Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Blade Runner Is My "McCartney II"
Paul Simon or Paul McCartney?
Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan?
"McCartney" or "McCartney II?"
As "Les" said in yesterday's comments, "Discussions like these are one of the reasons I love Burning Wood."
Personally, I never bought into the "Enjoy, it's only music" approach. For years behind the counter at NYCD, my beloved sinkhole of a retail outlet, I was often accused of getting a little too passionate over the music I loved. I tried to convince the skeptics that I wasn't trying to sell product. My animation and fervor was genuine. I would say, "This is what music SHOULD do to you," as I fielded yet another query about a "Beatles' Greatest Hits" CD. "YEAH...ALL OF THEM," I would bark.
That said, yesterday's discussion made me think of another possibly troublemaking topic. I hope I haven't done this before.
Is there a song, album or film, that has achieved cult status but leaves you absolutely cold?
I'm not saying "McCartney II" is considered a masterpiece, but it is often cited as one of Paul's better releases.
I'm going all in with "Blade Runner," a movie whose first 30 minutes I've seen 10 times, because by minute 31, I want to hang myself. I admit to never having been able to sit through the entire film. I've finally given up caring.