2013-09-10 - 9:51 a.m.
I wrote a story sometime back on the fortune-telling parrots crackdown but I voiced no opinion on whether or not the parrots actually could tell the future. A few days ago someone tweeted an interview with a man who told a story about it. If I was David Lynch, I suppose I could just say, "there was a girl and she got lost in the marketplace" and now you'd know the whole story. But since I'm not, my crude paraphrase is this: There were three teenage girls in the marketplace, and they paid the parrot one anna (a few pennies, I gather) to tell their fortune. The parrot said they would all die in their early thirties. And they did.
I quit reading the cards a long time ago. Not out of any decision but mainly because most of the time you know very well what's going to happen. You'd just rather not.
There used to be a story about America called rags to riches to rags in three generations. Now it's the same story in less than 20 years, I guess.
We watched Stroszek last night. Or I did. I didn't seriously expect DH to stick out a 1970s era story about a no-hoper who can't even stop the mobile home from being repossessed. The final scene was how awful Cherokee, NC was in those days, and I was amazed at how much it looked like Cherokee in those days. Down to the guy standing around in that awful phony "Indian" costume. Well, why wouldn't it. It's Werner Herzog, he doesn't feel the need to improve on perfection.
Yeah yeah, that's the last movie Ian Curtis watched before he shot himself or hung himself. I forget. It's England, he probably didn't have a gun though. OK, I just checked the wiki, and he did hang himself. The fans always think he could have stuck it out a bit longer than 23, but maybe not. We don't know how much pain he was in or if he was dying anyway.
So that's a cheerful ramble. Heh.In my ongoing war with iTunes, they managed to spit out my new album, and it played, so there's a win.
On the other hand, they wouldn't spit out M's new video because I'm not in the UK. And they wouldn't stream the concert even after the fact. So eff 'em, some Argentine guy loaded the concert to youtube, and I'm listening there. And vevo's got the video...
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