August 24, 2014 at 11:14am
First-ever attempt at writing about soccer.
Arsenal v. Everton 2-2 draw — Aug. 23, 2014 (light on research)
“The meaty French forehead of Olivier Giroud” proved the game-saver, according to NBC broadcaster XXX XXX. Giroud held his ground in the box to punch home a header that salvaged Arsenal’s efforts against a driven Everton side.
Everton, for their part, controlled the ball well and seemed to find a great deal of open space in which to work in Arsenal’s backfield in the first half. Piercing runs by defenders and Lokaku’s ranging, heavy control dominated the first three-quarters of the match. Impressively so, tightly defending the middle to thwart Alexis’ spins and runs. He would leave at the half to make way for super-sub Giroux, whose presence transforms the nature of the Arsenal attack from gyrating pass-first up-the-middle play to cross-heavy mortar-fire from the wings.
Mesut Ozil, in his first action of the season, saw plenty of touches on those wings but sent far too many crosses futilely long. The creativity and authority that colored his World Cup made only fleeting appearance, his capacity felt muted as Everton rigorously closed passing lanes and drove defenders forward.
The first Everton goal swept like a wave and broke the scoresheet open, a surprise breaker . Rogue wave Lokaku willed the second goal into being with a huge, staggering and fast run down the wing, a dive into the middle and a deft drop to XXX ahead of him whose accurate touch alighted in the goal like a piece of driftwood onto the shore.
Ramsey for Arsenal would return the game to competition when he sidled then sprinted into the middle and punched in his side’s first in a manner not distinct from Everton’s first. Giroud’s header would level the match and put a cap on Everton’s slip from dominance to deference.
Alexis’ absence hardly seems the difference-maker. Rather, Giroud’s presence enabled a more centered attacked. One can envision an offense that features them both.
A remake of “The Life Aquatic” poster I’ve been working on….
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
— Paul Williams (via albinwonderland)
Random things I find in my astronomy book…
Come along, Bort is my favorite Simpsons line of all the Simpsons lines.
(Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand, via ericaleibrandt)
It’s really good not having any view or idea about this or that point. We don’t suffer these days from any lack of communication, but rather from all the forces making us say things when we’ve nothing much to say.
— Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations. (via jonjohnson)
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