donderdag 11 november 2010

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

I recently saw The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, a documentary about the 4th LP by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

The movie shows the essence of the record, and also of Bruce Springsteen. He is a perfectionist, or maybe better a control-freak, and despite all that (or maybe because of it?) he manages to overcome all the setback and produce a masterpiece. All the problems with his ex-manager, with the abundance of songs, the stress of coming up with a follow-up to Born to Run, with mixing the sound pictures he has in his mind... all these problems he overcomes and he manages to select 10 brilliant songs (out of a staggering 70+ collection).

On November 16 november The Boss will publish a 2-CD compilation that contains 21 'new' songs that were recorded during the Darkness on the Edge of Town-sessions.

woensdag 3 november 2010

The Menu of Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast (Babettes Gaestebud) is a wonderful movie filled with delicious food.

Here a short overview of the menu:

- "Potage à la Tortue" (turtle soup);
- "Blini Demidoff au Caviar" (buckwheat cakes with caviar and sour cream);
- "Caille en Sarcophage avec Sauce Perigourdine" (quail in puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce);
- "La Salad" featuring Belgian endive and walnuts in a vinaigrette;
- "Les Fromages" featuring Blue Cheese, papaya, figs, grapes and pineapple.
- "Savarin au Rhum avec des Figues et Fruit Glacée" (rum sponge cake with figs and glacéed fruits).