And then—my BFF and her BF threw a New Year’s bash
(Check out her boots!)
And I spent the entire night dancing to this band--
But getting a private show was a treat! And the funny thing is, that old Elvin Bishop song- "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" was on my most favored playlist-- and, as it just so happens, Mr. Johnny V played that song when he toured with Elvin Bishop for 6 years!
And then, while I was listening to my Johnny V CD (over and over again), I went through a major movie going/renting phase, which just so happened to spawn a major iTunes shopping spree.
It all started with JUNO (if you haven’t seen it yet, please drop whatever it is that you’re doing and Get thee to the Cineplex!). The second I got home I downloaded Mott the Hoople’s “All the Young Dudes” (I already had the David Bowie version, but it’s always nice to have the original), and “Anyone Else But You” because I really liked the ending where the two characters sang it to each other.
And then I saw INTO THE WILD—(another must see!)—and found myself downloading a bunch of those moody Eddie Vedder songs that so perfectly made up the movie’s soundtrack.
My recent re-rental (is that a word?) of ALMOST FAMOUS inspired the purchase of “Wind” by Cat Stevens because I love that scene where Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is dancing alone on an empty stage with that song playing in the background. Actually I love just about everything about that movie and am extremely envious of Cameron Crowe’s childhood as (according to the movie) it was WAY more glamorous and exciting than mine!
So what about you? Has a song from a movie ever inspired a music shopping binge??
Alyson Noel is the author of FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOE, FIST KISS (THEN TELL), CRUEL SUMMER (May 2008), and MY IMMORTAL (Fall 2008). You can visit her at: www.alysonnoel.com