18 – soul sputters

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(Saying boo to stoke the hiccups in yonder dark nights o’ the soul.)

1. “See what God just did to us, man?” “God didn’t do that; you did it!” | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Benecio del Toro as “Dr. Gonzo” and Johnny Depp as “Raoul Duke”
2. Sacrificial Lambs | Warren Zevon
     “Them Coptic monks knew how to keep it real. That Zoroastrian thing. That Rosicrucian deal.”
3. “God is good, is he not?” “All the time.” “Not all the time.” | The Book of Eli, including Denzel Washington as “Eli”
4. Highway 61 Revisited | Bob Dylan
     “God said, ‘No.’ Abe said, ‘What?’ God said, ‘You can do what you want, Abe, but the next time you see me coming, you’d better run …”
5. “Don’t stand there gawping, like you’ve never seen the hand of God before!” | Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life
6. Cattle and the Creeping Things | The Hold Steady
     “I guess I heard about Original Sin. I heard the dude blamed the chick, I heard the chick blamed the snake, and I heard they were naked when they got busted. And I heard things ain’t been the same since.”
7. “I’m a god. I’m not the God, I don’t think.” | Groundhog Day/Bill Murray as “Phil Connors”
8. “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!” | Monty Python’s the Life of Brian
9. Jesus Mentioned | Warren Zevon
He went walking on the water … with his pills.”
10. “Hey, there goes Elvis! Yo, King!” | Beetlejuice/Michael Keaton in the title role
11. Jesus & Elvis | Greg Brown
      “Jesus went back to heaven, to be the King of Kings. I hear the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is still restlessly roaming.”
12. “You see, we’re on a mission from God.” | The Blues Brothers/Dan Akroyd as “Elwood Blues”
13. Breathe | Dan Bern
      “Card tricks! I could do card tricks you wouldn’t believe!”
      “It’s not so much that you burn out, baby, but you finally … just endure.”
      “Wars and pain and poverty, those have been around a long time.”
14. “You are a stench in the nostrils of God!” | Deadly Blessing/Ernest Borgnine
15. Lungs | Lyle Lovett (song by Townes Van Zandt)
       “Fingers walk the darkness down; mind is on the midnight. Gather up the gold you’ve found; you fool, it’s only moonlight.”
16. “Couldn’t anyone fix the hole in your soul?” | Waking the Dead
17. God Shaped Hole | David Olney
       “Well, I got religion, and I got it bad. And it made me crazy. And it made me mad.”
       “Now, there’s just a pit, and it’s black as coal. Like an unmarked grave. Like a God-shaped hole.”
18. Latin chant and bonk | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
19. Burned by the Christians | Califone
       “Broke hearts are whole, or burned by the Christians recline. Held under your tongue like a tiny stone, carried home.”
20. “Enlightenment: We are nothing without it.” | Rango
21. “The truth? The truth has never been in anyone’s best interest.” | Crusade
22. On a Sea of Fleur-De-Lis | Richard Shindell
       “For so long has this room been so hollow. We wait at the gate for an echo, in the flesh of your newly cleaned frescoes , where Jesus holds John to his breast.”
23. “I gotta get my Bible!” “What for?” “Somebody’s gotta start praying.” | Legion
24. Revelation 13:1 | King James Bible/Frankers
       “And on his heads, the name of blasphemy.”
25. Demons | Dry the River
       “We’ll fight those demons day in and day out.”
26. “It’s in the trees! It’s coming!” | Night of the Demon
27. Demons | The National
       “Can I stay here? I can sleep on the floor, paint the blood and hang the palms on the door …”
28. “I am calling on any spirit who can help us. I am calling on any spirit who can guide us.” | The Manitou
29. “You sure are cocky, for a starving pilgrim.” | Jeremiah Johnson
30. Meet Me in the Middle of the Air | Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys
        “Surely goodness and mercy will follow you.”
31. “You don’t choose the things you believe in; they choose you.” | Minority Report
32. Show Me the Place | Leonard Cohen
       “Show me the place where the word became a man.”
33. “We are so very pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die.” | Firefly
34. Surely God Is a Lover | Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys
       “Surely God was a lover when he made the driving rain. A woman must have left him weeping in a wasted shame.”
35. “Right now I don’t feel too agreeable.” | High Plains Drifter/Clint Eastwood as “The Stranger”
36. Lord, I Have Made You a Place in My Heart | Greg Brown
       “Bare-naked women keep coming in, and they dance like you wouldn’t believe. Oh, Lord, I have made you a place in my heart, so take a good look, and then leave.”
        “If you open the door, you will know that I’m poor, and my secrets are all that I own.”
37. “Are you frightened?” “Yes.” “Not nearly frightened enough.” | LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring/Viggo Mortensen as “Aragorn” and Elijah Wood as “Frodo”
38. No, Surrender | Justin Currie
       “God squads trawling through every country, tracking down fools who are bullshit hungry. Blinded by divinity, followers fall into the man-traps set along the Wailing Wall …”
39. “If life hasn’t been good to you so far …, consider how lucky you are that it won’t be troubling you much longer.” | The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (film)
40. This Is Life | The Call
       “Temptation dances a ballet. Oh, it’s truly a feast for the eyes!”
41. “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody.” | On the Waterfront/Marlon Brando as “Terry Malloy”
42. Nothing’s Changed in My Life | Hoodoo Gurus
        “Can’t you be content where you are?”
        “Nothing’s changing my life. I think I’d better change my mind.”

43. “Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.” | POTC: At World’s End/Johnny Depp as “Captain Jack Sparrow”
44. How a Resurrection Really Feels | The Hold Steady
       “She was limping left on broken heels, and she said, ‘Father, can I tell your congregation … ?”

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