Writer and all-round decent chap Jason Arnopp done wrote a film called Stormhouse, and here be the trailer:
Looks good ‘n’ spooksome, yes?
Do tell your friends about it.
In fact, tell your enemies. Especially if they’re ‘fraidy cats.
Make my friends rich dept:
My old friend Ian, and his bandmates in Katalina Kicks, have just released a new single called ‘Me’, and it’s available to buy via iTunes, for the very reasonable price of 79p.
Not sure if you want to trust my opinion on it, especially as I tend to write about books and writing as opposed to music? Okay, I understand. Here’s the video:
What’s that? Oh yes, it does rock. Told you so.
Once again, The Onion nails it.
… have a look at this; the song’s pedestrian at best, but I genuinely love the way the woman signing it in the lower right corner gets into it (you may want to skip to a minute or so in):
I suspect she’s just paid to sign the words, but she goes well beyond the call of duty, and, frankly, gets on down. And it looks like she’s rather enjoying her job.
Good for her, I say.
My current reading material is the second volume of Michael Palin’s Diaries, a very thoughtful Christmas pressie from Mrs S. It covers the 1980s, when Mr P was featuring in an impressive array of films (Time Bandits, The Meaning Of Life, and Brazil, for example).
However, for sheer unexpectedness, one of my favourite onscreen Palin moments is the following from 2006:
All things considered, I think he underplays it rather nicely; good to see an extra not trying to scene-steal in any way whatsoever. Ahem.