Friday, June 12, 2009

I know it's gloomy outside, but lighten up

I must interrupt. Shoes off or on, my virtue was never in question.

But I finally have an excuse to post this song. (Apropos of nothing but a good pun and sweet song)

And what do you think of this next version. It's not within one of the great movies of all time, but the simplicity is appealing. Give it a minute, it grows on you.

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30 comments:

  1. Heavy sigh. I have the biggest crush ever on Keith Carradine, and I just fell in love with him all over again. Have you seen Choose Me? It's my favorite K.C. movie.

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  2. Great song, and great movie. Back in my more obsessive days, I recall analyzing those lyrics to death, trying to fit them into some sort of larger cosmology that made sense. This song was a challenge.

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  3. That second link's an interesting find, KB. Bailey Cain (shuber) has a nice voice and where did she get those cheekbones? She and her sister Piper are doing a project of original tunes as well, www.madaketband.com. Her voice at times reminds me of Dar Williams. If they keep at it, I think the sisters could really make a mark in the singer/songwriter "folk" world of which I've been a fan for the last 15 years.

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  4. Gentle song for a mizzly day. And yeah, Susan C.

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  5. Mizzly, I like that.

    Thanks for the info Earl. (Would I expect anything less?) I liked her minimalist approach -- sounded so innocent. Which is nice, because if you remember your Nashville, KC was one charming liar.

    Yes, Susan, was that Alan Rudolph? I also liked Welcome to LA.

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  6. Oh yeah, KC was a real SOB in Nashville (from my perspective), which is why I really tried to figure out what the song's lyrics really meant. He seemed to be saying he was "easy," but he was anything but. In those days, I spent a lot of time thinking about lyrics and what they "really" meant.

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  7. I agree, she reminds me of Dar Williams. And those cheekbones are to DIE FOR.

    Nice.

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  8. You know, this gloomy weather is at least nice for hiking. I was in your neck of the wood yesterday, taking the Lower Merrill trail into the Echo Mountains. Everything was moist and dewy and smelled incredibly good.

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  9. That story was pretty funny! I would have been a little embarrassed.

    Shawna's Study Abroad

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  10. I loved that movie. It made me pretend to be Shelly Duvall for a whole summer.

    As for Choose Me, I loved that one so much I married the guy I was watching it with. Sheesh, the power of film.

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  11. In context of the movie, I think the intent was seduction, pure seduction.

    Still works.

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  12. I'm thinking I might of not seen Nashville. I have McCabe and Mrs.Miller. Guess I like the musical ramblings of Leonard Cohen better.

    oops the dinner guest are outside my door trying to drag me off the computer. Eye contact, hate that. Zelos, love that

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  13. Wow, a couple of my favorite filmmakers in one post. I like Altman, and I'm an Alan Rudolph fan. But it's been a while since I've seen a Rudolph film. So long since I saw Choose Me, but I remember I loved it.

    Loved Nashville, too.

    I imagine Mr. Carradine is having his own form of a crappy week.

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  14. Is Jean from the south? I thought we were the only ones who knew "mizzly" isn't it the most perfect word?

    I loved the song today KB. I'd forgotten all about that one, along with a lot of other things. La sigh.
    V

    It ain't easy being easy, I think.

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  15. Did you ever see The Moderns P? wonder what happened to Rudolph; I'll have to imdb.

    Virg/Jean, I thought Jean made up that word, and it was a cross between misty and drizzle. Wrong?

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  16. I'm not from the South, and it evolved for me many years ago out of misty and drizzle, but I'm not surprised to learn it's a pre-existing term; it's too good not to have been.

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  17. I not only saw The Moderns, I actually did some legal work for the estate of the writer, who unfortunately died before the movie was made. I hadn't paid attention to the actors, however.

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  18. Jean Spitzer: Your name reminds me of a name I once made up for the Russ "The Moose" Syracuse radio show, "The All-Night Flight," in San Francisco. Russ was fond of using made-up names like Hans Off, Herr Laquer, Ben Dover, Isabel Ringing, Sharon Apartment, and Patty Cake to populate his show. I sent him a postcard from a young lady who was applying for a job as a stewardess on the All-Night Flight. Her name was Jean Splicer.

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  19. Earl, wasn't he Rudolph's writer on a number of movies? if so, what a loss.

    Alan Rudolph also directed Afterglow, which I thought was quite good. He hasn't made a movie in 7 years.

    I also tried to find the song that linked all the scenes in Welcome to LA, but the title makes too broad a search in youtube.

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  20. I think so, KB. Jon Bradshaw. He died around 1986.

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  21. Oh, Afterglow. I really liked that one, too.

    WV: henfug

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  23. That last link of Unseen's is a download. As much as I like his blog, I think that's uncool.

    I haven't seen Rudolph's more recent stuff, but I saw The Moderns. I thought it was a departure for him. At the time, all his films seemed to be of their own time periods, outside of history, as though he made up a time and place all his own. But that one was set in Paris in the twenties. I liked it, though.

    Rudolph takes writing credit on some of his films (Choose me, Trouble in Mind). He shared it with Bradshaw on The Moderns.

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  24. You're right. I love her sweet voice (and she's pretty too)

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  25. Fabrizio, you made my day happy. Benvenuto.

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  26. Rudolph's last film, The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), was a big disappointment. Of course, if he had cast Keith Carradine in the lead, I might have an entirely different opinion.

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  27. The title alone made me stay away. I don't even want to know about their public lives.

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  29. I'll try again. What I meant to say was, thanks for the pun, Mr. Earl. It's new to me and much better than the "paying retail" etc. jokes the name Spitzer evokes lately.

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