Saturday, July 08, 2006

Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me...

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest yesterday (and still managed to get in free although it sold out all night) and I just have to say, even if you're not a scary Johnny Depp obsessive like myself, everyone will love this movie. Although not quite on par with the first, the action is amped up, the stakes are a great deal higher and the story has a much more sinister undertone. Look forward to the fantastic Johnny/Orlando Bloom/Jack Davenport sword fight. I won't reveal the ending, but I just have to say, I was blown away. I'm no movie critic, but if you saw the first one, POTC:2 is worth checking out.

5 Davy Jones tentacles out of 5

Feel free to post opinions about the flick.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

By the Desperate 'n Confused Emotion of the Youth...

I vaguely remember someone asking for some Gogol and if not, I've finally cracked and you get some anyway. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of Gogol Bordello at first, but he grew on me and now this is one of my most played albums. I personally love when different genres fuse together and this mixes traces of latin, punk and reggae, with Eugene Hutz's fantastic voice and a lot of accordion. You won't find gypsy punk anywhere else. Highlights include 60 Revolutions, Start Wearing Purple and Mishto!

Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Track List:
1. Sally
2. I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again
3. Not a Crime
4. Immigrant Punk
5. 60 Revolutions
6. Avenue B
7. Dogs Were Barking
8. Oh No
9. Start Wearing Purple
10. Think Locally, Fuck Globally
11. Underdog World Strike
12. Illumination
13. Santa Marinella
14. Undestructable
15. Mishto!

All your sanity and wits will vanish, I promise

Happy 4th of July to all you Americans out there and happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canucks.