Music meme

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:20 pm
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See here for explanation.

28.A song by an artist with a voice you love

Many options here, many of whom have already been featured. I could have gone back to Jenny O, or Vienna Teng (yet again), or CN Lester.... probably some male singers too, though none stand out in my mind right now. But in the interests of having somebody new, here's Camille.




Music meme

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:14 pm
[personal profile] swaldman
See here for explanation.

27.A song that breaks your heart




Music meme

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:56 pm
[personal profile] swaldman
See here for explanation.
I seem to have neglected this for a couple of weeks. Nearly at the end now...

26.A song that makes you want to fall in love

Not an easy one. I'll probably think of something far more profound as soon as I post this, but for now,
Yeah, I did. And this also avoids me having two consecutive tracks by the same singer. The only thing is... this is very newly out, and doesn't appear to be on youtube yet. So you get a Spotify link. I'm sorry if it doesn't work for you.

Thea Gilmore, "Here's to you".
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I saw this film a couple of weeks ago, and aside from intervening busyness, I've been trying to work out what to write about it.

It's not a war movie; rather, it's a movie set during a war. It's about the everyday life of an ordinary girl, then woman, growing up near Hiroshima through WW2. It's the first film I've ever seen that concentrates not on anybody who is active in the conflict, but on the effect on the civil populace at home. It also gives a good picture of normal life in Japan in that era; it shows the massive difference between rural and urban lives at the time, something that I suspect was even more pronounced than it was in Europe. The naval geek in me also enjoyed the namechecks, and renderings, of historic warships visible off the coast.

Throughout it all, of course, one knows what's coming... and the frequent use of dates on the screen to mark the passage of time also forms an inevitable countdown. It's very good. It's harrowing. I'm glad I watched it, but I probably wouldn't want to see it again.

The Mary Sue has a good article interviewing the director.

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