Saturday, January 05, 2008

Music and Lyrics

A few nights ago, Hubby and I watched Music and Lyrics on TV. The beauty about having satellite TV is that we get hundreds of movie channels to choose from on these cold winter nights. The rest of the year, we're too busy to watch TV, so winter is a great time to just relax and catch a few films.

In Music and Lyrics, Hugh Grant plays Alex Fletcher, a washed up 80's pop 'has been'. Long gone are the days of recognition and popularity as a member of the band, POP. Alex is commissioned to write a song for Cora Corman, the current teen idol. The only problem is that while Alex has no problems with coming up with the music, it's the lyrics he finds difficulty with.

Drew Barrymore plays the role of Sophie Fisher, Fletcher's plant watering girl (who is subbing for his regular plant caregiver). She is quick, witty, and a good poet. Will Alex convince Sophie to help him write a song for the teen sensation?

Okay, this post isn't really about the movie. The movie got me thinking of all the 80's and 90's pop bands I used to listen to when I was a kid/teen/young adult. What ever happened to them? Do you remember these guys?

Just to name a few! :) Gosh, I miss the 80's!


hotmommy said...

who is that guy in the photo with the two bros brothers? oh the 80s! do you have trivial pursuit the 80s version? you should get it! you ' d love it

Cherry said...

80's music rocks! It is so bad and so good.

I get into modes where I love listening to 80's and early 90's music. Those were the best years for love songs too!

C said...

Hot Mommy:
That's Craig Logan with Matt and Luke Goss. Poor Craig. Everyone always remembers Matt and Luke!

I love 80's and 90's music. I am such a product of the 80's, it's not even funny. I also love 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's music too. I was a huge Glam Rock and the mullet years fan. Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Warrant, Cinderella, Poison, GNR...those were some of my favourites!

Don Mills Diva said...

OMG - I am always shocked when I am reminded of just how bad the hair was in the 80s - the music however ROCKED!

t said...

Saturday night and you've got me playing 80s tunes while checking my e-mail! Don't forget Mr. Big! How many times did you play "To Be With You" when you were in high school? You were also in love with Jani Lane and Sebastian Bach! Hah hah hah! Don't deny the posters all over your room! It's ok I had them too!

caninecologne said...

the 80s rule!

so funny you mentioned that movie 'music and lyrics'. i was at the chiropractor yesterday (hurt my neck, slept wrong but am ok now) and he mentioned that movie after asking me about my 20 year high school reunion. he said there was a scene in which hugh grant's character (the 80's has been) is hired to perform at a 20 year high school reunion and all the women are going gaga over him. i haven't seen the movie but now i'm curious to see that scene.

Karen MEG said...

Those were funny! I remember I used to want that Bananarama hair so badly. Why, oh why??? Thanks for reminding me that I wanted to catch this movie too, BTW. I always forget which DVD's I want to see!
We were listening to Sirius First Wave and then Lithium (alt 90's) all the way to Tremblant; Liam got sick of the OLD music that his parents were playing. Like Missing Persons, Bronski Beat, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Soundgarden etc...Nothing like a 7 year old to remind you of how old you really are. He called these "Classic" rock... try explaining that Classic pre-dated the 80's by more than a decade!!! Didn't want him to know how much older we really are LOL!

C said...

Don Mills Diva:
The hair was bad, wasn't it? LOL! I remember crimping my hair and teasing my bangs so that they were really high and had that "big" look. Oh, the amount of hairspray I used in my high school days! Embarrassing, when I look back at old photos! ;p

Oh, please don't remind me! At least it was better than having NKOTB posters up on my walls!

C said...

It was an okay movie. It was cute, but kind of predictable. There were some very funny parts. I liked the washed up 80's pop star bit. That part at the 20 yr reunion was funny. I keep thinking that if Jon Bon Jovi came to play at our high school reunion, I know all the girls would still go crazy! I still love Bon Jovi!

Now, if Vanilla Ice were perform at our reunion...I dunno.

New Order and Soundgarden = Classic Rock? LOL! It's true that kids think that 80's music is now "classic" or "old"! Too funny! Growing up, I always thought my mom and dad's music was "old", but I LOVE the oldies! My parents listened to the Bee Gees, the Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cream, the Byrds, Bob Dylan, the Mamas and the Papas, Blondie, ABBA, Simon and Garfunkel...Those are all artists I still listen to.

I remember being really young (when I was still too young to go to school...probably 4 yrs old or so) and when it was nap time, my grandmother would close the curtains and play "I Have a Dream" by ABBA and I'd fall asleep to:

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

Jeanna said...

So how do I get a job as Hugh Grant's plant waterer? I bought one of the last VCRs in the city last night. Time to get a DVD recorder I guess.

J at said...

I used to wear my eye makeup kind of like Boy George poor MIL, when she first met me! HA!

C said...

You bought a VCR? Hey, at least you can acquire a great video collection! VHS tapes are selling for really cheap prices now! The other day, Hubby was looking at DVDs and VHS videos...and some of the videos were $3.99 compared to the DVDs at $17.99!

Wow! I'm sure you made a wonderful impression :) What did Py's mom say?
I remember meeting my mom at her work when I was done school. I met her at her office and she was mortified when she saw me! Teased hair (oooh! The bangs were so high, it's amazing how I got them to stay that way!), navy blue eyeliner and mascara, fire engine red lipstick, an off-the-shoulder sweater with a tank top underneath and ripped and tapered acid wash jeans. OMG! Why, oh why did we dress that way? LOL!

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