Let’s get serious guys. Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist is basically Juno pre-baby (same font? same movie) and I don’t care. I don’t care that one of the main reasons I’ll like it is that I recognize the music and the slightly esoteric references. I don’t care that when the soundtrack comes out everyone and their mom will love Band of Horses. I’m just ready for a cute romcom starring Michael Cera. And maybe that’s all he’ll ever do. Well, I don’t care about that either. Maybe he’s like… he’s own new Brat Pack. Maybe everyone cool hated St. Elmo’s Fire & Pretty in Pink when they came out but then everyone else was like “Woah! This music is awesome and Andrew McCarthy is funny AND cute.” And the cool people were like: “Noooooo! That’s ouur muuuuusicccccccc…. those movies suck.” Because those movies did suck but were also awesome exaggerated & unrealistic portrayals of hipsters. But now they’re classics and the cool people of today are like “I am Molly Ringwald”. So… I will see that movie and only feel slightly superior when I recognize songs and slightly annoyed when everyone else is singing them the next day. And everything will be okay.
Videogum linked to this today which nearly killed me with emotion. I was all happy tears like 30 seconds in… when I did come to my senses I noted that Whitney Houston was playing… and I think that’s where they got me. Also, I was proud of Christian for not dying in the wild or for killing his human parents. That lion is awesome but I think the real point is how was Harrod’s allowed to sell a lion?
Well, I guess their tastes haven’t changed much:
“On 10 September, 2007, Harrods hired a live Egyptian cobra to protect the shoe counter, guarding a £62,000 (€84,880) pair of haute couture ruby-sapphire-and diamond-encrusted sandals launched by designer Rene Caovilla.”
My camera hates humans so I can’t show just how oddly Chan Marshall performs but it’s a kind of neck swoop/knee buckle stage wander. Also every song sounded the same. She did two covers: ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac and ‘Fortunate Son’ by CCR. The latter was okay. Also, she looked like she was going to cry and kind of old. Woah, kritikal! Compliment time: I like her bangs. Just kidding. Well, I do, but also that voice is beautiful and I think she’s just best left to recordings. Or, if she refuses to change her ways, a hotel lounge*.
Verdict: Terrifying (but in a sorrowful way)
*Insert gratuitous joke about bars + Cat Power = Ahhhaivhiehil! here.
I will never love you more than the drummer of Flaming Lips
I will never love you more than Woody Allen movies
I will never love you more than the White album of the Beatles
I will never love you more than God Only Knows
I will never love you more than DVD’s night with my girlfriend
And we talk about stupid things like feelings and men
I will never love you more than my boyfriend when I was 14
Even if he’s now an asshole, I will never love you more
I will never love you more than meeting Paul McCartney
And we asked him to play a song on my ukulele
I will never love you more than Scandinavian Tour
Which was more than paradise, I wish you remember it too
I will never love you more than dancing to Phil Spektor
I will never love you more than my Casiotone keyboard.
I will never love you more than Daniel Johnston himself
For me he’s more than God, I will never love you more
I will never love you more than singing in the shower
I will never love you more than my Mac computer
I will never love you more than having a daughter
I will never love you more than peanut butter
I will never love you more than kisses all day
I will never love you more than cuddles all night
I will never love you more than kissing girls lips when they’re really pretty
SoKo’s lyrics to ‘I Will Never Love You More’. The name dropping at the beginning got my interested, but let’s be serious this song is ridiculous. It takes the rebellion against songs about unrealistic adoration to a whole new apathetic and hyper-materialistic level. But that damn accent… it’ll keep me coming back.
New roommate’s music.
- Pound Puppy
- Shia Labeouf
- Tom Hanks in the Da Vinci Code
- Rumour’s album cover
- American Gothic