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ROCKOLLECTIONS GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.8

Chugging along with Rockollections Goes To The Movies, I'll open with a song that was written and recorded by Paul McCartney, and rejected by the producers of a 1978 Movie.
The song turned up 12 years later as a B-side- McCartney, like me, wastes nothing, lol!
After that, some songs from Movies Of The 70's.
Including most especially, the ONLY ever Oscar Winner for Best Picture Of The Year that was rated X!!!
What Movie was that?
I'll have some personal thoughts on the totally different directing styles of Robert Altman and Alfred Hitchcock, and you can decide which one I am most similar to.
And another puzzle for you to close this episode out...sometimes I just like to entertain myself and do things for my own amusement.
Why will I be playing these two songs, and in that particular order?
(It wouldn't work reversed.)
The answer has to do with a highly acclaimed, very famous Movie.
Some will get it right away, some may not- but ALL will think I am a jerk with the answer, LOL!
We'll return to the Movies, but at least not for the next couple of weeks, as I have something else planned for you.
At any rate, I feel good about this one, so here's hoping you think this particular chapter is a fun listen!
 
Here's the link, and watch yourself crossing the street to our theater, at WLSO.FM:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 11:57pm
RJ,
I felt good myself about this one, and you solved the movie.
A New Years song eh, lol?
The song they did pick I don't even know, so I think they should have gone with McCartney- just his name value alone.
Both Daybreak and Everybody's Talkin' were by Harry Nilsson, and the strange thing is that although he wrote so many great songs, that 1st big hit by Harry, Everybody's Talkin', was composed by an early Greenwich Village folkie named Fred Neil.
If I can find his version, I'll send it.
You never saw Midnight Cowboy? Hey, what do you live in a cave, lol?
Let's get on the stick here...a damn great movie!
I remember that Seinfeld!
The M*A*S*H* Theme IS dark, with a catchy tune that belies the seriousness of the lyrics, but there are a whole bunch of examples of that.
Country Joe's I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag, John D. Loudermilk's Tobacco Road as done by the Nashville Teens loses it's meaning, and another example I may be playing in the next two weeks.
Thanks for the pat on the back about my ending to the show, calling it classic, lol!
I just thought it might be funny, and also see who was paying attention.
I never would have thought of it, but since you mention it I DO remember that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation!
You are a cultural icon, lol!
Good writing from you as always,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 11:56pm

What the hell?

I can't get the whole thing in white on black!

Comment by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 11:55pm
RJ,
I felt good myself about this one, and you solved the movie.
A New Years song eh, lol?
The song they did pick I don't even know, so I think they should have gone with McCartney- just his name value alone.
Both Daybreak and Everybody's Talkin' were by Harry Nilsson, and the strange thing is that although he wrote so many great songs, that 1st big hit by Harry, Everybody's Talkin', was composed by an early Greenwich Village folkie named Fred Neil.
If I can find his version, I'll send it.
You never saw Midnight Cowboy? Hey, what do you live in a cave, lol?
Let's get on the stick here...a damn great movie!
I remember that Seinfeld!
The M*A*S*H* Theme IS dark, with a catchy tune that belies the seriousness of the lyrics, but there are a whole bunch of examples of that.
Country Joe's I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag, John D. Loudermilk's Tobacco Road as done by the Nashville Teens loses it's meaning, and another example I may be playing in the next two weeks.
Thanks for the pat on the back about my ending to the show, calling it classic, lol!
I just thought it might be funny, and also see who was paying attention.
I never would have thought of it, but since you mention it I DO remember that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation!
You are a cultural icon, lol!
Good writing from you as always,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 11:54pm
RJ,
I felt good myself about this one, and you solved the movie.
A New Years song eh, lol?
The song they did pick I don't even know, so I think they should have gone with McCartney- just his name value alone.
Both Daybreak and Everybody's Talkin' were by Harry Nilsson, and the strange thing is that although he wrote so many great songs, that 1st big hit by Harry, Everybody's Talkin', was composed by an early Greenwich Village folkie named Fred Neil.
If I can find his version, I'll send it.
You never saw Midnight Cowboy? Hey, what do you live in a cave, lol?
Let's get on the stick here...a damn great movie!
I remember that Seinfeld!
The M*A*S*H* Theme IS dark, with a catchy tune that belies the seriousness of the lyrics, but there are a whole bunch of examples of that.
Country Joe's I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag, John D. Loudermilk's Tobacco Road as done by the Nashville Teens loses it's meaning, and another example I may be playing in the next two weeks.
Thanks for the pat on the back about my ending to the show, calling it classic, lol!
I just thought it might be funny, and also see who was paying attention.
I never would have thought of it, but since you mention it I DO remember that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation!
You are a cultural icon, lol!
Good writing from you as always,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 28, 2011 at 9:08am

I really enjoyed that show Mike.  And I was right, it was Midnight Cowboy, but more about that later.

 

I'm really surprised the Paul McCartney tune was rejected.  Based on your description of the movie, it sounds like it would have fit perfectly.  It also sounds kind of like a New Years song to me, it just has that feel.

 

The Nilsson tune was cool (Daybreak).  Now, I'm confused, 'cause next you played Harry Nilsson?  Is that correct?  Two different artists?  Like I said, I'm confused.  Anyway, the song Everybody's Talking, from Midnight Cowboy (which I've never seen, and it's on one of the HBO channnels currently), has always been a song I like.  And guess what?  It reminds me of Seinfeld.  The episode where George buys a car that he thinks belonged to John Voight, the actor.  If I remember correctly, at some point in the show they play that song.  Awesome!

 

Tell me that M*A*S*H* Theme is not one of the darkest songs you've ever heard.  Man, it's really dark.  But it also has a Beach Boys vibe where the backing vocals are concerned.

 

And the way you wrapped the show up was classic (Tequilla Mockingbird).  Speaking of Mockingbird, that song reminds me of National Lampoon's Vacation.  That's a great part when they first start out on their journey and Clark and Ellen start singing that song.  They do a pretty good job too. 

Comment by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 9:06am

We have a winner here, lol!

Collect your prize at any time!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 28, 2011 at 8:28am
Before I listen, was it Midnight Cowboy?

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