Alan Rickman stars in two great Christmas movies, of which Love Actually is one (despite what this miserable, depressing, born without a heart Atlantic article claims.)
But this is not Alan Rickman’s best Christmas movie. Nope. Not even close. For Alan Rickman’s best Christmas movie - and the best Christmas movie of all time - is, of course, DIE HARD.
Since it’s Grammy nomination night and all and I really didn’t love most of their picks (as usual), here are my Album of the Year nominees off the top of my head:
Paramore - Paramore
Pure Heroine - Lorde
New Constellation - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Yeezus - Kanye West
Talking Dreams - Echosmith
Honorable mention (or if I can have 6 nominees like the Grammys do all the time): Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING.
Taylor Swift. Bon Jovi. Prince William. Living on a Prayer. This wins the internet forever.
You’ve probably seen this in yr feed like 70 times today already, but Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” video is so, so, so, so cool. Just sitting at my computer grinning and playing it again. (Make sure you change the channels a lot.)
Also sitting, also grinning.
Cool memories of this song while growing up. Cool times with my dad in his old pick up truck, driving around, feeling loved and safe. Cool times with new people in a house in Brockton, line dancing, feeling young and okay.
This is incredible.
If giant boxes of compact discs aren’t your thing, the collection is “also available as a limited-edition harmonica-shaped USB stick containing all the music, in both MP3 and FLAC lossless formats.” (Of course it’s harmonica-shaped.)
That is brilliant marketing all around.
I let this pass by on my dash several times before finally giving it a go, and I am so glad I did.
Last night we had the privilege to watch Paramore perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City. A truly incredible show. Thanks to all of you who have supported and promoted them for so long!
I will always support the hell out of this band. They mean more to me than I can put into words, and I’m beyond happy that I got to spend this night with them.
When that curtain dropped and I saw this…chills. And then I got really choked up. And then I started crying again during “Daydreaming.” And again during “Last Hope.” And again during “Exception.”
It was an incredibly special night with an incredibly special group of people. It was the best Paramore concert I’ve seen out of the 45 or so I’ve been to. I think it was probably the best concert I’ve ever seen period.
This band has never let me down. Their music has never let me down. Their friendship has never let me down. They’ve worked so hard and gone through so much to get here and I’m so, so happy for them.