I recently spent a very late night watching The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I guess the caffeine coursing my veins helped me understand the movie. I remember trying to watch it once before, and just could not grasp the concept, but that night everything was clear. So yeah, I thought it was a great movie! Moved up into one of my favourites, great cute ending. And there’s one line right at the end that’s like “Meet Me at Montauk.” And I had seen it somewhere before, and the name Montauk has come up a lot in the music I listen to. There are three bands in particular, Bayside, Circa Survive and Brand New/Straylight Run.
The Straylight Run reference is very obscure and random. But it was the first time I had heard the name actually pronounced correctly. But the other two probably have a deeper connection to the movie. I know for a fact that the Circa Survive song is based on the movie (Clearly because the title of the song is a direct quote from the movie Dur.), and I am not sure about the Bayside one, but I can hazard a guess that it was also written after seeing the movie.
I just think that this is really cool that bands/songwriters/musicians can take inspiration from things like a movie, and write a song about it. It’s almost like an inside joke between the band and their audience, and until you see the movie, you’re on the outside. So for me, watching this movie at like 4 in the morning, and then realizing that this song that I had been listening to all these years is actually FROM the movie, you kinda have that moment, and from then on, you’re on the inside.
It makes you wonder what other songs are written in tribute, or about movies. And not in a blatant way, but kind of pay homage to the style and essence of the movie itself. I know that Bayside and Circa Survive are maybe a little more aggressive than Eternal Sunshine, but they do bring out the eerie and darker moments of them movie.
This is Bayside’s Montauk:
This is Circa Survive’s Meet Me in Montauk:
And now I am going to download more Circa Survive and Bayside! Look for it in my twitter feed @GoListenTo – and follow me if you want to! </endShamelessPlug>
Have a good night! May you always be in my memories.
Well this is gross. I wonder if I know the person/prof who did this study!
Oh, Canada. Study finds kids don’t know the words to the national anthem
May 12, 2010 – 15:56
The Canadian Press
VICTORIA – A new study says more than half of Canadian high school choir students are out of tune when it comes to the national anthem.
The University of Victoria study found that less half of the students surveyed knew the melody for “O Canada,” and only 67 per cent knew the lyrics.
Music education professor Mary Kennedy says many students mangle the words, changing “thee” to “the,” swapping “thy” for “our,” and in some cases even paying homage to “our home and nature land” instead of “native land.”
Newfoundland high school choir students were the stars of the national study, while Quebec students hit a real sour note.
Kennedy says the study was undertaken prior to the Winter Olympics, where Canadian fans became known the world over for their spontaneous renditions of “O Canada,” but she notes nobody was checking for lyrical correctness or proper pitch.
The music professor says she would like schools to take more care in teaching students the national anthem.
As my school year is coming to a close I thought I might try and recap it all in a numerical fashion.
- 9 rolls of film taken
- 40+ boxes of Peak Freens eaten
- 217 hours spent recording
- 2 bands recorded with
- 2 studio monitors bought
- 4 Adidas Original Shoes bought
- 2 Two-Six’s of Amaretto consumed
- 18 days, 3hours, 11minutes of Modern Warfare 2 played – divided by 3 people
- 1 Nuke called in
- 7 bottles of wine consumed
- 4 shows went to (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Joel Plaskett, some random cover band)
- 3 items bought off eBay
- 1 lost iPod
- 3 songs played on drums in jazz band
- 30 hours spent on my battleship assignment
- 2 days spent playing Bejeweled
- 220 blog posts written
- 6642 blog views
- 3 batteries & 2 logic boards & one power cable replaced on my computer
- 2 alcohol induced vomits
- 5 Seasons of the Office watched
- 1 Season of Secret Life of the American Teenager
- 2 Museums attended
- 3 songs composed
- 5 guitar strings broken
- 1 super awesome girlfriend loved
- 3 super awesome roommates
- 6 exams written
- 1 pretty dang good year