Continuing what started last month, here’s a quick recap of some of the books, film, and music I’ve absorbed this month!
THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)
I only saw one film this month and that’s because my little sister finally caved to my pleading to accompany me. You’ve already heard how great it is and I couldn’t agree more. After learning it was the same writing team who created another of my favourites, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, I wasn’t surprised by how immediately I connected with the humour.
Lume Lume by The Lemon Bucket Orchestra (2012)
Another BFF recommendation, this is my first foray into Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer music (heck, the only reason I can categorize this album with those genres is due to Wikipedia). Listening to this makes me feel like it’s summer on a patio. Plus they’re out of Toronto so here’s to Canadian music!
Chrono Trigger Symphony Volumes 1, 2, & 3 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra (2013, 2013, & 2014)
I bought each volume as it was released and now that the third disc is out I highly recommend picking it up (cheaper as a bundle and every bit as great as the original soundtrack). I really love this game.
Cyborg 009 Volume 3 by Shotaro Ishinomori
I’ve been slowly reading through the series (volumes 1 & 2 were completed before I started these posts) but I’ve been really enjoying it! It’s both of its time and completely current all at once. I mean the villains in this volume are either jet pack baby thieves or nazis disguised as penguins so you should probably get into it.
Dune by Frank Herbert
Now that I’ve completed the book I’m confident to say it delivers from start to finish. I so vividly imagined a different ending that I still feel weird thinking about it. With that said it stuck with me and now I’m even more excited to see the documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune!