The weather has been worse than Scrooge at Christmas recently, which neatly reflects my view on shopping for it this year so far. Still lethargy and annoyance aside, you need to keep warm at this time of year and as people haven’t put up their Christmas trees, then kindly left their curtains open for me to peer into their homes yet, I have to find other things that keep me warm, so here are a few things that always make me happy and toasty inside:
First off is a piece of music I love from a really underrated film Sunshine, I am normally a cheesy 80’s film soundtrack man but this always conjures up the vastness of space and reminds me of our smallness in the grand design and of the absolute power might and majesty of the sun. Also there is a feeling of connection with the ancient sun worshipping peoples that this film manages to convey, a primal urge if you will.
As yo may have gathered I am a not very photogenic person (hence the lack of me that features on this site) and I’m not a fan of snow either, but this photo always brings fond memories to mind. Festivally enough it was a silent night when I took this photo. The last Tuesday night at my favourite ever pub before it shut down. I took this on my new fangled phone, by which I mean it was a year behind the models of everyone elses portable speaking contraptions. I had some real good times and met some awesome there and got various looks when slapping War and Peace on the bar too. It was sad to say good bye…
Of course no post from me would be complete without the now obglitagary (or so it might seem) reference to melancholy, Six Differences is a simple game of spot the difference but some trippy music courtesy of Nine Inch Nails and some wonderfully realised locations (with moving bits), it’s a game I love to sink into even though I have memorised all the differences. What makes it so good is the variety of locations, from the run down to the chilled perspectives that make it lovely but just also plain weird. It is a game encompassing so many subtle little themes, it’s rather ingenious for a simple game to have layers. Sometimes I just leave it on in the background for the relaxing music, I spend more time with this game than I do with 80% of people I know and I did actually work that out with a pen and paper.
Having managed a whole post without referring to the ‘B’ word, as a reward I demand (politely) for the things that make you feel warm inside. And I promise to do some reviews next as well.