Leave the Body Here, Right Here Is Fine
by Dan
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Mark Snow - "Skateboard Theme (Instrumental)"

I'm here to provide for you. I know what you're looking for. I know you're looking for sneakers and big socks. I know you want an orange-and-tan disco that skips and shimmies and shines. I know you're looking for a good time. Well, look no further, it's the theme to the movie Skateboard. A pumpin' little beat covered in little trebly dustings in a wah-wah sauce. A Friday night never dressed itself in front of the mirror like this before. [out of print]

Jefferson Starship - "Fast Buck Freddie"

If perfect disco doesn't get you positively turned right on, try some never-bothered-to-revisit Jefferson Starship on over that sweet fancy torso of yours. Put it on like an old boyfriend's band shirt, wear it cause it's there and you need the warmth. But also 'cause it's not terrible, and Grace Slick, mad drunk driver though she may be, can sing like a thunderstorm and she only uses melodies that fit like tetris in her voice. The lyrics, though, ye-ikes. The verses are such fake-trip drug talk, but the chorus is passable. Sing it now while you still have a song. Your time is running out. [out of print]


My reviews of I Know Who Killed Me and The Bourne Ultimatum are up on The Movie Binge.

Posted by Dan at August 10, 2007 3:34 AM

Skateboard theme is deliciously positive. It doesn't just put me in a good mood, it's making me a glutton for good moods; I'm getting fat on up-beat.

Posted by danny z at August 12, 2007 1:25 AM

I worked a Jefferson Starship show in Boston, it was hilarious. I'll tell you about it some non-internet time.

Posted by Aaron at August 13, 2007 12:17 PM

wow! jefferson starship is awesome- i can never get enough of 2 min. dance breaks...

Posted by tina at August 14, 2007 4:01 PM

Apparently my thing this month is: who should cover this? (See my comments on the Low post a while back.) Anyway, I'm thinking The New Pornographers could have a good time with this J. Starship song...

Posted by 2fs at August 18, 2007 6:03 PM

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