Saturday, March 20, 2010

Almost Famous

You know I can't leave you on a weekend without a movie and book's my weekend way of blogging!!

I am giving you my favorite scene from one of my favorite movies. When this movie came out, I saw it in the theaters and when it came out on video, I owned it and now I own it on dvd AND have it recorded on my movie list on my dvr. You know how everyone has a movie that they can watch a million times but each time it comes on, you just have to watch, again? This is one of mine. I mean who didn't want to be the rock chick with the band?? And in this movie, who didn't want to be Penny Lane?

Anyway, it's a fun movie with fun music and great clothes for the girls. It reminds me of my best friend in high school and all of the music that we used to absorb. We listened to any and all kinds of music. We left the bubblegum music behind and delved into classic rock, punk, new wave, old school bluegrass. She loved The Who, John Lennon and Neil Young. I grooved to old school Stones, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin. She played guitar and got a great gig at a local college radio station. We discovered lots of odd and obscure music through that.

Music really does play like a mix tape through my head, it peppers every memory and it enhances my day to day mundane activities. I like that my blog lets me not only post about my rambling thoughts but it also lets me set them all to music. If you were to meet me, you would no doubt be singing with me within the hour. It's just how I roll.

So, enjoy this movie if you have the time, this weekend...and remember, aren't we all really, Almost Famous? (Yes, in our heads, we are all legends in our own minds..) Enjoy!!

And...if you are in need of a great and obscure read, try's a dark story entangled around specific events that happened at a specific time in the 1960s. If you like early Rolling Stones, the mid to late 60s and bizarre events that changed the world, you will love this.

As always, the thoughts on this blog, the music, the movies and the books are all just part of me and my ever changing moods...I don't pretend to be a movie critic, music critic or book critic. I just like to pass along my favorite loves...

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