Monthly Archives: April 2009

Spring Tunez

Posted by: Coco Buchanan

Enjoy my (fairly predictable) Spring music piece at Lacroix: the Beauty Blog.  Though, I’ll have you know I didn’t even mention Ryan Adams…even though rigth now I’m super into Love is Hell Part I (just The Shadowlands, really), and Cold Roses.   Shocking!

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No One Rides The Storm Out Like These Hombres

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

Just a quick note that unfortunately, due to Stella and my various other outside projects we’re struggling to balance, our posts will be fewer and further between until further notice. 

Though, this also may mean that bigger, more exciting projects are in the works for this blog that we’re sure you will appreciate…OR ELSE.  J/k!

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Coco At the Movies: Grey Gardens, HBO

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

Having not seen the entire 1975 Grey Gardens documentary, I was a little spotty on some of the details about the lives of “Big” and “Little” Edie Beale.  Thus, perhaps I have a different (and inaccurate?) perspective on how well this movie does justice and compliments the original documentary.  Overall, I have to say that I found this movie to be at once sad and really inspiring.  Though it could be a little Lifetime-y at times, and though it could be argued to be far too happy as compared with the reality of their situation, I really enjoyed it.

Barrymore and Lange, in the Behind-The-Scenes clips on HBO On Demand, have both iterated that this film is a love story between a mother and daughter.  But more than that, I found this to be about how these women felt the need to distance themselves from society to feel free, and yet were also trapped from and by themselves. 

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Song I’m Obsessed With This Week: Daylight by Matt & Kim

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

For all the morose, maudlin crybaby music I’ve been posting lately, I hope this comes as a welcome relief.  However…..get ready for some goddamn whimsy!  Even though one might find “Daylight” and/or Matt & Kim, in general, a little too abrasive in this particular way, I think they are quintessential listening material for spring and summer.

I’m sorry, but, whether you find them annoyingly cute or not, this is a great song.

It makes me think of friends I have, where we can essentially be anywhere (yes, even a dumpster!) and I still have fun with them, laughing and laughing and all into our own little world.  Or, like the simple adventures around the city with friends that you’re more likely to take now that it’s getting warmer.  Or like in the beginning of a relationship right when you start to feel comfortable enough with that person to be your total goofy self, and yet the newness of it is still very exciting.

All of these things are blatantly calling out spring to me.  If you’re still stuck in one or various wintertime-era funks, I think this is just the song to pull you out.


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Interview With Oliver Hartman, Tatu-Lovin’ Brokeass

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

Oliver Hartman is a friend of the blog, and a freelance writer currently residing in the City of New York.  He is a Resident Bargain Whorespondent for Broke Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Website/blog.  The most unexpected/hilairous thing he’s ever said to either Stella or I: “I slept in a car last night on St. Mark’s !”

CB: Where you from & where do you stay at?  hello-kitty-cat

OH: I grew up in a very small town called Whitefield, Maine and currently stay in Central Harlem.


CB: Who is your Daddy, and what does he do?

OH: An old retired man who does Hospice volunteering.  He turned 70 a few weeks ago.


CB: What is your problem?

OH: I was hoping you were going to tell me!  That is what you promised!

 

 

CB: What sound or noise do you love?

OH: Cheesy but true, cats purring. I used to love “You’ve Got Mail” . Now, and I cannot believe it still fucking exists, but I heard it on the Bolt Bus to Boston, it just sounds dumb.


CB: Oysters or Peanuts at happy hour?

OH: Who’s paying?

 

CB: If I was over at your house, would it be cool if I crash there?

OH: Yup!  Matches are in the little bamboo box on the back of the bowl.

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Actor Out of Work

Posted by: Stella Glass

The week before last was one for the record books. I think I consumed my weight in alcohol and probably got about 19 hours of sleep combined, from Monday through Sunday.  My Saturday hangover hung around until almost Tuesday and Monday evening I mandated that no alcohol be consumed for the rest of the week.  My boyfriend tried to balk at this but when asked to recall his feelings after waking up on Sunday morning he quietly agreed.

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Coco At the Movies: Observe and Report

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

[This review contains spoilers]

I really wasn’t sure what to expect going into Observe and Report. I knew the director, Jody Hill, had something to do with Eastbound and Down, which what little I’ve seen, I think is hilarious. Certainly, I did not expect a Seth Rogen comedy to be so dark….or deeply disturbing.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some funny moments, plus the fact that Hill’s playing around with realities was interesting, fairly unique, and a bit more sophisticated than what I was expecting. But overall, the whole thing didn’t gel for me, and in the end, I was left feeling disgusted with the humanity portrayed on the screen as well as the brand I witnessed in the theatre itself.

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