Producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion grew up in a musical family: his father was director of the Yale concert and marching bands, his mother sang in jazz bands, and his siblings, Randy (a conductor/arranger in L.A.) and Laurie (a violinist), were both avid music students. Young…
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My Experience of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie and Soundtrack
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At the time I saw the movie for the first time, I was insanely in love with a strange guy. And because of that I liked him even more. He made me see one of my favourite movies of all time and hear one of my favourite artists of all time. Without him, I wouldn't know that kind of music even existed.
It was a strange part of my life and he was even stranger. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blue Valentine, The Station Man were just a few titles suggested by him. I was swooped off my feet. He was tall, gorgeous, dark, photographer and had knowledge of great festival movies and music. Something that's not Hollywood! And I loved it! And I wasn't the only one.
I came from UK at the time and stayed in the same city as him for 15 days only when we managed to run in the rain and look for amazing closed gardens,other people from our little hometown didn't even know about. All the romance I didn't know I was capable of! After 15 days I moved to another town. We stayed in touch, of course. And watching the movies while he was gone made me feel even closer to him.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, them meeting, falling in love and falling apart and doing everything to get back with the person he loves was just confusing and amazing at the same time.
I can't say Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind is the best Soundtrack ever, but it was the first one to come to my mind. And I think that means alot. Movie and music came together. Without such music, movie wouldn't be as half as powerful. Usually, I like psychedelic music,and this is one big mixture of rock, psychedelic, pop etc. There's a bit of everything. It features the score, composed by Los Angeles musician Jon Brion, as well as songs from artists E.L.O., The Polyphonic Spree, The Willowz, and Don Nelson.
And it comes to one song. And that's Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes. Even today I get goosebumps when I hear it! One of my favourites of all time!
What can I tell you, the love affair with Him lasted for about six months and it was messy. He gave me all the signs he cared, but didn't want to be with me, because he had a bad experience. Being young and green, I was sure I will be able to help him and make him forget her and fall insanely in love with me. Didn't happen. But hey, once I realised that, I moved on, and today I have an amazing friend who gave me big knowledge in enjoying movies I loved and music I loved and how to find it all, just for my soul.