“I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.”
My rainy summer has so far been close to wicked!
Seeing Coldplay on the big stage for the fourth time brought a sense of “hmmm, not-sure” compared to previous shows… Chris Martin is the male version of Tori Amos for me, though… Call me biased or whatever, but I did, and will, go to all his live performances if I can… It’s clearly become a personal cultural thingy… The recent Counting Crows gig, on the other hand, was my first time seeing them live… As much as I like their music, I don’t know them too well… The open air concert last night at the Molson Amphitheatre was cool… Made me feel like I was listening to an old friend telling me his secret love stories with nice music in the background… Alas, despite being a Brit fan for life, I missed my beloved Thom Yorke this year… Apparently, there was a big rainbow across the theatre after the heavy rain on Friday, which made it a magical night at their “In Rainbows” tour!
Woody Allen’s new film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” was another story which made you smile, but at the same time made you miss his oldies… I would give this one a 3 or 4 out of 5 stars… However, watching Mr. Bardem for more than an hour is nothing to complain about!
What else? Oh, I’m looking forward to the Tiff 08… I will keep you posted on the films I get a chance to see and other experiences of the festival, say having a coffee with one of the cover page celebrities at a corner café in Yorkville! Yeah, right…