May 26, 1997

The Siblings Tape #46

A real odd mix of music. Very atonal. From the cassette insert: "Recorded May 26-29, 1997. Kate and Jon contributed CDs to this mix."

  1. "Weird Al" Yankovic: "Polkas on 45"
  2. "Hooked On Polkas"
  3. "Polka Party!"
  4. "Polka Your Eyes Out"
  5. "The Alternative Polka"
  6. "I Should've Known" Aimee Mann
  7. "You Got Lucky" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  8. "The Impression I Get" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  9. "Modern Woman" Billy Joel
  10. "Elvis Is Dead" Living Colour
  1. "Swingtown" Steve Miller Band
  2. "Galileo" Indigo Girls
  3. "Daughter" Pearl Jam
  4. "How?" John Lennon
  5. "Lost In The Supermarket" The Clash
  6. "Atlantic City" Bruce Springsteen
  7. "Cure for Pain" Morphine
  8. "Something Ain't Right" David Byrne
  9. "Semi-Charmed Life" Third Eye Blind
  10. "Close To Me" The Cure
  11. "My City Was Gone" Pretenders

May 24, 1997

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Until I heard Vince Vaughn talk about it on the WTF podcast,
I had completely forgotten that he was in this movie.
Not a terrible movie, but if it weren't a sequel to one of the great action movies of the 1990s, and if Mr. Spielberg didn't have his name on it, we wouldn't hold it to such a high standard. Seventeen years later, there are still some memorable moments. I still feel bad that Richard Schiff (Toby from West Wing) nearly managed to shoot the T.Rex with his poison gun...(Cheri theater, Boston)

Also On Memorial Day, Through The Years

I have been to the movies on Memorial Day Monday 13 times in 24 years, but it's not a great track record. 

May 9, 1997

The Fifth Element

fifthI love this Luc Besson futuristic fantasy. It's one of those fast-paced, colorful, entertaining movies which I can put on the DVD player anytime and soak it up. Much like all those submarine movies (and Star Trek II), the protagonist Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) and the antagonist Zorg (Gary Oldman) never meet throughout the movie. At one point, they miss each other when one enters an elevator while another exits the adjacent elevator, but that's as close as they come. I suppose if you were making a movie where the two leads hated each other, you could structure the screenplay like this and they'd never have to set foot on set at the same time.