Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When Blue, I Don't Reach for Something New

The other day I plugged my iPod into my computer and happened to catch the stat that tells you how many times you've listened to each song.

Is it odd that (in two years) I've listened to Radiohead's 'Weird Fishes' 94 times?

That I've read Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" at least five times?

Watched Patrick Swayze (RIP) in "Roadhouse" 26 times?

I'm kidding, though I've probably seen that classic thrice (not including countless scenes re-watched on TV).

But the fact that if the movie is good enough, an "Inglorious Basterds" or a "Happy-Go-Lucky" that I'll watch those movies three times in the theatre? IN THE THEATRE? This during an age when most kids won't pay to rent a movie.

And the first two in theatre viewings often occur on consecutive days.

This is weird. I know.

In my defence,
1. The arts are my comfort food (when blue, I don't reach for something new);
2. With movies,
a) The first time it's experience, the second it's seeing how they did it;
b) The first time I like to go alone; the second I like to share with Ai or a friend. That pointing out the sunset thing again.
3. I'm an oddball.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, "Happy-Go-Lucky" is quite good indeed. His earlier film, "Life is Sweet", is similar to "Happy" but a little bit darker.

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  2. Will likely eventually check it out as I am a fan of his earlier work, all of which, if I'm not mistaken, is much darker than "Happy-Go-Lucky." I recommend "Secrets and Lies" if you haven't already seen it.

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