Song of the Day: “Saying Goodbye” from Muppets Take Manhattan

Brian mostly writes about movies and TV, but he’s contributed some music commentary over the years. This week, I’m revisiting seven some of his song reviews and recommendations. “Saying Goodbye” from Muppets Take Manhattan – From “10 Things Brian Likes – Honorable Mentions (2 of 2)” (2014) Failing to be overly verbose has never been a problem for…

Song of the Day: “I See the Light” from Tangled

  “I See the Light” from Tangled – #23 from “The Top 50 Disney Songs” (2014) Tangled features an innovative style of computer animation, meant to evoke the aesthetic of rococo oil paintings. Every frame abounds with lush detail, but, with the amalgamated eye-poppingness of tall ships, still waters, castle spires, and ten thousand glowing lanterns taking flight,…

Song of the Day: “Thneedville” from The Lorax

Brian mostly writes about movies and TV, but he’s contributed some music commentary over the years. This week, I’m revisiting seven of his song reviews and recommendations. “Thneedville” from The Lorax – From “Five for Five: Brian’s Picks” (2014) God I love this song… While I would love to launch into a sprawling defense of [The Lorax] as…

Song of the Day: “Lunchlady Land” by Adam Sandler

Novelty, parody, and sketch songs have never been a major interest of mine. And most of my reviews would sound the same. So this week, instead of writing about the song, I’m going to pick one of its intriguing quirks or a related topic to spotlight. Spotlight: Chris Farley When I was in elementary school, my friend Andy introduced me to Chris…

Song of the Day: “New Slang” by The Shins

“You gotta hear this one song, it’ll change your life I swear.” There is a certain age of people, about 30-35 years old right now, for whom Garden State was one of the formative movies of their generation. I’m one of them. Andrew Largeman as played by Zach Braff, revisits his childhood home after a decade away for his…

Free Movies 2: The Re-Year-Ening

Two years ago, I helped Kickstart a local second-run movie theater’s project to install new seating. In exchange for pledging $250, I got my name engraved on a seat, as well as a pass granting free movie admission for all of 2015. Sixty-six films later, my epic quest drew to a close. I laughed. I…