He has announced that he is filming a sequel to Trainspotting next year.
Now, I am not quite sure how to feel about this. When they mentioned that Trainspotting was almost 20 years old, I almost fell of my chair (well, I would have if I was not sitting on the sofa like the lazy slob I am). Is 1996 really that long ago? Fuuuuuuuck! But it does beg the question, does anyone want a sequel to a 20-year-old movie, no matter how good it was?
And I loved Trainspotting, with a passion, and I have seen it many times over the course of my late teens and early twenties. I watched it for the first time in a long long while a couple of months ago and yep, it still worked for me. It stood the test of time pretty well. So, on one hand if there was a sequel, I will definitely go and watch it, but I would probably be apprehensive to say the least. Would Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie still work when they are twenty years older?
And what if it doesn’t? Would it ruin the first one for me? I like the open ending and I don’t feel I need a sequel… at all!
By the way, I have not read Porno either and I don’t feel the need to. I read Trainspotting, but the movie is not quite so dark and I prefer it! Is it sacrilege for preferring the movie? It probably is… 😉
On the other hand, you can never quite have enough Ewan McGregor in your life, right?!
I was thinking today how certain songs can trigger memories of time and place or a feeling that you once felt while it was playing.
This is one of the songs that always reminds me of our roadtrip holiday through Scotland in 2007. It’s such a sweet song and I always loved it when it came on the radio! 🙂
The Vaccines’ debut album What Do You Expect From The Vaccines? is one of my favourite albums of recent years. It’s spiky and energetic and it makes me feel happy! Their follow-ups never quite had that same freshness and it’s such a shame!
This is one of the more gentle tracks on the album and slightly odd, but it has really grown on me over the years.
I was thinking about this song today and how I had not heard it for ages. It’s a song I always loved. I love the way the French words tumble into each other.
I had my music collection on random and this one came on. It still makes me smile, even if I really don’t like Cerys Matthews’ voice!
Thought I’d post the TOTP live version, cause I much prefer it to the video!
It’s been almost a week, which is bad! Had a annoying week involving cat-scratched dog eyes, havig a horrible cold, feeling plain rubbish, a few get togethers and a toddler who suddenly never does what she is told (guess she takes after me!). Just have not had the energy to find a good tune to showcase and nothing major I want to get on my soapbox about!
Anyway, a few times this week I have had songs that I thought I would remember to do a post for, but then did not for any number of reasons.
I got us some Bloc Party gig tickets for the end of November last week, so let’s start with that and work from there!