My beloved bud has this DVD set called Bizarre Foods hosted by Andrew Zimmern; this bald pudgy chef dude who has the enviable (or maybe not so) position of traveling all over the world trying out/eating some of the most disgusting meals you could ever imagine! I could barely stand watching him in Spain where he ate roasted suckling baby pigs, seafood galore, bull testicles, and anything else most Americans would not dare ingest! I also caught a bit of the U.K. episode, but I tells ya, most of the time I spent covering my eyes or looking away because the stuff he shoves into his piehole is downright gross! He will try/eat anything and if it's too normal like the Spanish drink horchata, he doesn't seem to like it! His taste buds are used to the insanely grotesque! I can't stand the way this man gorges and eats his food! HE IS VILE! But what an amazing life he leads I suppose! He'd do well on that Fear Factor for sure.
I watched Mr. Skeffington, this 1944 movie starring Bette Davis who overacts at times and does this annoying high-pitch voice for her character; my co-worker R.B. had warned me the shrilly voice could be a bit irritating. A good film overall about the futility of vanity and selfishness, but a bit too long, although the rest of the cast is pretty darn good, especially Claude Rains. Then there's this 90s British picture simply called Priest, and this little film was wonderfully acted! They chose a fine handsome lad as the main character played by actor Linus Roache; about his moral conflicts with homosexuality and child abuse. A very dramatic, sometimes erotic, and very moving movie! Me likey lots!
Madonna's 2003 American Life album was so panned and hated by the critics, but this CD has some of her most amazing underrated songs! TRULY WORTH A SECOND LISTEN TO AND BEYOND! And it was over the weekend that "X-Static Process" popped up randomly on my i-Tunes and I couldn't help but enjoy the beauty of this song. It's a great tune and if ya want some cool Madge images along with the track itself, just click here.
Last but not least, I've been listening to a lot of Camilo Sesto's terrific hit songs from the 70s and 80s. He was an enormous music star from Spain who sold millions, with a tremendous voice and some awesomely written ballads and pop songs; my older brother Charles' childhood singing idol. Quite the nice-looking singer/songwriter, a sort of Neil Diamond I guess. Here's a clip of one of his great tunes if you're interested.
And that's all for now! ¡Viva la vida!