September 25, 2011

fall vibes part 1

I've been putting together notes on my FALL VIBES, because for some reason it gives me a great deal of satisfaction for it all to be organized, and because I didn't realize til trying to explain it just now that I am just a huge huge nerd. These are the things that determine how I dress and take photos and maybe even act (which is probably not very healthy) according to the season. I don't know why it matters so much to me, I think because I get really nostalgic, and it's nice to have memories that feel like perfectly composed photographs. Like, it's really disorienting to think that I first watched Twin Peaks in the spring! Also when all the sounds and smells and looks of things fit together nicely it feels like synesthesia and I feel more alive and everything feels special.

Also, everything in all of these posts were very much on the brain when we were working on September for Rookie. DO YOU READ IT? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD! If you like reading my blog, then here are a few things I wrote for Rookie that you might also like reading: editor's letter, how to get over girl hate, a birthday tribute, bullying, and an interview with Aubrey Plaza. You should look at what everyone else wrote too, though! You will not be disappointed.

Today we start with the suburbs part.
Blue Velvet

Desperate Housewives

Stepford Wives

Girls by Valerie Phillips

Life is Life

Cruel

Twin Peaks
The most important one, along with River's Edge. I am reusing old screencaps I have of it because getting all the details that make it so perfect would require capping the entire series (minus half of season 2, sigh).

River's Edge
I hadn't seen it in a while when I wrote the notes for it, so screencapping it I was reminded of all the flannel and red cars and whatnot that I left out above. It's about a guy who kills his girlfriend, seemingly only because he suddenly finds himself with the power to, and shows off the body to his friends, whose reactions vary from indifferent to indifferent with a hint of guilt. It's really disturbing, rewatching it to screencap it kind of bummed me out and I ended up taking a really long nap. Wahh wahhhhh. Crispin Glover manages to both have the worst haircut in the world and be really cute, and Dennis Hopper plays the most Dennis Hopper-y of characters. It's like a more explicitly dark Twin Peaks, vibes-wise.

I don't have much to write about any of these, except River's Edge, because it's all in real live handwriting above! Maybe the future of blogging is WRITING THINGS ON PAPER?! Speaking of such a pressing topic, I was interviewed by Audie Cornish for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday about Rookie and other things and you can listen to it here.