Thursday, February 12, 2009

Life - Uncapping the Sharpie

While there was little to contribut to the over-arching Count of Monte Cristo mystery here, "Mirror Ball" had plenty of laughs ("Do not uncap the sharpie,") a respectable theme, and an interesting soundtrack.

The theme was laid out pretty overtly by Crews when he says "the Buddha said we'd live our lives pretending to be someone else." The cover band (Hot Lead) being the obvious catalyst here, but there's also Danni hiding from her daddy issues, while Ted dealing with his infatuation with Joan... er... Olivia.

80's hair bands ruled the soundtrack, but even so, a couple great indie songs worked their way into the mix. Clinic's "The Witch" is a Rolling Stones ("Sympathy for the Devil") influenced tune that's about a modern day witch hunt, giving us an early clue that the Dentist didn't do it. Meanwhile, while interviewing the crazy female Judah impersonator (Patty,) we get a little "Psychotic Girl" from The Black Keys. Nice. Subtle (sort of). Nice touch that she went on to form a cover band called Two Judes with another suspect.

Playlist: Life - Episode 2.14 "Mirror Ball"
1. "Love Hurts" - Nazareth
2. "The Witch" - Clinic
3. "Psychotic Girl" - The Black Keys
4. "Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
5. "Two Shotguns" - Mont De Sundua
6. "Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake

Previously: The Nature of Debt (Episode 2.13 "The Re-Entry")

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