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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 6/1/17

Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day bring along a Mix of the Best Songs to ring in the First Day of June, and to also fill this Thursday – Friday Eve’s – day with Music that will have you Singing-a-Long. Continue reading Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 6/1/17

Quintessential Albums :: Reality Bites Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn.

RCA met with the film’s music supervisor Karyn Rachtman and Stiller three weeks into filming to discuss the soundtrack album. They finalized a deal and the label opened its roster to the director who picked only one band: Me Phi Me. Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Reality Bites Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Friday Five :: Songs about Coffee

Songs about Coffee As my blog side-descriptor will attest, I am a coffee lover, as well as a music obsessive. Coming up with a list of songs about coffee is something I have done more than once, I even have a few Spotify playlists of that caffeinated ilk. So, as I sit here with music playing out of my work space speakers, and have a coffee at the ready on my right side, it occurred to me that today’s Friday Five could be songs about coffee. Tea will get its time, too, so those of you are tea enthusiasts (I play at … Continue reading Friday Five :: Songs about Coffee

That night I ain’t forgotten :: VOTD

Up the Junction :: Squeeze from the album, Cool For Cats Up the Junction was the third single released from Squeeze’s second album, Cool for Cats. It is one of the band’s most popular and well-remembered songs, and reached # 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Up the Junction is a novel by Nell Dunn, first published in 1963. Lyricist Chris Difford said that the title phrase was lifted from the 1965 TV play version of the novel, directed by Ken Loach, and its subsequent 1968 movie remake. (see Up the Junction). The film had a soundtrack by Manfred Mann, and a song by them, titled Up the Junction, although the song … Continue reading That night I ain’t forgotten :: VOTD

Now she’s gone :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Marco Zamudio “With lips full of passion,  and coffee in bed.” Will sits in a darkened apartment, his darkened apartment now. He has been sitting in the corner by the window, his legs tucked up underneath him, in the world’s most uncomfortable chair. That’s what they had deemed it once they had it inside. Will had spied it at the under the bridge flea market, it matched her shade of lipstick, so he’d bought it on the spot, dragging it up the five flights of narrow stairs to their place. Elle had loved it … Continue reading Now she’s gone :: SOTD

My Top 300 Movies :: 91-95

91. Catch and Release This is not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, it is full of flaws and at times derivative plot twists, but I love the characters and their stories, regardless. Maybe its the cast, filled with so many favorites of mine (Jennifer Garner, Kevin Smith, Timothy Olyphant, Juliette Lewis), or maybe it just hits a soft spot of mine – families made of choice and circumstance that are not your “family”. No matter what the reason, it is one of my forever go-to “comfort” movies. Trailer First kiss Razor :: Foo Fighters Pills :: Gary … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 91-95