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Friday, February 08, 2008

The Swell Season And the Movie Once

Amazon.com: The Swell Season: Music: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Quickly, the movie "Once" has become one of my favorite rock movies. Actually, I picked it up because the review on the cover said it was one of the "Best Rock Movies Ever," which I can agree with. It's a beautiful film with beautiful music and one of those saddest, yet hopeful endings I've ever seen. It feels like an honest portrayal of life.

The music itself was what really got to me in many of the same ways Damien Rice's first album 'O' spoke to me. There's real soul in this Irishman's voice. I did some digging, considered getting the soundtrack and stumbled upon this instead. This is the source album where much of the music originated from the film's two stars.

Really, see this movie, listen to this album (or the soundtrack). You will feel better for doing it, like you've experienced . . . something. Nothing life changing, but perhaps gotten a peak at someone else's epiphany so that you might learn from it.

1 Comments:

  • Upcoming gig in Barbican theater London - 3/06/08. Sold out! One of very few this year in UK...
    Someone's flogging tickets on e-bay...

    By Blogger Markus, at 3:39 PM  

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