I got Chinese food while I was at work today but didn’t open my fortune cookie until just now. Sorta weird to get this right now. Sorta how I was feeling after the band imploded that night and now knowing that I just need to pursue my own music. And just a few hours ago someone told me some things that were hard to hear but I’m glad I finally got some answers and she acknowledged that I deserved them. I could look at it positively and be glad that I’m not weighed down by certain things. So at times it feels like I’m all alone but it also means I have a certain freedom to pursue the things I really want to do or think I’m meant to do.
Dude right now is wearing a futuristic hockey mask and playing glitch beats through an original 1989 gameboy. One of the best things I’ve seen at this open mic.
Tonight at The Beat I was called both handsome and dapper by the host of the human experience and, honestly, sometimes that’s way more important than being complimented on my songwriting abilities.
The Sacrament (2013)
Written & Directed by Ti West
I loved House of the Devil but thought The Innkeepers didn’t quite know what it was going for. Luckily Ti West has returned with something not quite as great as House of the Devil but still pretty damned good.
An entry in the found footage genre, this film is presented as a Vice Guide To Travel. A photographer and his two filmmaker colleagues venture to a commune where his recovering drug addict sister has been living. The commune seems peaceful and on the surface it seems as though its residents are living in utopia, of course things aren’t actually quite as happy as they appear to be.
This is the kind of horror movie I’ve always liked a lot: a slow burn where for the majority of the film there is just this underlying sense of dread until the last 20 or so minutes when the tension is at its highest and every other scene seems to be a moment of carnage.
Another great thing about this film is that it takes many elements from the real life Jonestown massacre, a piece of history that has always fascinated me.
Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, 1968 | Opened in 1948, the fourth resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The front man was Lt Gov Clifford A. Jones; hidden partners were Meyer Lansky & the mob.
The hotel changed hands and declined in the 70s. Renamed the Silverbird in 1976. Demolished in 2000. The (unfinished) Fountainebleau hotel occupies this space today. Location