11 – the impermanence of being earnest

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(Hammer a nail through your heart and voilà: somewhere always to hang your hat.) 

1. “Never thought I’d find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass.” “Hasn’t stopped you looking.” | The Prestige, with Michael Caine
2. Impermanent Things | Peter Himmelman
     “We always stand alone when we’re together.”
3. “Wuv, twoo wuv!” | The Princess Bride/Peter Cook as “The Clergyman”
4. Idiot Wind | Bob Dylan
     “I can’t help it if I’m lucky.”
5. “That’s totally inappropriate …” | Seinfeld/Phil Morris as “Jackie Chiles”
6. Hard Core Troubadour | Steve Earle
     “Wherefore art thou Romeo, you son-of-a-bitch?”
7. “I’m just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.” | American Beauty, including Kevin Spacey as “Lester Burnham”
8. Sentimental Hygiene | Warren Zevon
     “Every night I come home exhausted from trying to get along.”
9. “I wish I knew how to quit you!” | Brokeback Mountain/Jake Gyllenhaal as “Jack Twist”
10. As Long as You Don’t Come Back | Justin Currie
        “I won’t feel alone, long as you don’t come back.”
11. “I’m beautiful and I’m bright, and I deserve better.” | Manhattan/Diane Keaton as “Mary Wilkie”
12. Wheels | Lone Justice
       “The solid destination of your lonesome speed.”
13. “Houston, we have a problem.” | Apollo 13/Tom Hanks as Commander Jim Lovell
14. “Cool your boots, man.” | Withnail and I/Ralph Brown as “Danny the Drug Dealer”
15. Wreck | The Bittersweets
       “Why’d you go and wreck this all?”
16. “What if gravity fails?” | Doctor Who, including Matt Smith as “The Doctor”
17. Falling Slowly | The Frames
       “Take this sinking boat and point it home.”
18. “Well, that’s cast rather a gloom over the evening, hasn’t it?” | Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
19. Revelate | The Frames
       “Redeem yourself! Redeem yourself! Redeem yourself!”
20. “Being different might not be as rewarding as you think it is.” | Painkiller Jane
21. Pale Moon (live) | Shannon McNally
       “I’m not in some desert town, and you’re not here with me.”
22. “Women. You can’t live with them, and yet … they’re everywhere!” | 3rd Rock From the Sun/French Stewart as “Harry Solomon”
23. Rexroth’s Daughter | Greg Brown
       “This life is like a thump-ripe melon / So sweet and such a mess.”
24. “I want your blood. And I want your soul. And I want ’em both, right now.” | Tombstone/Michael Biehn as “Johnny Ringo”
25. Stubborn Love | The Lumineers
       “The opposite of love’s indifference.”
26. “Turning and turning in a widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer.” | W.B. Yeats/Frankers reading
27. We Are Not the People | Justin Currie
       “We are not the people. Why would we wanna be one of those?”
28. Here Comes a Regular | The Replacements
        “There isn’t much to rake anyway in the fall.”
29. “I’m afraid of drowning.” “During sex?” “No, just in general.” | Then She Found Me
30. Deeper Water | Paul Kelly
       “He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s out of his depth.”
31. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.” | Blade Runner/Rutger Hauer as “Roy Batty”
32. “I haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about.” | Mary Poppins/Julie Andrews in the title role
33. Accordingly | Chris Whitley
       “Cops are standing naked, breaking into song …”
34. “Isn’t life grand?” | The Simpsons/”Mr. Burns”
35. Cold & Dark & Wet | Greg Brown
       “Wham, I’m spam. It’s cold and dark and wet.”

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