Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Touching distance

Watched the emotive documentary Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives last night - a weirder and more tricksier combination you could never hope to encounter. Alt rock met alt physics and quantum mechanics as E, singer in Eels, goes on an emotional journey to uncover his father, Hugh Everett III, and his parallel worlds theory. Splitting atoms, emotional distances, fractured personalities and off-key melodies of great wonder are all featured in this splendid film - it's on repeat on BBC 4 and is well worth the heavy subject matter. Makes me glad I was on nothing stronger than mussels in a Sicilian sauce, otherwise my head would have definitely gone all fuzzy with the quantum mechanics and emotional turbulence.

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