...we've got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side. (Pearl Jam, Leash)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I'm on my way . . . I don't where I'm goin'

Do you ever hear a song and realize that you've missed it without even knowing it?

Watching The Royal Tenenbaums again last night, I was thoroughly digging the usage of 'Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard' and realizing how some days just need a little Paul Simon to feel right. This song is on the soundtrack alongside a stellar lineup that just underscores the unstoppable combination of Wes Anderson and Mark Mothersbaugh. From the opening 'Hey Jude' instrumental, to the Dylan, Stones, Ramones, obligatory depressing scene with Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, and even some fantastic Nick Drake -- it's just top notch, eh?

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon


This also reminds me of the fun cover that those hot whistling Swedes, Peter Bjorn & John, recorded on KCRW a bit back. By the way, didja know that the female vocals in that infectiously poppy 'Young Folks' tune is Victoria Bergsman (formerly) of The Concretes? I thought she sounded familiar.

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Peter, Bjorn & John

One of those versions is going onto my running playlist and I am heading out in today's glorious sunshine. I got finally new running shoes (you mean they don't last 3 years?) and I am ridiculously excited.

It was raining yesterday so their christening run was on the treadmill and I went farther than I thought I could go without someone chasing me. I am invincible, like Wonder Woman. Except it is a heck of a lot harder for her to run in those thigh-high boots.

It's not easy, I tell ya.

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At March 25, 2007 2:33 PM, Anonymous The Legendary Boombox G said...

Great Post. I have similar admiration for this movie and its use of pop music. I had tp use the Eli painting pictures for my Myspace background. I did have the Appetite For Destruction album cover, but I needed change. This will make my friends say..."what the hell?"---keep up the great work.

At March 25, 2007 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,

Synchronicity! The same day I blog about your blog and Wes Anderson movie music, you also blog about Wes A. movie music! Check it out at:




Enik @ Timedoor

At March 25, 2007 7:58 PM, Anonymous ali said...

nice kickers! I'm quite fond of those myself... on my third pair in 6 months!

At March 25, 2007 11:03 PM, Anonymous jack said...

Hi Heather:

Re your passion for Jeff Buckley...

That you left an appreciative comment at 'Queijo Derritido' is beyond charming.

Best wishes,
Jack (Melbourne, Oz)

At March 25, 2007 11:35 PM, Blogger F.J. Delgado said...

ah, gotta love The Royal Tennenbaums. One of my favorite movies.

Rushmore is right up there too, and another Anderson flick with great music.

At March 26, 2007 7:15 AM, Anonymous mel said...

Also fabulous... Julie Doiron's version of the song. You must check it.

At March 26, 2007 6:08 PM, Anonymous James said...

Echo: Julie Doiron's version is very lovely as well.

At April 13, 2007 6:33 PM, Blogger Chris Frasier said...

If you like Nick Drake check out Adam Arcuragi. His debut album is great.


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