For some deep, dark reason I appear to be a little shy in actually naming any of the artists or songs that I enjoy…and this is not changing today (I will work on it though). Today I just wanted to shout out a film and TV series that might appeal to music fans.
Yesterday – the premise of this film is that the main character is a struggling musician who has an accident and when he wakes up he is the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles. This is an easy film to watch, it does not tax the brain too much, but it will make Beatles fans smile (and shed a little tear at one point perhaps…I did). The Beatles (and Simon and Garfunkel) were the sounds I inherited from my parents, the songs you love even when they are not cool. I recommend this film for those reasons.
The second music related entertainment I am recommending is the new version of High Fidelity. I am sticking my neck out a bit here because I have only watched four episodes so far, but from what I have seen this is a well written, very well acted and entertaining adaptation. One thing I like very much is that this version is NOT being snobby about the music, and they could be, it is set in a funky record shop after all. I think I might even get some new tunes out of it…gotta love websites that list the music used in film and on telly…Tunefind.com
It makes me want to watch the film again…
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Music is not a big part of my life. I don’t have anything of note to add.
Well if it’s not your forte then you can sit this one out, we don’t want any treble 🙂
Hi fidelity is a cracking film and appeals to my love of asking people their top 5 *insert literally anything here*. The book it was based on is worth a look too, from what I recall the movie is pretty close to the book bar one scene.
I have been listening to desert island discs (catch up podcast) quite a bit recently and love finding out what songs people feel define them or significant moments of their lives
Thanks for the recommendation! (I have tried Nick Hornby in the past and I think I prefer the film versions, but I’m always willing to give them another go).
I enjoy hearing other people’s track lists too, as long as they have a bit of variety. I listened to something with Alan Moore which was basically an hour of Prog Rock, which is fine, but not unexpected. If he’d declared a love of Britney Spears or Ice T I might have paid more attention.
Alan Moore is an interesting fella mind. He did a 2 part podcast with scroobius pip (distraction pieces) that’s worth a check. I used to try and listen to a new album every day but it got a bit like a chore. I try and find new stuff and listen without judgement start to end. I stumbled on an album that is all made sampling a washing machine and lasts the exact time a wash cycle on said machine lasts. I’ll be honest, it’s as good as you would think, but it’s good to try new stuff haha
Yeah, I get the ‘chore’ bit, we try to listen to everything by everyone playing at whichever music festival we’re going to, to decide who we want to see, but it is hard going (sometimes worth it though, that’s how we found Ezra Furman).
I’ve got a post in mind about listening without prejudice, but even I’m not sure I could sit through an album of washing machine samples…kudos to you!
Thanks for the podcast recommendation, love Scroobius pip. Now, if only I can work out how to listen to them and not walk into lampposts at the same time…
Ah he’s had some brilliant guests on distraction pieces, quite a back catalog to chip away at. The machine machine album was certainly creative but not something to slow dance to. I suppose you could exercise to it. Would be good for a cycle. If nothing else, it led me to this exact point in time to make a rubbish washing machine joke
I doff my hat at your dad joke prowess, truly groan-worthy.