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About pturman

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  1. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}pturman, thanks for the Elliot Smith song. You mention its use in Wes Anderson's *The Royal Tennenbaums*. Are you a Wes Anderson fan, and if so, have you seen his latest, *Moonrise Kingdom* ? > It's very good, funny and sweet without being in the least sacharine or cloying. With the trademark Wes Anderson "quirkiness". But not annoying "quirkiness", as is sometimes his weakness. > > A terrible sad end for Elliot Smith, why would someone so talented wish to end their own life? A question, I suppose, that has been asked repeatedly wheneve
  2. Aprapo of nothing, Check out this hauntingly beautiful sequence from Wes Anderson's masterpiece THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. The singer/songwriter is the great 90's grunger Eliott Smith. Google him (Eliott Smith) to learn why this scene is especially poignant given his (Smith's) personal bio.
  3. This is from his move ONE TRICK PONY that was his love song to musicians everywhere, famous or not.
  4. Looks like we're both in a 70's mood tonight, Eugenia!
  5. I was 13 when this song came out. Ah, what a cornucopia of imagery & possibility this song presented to a boy just becoming a teenager.
  6. Cranberry sauce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG2gNvqGJVU
  7. I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told . . .
  8. Check out RO on Alec Baldwin's podcast. I learned more about Robert Osborne in this 30 minute interview than almost 20 years of watching him on TCM. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/
  9. {font:Calibri}Levon Helm{font} {font:Calibri}(1940-2012){font} {font:Times New Roman} {font} {font:Calibri}I’m convinced that The Band were almost as big an influence on rock music as the Beatles or the Stones. The Band’s first album, MUSIC FROM BIG PINK, came out right in the middle of the psychedelic period of the late 60’s. And it’s not an understatement to say that every rock musician at the time was influenced by it. It was a watershed album that changed music.{font} {font:Times New Roman} {font} {font:Calibri}Everybody, and I mean EVERYB
  10. I met a girl who sang the blues . . .
  11. No one left alive in 1985. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCG-4vi7M1Y
  12. Even though St. Paddy's Day is over, here's a couple of Irish songbirds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0
  13. Geesh, from the title of your thread I thought Kevin Costner was gonna go around the country with other celebrities giving speeches!!! (ha ha)
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