In the last couple days I feel like my RSS feed has been absolutely inundated with sneak peeks and snippets of tracks from the forthcoming Great Gatsby soundtrack. It hadn't even occured to me that this flick might be full of amazing musical offerings, but then I remembered it's a Baz Luhrmann movie, and realized that if his past films (Moulin Rogue, Romeo + fricking Juliet) are any indication of what to expect, then we are going to be in for a real treat.
So it's almost May, which means that s p r i n g is here (though you wouldn't think so with all the white stuff that's on the ground here in Calgary at the mo). I fuckin love spring. It's the best ever, because it means that winter is ending but summer hasn't started yet. It's that magical little moment right at the end of something terrible and the start of something amazing. My favourite springtime activity is, by far, cruising in my car with the sunroof open and listening to music, and the hope that I get to do that soon inspired me to make this playlist.
Today was a sad day on social media. It was one of those days where every time you read your Twitter or Facebook feed, there's another sad message, another shocking image, another plea for prayers, another person chiming in who won't really care once all is said and done. I'm not bitter - that's just the way it is in this fast-paced world in which we live.
Film is one of the smaller segments of Calgary's already diminutive arts and culture scene, but Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi is definitely doing his part in contributing to its ongoing growth and development. Through his company Nur Films, Ramin works with film and video for all applications, from web content marketinging to narrative, documentary and music video. He recently released a short film that he shot last year, Break Out.