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Bought a new PowerAdapter. My 3.5 year-old just got busted, putting a big hole in my pocket right now. Money—it’s a wicked problem.
Continue reading + editing. Watched Upside Down (2012), + continued to a movie on UK’s Creation Records label from 2010 with the same title. The first one got me thinking about an idea of the different meaning of the word ‘tourism’ in the first + third world (with the TransWorld corporation as the connecting second?), useful in the way it pushed me thinking about an idea of project based on tourism (not unlike any residency scheme RFAOH brings to question). The second movie just got released too early, if you asked me. This growing trend on music scene is tiring for me, as it stops being a documentary + look more like advertisements (to get a sense on how it has taken this dive, compare this to the BBC series on Factory made in 2009, as well as the horrible 2013’s CBGB). I always love My Bloody Valentine + Primal Scream (who could deny the greatness of ‘Loaded’?), but watching these series of interviews has become similar to listening to an architect’s talk for me—narcissistic, soulless, + salesmen-like. Maybe they should have made + released this movie on the subject in 2020, when the nostalgia on Oasis, say, would reach its peak. Right now, it’s just downright sad.
But, the most useful thing today I have to say is a movie given to me by a housemate, Soer(yani Liauw—movie/festival activists), entitled Empire Me (100 min, 2011). Watch the trailer below.