Sunday, January 6, 2008


With a husband who has his degree in theatre combined with my personal love of movies, I'm happy to say that this is a post dedicated to our latest find: Once.

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Great actors. Great music. I've always loved movies that make you really feel something. And this movie just brings you into its world. And now I'm listening to the soundtrack (I love it when you can relive the movie in your head from the soundtrack.... Love Actually is another good movie to relive by the soundtrack).

The music is almost hypnotic and reflective. Lyrics and melodies are equally good. And I think if I were cool enough to write my own songs, these would be the songs I would want to write. So good. And it helps because the actor/singer in the movie is Irish, which takes it to another level of cool. The actor/singer in this movie reminds me a lot of singer Damien Rice... almost Irish folk rock.... which is my favorite style of music.

So, I felt compelled to write a blog about the movie. You should rent it. And you should listen to the music. And, for those of you who appreciate songs for their lyrics, I included my favorite song's lyrics. The name is Say It To Me Now ... lyrics are good, but the melody makes it amazing. Seriously, check it out. And be inspired to be a musician.

"Scratching at the surface now
And I'm trying hard to work it out
And so much has gone misunderstood
This mystery only leads to doubt
And I'm looking for a sign
In this dark uneasy time

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

And I'm not trying to pass the buck
I'm just trying to get a better look
And I'm wondering how it feels for you
Now that the shoe is on the other foot
And I didn't understand
When you reached down to take my hand

And if you have something to say
You'd better say it now

Cause this is what you've waited for
A chance to even up the score
And as these shadows fall on me now
I will somehow
Cause I'm clearing up this wreckage Lord
And there's more than you've ever seen before

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now"

* NOTE * go to Best Buy's website to listen to clips of the songs


Alyssa said...

loved it. love love love loved it.
what a great movie.

Alyssa said...

love love love loved it.
what a great movie...