Monday 5 November 2007

Movies and Music

I got hold of a copy of the I'm Not There Original Soundtrack today, "33 Bob Dylan songs reinterpreted by some of music's most acclaimed voices"
A so called supergroup has been formed featuring members from Sonic Youth, Wilco and Television along with some Dylan Band members called The Million Dollar Bashers and they feature on a lot of the covers, with Calexico popping up fairly regularly too. So far the stand out track for me is Cat Powers version of Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again which had the unexpected effect of making me sit up and actually Listen to the track, Dylans original had always just breezed by me. Anthony And The Johnsons version of "Knockin On Heavens Door" will no doubt bring tears to the eyes of twenty - something males, but has me crying for less appreciative reasons. Sufjan Stevens does a suitably Sufjan version of Ring Them Bells

I went to see Death At The Funeral on Friday night. Its a British comedy farce, directed by Frank Oz and the plot centers around a funeral where everything goes hilariously wrong. The tag line is Last Rites....and Wrongs. To be fair it is pretty funny and there are a few genuine laugh out loud moments. The writing is lean enough and doesn't linger on anything too long to milk it. If you go to see it watch out for the clever animation that runs under the opening credits.

In other news, I went do dinner at a friends on Saturday night and we all ended up going a bit wild and dancing until 4 in the morning, I spent most of yesterday in bed. Hangovers are a real waste of time (but dancing is fun)


RapturePonies said...

i'm so jealous, i'm dying to get this!! heard some tracks on tom dunne last's all v interesting!

Becs said...

Oooh really interested to hear the Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico version of "Just Like a Woman" it any good?

Might buy this later. Hmmm. Quite excited.

Sarah said...

The Charlotte Gainsbourg version is suitably shimmering and sexy, quite a coup for a Dylan track in fact....