Tuesday, September 13, 2005

random thoughts on some entertainment

i've been trying to figure out how to get to the elizabethtown premiere. i'm super excited about it. i absolutely love cameron crowe. i think he's great. i'm really hoping that orlando bloom and kirsten dunst can pull of the leads in this movie. as of right now, i'm not sure where i stand with my thoughts on orlando. he's never really impressed me, but i guess i can't say i've seen a lot of his movies. i'm not too sure about kirsten dunst either. her accent bugs me in the movie trailer, hopefully watching the movie won't be nearly as painful. i'm hopeful though because i have enough faith in cameron crowe to think that he would do whatever it took to cast the people he thought could play the part. so i guess we'll just have to wait and see. right now, i'm just concerned with scoring tickets for the premiere on saturday. it looks like the soundtrack came out today. it has a bluegrass-y, southern feel to it...which i suppose is definitely appropriate. you can listen to it on the movies website under the music category.

speaking of music...
i quit playing with the ipod's "shuffle songs" feature long enough to listen the the new backstreet boys cd that came out this summer. it's got a little more guitar and piano and it's a little more rockish than their older stuff. i mean, it has been close to five years since their last album. i used to pride myself on owning a pretty good music collection and loving a wide variety of music. i thought i had good taste. then i listen to these great pop albumns and i have to question myself. is this seriously great music? yeah, i don't really know. all i know is that i love it! seriously...are these kids coming to a concert near me? and how much crap would i get if i went to a backstreet boys concert? that's the great thing about me...i don't really care what other people think. listen to some of their songs, then...bring on the criticism. i can take it.

oh, speaking of music. i'd just like to know how in the world the radio can play the new black eyed peas song "my humps" on the radio. what's even more annoying is that it actually has a somewhat catchy beat. you can listen to it here.


Micah d. said...

Oh God,
"My Humps" has got to be the worst song I've heard in a long, long time.

Lately I've been on a pretty strong indie rock kick, mostly influenced by various friends around the country. But I bought the new Switchfoot album yesterday and it's awesome!

emily said...

that would rock if you were able to attend the premiere for E'town. I am not a huge fan of Kirsten Dunst either, but I hope this one she does well. The soundtrack looks really good. Somebody at work, told me to listen to more Patty Griffin, I haven't heard much of her music but she is on the soundtrack.

amy said...

i love patty griffin. she's great!

studentoftheone said...

i'm not sure anyone can say they have or have ever had good music taste and still own a backstreet boys cd. i think that is an oxymoron. you should listen to Jason Upton. he will rock your face off. also Mark Shultz has a few good songs that i have heard. you rock a.t. soon we need to hang out again. this will settle down at the end of this month.