Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Remember those oversized White t-shirts that read "Frankie Says Relax?" I do. This is one of those all time great songs, anyone can dance to it (not necessarily dancing well, but dancing.) Of course when I was young I didn't realize it's a totally gay song and once I did I really didn't give a damn. However, I specifically remember when the song shifted away from pure FM radio memory and took up space attached to something more concrete in my brainspace (a limited amount available, so consolidation and strengthening of position is always on the mind of my thoughts and memories.)
Body Double was a Brian Depalma movie from the 80's and I saw it as I was beginning to develop a stronger and better sense of taste. I didn't know then that DePalma worshipped Hitchcock and was making his movies with over homages to Hitch, I just knew the movie starrted Melanie Griffith (pre collage and other assorted plastic surgeries, this was a young Melanie, playing an actress in a porno movie, and during one scene that resonated with this adolescent was a sex scene in which the Relax is playing and the male partner is having sex with Mel, ending with him stating to the director that he had blown the money shot! Great Stuff!
Jump Around by House of Pain - great bar song circa. early to mid 90's. Basically I'll always attach this song to good times at the Knight Club on Easton Ave New Brunswick, during the college years. Basically this song was an excuse to drag my chemically addled body out to the dance floor and ... jump around like a fucking madman, sweat splattering off my soaked head while another evening of debauchery was in full force. Not to be repeated, but never regretted or forgotten!
White Lines by Grandmaster Flash - see above, fill in the dots. One of the classics on the standard Knight Club soundtrack
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS - great song, but watch Donnie Darko a few times and you'll see how perfectly this song is placed in the movie. Part of the initial establishing shot, it's the first indication that you are watching a true mindfuck film, one that offers new shit everytime you watch it.
Route Shift- All Star Break.
MLB heads into their 3 day all-star break and it's a good time to review the first half and see where those great guys from Boston are right now.
Sox still own the best record in baseball, as they have for most of the year. They struggled a bit in June but have remained consistent. Considering the fact they are missing Schilling, Coco Crisp has struggled at the lead off spot all year and newly signed shortstop Julio Lugo is batting under.200 I have to be pleased. This could be a 100 win team but that is secondary to the real goal; win the World Series. (I like Mets fans more than Yankee fans, but I am a little tired of hearing "1986" and "We have 2 championships" - yeah, none in the 90's and none in this century! I figure that going through the Yanks after being down 3-0 put that demon to bed, now the ghosts of 86 can be fully exorcised by beating the Mets in the World Series. The only team in the A.L. that worries me are the Detroit Tigers (hey, they just swept the BoSox, otherwise it's clear sailing!!!
Super smart (and oh so humble) I often wonder if heightened intelligence is a blessing or a curse. Recognizing the evil, lies, and corruption that dominate the world, I often retreat into films, comics, sports, and other distractions. Bread and Circuses, baby!! (Don't you just wanna hang out with me now; I must be a barrel of laughs). My blog is where you can read these thoughts, and soon enough you will begin to see, I'm a pretty cool guy. (There's that humility again)