There really hasn’t been anything to write about, plus the last few weeks I’ve spent in isolation slowly becoming a non-credentialed Rabelaisian scholar. My descent into total Nerdness (even more so for using that word) is nearly complete.
I feel like it’s 1989 and I’m tossing and turning all night in anticipation of Back to the Future II. These days my adrenal flux is capacitated by the 15 minute Islam-critical film, Fitna, produced by Dutch MP, Geert Wilders. It’s too exciting. The release is set for March 29th and shit is going down. Protests, the burning of Dutch flags, name-calling, petitions, etc. I was set to attend the initial screening, but my physician has forbade my presence, saying there is a potential "health-risk."
Supposedly, the film will be available for viewing at www.fitnathemovie.com a day or two before April 1st. I’ll plug it one more time when it’s out. It’ll probably be pure shit, but it’s worth watching.
While I’m here, I should review Nick Cave‘s latest: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! I think I’m beating Casey to the review here at The Contrarian. Sorry, buddy. [S’cool. I just turned in my review to Washington City Paper – ED.]
I like it. "Albert Goes West" and "More News From Nowhere" are my favorite songs, by far. Great lyrics on "We Call Upon the Author." 11 tracks. Less piano-oriented Cave writing. That’s it, that’s my review. I guess it will be released in April — in America. Here’s a taste:
A little while back, there was discussion over here about banning piggie-banks. This was meant to be a response to Wilders, the aforementioned ultra-conservative. By getting rid of pork-related icons, the Dutch Government was hoping to demonstrate tolerance and compassion for the Muslim population. I can’t wait for the day when Jainism catches on in the U.S.A and we rally together to place a ban on fly-swatters. Respect.