It Happened Again

So last Friday I didn’t see a movie. That is becoming too regular. I like my movies and the change of environment and even though I am hella broke it is totally worth it (most of the time) even if the movie is bad.

But this is a sort of an off season for movies. The summer blockbusters have gone by, the Oscar contenders are trickling out, and the Christmas dump has not happened yet. Plus a lot of those Oscar contenders are in limited release and I won’t get to see them at my local theatre I would have to track them down.

Now this Friday Avatar is coming out. And I will be seeing it. I have a bad feeling it is not going to be very good just very pretty but still all the hype has gotten to me I think. Well even before I saw a preview for it I knew I would be seeing it. It is James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver and a new technology and a distant planet and big blue aliens. How could I say no to that? I just hope it is not too disappointing.

The only movie related thing I did was make a mix disc for my friend based on movies. It is not something I do regularly but when I do I take it very seriously. It was actually requested based on the last disc I did which had a food theme. The songs were chosen if they were about food or had a food in the title or the band name was a food. I was surprised how many food songs I had. “Eat Me”, that’s what I called the compilation, included Cake – Sheep go to Heaven, Japancakes – Elevator Music, Weezer – Pork and Beans, Beastie Boys – 5 Piece Chicken Dinner, and the song that started it all Paul Young and Streetband – Toast.

“Moving Pictures”, this new collection, has songs that are either off a sound track or the title of the song is the name of a movie. I had tons of songs to choose from but putting together something that works was the hard part. There had to be a flow to the disc. When I put a disc together I like it to be like a wave; the songs start high, then mellow, then back up, and then mellow out at the end. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. It took me about 3 hours from beginning to end to complete. I had to find the songs that meet the criteria, choose the songs and then put them in order. I think I did a great job with the 21 songs I chose.

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– This is really just an intro song to the disc.

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– Movie Title. I know, technically there should be an “s” but this is an awesome song and it had to be on here.

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– Movie Title

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– Soundtrack of Reality Bites

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– Soundtrack of Fight Club

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– Soundtrack of The X-Files: Fight the Future

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– Movie Name

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– Soundtrack of The Virgin Suicides

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– Soundtrack of A Life Less Ordinary

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– Soundtrack of Juno

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– Soundtrack of Punch Drunk Love

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– Soundtrack of American Beauty and South Pacific

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– Movie Name

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– Soundtrack of any movie with an elevator. I don’t know why they always chose this song.

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– Soundtrack of The Big Lebowski

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– Movie Name

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– Movie Name

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– Soundtrack of Ready to Wear aka Prêt-à-Porter

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– Soundtrack of Vanilla Sky

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– Soundtrack of Kate and Leopold. I have no idea how such a beautiful song could be attached to such a bad movie.

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– Soundtrack of The Life Aquatic

Now the reason I am sharing this list with you is because my friend says that the disc is difficult to listen to and he has to be “in a mood” to listen to it and apparently I have “tastes that are different from everybody else”. And to that I have to say, “Whatevs!” I know not all the songs are, let’s say, conventional but they are still good and entertaining. The disc is just a lot of fun. I mean I liked it so much that I burned a copy for myself so I could listen to it in the car. And even my mom likes it. I mean my mom doesn’t always like my music (only when I play my oldies collection) but this she really gets into.

I mean I go though all this trouble to make something for people and they don’t appreciate it. It is like when a 5 year-old draws you a picture, it is warped, with bad proportions, a blue dog, and an orange sky, you don’t say it is all wrong and looks like crap, you love it because you know they tried and worked really hard and you stick it on your fridge. But with this you don’t stick it on the fridge you stick it in your CD player and love the music. I know I am comparing myself to a 5 year-old but gaw, the nerve of some people.

Anyways, that is all.

Tra

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RumpelStilzchen

Dear That Girl Tra,

After a massive buyout of the RIAA for 2 metric tonnes of straw, i mean, gold, i am the new copyright holder of virtually all recorded music.
A read of paragraph 73 of the new copyright notice on all music CDs clearly states that reproduction and publication of any of my property will result in the forfeit of the publisher’s [in this case you] first living child. I know you were aware of this because everybody reads copyright notices and license agreements.

The RIAA lawyers assure me that the new terms of the license is in keeping with the current RIAA morals and practice. On the question of jurisdiction the lawyers informed me that it “never stopped them before”.

Now i am well aware that you don’t have any children at the moment, however, i am told that all a human woman needs to get pregnant is to “give a bum 20 dollars and spend five minutes in an alley”. I don’t understand human reproduction but i assume you haven’t yet procreated because you don’t have the money. Rest assured that the necessary 20 dollars has been provided in the form of a hand made gold coin. Do check your snail mail.

On the point of your taste in music being “different from everybody else” i do assure you that it is false. My own interviews with other figments of imagination and inanimate objects reveals that your taste in music is shared with many microwave ovens and coat racks (the coats however hate your mix CD).

P.S. Kate and Leopold was a wonderful movie. It still shocks me every time they reveal that Leopold was the alien black oil which gave up it’s baby because it was actually schitzo all along and shot itself in the head. I have the Bollywood DVD version.

-RumpelStilzchen

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