Some days ago I had the honor to hear Werner Herzog talk at BAM in New York. Getting to witness the wisdom and wit of this man was more than I expected, much more.
He speaks with the most wonderful accent of course, and his voice carries the depth of his life and his work. I can’t say I’m all that well versed in his films, but I will say that with Into the Abyss, Werzog has said all I think regarding the death penalty. That’s one film I wish I’d made.
Many things were discussed that night in Brooklyn that were wise and interesting, but these words I truly want to remember: facts are facts, but they do not necessarily constitute truth; truth is something else, much more than facts.
This evening changed me. It really did.
Haim is everything. It’s pop-rock, it’s sexy, it’s 80s but modern, and yes, it is very much like Fleetwood Mac and the girls channeling the sensational Stevie Nicks. Multiply that by three.
Although the influences are clear, the three sisters sound their own, even more so on this track than any other on the album, and one that I danced a lot through 2013: If I Could Change Your Mind. The synths are very very cool, the lyrics are everything you sometimes think but are afraid to say out loud, it’s catchy and fun and sad, and the video is insanely good reminiscing of 70s divas with their name on the back and the choreography.
Days Are Gone is a great album with an even better title, and this song is just pushing you to dance dance dance.
Also, the Haim sisters are gorgeous, doesn’t hurt huh?
I was watching Barefoot Contessa and she made a pasta dish, pasta with pecorino and pepper, that looked delicious so I decided to make it. In case you were wondering, Ina’s three favorite herbs are chives, basil, and parsley. I approve.