J: So tonight, Meredith and I indulged in a box of wine (or part of one) and a whopper of a movie. Velvet Goldmine, ladies and gentlemen, is full of brogue and music and glitter (lots of glitter), and most of all, love.
M: It's glorious.
J: Meredith, can you give us a very brief synopsis?
M: Ah hell. Well, I can try. Um. Velvet Goldmine is a very entertaining attempt at a quasi-biography of Mr. David Bowie as told through the fictional pop star of Brian Slade. Along for the ride is a young glam-rock enthusiast-turned-journalist, played by Mr. Christian Bale.
J: Let's not forget the motivational character.
M: Oh, right, right... and his talent! Mr. Ewan McGregor portrays Curt Wilde, the fictional representation of Mr. Iggy Pop, or so I'm told.
M: Oh, that's brutal. (Did you just write that?)
J: (Nothing is sacred here.)
J: He's probably the only saving grace of the movie.
J: What was your opinion of the music in the film?
M: "Generally I liked it!" I enjoyed the music very much, both the original and the more classic tracks. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is certainly no Thom Yorke, but he's not completely inept.
M: I thought his commitment to the character was brave and inspiring, and frankly, it also looked like a good time. The make-up was incredible, and the glitter... ahh!
J: One last thing. The, uh, talent?
M: About the talent... very talented!
J: Thank you, thank you. What's next for Blog With a Brogue?
M: Oh, it's all you lady! MacGregor. MacDougal. (Are you typing this?!)
J: (I told you! Nothing is sacred!)
M: (Jesus, Mary and Joseph.)
J: Next up will be something - as yet undetermined - from my favorite brogue-speaker of all, James McAvoy.
M: Ha, Jimmy. Jimmy McAvoy.
J: Will definitely ponder... have lots to choose from!
M: Mr. Tumnus!
J: Haha, yes, yes. We shall see! Until next time, Brogue-landers!