24 – can you hear me?

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(I’m shouting just as goddamn quietly as I possibly can.)

 1. “It seems destiny has taken a hand.” | Casablanca/Bogie as “Rick Blaine”
2. “Ring, ring! Who is it? Destiny? I’ve been expecting your call.” | Bolt
3. Fate’s Right Hand | Rodney Crowell
     “Brat Pack, blackjack, heart attack, crack, we need another news channel like a hole in the back …”
4. “Did I just say that?” | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Johnny Depp as “Raoul Duke”
5. Words Too Small to Say | Peter Mulvey
     “The deicide of Neitzche and Freud left us with the void. Thank you, big fellas; it was a helluva thing to do.”
6. “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” | Network/Peter Finch as “Howard Beale”
7. Radio Nowhere | Bruce Springsteen
     “Is there anybody alive out there?”
8. “Would anyone like to join me in a toast to failure?” | Dilbert
9. “Chin-chin!” | Withnail and I/Richard Grant as “Withnail”
10. Stuck Between Stations | The Hold Steady
       “She said, ‘You’re pretty good with words, but words won’t save your life.’ And they didn’t, so he died.”
11. “In time, you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love.” | Colossus
12. It Could’ve Been Worse | Matthew Ryan
       “You’ll never bury me.”
13. “This is about to get weird.” | Archer/Amber Nash, voicing “Pam Poovey”
14. Pomegranate Daffodil | Hawksley Workman
       “This catastrophe of mine, play your cards and play them right, it could be yours tonight.”
15. “You’re tearing me apart!” | A Streetcar Named Desire/Marlon Brando as “Stanley Kowalski”
16. Vanishing Man | The Floating Men
       “In the cool before dawn, I’m a creak and a groan. I’m a breath on the back of your neck and I’m gone. I’m so goddamn alone.”
17. “Run away! Run away!” | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
18. Hiding Out | Pete Townshend
        “I am safe hidden here.”
19. “Y’know, my apathy is palpable at this point.” | Mystery Science 3000
20. Splendid Isolation | Warren Zevon
        “Don’t want to wake up with no one beside me. Don’t want to take up with nobody new. Don’t want nobody coming by without calling first. Don’t want nothing to do with you.”
21. “Sometimes I feel like I’m losing control of the whole world!” | The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special/”Charlie Brown”
22. Peace in Here | Randall Bramblett
       “Inside this red-eyed migraine skeleton pain, I want some peace in here.”
23. “This is crazy! You want me to hit you?” | Fight Club/Edward Norton as “The Narrator” and Brad Pitt as “Tyler Durden”
24. Stonecutter’s Arms | Tom Cochrane
       “These are the things that carry with you. You’re never alone.”
25. “Yeah, let’s do it; I’m pumped! Let’s let the healing begin.” | Good Will Hunting/Matt Damon in the title role
26. Hospital | Michael Fracasso
       “Doing the best I can.”
27. “You paying attention?” “No, sorry, man.” | Half Baked, including Jim Breuer
28. (Hospital Vespers) | The Weakerthans
        “The doctors played your dosage like a card trick; scrabbled down the hallways yelling, ‘Yahtzee!'”
       “Before the nurses came, took you away, I stood there on a chair and watched you pray.”
29. “I think I need a hug” | Shrek/”Donkey,” voiced by Eddie Murphy
30. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks | The National
       “I’ll explain everything to the geeks.”
31. “Here’s to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm that it’s caused me.” | The Shining/Jack Nicholson as “Jack Torrance”
32. Desperados Under the Eaves | Warren Zevon  (My absolute favorite best-loved song of all time. I sang it all day long, the day Zevon died. It didn’t help.)
      “All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles, I’m gonna drink ’em up.”
       “Don’t the trees look like crucified thieves?”

      “If California slides into the ocean like the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill.”
33. “It’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” | The Blues Brothers/Dan Aykroyd as “Elwood Blues” and John Belushi as “‘Joliet’ Jake Blues”
34. Tie Me at the Crossroads | Bruce Cockburn
        “The kids that pass can scratch their heads and say, ‘Who was that guy?’ Tie me at the crossroads when I die.”
35. “Wait a minute, wait a minute, he’s not dead!” | Wag the Dog/Dustin Hoffman
36. Outlaw Pete | Bruce Springsteen
       “Can you hear me?”
37. “Vulgarity is not a sin against God, but against polite society. Between you and me, I don’t give a shit about polite society.” | Carnivale
38. Proclaim Your Joy | Mark Eitzel
       “It is important throughout your life to …”

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