Thursday, May 31, 2007
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Jason Lee
Have you ever sat around and thought, wow, I really wish there was a cute and sugary song about falling in love with Jason Lee. I bet this person has. But there's a chance they're already too busy listening to that one Jack Johnson song that sounds like that other Jack Johnson song that sounds like every other Jack Johnson song.
So if you scour google images for that one Jason Lee picture you might be missing in your collection or if you're like me and you take your Jason Lee periodically in small to medium sized doses, you'll probably like this song. Actually even if you could care less about the guy I think you'll still enjoy it.
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Jason Lee
"I couldn't sleep last night, I turned on the TV,
it was one of those late-night talk shows.
And sitting there with Carson D. slagging MTV
was Jason Lee, doing kick flips in my dreams, Jason Lee.
I never realized how much you are just like me.
I used to skateboard, but I wasn't very good
We both like obscure music, and we're both 33.
Jason Lee, doing one-nine-oh degrees, Jason Lee
(they say) Never fall in love with a celebrity
it's just weird and it's wrong, except with you and me
I don't care what they say, this was meant to be
Take me to your movie premier, wearing cheap clothes, smuggling beer
I don't care for Hollywood, but I'd kiss you if I could
Jason Lee, doing kick flips in my dreams, Jason Lee"
Now one thing that many people don't know about is before he became Brodie Bruce (Mallrats) , Bank Edwards (Chasing Amy) and most famous of all, Earl Hickey, Jason Lee was a professional skateboarder. Here's an old video of his previous life-
And speaking of the obscure music line, I did a little research, and the guy knows his stuff. His 12 "Must-Own" records are:
1) Cocteau Twins: Blue Bell Knoll (1988)
"When I was 18 (1988) my girlfriend gave me this CD for my birthday. She was way ahead of the curve when it came to music. I wasn't. It's still my favorite album of all time."
2) Midlake: Bamnan and Silvercork (2004)
"A five-piece band from Denton, Texas, that makes incredibly amazing music. There hasn't been a week since I've had the CD that I haven't listened to it, and I got over a year ago."
3) Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (1970)
"A genius, a real genius. It's sad to think that with how good he was, and for so long, it would take a VW commercial, of all things, to bring him to the public eye."
4) Miles Davis: A Kind of Blue (1959)
"Like a great, classic film. And as with great, classic films, all you want to do is watch them over & over."
5) Explosions In The Sky: The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
"Another Texas band. Triumphant, classical-like compositions that would make the likes of Beethoven proud."
6) Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
"When this came out, being the skeptical dude that I am when it comes to 'what's hot." I didn't bite. A long time later, I bought it. Am I happy that I did? Absolutely."
7) Beck: Sea Change (2002)
"I don't want to label this one as just a great road-trip album, but it has that quality, especially " ' The Golden Age.' "
8 ) Bob Dylan: Desire (1976)
"Speaking of great road-trip albums, this is a great piece of music to listen to while driving somewhere through the desert on a hot summer day...with the windows rolled down."
9) Radiohead: Kid A (2000)
"As much as I like OK Computer, Kid A grew on me the way no other Radiohead album had."
10) Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump (2000)
"The opening track, 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot,' absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it. It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son."
11) Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun (2001)
"The singer plays the guitar with a bow & sings in a way that you'd think he was female. A beautiful & very unique sound."
12) Bjork: Vespertine (2001)
"It's very simply a perfect album from start to finish, and one that somehow makes me envious. I mean, how can one be that good?"
Yeah, I can see how Jason Lee can be crushworthy. However, that whole scientologist thing can be a turn-off. Plus, he's going to be playing Dave in the upcoming CGI "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie...doesn't that make you feel kinda awkward? But whatever Jason, no matter what questionable career moves you make, you'll still kick flip within my dreams! (He was pretty badass in "Vanilla Sky.")
All Girl Summer Fun Band -2 @Amazon.com