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Hallelujah Watchmen

Tonight I went to a screening of "Watchmen". The most surprising aspect was the best use on a soundtrack of a Leonard Cohen song. I was pleasantly surprised he was on the soundtrack at all. Jackie Earle Haley is to Rorschach what Heath Ledger was to The Joker: Born to play that part. Malin Akerman do me. The cast was perfect but it was Rorschach who got the whole theater to cheer in unison. Of note: How the hell this movie got an R rating is beyond me. It should be NC-17 and I feel sorry for the parents who take their kids thinking this is just some "superhero movie". Second Note: The movie made me remember growing up in the Cold War like no other movie has.

+ Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah Live
+ Filming the Unfilmable: Behind the Scenes of the Watchmen Movie
+ Absolute Watchmen Review
+ Video: Re-Creating Watchmen's Comic Book World
+ The Annotated Watchmen
+ Stan Lee was wrong: with great power comes great loneliness.
+ From September 1986 TIME OUT
+ Watchmen Unmasked

When I was


When I was 10 I wanted to be Optimus Prime
When I was 11 I wanted to be Ricky Ricardo
When I was 12 I wanted to be Batman
When I was 13 I wanted to be Jim Lee
When I was 14 I wanted to be Neil Gaiman
When I was 15 I wanted to be Bono
When I was 16 I wanted to be Humphrey Bogart
When I was 17 I wanted to be Roger Waters
When I was 18 I wanted to be Leonard Cohen
When I was 19 I wanted to be Howard Roark
When I was 20 I wanted to be Lou Reed
When I was 21 I wanted to be Vladimir Nabokov
When I was 22 I wanted to be Woody Allen
When I was 23 I wanted to be Nick Cave
When I was 24 I wanted to be Tom Waits

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight


U2: I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

U2: Stateless

If I may tie together my love of both U2 and Lost for a moment. Jeremy Davies who plays Daniel Faraday in Lost was in the movie The Million Dollar Hotel which Bono co-wrote. The soundtrack to that movie includes one of my favorite U2 songs that happens not to be in one of their proper albums.

Million Dollar Hotel on a full moon

remixing your heart one song at a time

In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Day and night, night and day
I'm not stopping
I'm still in your blood
(and I) don't want your contemporary anatomy
(because)You are just Like an avalanche
And if you don't love me, would you please pretend?
(because) I look so alone I get obvious
When one is lonely the days are long
Still my heart beats so slow

P.S. I Love Leonard Cohen

+ A Love Letter From Leonard Cohen

find a man that needs you more than I


You asked, "how are you?", but I heard "What scene are you?" so I told you: Brando at the beginning of Last Tango In Paris.

You asked, "who is she"?, but I heard "Who should she be?" so I told you: Whimsical like Holly Golightly,  a tough cookie like Lauren Bacall, heroic like Dominique Francon, supportive like Mary Jane Watson and as beautiful as that one girl, you know, the one who is my eternal weakness.  

”Who do you call when you’re alone
Nobody, baby
Who do you want to be, figure it out and just let me know”
Ryan Adams, “Note To Self: Don’t Die”

"There’s nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it. Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their “discomfort” like a favorite shirt."
Jhonen Vasquez

+ Elbow live with BBC Concert Orchestra: "But find a man that's truer than, find a man that needs you more than I."

+ U2 - Original of the Species: "I want the lot of what you got And I want nothing that you're not"

the dangers of nostalgia

text: L. Cohen

Leonard Cohen:Introduction to Memories, Memories/live 1980
Emmy The Great: Everything Reminds Me Of You

"I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is."
Vladimir Nabokov

"In my memory's long dream"
Ani DiFranco: True Story Of What Was

"Go ahead. I just want you to hate me. That way, at least you won’t forget me."
Wong Kar Wai, “Days of Being Wild”

+ Robin Grey: I Love Leonard Cohen