Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Favorite Movies and Songs

Sage tagged me in her blog post where she shared her favorite movies and songs. I really don't think about this a whole lot (not nearly as much as Sage apparently!), so it was tough! For the movies, I thought about the DVDs we own, and what we watch most often. And then I thought about what I like to watch when I get to choose the DVD for the evening. Usually I just let Chip pick. :)

1) Amelie - Oh, I love so much about this movie. I love the script, the beautiful, beautiful colors, and Yann Tiersen's soundtrack. I love the soundtrack so much, I had the DJ play songs from it at my wedding reception.

2) The Royal Tenenbaums - "She smokes."

3) Anchorman

Hilarious, but this YouTube is missing some of my favorite lines. Like this one:

I'm not even mad

4) The Holiday - The plot is OK. What I really LOVE is Kate Winslet's English cottage!

Ok, ok... that second one is my Walle. Haha. Just had to slip a cute photo of him in here.

For my song list, I thought mostly about what I go back to listen to over and over. I also thought about some of my favorites from my high school mixtapes.

1. Whippoorwill, 2. Wise Woman, and 3. Magnolias - Caroline Herring. Such beautiful lyrics in all of these songs. How can you not love Magnolias where she describes a man as her "secret standard". I could probably name a few more of Caroline's songs, but I am going to limit myself to three.
4. HyperBallad - Bjork with the Brodsky Quartet
5. Kicked It in the Sun - Built to Spill. "We're special in other ways!" 
6. Holocene - Bon Iver
7. Time After Time - Chet Baker. Reminds me of first love :)
8. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley. My older brother Lukas would listen to Grace every night before bed. This was probably 1997? I was always in his room chatting on AOL IM with my boyfriend. Haha. Good times.
9. Cath... - Death Cab for Cutie
10. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
11. Push - The Cure. Another big brother influence. Lukas loved The Cure. 
12. Get It Together - Beastie Boys and Q-Tip... How can you go wrong with the Beasties and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest? Ill Communication. I still have it on cassette, and I am surprised I didn't wear it out.
13. Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra. On the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack. This is my happy day song.
14. Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major - Johann Sebastian Bach. Mollie would play this as a warm-up before orchestra class, and it brings back so many good memories!
15. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen. Lukas gave me a Leonard Cohen tape, and. I must have listened to it a thousand times. I love Leonard Cohen's voice!

If I can figure out that Grooveshark thing, I'll try to post a play list.

And now I'll tag:

Oh, and don't feel obligated to do this! Just if you want to. 

UPDATE: Here's the playlist on Grooveshark. 
None of the Caroline Herring songs were on there, though. You can listen to those via the links above. 

1 comment:

Casey said...

You are way more cultured than I my friend. but I will give it a try. You have heard the lullaby music from radiohead, smashing pumpkins, etc? you should check it out... might be something ya'll could both tolerate.