Looks like great fun. Loved Skyfall, was so disappointed with Spectre so hopefully get back on track here.
When did you last see SPECTRE? If you've not seen it in a while, it's worth giving another go. It grows on you. Strange to say about a blockbuster action film, I know, but I honestly think it does.
I was disappointed myself when I saw it at the cinemas, but after each time I've watched it since I realised I liked this bit...and that bit...and this other bit. Eventually I've grown to like pretty much the whole film. Having said that, Casino Royale and Skyfall are definitely the MVPs. If the new one can get near the quality of those two, Craig can feel pretty pleased with himself.
A strong argument for saying Craig is the best Bond with those two films alone, I certainly like them more than any of the Connery ones.
I last watched it last Christmas. In comparison to Skyfall, it’s disappointing but as a stand-alone film, it is decent. That’s what I was measuring it up against but I did enjoy it when I watched it again. Some of the set pieces are so great but Blofeld should have been used more I think, Christoph Waltz is fantastic.
21312. Looking forward to this as well! I always wonder if James Bond should be a little more politically minded, given that these are such riveting days in world affairs and I can't help but think it might be a missed opportunity to add a little commentary, especially after Spectre was rather bland and formulaic. There must have been commentary in the previous films but back when I was a bigger Bond fan I didn't really catch most of it, partly because I always saw the Bond films as just good fun! But these days I wonder if perhaps one of these days there'll be a Bond film that makes me think as much as the Bourne ones did....
Post by TheEscapist on Dec 8, 2019 21:50:34 GMT -5
Are you waiting for the family to arrive? Are you sure you got the room to spare inside? Does your granny always tell yer that the old songs are the best? Then she's up and rock-n-rollin' with the rest...
Still, and always, the greatest Christmas verse ever.
21318. I decided to go through the recordings ive done in the past few months, which is mainly just chord progressions and riffs, and I realised that they aren't actually bad at all. I'm just not good at finishing stuff and that's the biggest problem.
I'm a very average guitarist, ive barely written any songs with actual vocal melodies, but sometimes i come up with stuff that actually shows potential. I listen to a lot of music and i tend to compare my own riffs to songs that are actually good and I realised that some of them aren't really that impressive if you separate the instruments, they're just well structured. And it made me realise that there's no reason I couldn't write a good song as well. I feel like I've got a very decent base from all of the riffs and chord progressions I've saved, i just need to get a band around me or learn to record other instruments.
Even a simple a drum beat and vocals can probably change a good sounding chord progression to something totally different and I really want to see a finished product of something I've written myself one day. I almost did it with one song; i added a drum beat and a lead guitar (which was improvised in one take) over chords i really liked and i showed it to several people and they seemed genuinely impressed and it made me feel like i could actually make good music if i really put some time on it.
Post by Day Tripper on Dec 9, 2019 18:43:41 GMT -5
21320. ^^ I've got chords for a full song (verses, chorus, etc.) and I've been working on it today and it's starting to get closer to being finished. Had an idea for a guitar solo and also added basslines (on guitar) so all it lacks anymore is vocals and lead guitar which im gonna do last
This is how the verse bassline sounds like (my guitar intonation is fucked and im gonna re-record everything later so nvm about that): clyp.it/hq30uf0q
Post by theyknowwhatimean on Dec 10, 2019 11:09:48 GMT -5
I've said a few times on here what my favourite Paul Weller quote is (it's the one where he called Freddie Mercury a cunt for saying he wanted to "bring ballet to the working-classes.")
My second favourite is from 2008, and it's about Margaret Thatcher's Tory governments in the 80s.
I think they were absolute fucking scum--especially Thatcher, who I think should be shot as a traitor to the people. I still think that, and nothing will ever change my opinion. We're still feeling the effects of what they did to the country now, and probably always will: the whole breakdown of communities, trade unions, the working class; the dismantling of lots of things...
Post by Day Tripper on Dec 13, 2019 11:41:38 GMT -5
21325. Ugh, ive been wanting to post about something but i felt like i could never find the right words... Until just a moment ago.
I was typing for like half an hour and when i finally thought it was perfect and sent it i got "sorry, we've been experiencing some issues" and the post was lost for good. Not even returning helped me to find it anymore...
Post by TheEscapist on Dec 14, 2019 8:18:00 GMT -5
I think one of the reasons Chomsky is so enduringly popular is his ability to take what feel like confusing, messy political situations and cut through them with plain English. Not dissimilar to George Orwell in that sense.
Post by Day Tripper on Dec 25, 2019 10:52:13 GMT -5
21143. I was reading my MBTI type's subreddit and saw this post:
"I just want to write this post to say to my fellow ENTP's. If you feel stifled or misunderstood. If you feel oppressed or like you're not being true to yourself its because you aren't. I have been thinking about myself and ENTP's as a whole and we go against the grain. But we are supposed to, it's not a bad thing. We don't need to think of ourselves as conventional. As a subgroup we need to collectively support one another. We are few and far in between but we can make each other better. We need to support the values that make us us. Spontaneity, freedom, logic, creativity, challenging authority. We are novelty seekers and we do not fit the common mold. Embrace it and find new life in your new found realization that you were not meant to follow a "script" for better or for worse."
Seeing this just made me feel a bit better about myself because I've always felt "different" and while I like that thing about my personality, it can also be very confusing because I feel like it's very hard to live a "normal life" as most people would expect from me. But I've realised I'm much happier when I just keep being myself and pursue unconventional lifestyle and all the weirdness. The less I stay idle the more alive I feel and I should try to concentrate on things that make me feel alive.
For the longest time I thought I was an introvert but I've actually started to change my mind. I've noticed my depression gets worse when I get too bored with my life and everytime I'm going out with my friends and get into situations I feel much better afterwards. I've really started to relate to Hunter S. Thompson in many ways and I like reading his work and quotes. That's probably the reason why Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has slowly become my favourite movie of all time.