ZOMG, TEH KRAKEN.
Just acquired and still listening to the POTC2 soundtrack; will have to get back to you as to relative quality as compared to the first movie. It uses a lot of the themes from the previous score, but it's more complex and more richly orchestrated and... as a result, I kind of don't like it as much so far. Like, it's not the stupidcrackearcandy that the first one is. LESS ATMOSPHERE, MORE ACTION! I know, I'm a philistine.
(I still can't quite get over the Baby Pirate song. "And that's a peg below me knee!" Maybe it's because I'm imagining my stephew singing it.)
(Speaking of baby pirates, the "Davy Jones" track reminds me a lot of a baby crib mobile at the beginning and end. It's... odd.)
Keira Knightley plays down anorexia rumors. I love how, after our discussion today, this article appeared at, like, the speed of thought. However, as discussed here, I think I believe her on this one--anorexics are underweight, but if you're underweight you're not necessarily anorexic. That said? EAAAAAT SOMETHIIIIIIING.
Keith Richards to Be in 'Pirates' Movie. As we have heard many times. And they do keep saying, "It's not certain until he's actually on the set," I imagine because rock-star wrangling is hard. I'm also not entirely sure how this is going to work, as I thought that sunlight killed vampires. (Aw, Keef. I kid. Seriously, the old--early '90s?--episode of SNL where Mike Myers played Mick Jagger and Mick Jagger played Keith Richards makes me laugh just thinking about it. Can't find it on YouTube, though.)
Depp dazzles again in 2nd "Pirates" escapade. Basically, this is a review--with same spoiler that pissed me off in the other one, i.e., what's actually in the chest, because apparently I live under a rock (AND I LIKE IT).
Meanwhile, there were some family tensions earlier in the evening, but frequent applications of barbecued ribs to the afflicted persons improved the situation somewhat. Also, there were brownies. I got a teensy bit of writing done today, but was interrupted (by said dinner) and didn't get back to it. I feel creative yet scattered, like I can't quite focus, but I'd like to.
ZOMG, TEH KRAKEN.