About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

Peep Showish Movie

I re-watched Magicians last night and laughed out loud all the way through it. It stars the two guys from the BBC comedy Peep Show who have such an unusual sense of humour that sometimes they don’t hit the bullseye (but at least they try) and the rest of the time I have to press the pause button because I’m laughing so hard I don’t want to miss anything. The movie about two rivalling magicians may not be filled with wall-to-wall jokes like “Peep Show,” but anyone who likes the TV show will probably like the movie too.

(This is a recycled post.)

Jolie Holland’s “Gold and Yellow”

Here’s a song called “Gold and Yellow” from Jolie Holland’s album, Pint of Blood (release date: June 28, 2011):

I’ve heard online performances of a handful of the songs from the album. She’s like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits to me. Soaked in old traditions and making them new, making them her own. Always evolving as an artist. Always super cool.