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Friday, August 07, 2009

Think Of The Tender Things That We Were Working On

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it."
~Ferris Bueller

My words are currently all being used in service of processing the Paul McCartney concert last night, and I promise, I'll get to that on both of my blogs. For right now, however, I'm finding the world a little less funny, a little less angst-filled, a little less teenaged today, as the news that John Hughes, a filmmaker who CERTAINLY defined a generation, has died at the age of 59. So, some links for you to ponder.

CNN obituary.
Alternet profile, noteworthy for this paragraph:

His films were also notable for their choice of music, which helped propel bands such as "Simple Minds" and "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark" to chart-topping success during the 1980s.

"I just used what I was listening to at the time, bands I liked," Hughes said in a rare 1999 interview. "It was my own personal taste."

The actors' points of view.
Spin's soundtrack moments. Then mine. I think I do a better job ;)

And finally, if you do nothing else today, watch this. It will do your heart good.

"You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal..."
~Brian Johnson

You saw us as we were...

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