Monday, June 23, 2008

Anyone Else But You

I thought I'd share the song that runs through my mind on a continuous loop these days, the song from the movie Juno that everyone knows, here sung by the movie's stars, Ellen Page and Michael Cera.

Come to think of it, I've also overheard my youngest son humming this song through the house some days, so this is not just happening in my brain. I think it's gradually taking over the minds of the whole family. I got it as a late birthday gift and it seems it never stops playing in the car when the kids are there. Humming son actually said, "Mama, this sounds like kids' music." And it does. Most of the songs have this deceptively simple, innocent sing-songy quality while they speak to much heavier issues. I love this CD! Can you tell??

Check this out at 3:59 (or see the whole thing if you are an Ellen Page fan). Besides being rude, Barbara doesn't know what she's talking about. She "didn't get it"? I'm much older than that generation of singer/songwriters myself, and the message came through clear as a bell for me. I've been forced to watch more of The View than any human being should be allowed, due to my partner's affection for it, and I've realized through this little exercise in torture that Barbara can be quite judgmental at times and just plain not nice.

Anyhow, I love the song and the soundtrack (and don't even get me started on the movie!), and I'd highly recommend it. So would my kids. Just, if you are around them, don't utter the words "Tire Swing" or the two year old will start screaming until you find a way to play it for her. And you will, believe me, you will. Her screams are brutal.


KnelleyBelley said...

I heard my boy humming this song in the shower the other night. It was the sweetest sound I think I've ever heard.

I could listen to this song all day long. Barbara? Well, let's just say she needs a good smack now and then.

WifeMomKnitter said...

I absolutely *LOVE* that song from the movie. I'm 34 years old. I "got it".

Barbara Walters could learn a thing or two about graciousness from Ellen Page. It was apparent to me how uncomfortable Barbara Walters made her but she handled it well.

Sarah said...

Hey Kel- Im with you! I love the movie and I love the soundtrack! And you should see Abe strumming his guitar to it...beyond words!