21 September 2009

Carrying On..

I never knew that movie soundtracks could serve such a useful purpose.. introducing people to music I guess they would never have stumbled upon ever.. I fell in love with Sonic Youth after listening to a song of theirs in Juno. Juno did become one of my favourite films ever but with it there were a number of musicians who left a lingering infatuation kinda feeling in the air..




Originally the Carpenters'. I bet many don't know that Britney Spears' I Love Rock M' Roll is actually a cover of a cover. Originally it was Arrows' and then Joan Jett and The Blackhearts covered it. Which comforts me to know that.. since I was always bewildered about why I love the song so much and why on earth is Britney singing it.

Also, Kimya Dawson and Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches, as introduced by Juno. But genres like Noise Rock and No Wave is more my kind than indie or alternative.. ruggedness rather than edgier sounding pop. Pulls your heart's strings a little tighter. But indie does serve the purpose of putting into words the feelings more effectively than mainstream pop which IS rather disgusting, one you think about it. As I have hinted on in many previous occasions.

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore's voice in a slightly mellower version of Kobain's in my opinion.. and what're more, he's still alive. And 51. Thus pushes me more into believing I was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Anyway, similar movies were Notting Hill and 10 Things I Hate About You. And many others. And more to come.

6 comments:

  1. Nice to hear a little about music from you
    keep writing :)

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  2. Sonic youth is certainly a good band, their album, "daydream nation" is one must hear.. Of covers, juno has some nice songs. and tunes too, I like rollercoaster in it.. Of covers, I liked "the departed", tunes of shawshank redemption are eternal... likes of zorro also give a nice and sad mood.. check out forrest gump's OST also.

    P.S. - juno is indeed an awesome movie!

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  3. @ √♪נ汉Ψ
    Thanks, and keep visiting..

    @ Puneet
    Notting Hill, all the old Disney movies.. love 'em. :D

    Juno's a classic.

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  4. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore's voice in a slightly mellower version of Kobain's in my opinion.. and what're more, he's still alive.
    I love Kobain's voice. I am a big fan of him and at 51 too there is no one better.

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