Tuesday, April 24, 2007

iggy pop

So Iggy Pop recently turned 60 years of age. Good for you, Iggy. That ranks as amazing as the fact that Keith Richards is still roaming the planet.
Am I the only one that finds it hilarious that there is a cruise line using as a jingle Lust For Life? It is of course edited more than just a little mildly.
Remember the opening lines to that tune? Here’s a quick refresher:
Here comes Johnny yen again
With the liquor and drugs
And the flesh machine
He’s gonna do another striptease
Hey, man where’d you get that lotion
I been hurting
Since I bought the gimmick
About something called love

I somehow doubt most cruise passengers are extremely familiar with Iggy songs, but who knows? Far be it from me to underestimate anyone’s musical preference. Still, the humor of that particular song being used as a jingle smacks me with a strong sense of irony.
While on the subject, I can strongly suggest that anyone familiar with the David Bowie tune known as China Girl listen to Iggy Pop’s version. He did, after all, write the lyrics and his soulful, yet manic wailing is beyond comparison. That track is found on an LP known as “The Idiot.” I would imagine a CD exits by now either as the original or as part of a compilation.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Grindhouse (A Must See B)

Okay. Who remembers going to drive-in theaters? For those who answer in the affirmative, make haste in going to see Grindhouse. You will need to have three or so hours to spare, but the small price of time is well worth it.
This is actually two movies tied together by some pretty funny, false trailers.
The first entry is by Robert Rodriguez and is not much more than a gory remake of Night of the Living Dead with a few twists thrown in.
The second feature stars Kurt Russell and is definitely a celebration of pointless B-grade movies. It seems slow at the start, but toward the latter part exhibits the best car chase since the original Bullet. Women, by the way, will appreciate the premise which will not be given away here.
Bodega Train currently does not have a formal rating system, so let’s just give Grindhouse a fun*fun*fun*!