Monday, June 19, 2017

Falling into Wonderland

Standing in the crowd,
listening to the band,
this is youth, this is life,
this is wonderland.

Sliding down the rabbit hole,
riding crystal trails,
wondering where we’ll end up,
and whether we will fail.

Falling into Wonderland,
searching for the Queen of Hearts,
wondering if this is life,
or just another false start.

The crystal cracks,
we all go splat,
the world so gigantic,
now seems small.

So take a hit
from the hookah pipe,
and rest beneath a mushroom sky,
and watch your life become a lie.

Falling into Wonderland,
searching for the Queen of Hearts,
wondering if this is life,
or just another false start.

The smoke clears, we prick our ears,
we wait and watch and learn,
this life’s a dream, or so it seems,
a lesson we never learn.

The white rabbit runs,
our end’s begun,
the world returns again.

Falling into Wonderland,
searching for the Queen of Hearts,
wondering if this is life,
or just another false start.

The crowd is gone.
The band is done.
We stand still,
while the rabbit runs.

We never found the Queen of Hearts,
just a lot of bitter tarts,
and youth is gone, spent and torn,
and from the ruins a man is born.

Falling into Wonderland,
searching for the Queen of Hearts,
wondering if this is life,
or just another false start.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I'M NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE

You thought that you knew me,
you didn’t  know me at all.
You’ve got a mouth full of lies, dear,
get ready to fall.

There’s no one to hear you,
there’s no one to call.
It’s just you and your lies, babe,
and that’ll be all!

Cause I’m not takin’ it anymore!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!
You just keep talking’ shit,
I’ll see you regret it!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!

Did you think that you fooled me,
with the lies from your lips?
Did you think you seduced me,
with the sway of your hips?

Well, you better think again,
cause it’s the same old thing,
just the same old in and out!
And you’re out!

Cause I’m not takin’ it anymore!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!
You just keep talking’ shit,
I’ll see you regret it!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!

Now it’s the end of the game,
I’ve swept your piece of the board.
Don’t go calling’ my name,
there ain’t no point anymore!

This was our final moment!
You can crawl off and die!
I don’t care if you morn it,
I’m just sick of your lies!

Cause I’m not takin’ it anymore!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!
You just keep talking’ shit,
I’ll see you regret it!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!

You just keep talking’ shit,
I’ll see  you regret it!
I’m not takin’ it anymore!

FINIS

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Mummy (2017) - A Review

The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy is a deeply flawed movie. 
Intended as the first in a shared monster universe, The Mummy  stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. Cruise plays a self-involved soldier-of-fortune, while Boutella plays the title character.  Cruise walks through his role, while Boutella sinks her teeth into her's.  Despite this, despite the presence of Russell Crowe as Doctor Jekyll, this movie is bland and unoriginal.
The biggest problem with the movie, in my opinion, is that there's no one to route for. Cruise's character is just too unlikable, while Boutella is clearly the villain.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I would give The Mummy a 2; wait for this one to come out on DVD or On-Demand. Give the theater a pass.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Comic Rec

The Misfits #5

I can honestly say that I didn't expect much from The Misfits when I picked up that first issue a few months back. So the fact that the comic actually gave the characters some depth and interesting backstories came as a pleasant surprise.
This week's issue wraps up the mini-series and switches the spotlight to Jetta. I found that Jetta's story resonated with me in unexpected ways.
I'm sad to see this miniseries wrap up so quickly, but I'm pleased that it ended on such a strong note. If you're a fan of the old television show, or if you're still trying to wash the taste of the atrocious Jem movie out of your mouth, you could do a lot worse than reading The Misfits.
At the very least, their songs are better.