Oh, right . . . that’s us. Just apology after apology for the lack of meaningful and conversation starting content. We’re scouring, clawing and praying for inspiration. It’s. Just. Not. There.
We could have had another tired suggestion for new music and made it painfully wordy. Instead, a list: We Are Scientists, The Gaslight Anthem, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ new one, Devo?, Drake, etc, etc. We’re dying to keep it moving and entertain the guests, but for whatever reason our mind is working on a second-grade level and it’s all monosyllabic (NOT THAT ONE!) garbage.
Funnily enough, la esposa and I just watched a truly fantastic (and kind of WAY depressing) movie that had a little to do with writer’s block. Luckily for the direction of this site, it also had to do with music. Yeah, we don’t pretend to be the ones that sees every movie the minute it comes out. Netflix gets a high-five and inappropriate rub from INLE . . . we take our time on the movie end o’ things. I digress . . . I’m talking about Crazy Heart. Holy shit, what a movie. Jeff Bridges deserved every ounce of every award he got. Lordy. If you haven’t seen it, do it. If you love country music and you haven’t seen it, for shame. If you like drinking, smoking, and singing whilst destroying your life and health, don’t worry about seeing it because you’re living it and that’s probably much more fun.
Jeff Bridges’ character, Bad Blake, had writer’s block for THREE years and then his fictional character wrote this song. We understand that we’re talking about a song written in real life for a fictional character. The irrationality, somehow, makes more sense. Here’s Ryan Bingham doing The Weary Kind.
And if you’ve made it this far without deleting INLE from your internet browsing history and favorites FOREVER, here’s one we’d like to dedicate to ourselves . . . also with a movie connection. One of the best final scenes of a movie because of the song. Fight Club. Pixies. Where Is My Mind? has some meaning for us today.
I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.
Friday = improvement. Promise.