Thursday, February 19, 2015

Items From My Oscar To-Watch List Continue To Get Crossed Off...

Soo... Here's An Oscar Update:

Movie Count:
Seen: 27
Unseen: 33
  1. American Sniper
  2. Aya
  3. Begin Again
  4. Beyond the Lights
  5. Big Hero 6
  6. The Bigger Picture
  7. Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  8. Boogaloo And Graham
  9. The Boxtrolls
  10. Boyhood
  11. Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
  12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  13. Citizenfour
  14. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  15. The Dam Keeper
  16. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  17. Feast
  18. Finding Vivian Maier
  19. Foxcatcher
  20. Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me
  21. Gone Girl
  22. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy
  24. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  25. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  26. Ida
  27. The Imitation Game
  28. Inherent Vice
  29. Interstellar
  30. Into the Woods
  31. Joanna
  32. The Judge
  33. Last Days in Vietnam
  34. The Lego Movie
  35. Leviathan
  36. Maleficent
  37. Me and My Moulton
  38. Mr. Turner
  39. Nightcrawler
  40. Our Curse
  41. Parvaneh
  42. The Phone Call
  43. The Reaper (La Parka)
  44. The Salt of the Earth
  45. Selma
  46. A Single Life
  47. Song of the Sea
  48. Still Alice
  49. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  50. Tangerines
  51. The Theory of Everything
  52. Timbuktu
  53. Two Days, One Night
  54. Unbroken
  55. Virunga
  56. Whiplash
  57. White Earth
  58. Wild
  59. Wild Tales
  60. X-Men: Days of Future Past

So, as of 8:10pm on Feb. 19, 2015, I still have 33 movies to go.

I'm being realistic with the fact that I know there's no way I'll be able to see all of them... There's no way... Unfortunately, so many of the movies haven't even been released, so there's no way I can see them! Oh well! I've seen more nominated movies now than I I've ever seen before.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oh Won't You Stay With Me, Cause I Won't Back Down...


I hate when I get fooled by Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," and think I'm about to be graced by "Werewolves of London," by Warren Zevon...

Werewolves of London


Sweet Home Alabama


Like, I know they aren't the same song. If you listen to each of them, right after another (the beginnings), you can hear the differences, but they are just soooo similar still.

It's so cruel when I'm listening to the radio & I get super pumped for 5 seconds and then realize "Werewolves of London" isn't the song that's actually playing... I don't care that SHA came first... WoL is better... Sry.

BUT! That's not even the worst part...

You know what's worse?


That's right.

Sometimes you get double-fooled and the song is actually "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock...

My hopes were up.. and then BAM.


Another one that is literally an actual copy...

Rixton's "Me & My Broken Heart"


Rob Thomas' "Lonely No More"

Like......... The actual same. Bye.


Okay, I'm not claiming that they are literally chord-for-chord playing the same exact song throughout the entirety of both songs....


The chunks of some of the chord progressions/cadence of parts of the song are seriously too close to not be compared & rightfully so...

**I am also not claiming to be a music expert, clearly...Just an avid music listener/cruel-nit-picky person...

I think this is incredibly relevant right now though.

Tom Petty just successfully sued Sam Smith for Smith's, "Stay With Me" sounding much too similar to Petty's, "I Won't Back Down."

I wasn't convinced at first... Then, I found this:


You can definitely hear it.


But honestly, music has been around for so long... Things are bound to sound similar every once in a while.


Anyway, I found this cool website:

If you go there, you can listen to a bunch of different songs that people have compiled that sound similar. There's a forum below where people comment & it's just really neat to see all the songs over the years that have been "copied."

Well, judge for yourself!