Monthly Archives: September 2007

Across the Universe

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting through my open mind
Possessing and caressing me

Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Saw Across the Universe the other night.  It’s ridiculous.  The movie is a musical using a ton of Beatles songs (a la “Mama Mia”/Abba or “Movin’ Out”/Billy Joel) to tell the story.  The characters are, of course, named after characters from Beatles songs (Jude, Prudence, Lucy, Max, Sadie, etc). Liverpool Dock worker Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels to America in the 1960s to find his estranged father (he’s a WWII baby).  Daddy works as a janitor at Princeton, Jude meets stereotypical Princeton rich boy rebel Max (Joe Anderson; think Logan on Gilmore Girls).  Max takes Jude home to the fam, where our loveable Brit of course falls in love with blue eyed blonde all American little sis Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood).  Max drops out of Princeton, the boys move to NYC where they meet up with some interesting characters, including singer/landlady Sadie (Dana Fuchs) and guitarist JoJo (Martin Luther McCoy).  Lucy’s boyfriend dies in the Vietnam War as Max gets drafted.  Let the activism and political statements begin!  Stay tuned for random cameos from Bono, Eddie Izzard, Joe Cocker and Salma Hayek.  If you’re a Beatles fan, you’ll love this movie.  It’s trippy – not quite Rocky Horror Picture Show trippy, but more like taking-the-red-pill-going-down-the-rabbit-hole-and-lacing-your-tea-with-LSD-trippy.  But in good way.  I think John Lennon would have liked this movie.

Bono in Across the Universe

Bono is the Walrus, which makes sense, as he already thinks he is the 2nd coming of Jesus anyway.

Martin Luther and Dana Fuchs in Across the Universe

Dana Fuchs & Martin Luther McCoy during “Oh Darling!”

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Evan Rachel Wood. All you can think of when you watch her is “that girl is like 9 & she’s banging Marilyn Manson.” But she has a nice voice (“Blackbird”).

Eddie Izzard in Across the Universe 

Eddie Izzard is the ringmaster for this crazy circus we’re in (“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”).

Across the Universe Magical Mystery

Jude, Lucy, Max and company go on their own Magical Mystery Tour, hehe.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever.

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Max gets drafted for the War in Vietnam – “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.

BTR Keeps It Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh Records 

Hello hello hello.  BreakThru Radio is proud to announce the addition of Minty Fresh Records to our ever-growing roster.  DJ Matt & DJ Emily are co-hosting today’s special playlist that showcases some of the great music that Minty Fresh has to offer.  Definitely check out the show, which you can find right here:  The Minty Fresh Showcase.

Minty Fresh’s website: http://www.mintyfresh.com/

BOTW: Wayne from Oceans Never Listen

Oceans Never Listen 

Hey hey hey,

Time to announce our lastest Blogger of the Week.  Joining us for the final week of September 2007 iiiiiissssss Wayne Massingham from Oceans Never Listen!

Be sure to hop on over to the main page and check out Wayne’s posts all week.  Click here to read the first one, on Animal Collective’s Strawberry Jam