Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Speaking of Intoxication

In the same 24 hour period, I happened to watch Trainspotting and Spun on DVD, and start reading William Burroughs' Junky. I was contemplating this coincidence while listening to the last track on Velvet Underground's live album 1969 (Volume 1) for the second time in a row. The track? Heroin. Is my subconscious trying to tell me where to find true happiness and fulfillment? Probably.

Anyway, I recommend everything mentioned in this post, except heroin.


Moocko said...

Favourite line:

"You can all go take a walk!"

Or maybe:

"It's my wife and it's my life!"

virtua tony said...

oh wait you don't recommend heroin? damn i just read that part as i was tyin my arm up with a rubber tourniquet, and heating the junk in a spoon...

Brian said...

ha, you should see requiem for a dream. Jennifer Connley and Jay Leto, in a pretty sick film, but it's uber ... I promise. You even get to see THE ARM.

~brian-the-american-studying-in-stockholm (hence the name and location incongruency)

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Johnny Depp keeps it real in "Blow".
And then of course there's always "Half Baked" for the mary jane fans.

Koala Mentala said...

Yeah, I like Aronofsky and Requiem for a Dream. Haven't seen Blow though. For some reason I got the impression that it sucked (then again, I thought Spun would suck too, but was plesantly surprised).

Feel free to recommend other drug flicks. Is 21 Grams worth a look?