatic Goth Metal Vibes

In the spirit of Halloween, my roommate and I watched Dario Argento's, Inferno (1980). Classic Horror Cinema? Yes. But not classic in the traditional sense.
If you're into the smashing of traditional narrative trajectories, the blurring of real and hallucinatory, bizarre imagery, disjunction, dislocation, incoherence, all coated with a pungent Gothic flavor, then this is your movie. But as scary as the film was, nothing disturbed me more than the overt misogyny. It's a shame that such brilliance goes hand in hand with shit gender politics.

Watch the film though (or any of Argento's other flicks, namely the masterpiece, Suspiria). If not for any of the above, then for the crazy ass soundtracks.
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