Well, I thought it was time to give this a try. I don’t know how much good this will be to other people, but I definitely wanted to start this for myself, as a way to process WHY I like the things I like. Lets see if it works?
The first thing I wanted to post is “Splinter” by Sneaker Pimps. I’ve been listening to them a lot.
When I hear this song I focus in on the lyric “Does it take the fireworks to make you look in wonder?”
I’m not sure what it is about that lyric that draws me in, but I think part of it is knowing someone a little too detached for their own good, and trying to get them to see more than whats at face value…or maybe I’m digging too deep, you be the judge.
The minimal guitar with the ethereal electro elements give a cinematic feel to the song and paired with Chris Corner’s vocals makes for a nice dark lullaby. Definitely one of my faves right now
Secondly, I would like to mention how much I loved the trade paperback of Catwoman: When in Rome. I remember seeing a couple of the individual issues in the store and thinking “Oh I’ll wait for the collected edition” then kinda forgot about it. I came across it and snatched it up. Its very clever, and the art is stylish in a noir fashion, true to my internal concept of how Gotham City and its inhabitants should be. It takes place between the events of Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory (which I have yet to read). The creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale understand what Batman and his Rogues Gallery is all about.
Tim Sale’s covers and pinups for the mini-series and trade paperback were influenced by French fashion illustrator Rene Gurau, and his respect for the artist are reflected very well while still retaining his own style and adding to the personality of Selina Kyle.
It’s fun, smart, and leaves you wanting more…guess I gotta go pick up Dark Victory eh?