Thursday, July 2, 2015

Disney Movies - Day 39

Last night I still wasn't in the mood to hop back into the Clubhouse, so I opted instead for The Black Cauldron. It's the darkest, scariest Disney animated movie in the vault and actually not one of my favorites, but I couldn't have handled anything else. There are such gaps in the storyline of this movie and the darkness of it skirts horror, I often wonder how this ever managed to get made in the first place. People usually either love it or hate it, but I'm still on the fence. I've probably seen it half a dozen times and my opinion of it never seems to change.

But that was my only Disney movie last night because I had something else I needed to listen to, but more on that in a minute, totals first.

Live Action: 20
Full-Length Animation: 76
Mixed-Medium: 5
Animated Shorts: 252
Live Action Shorts: 1
Mixed-Medium Shorts: 2
Animated Series: 77
Mixed-Medium Series: 2
Documentaries: 1

On a side note about's still not any better, but the weekend is almost here so I'm living on Coke Zero and Xanax and waiting for it all to be over. Those that really know me know that when I play Duran Duran's Serious, to stay away because I'm in a very dark place. It's been on a constant loop at work and home for two days. It has a drug-like effect on me and manages to change my mood eventually, so I just keep playing it until it does. Call it an Asper tick and probably my most Autistic-like trait, listening to the same song over and over for days and sometimes even weeks at a time. It's a good thing I'm in an office by myself now so I don't have to hear my co-worker complain about it...apparently, after about 20 or so plays, most people find it annoying. Go figure! I also love to watch the video (despite Warren's presence) because it's one of my favorite Simon looks:

I've known about their new album coming out in September and the new single that is out now, but I really haven't made an attempt to listen to it yet basically because I've been avoiding iTunes like the plaque until this whole Apple Music trial crap is over's just not the way I listen to music. There comes a point in your life (and I NEVER thought it would happen to me, but it has) where you can't stand to listen to the radio anymore because you don't "get" the music of today anymore. I hit that stage earlier than most, in my mid 30's and I fought it for a long time, but I finally succumbed when I turned 40. I am now quite happy living in my 1980's New Wave world, listening the same music over and over again and the only new music that graces my library is when one of my 80's bands comes out with something new (and most of them are still around FYI, so I get new influxes every so often).

Of course, there are notable exceptions (i.e. Take That or Darren Hayes) and every blue moon a song or an artist will strike my fancy, but I always come "home" to Duran Duran. I've been obsessed with them since I was 11 years old and I'm now pushing 34 years as a Duranie, so I doubt it will ever change, even though there are ebbs and tides. They have this amazing power to send all these vibrations down my rather flat emotional plane and I just get lost in the music so they deserve my undying devotion for that purpose alone.

When I got my D-Blast this morning (the Duran Duran newsletter) and they let me know the song is now available on YouTube as well as iTunes, then I decided, despite my sour mood, to give it a listen. I've been playing it all morning and, at least for now, it has become my new Serious, but after a hundred or so plays, we'll see if it stands up to the power of Serious. Anyway, give it a's pretty good!


Tiffany Pincombe said...

At least the weekend is 3 days for you and I hope the steady diet of Duran Duran will help in the long run. I loved the Black Cauldron when I was little, but I haven't seen it in many, many years.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

I've always loved the black cauldron I think because it's so different.
I hope you are feeling more happy soon. People are thoughtless and annoying but we have to deal with them.

Vickie said...

I have never seen the Black Cauldron...I think I may have to watch this one.