I was listening to some soundtracks of movies in the car (yay for having an mp3 6-disc player) and did a heck of a lot of driving around today so I got to hear a bunch of them.  While most of the tracks I have are themes and background music, there’s a few that stand out where the music was a big part of the movie itself.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a really good movie and has a lot of old time folksy music in it.  One of the aspects I like about the movie is that it’s script borrowed a lot from Homer’s Odyssey.  It was fun to pick out scenes from the movie that mirrored ones from the book (like Jon Goodman playing a character with one eye).  It’s a funny movie and well worth renting if you haven’t seen it yet.

Delmar O’Donnell: Them syreens did this to Pete. They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad!

[Discussing how to counter Homer Stokes’ campaign for governor]
Junior O’Daniel: We could hire our own midget, even shorter than his.
Pappy O’Daniel: Wouldn’t we look like a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies, bragging on our own midget, doesn’t matter how stumpy.

I like a lot of different music styles and this one contains a bunch that you don’t get to hear often.  Some are so catchy that I hum, sing or whistle their tune for days after. One of my favorite tracks from the movie is Big Rock Candy Mountain. I whistle along with it every time I listen to it.

… not to be confused with Candy Mountain. (Warning! Loss of brain cells may result!)

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