On the Silver Screen
Ethan told me that his music had been featured in the film. What we didn't know was the extent to which it was featured. In the film Twister (a personal favorite at the Whipple household), music is usually featured as a background mood-setting device. It works well, but doesn't have much meaning beyond the fun you have listening to it. In the movie we saw at Roane State, Boys of Summerville, his songs beautifully captured several of the characters' more vulnerable moments. Three of his songs were featured, and were mostly played in their entirety. Contrary to his protests, I nudged him up onstage with the actors and director at the end for the Q&A session.
Also, I experienced something strange. I saw the trailer for Let Me In, a disturbing vampire movie about a little girl, while unwittingly letting the Eels music play from another website. It really made me quite tenderhearted toward the film, even though it's supposed to frighten my nose hairs off.
Fear not, a good blog post is coming soon. There are many goings-on, and I want you to have a well-crafted account of them. Patience. Drink your tea. Listen up.