Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hollywood!

It's an undisputed fact for this generation that music is power. To be perfectly cliched, it moves, changes, and at times inspires us. Now don't get me wrong, I love music as much as the next guy--but I'm not one of those people who live and breathe music.

By this point in our relationship, you should know what I live and breathe. Do you have a guess? If you're going to say the Biggest Loser, you're only partially right (another Tuesday with Hot Tamales and tears? Check.). If you're going to say my Gucci fannypack, you're only partially right. If you're going to say donuts, Skittles, Joe's, the Celtics, finding deals or being lucky, you're only partially right. Hmmm. Maybe I need to rexamine the things I live and breathe--I have a lot going on!

If you guessed Entertainment, you're mostly right. If you guessed Entertainment and how it intersects with my daily life, you're spot on. When I say "Entertainment", I mean TV, movies, books, music, and pop culture. Pretty much anything EW.com reports on. (Geez, I love my E-Dub.)

Music has the most profound meaning in my life when it marries two things. My favorite "musical moments" occur when music becomes a soundtrack to something else--a TV show, a movie, a moment, or a memory. Like smell, music has the ability to take us to a far away time and place. But this post isn't about just the moments and memories. It's about entertainment + moments/memories.

Exhibit A - Mannequin is one of my most favorite childhood movies. The theme song from this movie always reminds me of this movie--and it gets surprising airplay on lite radio. Oh wow. I just read that this song was nominated for an Oscar. An Oscar? I love this movie even more. In fact, I think I shall throw a Mannequin party now. I found this most awesome clip on YouTube; why did I even doubt it existed?

This clips together all the very best parts of the movie!

Exhibit B - Now I didn't watch all the seasons of Dawson's Creek. In fact, I think I only had spotty viewings of Seasons 1 & 2. Nevertheless, can anyone hear this song and not think of this TV show? It takes me back to early High School that's for sure...

So readers. It's your turn. I know you all have musical moments that changed your life--however, I want you to give me musical moments + entertainment moments that you remember. Deal? I can't wait to read what you come up with.

10 comments:

Shauna said...

i recently watched mannequin, and besides from being nostalgic i was a little dissapointed. I loved that movie growing up. Especially the part where she flashes her bra from under her fur coat. Dont worry we did that growing up with my moms fur coat...oh little kids watching sexual television. Always funny, never not funny.

shabba shabba said...

Wow. Didn't know either of those songs were actually theme songs.

Starship is such a great band. Did you know We Built This City was voted worst song of all time by VH1? I'm taking that one to the Supreme Court. See if I can get it overturned. I'm sure Clarence Thomas will roll with me. He built his city on rock and roll. And Ginsburg... storms are brewing in her eyes.

kendall said...

I think I like Shauna's comment.

Umm today listened to Verona Road (i have no idea of the name?) in the car with Alaina. It was V mars all over the place, with Logan picking his belt to get beat with.

Whits said...

I totally agree with Shabba Shabba. I love love starship and was so mad when VH1 voted We Built This City the worst song of all time. That song was written about San Fran so it has a special place in my heart. And mannequin is such a great movie. I forgot Kim Catrall was in that! hahha.

I love Andrew McCarthy b/c of Pretty in Pink, one my favorite movies of all time. I can quote the whole thing.

Never watched Dawson's Creek. In high school since everyone was watching it, I decided not to b/c I heard all the characters slept around. Funny how the tables are turned, no? Watching Gossip Girl all the time. hahaha.

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Nat Attack said...

HI everyone! Wow. I didn't think anyone loved me because Gmail wasn't sending me emails when yall commented. How shocked I was to find five actual comments! Lucky lucky me.

I think any movie theme songs can be added to this list too... Land Before Time, Beauty and the Beast, My Heart Will Go On... that crappy song from Ice Castles...

Deming Brat said...

i will never forget when whitney huston came onto the scene...

AND IIIIIII WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUU! you know we all wished we could sing that song just like she did!

Ju said...

ENDLESS LOVE!!!!!

I can't hear that without thinking of the scene from Happy Gilmore... which you can see IN ITALIAN here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aQUpxPQkBF4

Ju said...

p.s. blogger isn't emailing me comments either. boo.

Shauna said...

me either. whats the deal? i need my comments!

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