Monday, April 19, 2010

MMM: No Time To Talk

Good Monday to you stargazers! It's been a minute, but I am finally back. I was overcome by some sort of sickness that laid me on my ass for most of last week. I started getting my steam back around Friday, but by then I had a mile-high list o' ish to contend with.

I am so hoping I will settle back into my work, blog, etc. without a lot of hectic claptrap, fingers crossed. Since I tend to be somewhat of a cynical optimist, I expect the worst so that I will be pleasantly surprised when things aren't as bad as I imagined.

In honor of that jittery, antsy feeling of being behind the eight ball, this Monday Mood Music selection is one helluva energetic song to get the heart racing so it'll feel like those potential annoyances appear to pour at me like molasses out of a jar.

The song is I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again and I know nothing about the gypsy punk band responsible. Only thing I've ever known is that the lead singer, Eugene Hütz, acted in the Elijah Wood movie Everything Is Illuminated (which I still need to see btw). One day I'll slow down enough to delve into the group's history and maybe catch that flick, but today I just need that morning dose of musical adrenaline.

Gogol Bordello -
I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again

Bet you're ready to tackle the day now. I know I am.

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  1. I saw Wristcutters: A Love Story, and I'm pretty sure the lead singer of Gogol is in that, too (as is their music, which I have been interested in getting since seeing said movie). not surprising that it's featured in Illuminated (which I too have not seen), since they used the also-kinda-gypsy DeVotchKa for the trailer (and that's a band I've known and loved for a few years).

  2. How was Wristcutters? I think it's buried in the 300's on my NFQ. Always meant to watch it, then never did.

    DeVotchKa, need to check them out.

  3. I went into Wristcutters with very few expectations aside from "wow, that's a weird story - at the least, it ought to be pretty original," and it was not only that, but pretty charming as well. A lot of that weight probably falls on Patrick Fugit's shoulders - if you like him as an actor, you're probably likely to dig the movie. It's a trip, but a good one. Kind of an adult version of Alice in Wonderland. It's on "Keep" status on ye olde DVR.

  4. I like Fugit's stuff, don't know how we let this get buried. Maybe I can dredge it into my NFQ top 10 within the next week or so.