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12 July 2007 @ 01:00 am
 

I had heard this song on the radio before and liked it, but I came across the video just now and fell in love. It's in Dutch, sorry guys.


 
 
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Wespen op de appeltaart - Spinvis
 
 
 
heartofdavid: readandfloatheartofdavid on July 12th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
Well hello! *waves*

This was definitely interesting. Made up my own story about what's taking place here. Remember the hotel from The Shining? Well, it's that same place, but now it's a sanitarium run by the slightly sinister older man in the gray suit (actually a doctor), and these lawn parties are a form of therapy for the patients, who must be under 35 years old to qualify for treatment. I liked how the doctor waltzed with one of the male patients - I think this made the patient very happy. And the apple tart and whip cream are made with the medications that the patients need, causing the guy in the glasses to have a strange flash-back where he merges with the remaining atmosphere left behind by Jack Nicholson.

I'm confused about it, but in a good way. :)
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on July 17th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
*waves back* Hello dear! I'm slowly returning to LJ. Currently busy catching up with my friends' journals, I just finished reading yours. I may go back and drop a few comments here and there, didn't want to do that before I was completely up-to-date.

Your interpretation of the video is really not that far off, if a sanitarium can also be a mental hospital, because that's what it really is. The man in the suit is indeed the doctor and a birthday party is being held, but the man in the glasses is not sure for whom exactly. He is very confused about a lot of things.

I hadn't made the connection with The Shining before, but the black and white scenes are indeed quite scary!
heartofdavidheartofdavid on July 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I was so thrilled to see you again - I've been looking in day_on_earth, knowing you've been busy with a lot of settling, emotional settling too.

The video was fun!

By the way, I've read the book you sent me, On The Water. Very wistful and sad, the changes of a boy coming from a nondescript life into a potential champion. Yet he always feels like he doesn't fit in, even with his rowing partner, except for brief moments when the connection is perfect and he cherishes those so much, so scared they'll disappear. Which it all does in the end, and now it's like he doesn't fit anywhere, not in his old neighborhood, never in the boating community, and the future is completely uncertain. I thought the writing was excellent, and although there is a lot of detail about the boats and rowing, it never was tedious, it all fit in with his emotions. Great book, going to pass it along to a friend.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on July 24th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
I was so thrilled to see you again - I've been looking in day_on_earth, knowing you've been busy with a lot of settling, emotional settling too.

Aww, that is so sweet of you! I haven't posted in day_on_earth lately, because my little camera Joni has not been well and I haven't yet read the manual of my other camera. Talking about communities, have you seen userthrifthorror featured in the spotlight? I think you'd like it very much. It's a very heavy-traffic comm at the moment though, so beware before you add it to your friends page.

I am so glad you liked the book! I'd only read favourable reviews about it, but not the book itself, just bits here and there in the shop. (I thought I noticed a slightly homoerotic undercurrent, or was that just my heated imagination?) Anyway, at least with a Dutch author I could be fairly sure you hadn't read it yet. :)
heartofdavidheartofdavid on July 29th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about Joni. My scanner is still out of commission - I've about given up finding the diskette, might just pick up another cheap one altogether.

I've not seen that community, will check it out.

There is a slight homoerotic undercurrent to the book - never realized, never even fully imagined in the mind of the main character. He sees himself as a misfit, and although he's specially chosen from among all the other boys to be part of a two man rowing team, he feels it's some sort of mistake. He thinks about not letting his rowing partner down, how he can never be as good as him, but they have moments of such rowing perfection that he feels they are like one - and he cannot envision a future that doesn't include rowing or go beyond the moments on the river. He has not interest in girls but neither in boys, only in this boy and it's like he doesn't understand the underlying sexuality in their relationship - he's very innocent in that way. I loved the style of writing, one word literally flowed into the next, and the emotions were subtle in wording but still came across very powerfully.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on July 24th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I meant thrifthorror
heartofdavidheartofdavid on July 29th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
It looks like a lot of fun, I joined! Thanks for the mention! :D
Bezige Bijbezigebij on July 12th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Inderdaad, heel mooi.
quiet_snowfall on July 14th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Hee! Very pretty! Sounds a bit like the Eels (who I love) :-D
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on July 24th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Yes! I hadn't thought of that, but I do agree. They both sound very melancholy.