Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Blah with dignity

I guess we can now add killer to Nancy's growing criminal resume. Drug dealer, arsonist, smuggler... it's obvious Nancy's given up entirely on being 'mother of the year.' Last night, Weeds dealt head on with the dying Bubbie storyline, and the euthanasia debate was hardly riveting. Airhead Silas stood in for the opposing view, and his straw men argument quickly blew down a few 'blahs' from Andy -- albeit, well written blahs.

When all is said and done, though, it's naturally Nancy (aka "Not Francine") who gets the honor. Bubbie predicted that shiksa was going to be death of her anyway, and leave it to Nancy to find an indirect way to do it - fuse box. Note that she's doing this after smuggling drugs and a criminal over the border, just to, you know, top off her day. It's like gardening in the rain after going for a run, no sense showering between.

To take the episode out, the song "Thank You For Making Me Feel... Better" (from singer/songwriter Linus From Hollywood) is played, with the intent being one of relief for Bubbie. But the song itself was actually written about a man's love for beer. Taken from the obscure album Let Yourself Be Happy, it's a bit of an ode to Pet Sounds, using only beer bottles as instruments for the recording. He did it all using just a 12 oz and a 40 oz bottle, overdubbing all the clinks and tuned bottles together. In addition, there's bottle caps and a bottle breaking, adding to the drunken ambiance.

Meanwhile, Secret Diary of a Call Girl again resorted to music to keep us at arm's length during one of Hannah/Belle's introspective moments, letting only the lyrics to Regina Spektor's "Fidelity" let us in on the internal struggle going on during a rather intense shower:
I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds...
... and it breaks my heart
Previously: Monday Night Vice (Season premieres for Weeds/Secret Diary of a Call Girl)


Arjan said...

nice info on the 'weeds' song. Where did you get all this info?

drake leLane said...

Vintage Microphone has an interview with Linus (which I link to in the post) where he details the recording of the song. It's a great song, and I had no idea until I read the interview that it was all beer bottles.