The Breeze Calls Me Doug Hell
Chilly day today. Love it. I got to wear a sweater that I got for Christmas.
I’ve been watching a lot of movies. It’s just something I’ve recently gotten into. I’m really geeking out to them. I like to take everything in. The characters. The direction. The soundtrack. I pay attention to all of it. But when it’s really good, I don’t have to actually make an effort to pay attention. It seizes me. I’m going to talk about a few of my favourite movies, and I know I’ll likely get shot for my preferences. Or maybe I won’t. Just as long as you all understand that I still rule regardless.
This is my favourite movie of all time. It stars Maury Chaykin and Paul Gross. It’s based on a book of the same title, written by Paul Quarrington. I’m not sure what I enjoyed more. There were some things in the book that I guess would have just been too silly to try and incorporate it into the movie. More on that later.
Maury Chaykin stars as Desmond Howl, a wealth musical prodigy and former rock star who has become extremely reclusive, and fairly demented after his brother’s death. He lives alone in a derelict mansion. He is obese and spends almost all of his time in his housecoat. He has a state of art recording studio in his basement, where he is recording his opus, Whale Music, a musical composition for the whales.
Ok you guys have to forgive me for this, but I have suddenly lost interest. Onto other things. I know. How about my Top 10 Rush songs? I need to apologize to the purists out there by my favourite era for Rush was the 80s. .
- Distant Early Warning
- The Enemy Within
- Time Stand Still
- Red Sector A
- Body Electric
- Roll The Bones
Christ I really had to think of one more. Now I’m going to take a crack at my top 10 favourite movies.
- Whale Music
- Lady In The Water
- Best Of The Best
- City Of Industry
I couldn’t even get to number 6. Truth is I can’t think very well right now.
Ok I’ll tell you what. I’ll start a new page to review movies and such. That’s as good as it’s going to get though. Really.
Faith No More – From Out Of Nowhere
Rod Stewart – Young Turks
The Creeps – Wait A Minute
Public Image Ltd – Chant
Dwight Yoakam – Ain’t That Lonely Yet
Jim Croce – Box #10
Linda Ronstadt – Long Long Time