Friday, April 24, 2009

Top Ten Most Underrated Soundtracks, a la Toni

#10: FRIDA This CD is as singular, in my mind, as Frida Kahlo herself. But it also introduced me to Lila Downs, and now I own EVERYTHING Ms. Downs has ever recorded. OUT OF THIS WORLD EXCITEMENT, that artist! #9: PRACTICAL MAGIC. Now I personally didn't like this movie except for the actors who were in it, just not my kind of story line, I guess, though the HOUSE those women lived in was my dream house. Anyway, the soundtrack is bomb! #8: A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG. Did you catch this movie? If not? Mandatory viewing, in my opinion. But the soundtrack supports itself if you never see the flick. #7: LOVE AND BASKETBALL. For the funkster in you. Double BB, both my male children, my bro-in-law and his wife, my nieces and nephews, and me? This movie and/or this soundtrack will get all of us in a huddle for shared delight. #6: MEMOIRES OF A GEISHA. Saturated, lush, the full range of moods - I get lost in this music. #5: HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT. And when we unroll the scroll of classic 'chick flicks', i.e. Fried Green Tomatoes, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Steel Magnolias, Thelma & Louise, etc., etc., WHY ISN'T THIS MOVIE AMONG THEM? #4: SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE. In the vein of the movie, whimsical, light, fun song selection [love Eartha Kitt's songs on this], and even Jack Nicholson crooning 'La Vie en Rose' makes -- well, sense! #3: DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD. I love cajun/bayou music anyway -- y'all heard of Beausoleil? mmmm. #2: HAVANA [also an exquisite & powerful movie] #1: DEAD MAN WALKING

10 comments:

Holly said...

Thank you! I never know what to watch and I'm always looking for something new to hear. And, you, my darling have great sensablities, so I am always sure there's something in there for me!
Hugs To My Creative Sprite!

beth said...

off to find some of these RIGHT.NOW.

Carla said...

Some of these I have seen, some I have not. I'm going to put them all in my netflix que and think of my good friend Toni every time I watch one!

Vincetastic said...

This is a really great top ten list. Not sure what would constitute underrated, but Forrest Gump is my favorite and I don't know too many people who know that. These are some excellent recommendations, I will be spending some time on iTUnes finding them. You can post this to our site http://www.toptentopten.com/ and then link back to your site. We are looking for top ten lists and our users can track back to your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.

Kirsty said...

Totally agree about the Frida soundtrack... I love Chavela Vargas' power and emotion in everything she sings.

Samantha said...

Lila Downs - brilliant. Frida - one of my favourite films. I don't know some of the others, but I agree with you about American Quilt.

Kirsty said...

Hi again Toni! Thanks for the comment. I did take that pic... but all I had to do was click, the landscape is really that stunning. It's on the road from Cape Town to George in South Africa's Western Cape.
And yes, that is one of the better pics of our new president! He's a colourful character...

Veronica said...

I actually have four of these ten. I agree pratical magic has a kick butt soundtrack. you missed one....boys on the side...freaking fantastic soundtrack and in my humble opinion NUMBER ONE...lol

soulbrush said...

some of this music i know well, some of it not...mmm new choices, like that. hows the collaging going?

Journey Wildly said...

This was like freakin candy to a baby, Toni!

I LOVE the soundtrack to Practical Magic. I listen to Stevie & Fleetwood waaay more often than I should be allowed. My favorite song: If you ever did believe... I just Youtubed it! Heals my heart, Toni.

And a big YES YES OH GOD YES to the YaYa, How to Make an American Quilt, & Something's Gotta Give. I get that excited about music, Toni. Love it...