LOG 6: JULY 2020

JULY 5

Hannibal Buress: Miami Nights (2020)

Hannibal Buress is still a great comedian, even if you're upset about the whole landlord thing. Which you shouldn't be, because that's stupid. The cinematography was a little weird and felt a bit too close in on Hanibal's face and therea re a little too many effects and video clips for my liking.

JULY 8

Path of the Setting Suns Triobelisk

Don't remember.

One Life Stand Hot Chip

Still good.

JULY 9

Only a Lad Oingo Boingo

I keep listening to Oingo Boingo despite not really caring that much for it. Also, this album seems weirdly right wing.

JULY 10

Who is Arthur Chu? (2017)

Devastating. I used to hang out in nerd crowds and the amount of relationships that resemble Arthur and his wife just seem to happen with these fucking nerds. What I really learned is that Arthur deserves all the scorn he gets.

PRI5M Digitalism

Probably the best of Digitalism's recent singles.

Red Datarock

Whoa man, this data rocks! Seriously though, it feels like Datarock is one of the more slept on bands and should probably score some sort of action-based video game.

JULY 11

Spaceballs (1987)

Still pretty good.

The Messenger

I played the messenger again.

Harley Quinn Season 2

Not as good as the first season. It also ran into the same problem that I find in most TV comedies in that it becomes too preoccupied with the drama of the characters interpersonal relationships as opposed to focusing on actual jokes. If they make a second season, I probably wont' watch it. Part of that is the fact that I just can't justify paying for DC Universe.

JULY 14

R.I.P. Actress

I feel the same way about this that I do about every Actress album in that it's generally very good ambient music, but there isn't a single track that really sticks out to me.

Ratvader's Dream Ratvader

Don't remember this one.

Run the Jewels Run the Jewels

Somehow I hadn't listened to a full Run the Jewels album until now. Guess what they're all pretty good.

Run the Jewels 2 Run the Jewels

This is also pretty good.

JULY 15

Run the Jewels 3 Run the Jewels

What do you expect? It's also good.

JULY 16

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin

I played the messenger again.

RTJ4 Run the Jewels

The latest and… the best? Sure, why not.

JULY 18

Strange Brew (1983)

This is the most Canadian movie ever made, and by far the best version of Hamlet ever put to film.

Akira (1988)

One of the best science fiction films ever made.

JULY 19

Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Watched this with commentary. Some day, I'll found out which church the Rosary job was filmed at.

JULY 20

Screen Memories John Maus

John Maus is the best synth musician today.

Senior Royksopp

Like every Royksopp album, this one was also fine.

JULY 21

Shake the Shudder !!!

I don't remember !!! ever being as funky as all this. Pretty good.

Sheath LFO

"Freak" AKA the song from the opening credits of Enter the Void is the best on this album, otherwise regular techno.

JULY 22

Silver Eye Goldfrapp

I don't remember why I downloaded this. Generally fine.

JULY 24

Snakes on the Brain Captain Ahab

Captain Ahab still has the best music with the best lyrics.

So-Lo Danny Elfman

Here's something I learned about Danny Elfman from this album: he fuckin' sucks!!!!

JULY 25

Something for Everybody Devo

It's fresh!

Far Cry 5

I'll be honest, I'm a little pissed off that they took out all the radio towers for this sequel. I know this is a minority opinion, but I always liked the tower climbing. The story feels  very relevant, all about a religious cult feeding off paranoia to take over an entire county in Montana. So in some respects, it's a lazy retread of the classic Mr. Show episode all about people in Montana forming their own sovereign countries like New Freeland. A lot of people were upset when this game came out that it wasn't overtly political, but also what do you expect, it's a AAA game by Ubisoft. Also, part of the game involves fighting alongside a militia, and I'm not sure if you know this, those tend not to be left-wing organizations in America. But yeah, it's a solid shooter with some interesting characters (and some terrible "comic relief"). As an aside isn't it disturbing that we have so many far-right militias all across this country and will certainly be a problem someday down the road that bites us in our collective asses.

JULY 26

The Big O

I only caught a couple of episodes of The Big O when it was originally airing on [adult swim]/ Actually, it'd probably be more accurate to say that I caught more episodes of The Big O II than the original series. Either way, I've been going through both series and I have to say that it holds up a lot more than I expected it to. It's a little cheesy in parts and unfortunately it's missing it's awesome Flash Gordon theme song, but it's still pretty neat and sets itself apart from other anime series in a way that I've yet to see. Mostly, this is done by basically being Batman The Animated Series

JULY 28

Something Else for Everybody Devo

I can see why this wasn't part of the original album.

Songs John Maus

Goddamn, I love John Maus.

Songs from Final Fantasy XV Florence + the Machine

It'd be better if it didn't have "Stand by Me" as one of the songs on this three part EP, and I wish it wasn't at all associated with Final Fantasy XV, but what are you gonna do.

JULY 29

Songs from the Big Chair Tears for Fears

Dude, this shit slaps.

JULY 30

Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another by Matt Taibbi

I've been hoping for a while that my mom would stop watching MSNBC. This has only amplified that and indeed paints a bleak picture of the future for American news media. The media who has been desperately trying to defeat Donald Trump has yet to learn any significant lessons, and if it weren't for the ongoing pandemic, it would be almost assured that Trump would win a second term. And unfortunately, all the analysis will be centered on the news media furiously patting themselves on the back opening up the possibility, nay, likelihood that something much worse is coming our way in the near future.

So yeah, I recommend it.

Stir the Blood The Bravery

The Bravery's songwriting style strikes me as a songs a drunk person would croon. I mean this in the best way possible.

Strange Weather, Isn't It? !!!

I'm rediscovering !!! and I love it. I don't think I had much appreciation for the funkier aspects of the band when I first started listening, but I've come to really like it.

JULY 31

Blue Velvet (1986)

Oh, that wacky David Lynch. What kind of screwy sexual sadism will he get up to next?

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