Let me explain. No, that will take too long. Let me sum up. It has been raining for the last couple days and it doesn’t look to clear up anytime soon. Yet I have had this song stuck in my head all weekend. Must be a case of mind over matter. Whatever it is, this is just a catchy song that always puts a smile on my face!
Walken on Sunshine
And so does the image I have included.
Happy Monday everyone!!!
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 20, 2013
I can’t say it much better than the official production description:
Oscar Isaac in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
“’Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making.”
If you are a fan of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen you won’t miss this one. I know I love the Coen’s vast array of movies and am looking forward to see how Justin Timberlake’s beard plays in this one. The beard surfaces in December of this year.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 16, 2013
The History of Future Folk
The logline for this movie is simple: Aliens decide to form a bluegrass band instead of destroying Earth. I know, I know, I know… A tale as old as time. A premise you see every other week at the box office…
This looks campy, quirky, funny, sweet and original. There needs to be more original ideas like this produced in Hollywood. I applaud the writer/co-director John Mitchell and admit I am a bit jealous I didn’t think of this concept first. And he got Dee Snider to be in his movie.
You can look for this in theaters May 31st. I know I will be.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 14, 2013
Anna Kendrick is awesome. Everything I have seen her in from ‘Up in the Air’ to ‘50/50’ to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ to ‘Pitch Perfect’, she has been just that pitch perfect. Even her voice over in ‘Paranorman’ was one of the better things about that movie. (I have not seen a single Twilight movie, but I am sure she would be the only think I like about them if I did watch.)
Now she has made a video for the song she sang at the auditions in ‘Pitch Perfect’ and I believe I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. I can’t get enough of Anna Kendrick. We need to hang out.
If you want to see some bonus Anna Kendrick (and frankly who doesn’t?) Check out my post for the Ben Folds Five’s song ‘Do It Anyway’. It has Anna Kendrick, Chris Hardwick and the Fraggles! Throw in Ben Folds and you have a quadfecta of awesome!
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 13, 2013
Now this, among a myriad of things, makes me feel old; Huey Lewis and the News’ album ‘Sports’ turns 30 this year. 30! Huey was 33 when ‘Sports’ came out which means he turns 63 in July of this year. WTF? Where has the time gone?
Huey Lewis and the News
I remember that HLatN was everywhere back then. Just about every time you turned on the radio one of their songs was playing on the radio. ‘Sports’ had 5 charting singles on it, 4 that hit the top 10, and it was certified 7x platinum just in the US. The follow up ‘Fore!’ continued the success with 5 top 10 hits, 2 number 1 hits and it was certified 3x platinum. Oh yeah, in between those two albums they had their first #1 hit off the ‘Back to the Future’ soundtrack. It lost the Best Original Song Oscar to ‘Say You, Say Me’ by Lionel Richie from the ‘White Nights’ soundtrack.
Needless to say HLatN has had a long and storied career. I can always throw on their music and be happy. Which for me is the hallmark of a good band. Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 6, 2013
Michael Bublé and Sam Hollyman
I like the Bublé. I am a fan of the Bublé. This video has been around for some time (2010 I believe) and is one of my favorite clips to watch. I love Michael’s reaction when Sam starts singing. This video makes me laugh every time I watch it. I love it.
Side note: The kids name is Sam Hollyman. He is from England and really is a talented young artist. Check out his YouTube channel.
(Oddly this video is NSFW because of some language. Including my favorite quote from MB “HOLY SH*TBALLS MOM!”)
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on April 30, 2013
In 1989 Tommy Shaw from Styx, Jack Blades from Night Ranger, Ted Nugent from, well, being Uncle Teddy, and (at the time) little known drummer Michael Cartellone (he of course join the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd) got together and formed the supergroup Damn Yankees; and high school dances in the early 90’s would forever be changed. Their self-titled first album went double-platinum and produced four Billboard Rock top 10 hits. Their sophomore effort didn’t fare as well. Granted it went gold and had three songs that hit the top 10 but general was much less popular than their first go around. Despite having a song use in the Jean-Claude Van Damme “classic” ‘Nowhere to Run’.
Why you may ask is Damn Yankees being featured today on Music Monday? Fair question. The answer is twofold. First fold; it is prom season and one of the songs to follow is a prom staple for me. The second fold; another one of their songs has been stuck in my head for DAYS… it needs to get out. So, ladies and gents, enjoy some 90’s hair rock.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on April 29, 2013
I have been in a musical rut as of late. I just haven’t been listening to a whole lot of music. I have however been watching way too much TV. So today I am dedicating fully to music. The whole day listening to songs I know and love to see if I can break free from my musical funk. I shall bring you with me for the first few steps on today’s journey. Here are the first five songs I get when I load up the player and hit shuffle.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on April 22, 2013
Half the country is experiencing some sort of wintery weather. So on this snow day I figured I would load up the old media player with all my tunage and hit shuffle once again. I figured I would bring a little random into our musical life. Not unlike what Mother Nature is doing with the weather outside. Here are the first five songs that happened to pop up. I hope these will help you make it through this weather filled Monday.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on April 15, 2013
Driving through New York City there was only one radio station I would have on; Sirius Radio channel 32 ‘The Bridge’. For me it wasn’t even a choice. Music is always with me, as a soundtrack for my life and the smooth sounds from ‘The Bridge’ were the only ones I wanted to hear while I drove through the crowded streets of NYC. Be it a dark, dreary, rainy night driving through Manhattan with Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’ playing or Simon & Garfunkel singing about ‘Cecilia’ it was just fitting. But early in the morning while the city was stumbling home after a long night of debauchery, while I was headed to work, steam flowing up from under the streets, one voice always seemed… well, right. That voice belonged to Harry Chapin. Yet another beautiful artist lost long before they should have been. I posted one of his songs before but here are a few more that always will remind me of those early Sunday morning drives in NYC.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on March 11, 2013