Monday, December 28, 2015

My Music Monday

This month's theme  - soundtrack tracks - comes to an end today. So many have I, yet they don't all qualify. Some are covers, some are songs repurposed from other older albums to be included in soundtracks.....or worse, some I have already used in other themes.

Still, I had a few left in my bag, but not really sure which one to select. Yet, here we are.......

I'm going with a fictitious group with semi-fictitious song.

From A Might Wind, we will go with the fake folk-duo of Mitch & Mickey.  ...or as you might know them, SCTV alum, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who actually play their own instruments and do their own singing.

Honestly, I know the movie was a comedy, but Levy especially should have been up for a Best Actor award for this role. He was so deep into it and so left-of-center, he was just lost in the role, and at times just plain uncomfortable to watch.

The song, "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow", however, did win awards....or at least an award....a Grammy. And it was actually nominated for an Oscar for it's writers, A Mighty Wind co-star and member of another fictitious band, Spinal Tap's Michael McKean and his real wife, Annette O'Toole.

"A Kiss" is a good and fair representation of the folk era of the mid-60s and O'Hara and Levy do a really good job on this live version, though the record version is a little cleaner.

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

Pity that Christopher Guest has made so few films but I'm a fan of each that he has made, and 'A Mighty Wind' is really LOL in a number of places. Like the entire film, this song requires the listener/viewer to be receptive at the appropriate 'angle' to catch the irony that's been conferred on it by the intervening years and the changed relationship between the two performers. Wonderful!