Saturday, October 20, 2007

Top 5 Songs of The Week (Sweetest Day is not so bad afterall)

This morning neither of us have to work and thus we have been able to sleep in, which was *much* needed by both of us. We been running ragged lately. . .between working excessively and being immersed in the Tribe games (which go oh-so late into the night). Speaking of the Tribe, we went to the game on Thursday and while it is not worth really talking about, we are both confident they can seal the deal this evening :)

As far as today. . .it is Sweetest Day, and for those who are not familiar with this "holiday" -- it was created here in C-town back in 1921. Cleveland, along with Detroit and Buffalo are the biggest celebratory cities of Sweetest Day. We are celebrating by drinking grapefruit mimosas and cooking Nutella French Toast (one of our favorite recipes via JANE, rest in peace), garnished with strawberries.

While soaking in this gorgeous autumn morning/afternoon, we are listening to a variety of music that provide the soundtrack for some recently viewed and much anticipated films:

So, these are our Top Five Songs of the Week -- hope you enjoy*

5. (mp3) The Killers - Shadowplay (Joy Division Cover) This cover appears on the soundtrack to the new film Control about Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis (who looks like our friend Ken Schneider) directed by Anton Corbijn.

4. (mp3) Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls (Joy Division Cover) An old favorite of both of ours (that we each coveted back in our days of Middle School), this cover appears on the The Crow soundtrack. This is one of the best covers that Nine Inch Nails has ever done. The Joy Division version of this song also appears on the soundtrack to Control.

3. (mp3) Imperial Teen - Yoo Hoo A hit back when Jose was in High school, which was over 10 years ago ha ha ha. We recently were watching the film Jawbreaker and who can forget when the most vicious click since Heathers (and, pre- Mean Girls) are parading down the halls to this tune.

2. (mp3) Elliot Smith - Because (Beatles Cover) Appearing in the film American Beauty, which we watched earlier this week on HBO for the first time since it's debut in theatres. We both feel it is a great cover and reminds us of the still so tragic and incredibly talented, tortured soul that is no longer. . .Elliot Smith, how you are missed*

1. (mp3) The Greenhornes with Holly Golightly - There is an End Providing the most memorable song on the soundtrack to the fabulous Jim Jarmusch film, Broken Flowers.

While we are on the subject of Jim Jarmusch. . .Kelly was so nice to get me a Sweetest Day gift (looks like I have to get her one now!) which was Night On Earth that just recently *finally* came out on DVD. This is one of my favorite films and it was a very pleasant surprise :) If you have never seen Night on Earth, you need to watch this amazing scene involving the very talented Robert Benigni playing a taxi driver, feeling the need to confess his sins late at night to a priest while driving through the streets of Rome.


Ken said...

Ian Curtis is way better than when someone told me I look like James Woods.

Kacy said...

could you send me the recipe for the French toast?

Anonymous said...

I can see the couch in the background. It looks so comfy!!! Next time I am home I am going to come to your house and spend many hours there. becky