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2,000 Hits!

On October 11, 2008, Two Silenced Voices received its 2,000th site visit!

Thank you!

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Notes About the Site

Hello Friendly Readers,

We here at Two Silenced Voices like music. Heck, you could even say we love music. Matter of fact, we’re passionate about music. So passionate that it easily distracts us from updating this blog 24/7.

And being passionate music lovers, we enjoy our share of live music. And, what the heck, we might as well report on some of the concerts that we go to. So today begins the chronicling of our live music ventures. We probably will not report on every show we see and we may not report too often, but every once in awhile, expect a review/recap of a show. These ‘reviews’ might not be entirely strict music journalism reviews, but they might be peppered with unique-to-blog insights about the crowd, the personal adventure to get to the venue, etc.

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Don’t be afraid to go back to posts. Sometimes, Vman will write a post and sometime later, I will contribute to that post. It’s like a two-for-one deal. Pretty great, no? You’ve just got to be sure to check back and see if the post has been updated. Same goes for me when I post, and then Vman contributes. Get twice the perspective at double the bargain!

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On April 13, 2008 Two Silenced Voices reached 1,000 views! Thank you! We apologize for the only-so-often posting, but we hope you enjoy what you find!

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Thank you for reading.

– R.H.

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2007 Movie Trailers

This will be brief and quick, and not full.

When I think of the movie trailers that advertised 2007 movies, three trailers/films come to mind.

‘American Gangster.’ This is obvious. Two huge movie stars and Jay-Z blaring in the background. Don’t forget the dramatic gun drop, though.

‘The Darjeeling Limited.’ One of the year’s quirkiest and best, Wes Anderson’s trip to India proved a success. And the trailer was great too. The three brothers concept. The Indian landscape. That scene were the train is “lost.” Jason Schwartzman asking his brothers if they could be friends in real life… (that is some great writing right there) And of course, all this was backed up by the Kinks. The lovely, and essentially undiscovered (‘underappreciated’), Kinks. ‘Strangers’ was the song that instigated liftoff.

‘Juno.’ The film has been much raved about in these pages and for good reason. The trailer. I’m willing to say that the trailer is nearly iconic. Rainn Wilson being immortalized for a role that really takes up less than five minutes of reel in the film. The return (the rise, really) of the Moldy Peaches. The highlighting of Mott the Hoople, a band that will continue to confuse anyone and everyone who tries to investigate them. And the colors. And the fun graphic design. The glorious raves from critics nationwide. And that friendly, but edgy, PG-13 smacked on, right at the end.

These last two movies are indie movies. That’s what they are essentially. No ‘Spider-man 3’-like box office returns (although ‘Darjeeling’ did fairly well, not great, but well; and ‘Juno’ is doing terrific, and it has become the hottest movie of the day (“Those @#&*%^! high school kids think they can run our lives?!?”)), but lovability and colors. These trailers should have made you interested. Or maybe given you a smile and a good tune (the music was really key in all three of these trailers). ‘American Gangster’ is a big budget, big cast, Hollywood movie. The trailer for ‘American Gangster’ didn’t make you feel. It made you say, “Hey. That looks pretty good. Looks exciting.” And if you were lucky, you got a fuzzy, funny, joyous feeling in your stomach because of Jay-Z.

And even though you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover (…), the trailers almost predicted which films would be better than the others. Anyway. That’s a look at the (three) cinema trailers of 2007.

– R.H.

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The Decline of Western Civilization

Ryan Seacrest is now hosting the oldest and most-watched New Year’s Eve program in the world. And Dick Clark’s wonderful voice is no longer what it was. That wonderful radio voice. (even though he may not like Michael Moore, we appreciate Mr. Clark)

Happy New Year everyone.

– R.H.

I wish to make it clear once again that the Happy New Year greeting is from R.H. alone, every new year i think about all that I have accomplished and realize that my life is a failure, I encourage you dear readers to do the same. And Ryan Seacrest is a cyborg, an asshole cyborg, I’m sure of it. Why is fergie famous? Who is this Sean Kingston fellow and what in the name of Zeus does he have around his neck? How can his neck support the sheer weight of that…thing? Since when do diamond studded guitars mean you’re good at music? and finally, why did Hanson change it’s name to the Jonas brothers?

-Vman

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Season’s Greetings!

We here at Two Silenced Voices would like to wish all of our readers a very, very happy holiday season. If a holiday of yours has passed, we hope you had a great time and we give a belated ‘Happy day!’ And for everyone, enjoy the time you have with your friends and family (as well as your movies and gadgets and music and gizmos) this season.

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Solstice! Happy Boxer Day! Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!

Cheers!

P.S. Several year-end best-of lists will pop up in the beginning of the new year as we try to gobble up all that 2007 has given us. We’ll be catching up on those limited release December ’07 films and the music that has eluded us, best we can. Thanks for your readership!

-R.H.

I would like to make it known that this post was posted preposterously prior to my learning of it. I disagree with the propaganda presented in R.H.’s message. I do not wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I never will. Long live Richard Dawkins!

-Vman

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Peace Out

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.”
Elie Wiesel

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.”

Herbert Hoover

There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”

A. J. Muste

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.

Victor Hugo

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