On a related issue, the Great Old Ones drowsing beneath the sea have sent us all a reminder that the true meaning of Christmas is that CTHULHU WILL EAT YOUR SOUL!
Of course, I'm waiting for all this nonsense to be over. The world still sucks despite the best wishes of the mega-corporations. I am looking forward to catching The Girl in the Dragon Tatoo -- I spent a good part of Christmas watching the Swedish version, and it was excellent. Incredible, given that it held my interest and was in Swedish...which is like German, kinda and kinda not. I'm not so sure that they had to go with Trent Raznor for composing the score -- there are a lot of Swedish emo-rock-garage-punk Celtic bands. And, if you go beyond Sweden, there's always our friends at Lordi!
Actually, a lot of really great music is coming out of Scandanavia. From Denmark, there's The Ravennettes, who have a lot of music that would fit the movie, especially something like The Last Dance which is an incredibly ironic piece of material...catchy, pretty, perky until you listen to the lyrics. "Every time you overdose, I rush to intensive care..."Lisabeth would approve.
Norway has the Cocktail Slippers among others, and they're pretty amazing as a group, whether covering some Girl Group piece from the 60s or doing one of their originals. They are in Steven Van Zandt's Wicked Cool stable, and they're excellent. Again, there's a lot of irony in their stuff -- "Who'll be the last lover standing, come St Valentine's Day?" Particularly for the scene with her walking down the promenade at the end in the Swedish version; sure there's an equivalent moment in the Mara-Craig version.
So, Happy New Year from AGI, ELS, Mr. Fun, Capt C at Defeatist Central and from our fellow travellers, Montag, Culture Ghost and all the rest at Guys From Area 51. Have yourself a very Tiffany New Year... and, if you aren't a machine and want to drop a comment even a la Rush Limberger "", well, we live for that crap. Actually, we don't...but it makes for a more fun conversation!