Across the Universe is the first film in a long time that I really really want to see, considering that I only heard about it on Tuesday I reckon that is quite impressive. I’m not even sure really why I’m so intrigued by it, usually a load of Beatles covers sung by randoms would be really off putting for me BUT from watching the trailer I have to say it all sounded quite good. The way that the fellow at the beginning of the trailer sings the opening to Girl is quite haunting.
I had made tentative plans to see this film but upon trying to book the tickets I found that it was not playing at my local cinema. I was not happy, I even looked up the cinema in the next town but to no avail. I can’t believe that these cinemas have the gall to charge over seven pounds a ticket but then don’t actually show films I want to see. To make matters worse the cinema in Bournemouth is playing it, if I still lived there I would be dead chuffed. I bet even that chain of cinemas with the shit name that I only heard about for the first time this summer are all playing it, just to rub my nose in it.
The sad thing is that I may have to travel across the universe myself if I want to see this film.
Today, like most days, I have been wasting my time doing little of any consequence. One such thing is watching random video clips of footballers on youtube.
I was watching the one above, which is a compilation of the great Colombian footballer Carlos Valderrama and not only was I amazed by his skills on the pitch I also thought that the song playing along with it was pretty ace. I little bit of research (looking at the comments) later and I discovered that it was the work of Carlos Vives. This name was actually quite familiar to me as it turned out my mum had bought a fair few CDs of his when she was in Colombia, at that time I had instantly poo-poohed this music because:
A) My mum had bought it.
B) He looks like a right tit on the covers of his albums.
C) I expected it to sound something like Ricky Martin because of point B.
Finding out that he was responsible for that song inspired a desperate search around the house for my mum’s old albums a la TV’s Finders Keepers. Eventually I found them and have now safely ripped them on to my PC. The jury is still out on the rest of his musical output but the song used on that clip really is good.
So the moral of this story is don’t ignore the music mummy listens to, you may regret it later.