When my heart walks down the street Victoria Day workout cd:
Turkish Song of the Damned- the Pogues
Hateful - the Clash
Miss Lucifer - Primal Scream
Young Lions - the Constantines
Machinehead - Bush
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Flower Gardens - Chad Van Gaalen
Walk Idiot Walk - the Hives
Barbed Wire Love - Stiff Little Fingers
Put Out Your Lights - Matthew Good
Blues From a Gun - the Jesus and Mary Chain
Allison - Pixies
I Can't - Radiohead
In the Morning - Junior Boys
When My Boy Walks Down the Street - the Magnetic Fields
This is How it Feels - Inspiral Carpets
Backdrifts (Honyemoon is Over) - Radiohead
People as Places as People - Modest Mouse
Bloodbeat - Patrick Wolf
Heavy Weather - Jarvis Cocker
Black and White Unite - Belle and Sebastian
Every Car You Chase (the Snow Police) - Party Ben mashup
(damn, I was going to put up mp3s for a lot of these songs, but mydatabus has made changes to how things can be linked and until I figure it out - no songs for you!)
Have you seen The Last King of Scotland?
It's quite evident why Forest Whitaker received as many accolades as he did for his portrayal of Idi Amin. He is mesmerizing and charming and terrifying. His transformation from a successful coupe leader to a murderous and clearly insane dictator is riveting.
James McAvoy, who is being touted as the new "it" boy, plays Nicholas Garrigan, the young Scottish doctor who is lured away from working in a small rural Ugandan hospital to become Amin's personal physician. Garrigan's character is roughly based upon an actual person, but the actual events in both the film and in Garrigan's actions are highly fictionalized. McAvoy does a credible job of showing how Garrigan's naivete and increasing sense of entitlement allow him to be continually seduced into ignoring the increasing evidence of genocide that is occurring as Amin slips further into madness. He also has a lovely little bum, which we were shown in the buff a number of times.
Oh, and Gillian Anderson has a small part in The Last King of Scotland, and there is nary a shred of Dana Scully in her performance.
This is not an easy film to watch at times, but I guarantee you will not quickly forget it.
*I realize I should have announced this week's Labia Award winner yesterday, but since it is a holiday here in Canada, I figure I am entitled to an extra day to make a decision.
And really, how could I resist this label, brought to us by:
"only in reality did the car excude the chitty chitty bang bang feelings of a Julie Andrews movie ... I know, she wasn't in that movie but it's all Mary Poppinsish just the same"
If you are enjoying a statutory holiday today as well, enjoy the rest of it; if not, at least Monday is over with.