I am kickstarting a periodic list of three random things you should be watching, reading and listening to, from the endless sea of information out there that is popular culture- just so you don’t carry last.
Watch: Rooney Mara in Girl with the dragon tattoo
Rooney Mara is a revelation in David Fincher’s adaptation of the popular novel written by Steig Larsson. Despite the fact that her Lisbeth Salander had been played effectively and not too long ago by Swedish actress Nooni Rapace, Mara, a virtual unknown makes the role hers and is compulsively watchable.
She will not win the trophy for best actress come Oscar night, but her nomination is reward enough.
Read: Lady Gaga’s Vanity Fair cover interview.
Vanity Fair magazine’s January issue has the mother monster on the cover and in a revealing interview with Lisa Robinson, she exposes a rare and vulnerable side. My favourite quote is when she says, ”I had a man once say to me, ‘You will die alone in a house bigger than you know, with all your money and hit records, and you will die alone.”’
Seems like the rich also cry,
Listen: 9ice’s Bashorun Gaa
It is early days yet but 9ice’s Bashorun Gaa is proving to be the must have album of the year (read our review here) It starts brilliantly and zooms to a clean finish. Every track is a potential favourite and i cannot even begin to pick my faves. Indulge your ears now, they deserve it.