Bodil Malmsten och Michel de Montaigne (ett exempel)

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Från början av Bodils loggböcker:

»Det är mig själv jag målar«, säger Michel de Montaigne i Essayer.

»Ingen går fri från att säga dumheter. Illa går det först när man säger dem på fullt allvar…«

»Låt oss tala om mig själv«, säger Montaigne.

Mig själv, säger Michel de Montaigne.

Hade Montaigne levt nu och inte mellan 1533 och 1592 hade han direkt insett vilket behändigt verktyg internet är och skaffat sig en sajt, en blogg. Att en blogg är ett konstnärligt uttrycksmedel, ett redskap, och inte – som vissa påstår – en fara för tanke och språk, hade varit lika självklart för Michel de Montaigne som för mig.

En gång försökte jag slå ihjäl en man med en stekpanna, men inte var det någon som ifrågasatte stekpannans förträfflighet för det.

Bloggformen hade varit perfekt för Montaigne. Att kunna ändra sig löpande, lägga till, dra ifrån, korrigera. Att dagligen kunna visa vilket vidunderligt, fåfängligt, skiftande och fladdrande ting människan är.

»Alltså, läsare, är det jag själv som är ämnet för min bok«, säger Michel de Montaigne.

Köp Bodils loggböcker nu, kära läsare. 200 pix har sällan spenderats bättre.

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Movies I've watched recently:

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) - IMDb 4/10

    2016-08-29 09:24
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    This film is succinctly different from most others that are about serial killers in the sense that it's using silence and music well. Apart from that, this is a b-movie in several ways: apart from the two main actors, there's not much to use. The plot is quite simple, but at times I - a serial killer fan, so to speak - drifted away because the film didn't entice me more; the flow of the film feels contrived, making me feeling something that's very different to what often comes naturally when seeing works of directors such as Terrence Malick, Woody Allen and Richard Linklater. Also, the name-dropping of serial killers and such is more effect-seeking than anything else, more about trying to spook the viewer than create solid characters. Still, as a low-budget film, it works in creating a kind of solemn street-life atmosphere, the kind that came natural to director John Cassavetes, that very few high-budget films have. All in all this is not a particularly well-made film, but it's memorable.

    0.3
  • Leap Year (2010) - IMDb 1/10

    2016-07-31 21:32
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    Complete. Waste. Of. Life.

    0.3
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret... 8/10

    2016-07-31 17:33
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    A sane, eye-opening view on how the production of farm animals for slaughter and food is the greatest threat to global climate, and why very few people are conversing about the issue.

    0.3
  • Hardcore Henry (2015) - IMDb 1/10

    2016-05-28 10:36
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    The trailer for this film doesn't spoil anything: it tells almost everything about this film, which (surprise) doesn't pass the Bechdel test. Read my entire review here: http://niklasblog.com/?p=19111

    0.3
  • Johan Falk: Vapenbröder (Video 2009) - IMDb 1/10

    2016-04-21 13:44
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    This film is actually worse than the first one, leaving no care behind; actually, if "no care left behind" would be the title, I'd given it higher grade out from courtesy. There's just nothing in here, not even anything little that aids or progresses action, for the sake of action. Even tipping a jar of paint onto the street would be more actionable and less questionable, than anything that goes on in this film.

    0.3

Zach De La Rocha: a new song

Wow. The first in… 13 years?

Finally.

Produced by El-P.

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Spike Jonze has made the best perfume video ad ever

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Découvrez le film réalisé par Spike Jonze avec Margaret Qualley et musique originale de Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin “Mutant Brain”.

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My saved links (weekly)

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New playlist – “23” – Spotify/Deezer

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Hey y’all! Here’s a Friday playlist to blow your minds:

So what’s up?

I’ve tried to pick songs that are not purely the way I usually do my playlists, and still try to be true to myself. Hence, it’s not the same dogmatic shit you’ve come to expect – if you’ve ever heard one of them – and it’s fun.

First, a reggae classic by Dave Collins and Ansel Collins, titelled “Double Barrel“, which is a weird number with great spoken/sung intro. I love weird reggae tracks. That merges into a track from a new, really good house album by Rival Consoles, of whom I know nothing, but it’s kind of hypnotic, and reaches into a weird artist named WWWINGS that’s…weird. And I like it. It’s disturbing stuff. Huerco S. made a weird but it’s a hypnotic, analogue feel.

The track that features singing by Matt Munro is a fast stomp away from the universe of today…the horns. Like a twisted version of Tom Jones. The Fall‘s track is really poppy in comparison with what they usually have done. Vytas Brenner is another – to me – completely unknown artist, albeit from Venezuela, who’s created this trippy track that’s so goood; the verse reminds me weirdly of The Smiths’ “Jeane“. Somehow. At least part of the first verse. The Replacements is a great band that I’ve recently discovered – some really good rawk there with great lyrics – and they’re delivering hard here.

Rasputina is a weird1 that’s kind of reminiscent of The Dresden Dolls but on their own. Orchestral and “Russian”. Audion delivers a fresh acid track while Hieroglyphic Being – what a fucking pretentious and lovely name – goes all in with a very distorted analogue bouncing dream. Trim does weird rap with hard, cold music. Second Storey‘s EP cover is mad, and this music reeks of ADHD. Apathy is rap and samples The Supremes.

To finish off – The Smiths. This, the remastered version of “Reel Around The Fountain“, the 2011 version as overseen by Johnny Marr, and you can really hear the organ and piano on this version, as compared with the original cut. Morrissey’s voice is also more prevalent than before.

Happy weekending!

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