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beyond the Kuiper Belt, over the sea

Further thoughts

February 8th, 2009 by Kit

Two things:

First, an addendum regarding Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet.  If there were an extended musical scene at Jabba’s palace in Firefly, they would be the band: the mix of Chinese and Appalachian influences makes that clear.  But also the moment of musical apotheosis when two banjos, a cello and a fiddle play Eleanor Rigby, really, was just amazing.

Second, I watched a wonderful movie last night, War, Inc. John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley, Dan Akroyd.  Sort of a spiritual successor to Grosse Pointe Blank, a favorite movie of mine.  It is a sort of near-future corporate dystopian view of war, and a satire of US foreign policy and corporate greed.  Blatantly but excellently done.

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  • Vera

    Ooo! War, Inc. looks awesome! I just recently saw Gross Pointe Blank for the first time and it’s my new favorite movie.

  • kit

    it has a great soundtrack, too; you should get it.

  • R4ph

    That was a really goddamn weird movie…