In may's eyes, I'm no different from a can of pineapple.

 

April Snow/April Clouds

I work right across the street from the state Capitol in Madison, WI. It felt right to take these pictures to show how scatter-shot the weather can be in spring. Or something. The snowy one is from Tuesday morning, the cloudy one Wednesday.

Bobby Hebb - Sunny

I sometimes hyberbolically name something as “omg one of the greatest” but this song would be a top contender for the title of the greatest pop song of all time.

It’s easily also one of the most covered songs of all time. Everyone from Marvin Gaye to the Walker Brothers to Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra to Dusty Springfield to Wilson Pickett… and that’s barely scratching the surface.

Yes, I looked up a list of people who have covered this song to gather those links.

Still, the original version by Bobby Hebb remains the best. That being said, I also love this popular disco version by Boney M, which inspired the climactic film from one of the most popular and critically acclaimed  Korean movies from the past few years, which was called… Sunny.

Alexander Payne (director of Election, Sideways, Nebraska, etc.) was in Madison last night, which was awesome because I’ve liked pretty much all of the movies he’s made thus far. He presented Nebraska to us and has a short Q&A afterward.

The two friends of mine I was with were geeking out like crazy (they’re both huuuuuuge fans of his), one over the mere fact that he got to ask him a question, the other because she got him to sign a random book that was in her purse and was able to ask him what his favorite Greek food is.

He gave humorous responses and was a rather likable fellow, if a bit smug. It was a cool experience to see a director I admire greatly in person.

IU - Between the Lips (50cm)

I decided it would be fun to attempt to learn this lovely, coquettish little song this morning. It includes three things I can kind of do but am disappointingly mediocre at: singing, playing guitar, and speaking Korean. Or singing in Korean I guess. Either way, my shameful attempt to perform this song is probably difficult to listen to for the other persons and little doggies who also reside in my household.

I also feel like mentioning that Modern Times is a great album. It’s very unique within the realm of modern mainstream pop music, and very mature for an artist as young as she is.

Trailer for Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

On a night where I felt rather lonely, this was exactly what I needed. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a movie quite the same way I enjoyed this one in a very long time.

Put this one up there with Love Exposure and Noriko’s Dinner Table as one of his best films.

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

Langston Hughes, April Rain Song

Tumblr is fun but man it can be glitchy as hell.

If anyone has been receiving messages from me twice lately it’s because whenever I hit “send” the message pad just reappears with no confirmation of the message being sent, so I hit “send” a second time. Then it gives me the confirmation that it went through.