"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
Somebody was throwing away a perfectly good framed print of Claude Monet's "The Artist's Garden at Giverny" on Monday. I took it into the hole and put it up. When I did so, the night tour commented that I was setting myself up for some ridicule from Charlie and Dre on Wednesday morning. This did not occur, but I think that this had more to do with them not noticing it (it's in a weird spot; I put it on a mux that was installed then abandoned eight years ago) than any appreciation for French Impressionism. It gives my little corner a nice bit of extra color.
Last night I was on my way home from having dinner with my family and I listened to the Blade Runner edit I had created a few months ago. I had also listened to it a few days earlier and again a few days before that. What is notable about this is that, while the movie is one of my all-time favorites as well as Vangelis' score, before I created my own edit, in the past I rarely ever listened to Blade Runner material, finding all previous versions to have been somewhat lacking in content or sound quality. What is even more surprising to me is how different the impression my version gives from the 1994 album when the differences between the two are relatively subtle.
After spending a week listening to Marvin Hamlisch's score from Bananas over and over again, I wised up and put the movie on my Netflix queue. I hadn't seen it in many, many years (although I had very vivid — and as it turns out, very accurate — memories of the magazine scene), but this was a very funny movie!