A slightly updated list of things I've noticed in Baby Driver, Edgar Wright's 2017 film. There's also some speculations and questions I have about scenes below. Enjoy and feel free to comment with things you've noticed! When the title appears during the opening credits, there’s a double yellow line like you’d find on a road As … Continue reading Observations from ‘Baby Driver’
The house lights go down. The attention of almost 1,800 people is instantly captivated. They know what’s next. Suddenly, they hear electronic drumming, and a blue hue light tints the stage. People are screaming and clapping. Those who were at the bar hastily make their way back into the main room of the venue, Brooklyn … Continue reading Redefining Punk and Finding Community: A Review of Against Me! at Brooklyn Steel, 2017
This past week I attended two out of four nights of Jeff Rosenstock's mini-residency at Bowery Ballroom (nights 2 and 4 - the 7th and 9th -, respectively). Since I have chronic pain, I had a seat in the balcony which meant I had a great view of the show and of Jeff's fans on … Continue reading “stop sneering at our joy like it’s a careless mistake”
It was November 26th, 2015. A Thursday. Thanksgiving, if you were in America. But I wasn’t. I had taken a red-eye flight the night before to London and found myself in a sleep-deprived haze standing inside the cavernous, and famous, Alexandra Palace. I was there hours before doors opened for the night to work a … Continue reading Embodying “God Damn – It’s Great To Be Alive”
My second assignment for my Intro to Musicology course was for a close reading of a piece of music (only the music, so either the sheet music or the audio itself). I chose to examine the audio of Camp Cope's "The Opener" in terms of what the lyrics are saying, what they make me feel … Continue reading A Close Reading of “The Opener”
Anyone who has mistakenly got me talking about favorite films knows who my favorite director is. It's Edgar Wright. This is no secret. And it was obvious from the start I was going to enjoy his latest project, Baby Driver, but what was not obvious from the start was just how much I would enjoy it. … Continue reading I have seen Baby Driver four times, so far.