After nearly 4 months with no posts, the Golden Age Batman blog is back with recaps of the 1943 Batman movie serial—and yes, it’s awesome. This is chapter 2, chapter 1 was posted earlier this week. Worth a read for Batman fans (which I know not all of you are, but still).
Betsy Braddock 1982- So last night Rick Remender alerted me to the fact that Psylocke’s purple hair was actually a conscious fashion choice that British model, Betsy made in 1982. So as Ricky Bobby would say, ” I like to picture my Betsy Braddock as a punk rocker hanging out the club wearin’ her Joy Division t-shirt, drinkin’ beer and smokin’ them fancy cigarettes.” Amen.
Reblogged this back when Phil first posted it, but it needs to be re-reblogged due to additional info.
‘The Lost Song Part 2’ by Anathema
Ever since Anathema came back in 2010 with We’re Here Because We’re Here, they’ve been on an absolutely incredible run. Distant Satellites is their third album of new material since they started recording again four years ago (there have also been two live albums and one featuring rerecordings of old songs). All of them have been extremely intense emotional experiences for me, and Distant Satellites continues that trend. The addition of Lee Douglas to share lead vocal duties with Vincent Cavanagh has been a big help, and her star turn on this track is outstanding. A lot of the songs that have meant the most to me on recent Anathema albums have had deeply emotional lyrics and this one is no different. The last two lines of this one (“the feeling is more than I’ve ever known; I can’t believe it was just an illusion”) absolutely crush me.
Little Richard being completely serious. (x)
I was watching live the night this happened. I think I may have been 11 years old? Anyway, my parents thought he was just being terribly gauche. I thought it was hilarious and awesome. I’m nearly as old now as my parents were then, and I still agree with 11 year old me. This is the shit.
Raymond Chandler’s cameo appearance in Double Indemnity. He looks less than amused with Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) in this scene.
OH HELL YES
Found this thing (Fucked Up’s 2LP singles comp “Couple Tracks”) brand new in the shrinkwrap for $12 today at Steady Sounds. I know a good deal when I see one. Also, I forgot how awesome these songs are. I’m enjoying the hell out of them.
‘Wingwalker’ by Shellac
"It’s my art! When I disguise my body in the shape of a plane…"