Friday, July 31, 2009

John Coltrane - Autumn Falls (Jazz)

A little jazz for the people out there, John Coltrane - Autumn Falls.

Chillin at a café in Paris perhaps? Would be lovely.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Truly one of the best books I've read. More then a biography, which it is, it's also a very good book in general, full of great anecdotes that made me at times laugh and loud and made me (with a nice song to accompany) shed a little tear as well, especially at the end.

If you like a good read, you know what to do. You will enjoy it. More great tips from the blog that keeps on giving!

Friday, July 24, 2009

B-Complex . Beautiful Lies

House tune of the day, what a great song!!

Laurence Olivier in Hamlet

Larry Olive Oil in an amazing scene from Shakespeare's famous play, Hamlet. We've all heard "To be, or not to be", even little kids know that line, which goes to show how great Shakespeare was/is. So, have a look at how one of the greatest actor's of all time plays out this scene, enjoy.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shakespeare Gives You Some Acting Tips

And when Shakespeare speaks, you better listen, it's a passage from Hamlet.

"Hamlet: Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you,

trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it as many of your players

do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the

air too much with your hand thus, but use all gently; for in the

very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion,

you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it

smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious

periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split

the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of

nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise. I would have such

a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant — it out-Herods Herod.

Pray you avoid it.

First Player: I warrant your honour.

Hamlet: Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your

tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this

special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For

anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end both

at the first and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere, the mirror up

to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image,

and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure. Now

this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful

laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve, the censure of the

which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theatre of

others. Oh, there be players that I have seen play, and heard others

praise and that highly, not to speak it profanely, that neither having

the accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man,

have so strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of nature's

journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated

humanity so abominably.

First Player: I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir.

Hamlet: Oh reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns

speak no more than is set down for them, for there be of them that

will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators

to laugh too, though in the meantime some necessary question of

the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows

a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go make you ready.

Hamlet, (3.2.1-36)"

Friday, July 17, 2009

C’était un Rendezvous

Lovely classic by the director Claude Lelouch. Haven't seen any of his films (I think)... only one way to rid of that problem isnt it? Enjoy this little short one of when he put a gyro-stabilized camera on the front of a Mercedes S Class and a driver had fun going around paris with it. They then dubbed Ferrari 275 GTB sound to it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shakespeare #2

Found this little gem, thought why not share it among friends, haha!


I have found a lot of Shakespeares work, maybe even all of them not sure, at, great little page. Shakespeare is brilliant did you know that? I mean, not for nothing but there is a reason why we still, FOUR HOUNDREAD YERS AFTER HE HAS DIED, use his work. They really are magnificent and I am suprise that I even enjoy them the slightest.

I am not going to lie, the language get's in the way so reading and understanding the plays is really tiresome and hard work, I wish it was easier but alas. He really was a genius. I need to get me a few hundred pages of paper so I can print a bunch of the famous plays like Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth... etc.

I look forward to future acting schools or the like where they hopefully go through Shakespeare plays.

Cruise Control + Marlon Brando's Book

Not up to much these day not gonna lie. Parents coming back in a week and I do miss them dearly, especially my excentric wonderful mother, I wish I had a picture of her that I could show everybody but she is a little bit shy when it comes to these sort of things, hopefully later, when they get back home safely.

Life is on cruise control until August when school starts... that pesky pesky school. I say so because it's a crutch for me at this point, where I have to study and get points in order to be able to get into NYFA.

I am sometimes wondering if I should just be more realistic and start at something I can study in Sweden but then I take a good look around and say... fuck it. Do or die as they say. Acting classes starting in September though. They are going to teach us acting for beginners with Stanislavki's "System" which I've been reading, so it's amazing and I hope that will weed out the good from the bad. Let's face it, if you're a 19 year old twat who knows fuck all about acting you are not going to take an acting class with a strange name like Stanislavski... "Staniwhat?" Get some serious people in here, nice.

I got my damn book. And I had to go through hell and high water to get it as well. Since the book was printed in 1994 there was a very low chance of bookstores actually having them in, and I couldn't find it wherever I looked so I was starting to loose hope. Then I sent a little email to the wonderful people at Adlibris though and a kind woman actually sent me a link to an antique book site where I was able to find it finally. Was it the charm that did it who knows (probably not, but fuck it, if you can take free pats on the back do it).

I find the book indeed more interesting then I thought I would. I seem to identify with a lot of stuff he is talking about especially in the beginning where he is around my age. I am not sure If i like that or not actually, kinda creeps me out.

He says that he was always fond of watching people, and I find myself doing it a lot of times as well. I was once in a Starbucks in San Diego a few years back, having a bit of a break, taking a breather, when I saw this creapy looking boarderline hobo sitting maybe 2 meters away from this young beautiful asian girl. There were no words exchanged but his body language said it all for the next... half an hour, perhaps. I sat there watching him, watching her, for the longest time. The music that was playing in the backround, some sort of jazzy brazilian tune, was the perfect backround "music" for this "scene. I imidiately went back to the hostel to write this curious scene down in my little book I had back then. I love watching people. They say a picture says more then a thousand words but silence can say a million words.

What do you think he is thinking of?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Song To Live And Die By

Alphaville - Forever Young, what else? If this tune doesn't make you feel all giggly inside, pump you up, make you feel excited, make you feel as if only the sky is the limit then something is wrong with you.

"Lets dance in style, lets dance for a while
Heaven can wait were only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not?
Let us die young or let us live forever
We dont have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The musics for the sad men
Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders were getting in tune
The musics played by the madmen

Forever young,
I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why dont they stay young
Its so hard to get old without a cause
I dont want to perish like a fading horse
Youth is like diamonds in the sun
And dimonds are forever

So many adventures couldnt happen today So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true

Forever young,
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever and eve

Forever and ever and ever.
Now dream away. Then fly away.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Thinking Big pt.2

If you know turkish, I know that you would love that wonderful poem. I also hope you had a heavy right hand and gave a few to the children's hospital...

Alas, the story goes on.

Super overwhelmed by this greatness sensation. The feeling that you got great ambitions and you can't wait to start doing BIG THINGS. School is starting this fall, I'm going to Åsö Gymnasium in Stockholm to up my grades, because NYFA requires a highschool diploma. Probably going to be there for three semesters or something, aka a year and a half out of my life... better be worth it this. All just to try to get that NYFA scholarship and get into their school, but hey, if I don't then so be it, I bet Kulturama will be nice too. Going to start off by digging my teeth into Philosophy, psychology, geography, and whatnot while at the same time getting my groove on with acting classes at 7pm in Kulturama, sounds like a good start for me!

Just found out as well about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, saw the first episode and I CAN'T WAIT too see the rest. I really love the eastern style of building a story. They love and put huge emphasis on a score and music, which is right up my alley. Often times I don't even NOTICE a score in a western film, whatever it may be. Saw The Deer Hunter and The Seventh Seal the other day. Both amazing films, obviously, love De Niro and Mr Walken. I am so glad I came around to watch Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal, five minutes into the film I knew I was going to love it. Finally a swedish film that didn't fucking suck balls. No wonder he is a genius. But I digress, a score was largely absent. Didn't see hair nor hide of it. Come Asian films though, I am not sure how many soundtracks of theirs I've got in my computer but it's getting ridiculous, does the western director's don't even give a shit? Me Not Understandyy.


I really enjoy Stanislavki's book "An Actor Prepares", a whole 300ish page book only on how an actor prepares, fuck me. Sometimes I am thinking "what the fuck am I getting myself into here with this" but damn at the same time I can't wait do just learn and do it. Stella Adler's book "The Art of Acting" was equally amazing If you are a young wannabe acting student and you haven't read this books then you better get cracking boy. Stanislavki technique is to acting what Einstein's Theory of Relativity is to science, get me?

I suppose the main topic of this post is score (again) so I'm going to leave you with this CLASSIC zelda tune, let the thingy load and just listen, ah brings back memories of my gaming days, what made me to be honest, cheers...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Great Ormond Street Hospital

If you got a few spare dollars, let's try to donate a few to Great Ormond Street Hospital. They take care of sick children. I don't want to write too much, I get too sad seeing and talking about sick children.