One of the best movies of 2012 also had one of the best soundtracks. The book/movie takes place in the 90s, so the soundtrack is mostly older songs. In fact, only one track was brand new, and it just happens to be my favorite. I’ve listened to this song almost every day for the past two months and it gives me the chills every time (especially as it transitions into David Bowie’s “Heroes”).
“But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights in the building and everything that makes you wonder, and you’re listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”
If you haven’t read the book and/or watched the movie, I highly recommend both.
Another soundtrack song, this one from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. I loved this movie and Danny Elfman is my absolute favorite film composer. In fact, his score for Edward Scissorhands is my #1 desert island pick. However, my pick from Frankenweenie is not Mr. Elfman’s doing. Though I do love the score, my favorite musical piece from the film comes from the one and only Karen O. You won’t hear “Strange Love” until the end credits, but it fits the movie perfectly. And I can’t help but hope this track is our first taste of a new Karen O And The Kids record (probably not, but a boy can dream).
Lastly, the title track from Sera Cahoone’s latest. I was immediately drawn to this because of the title. This particular track, “Deer Creek Canyon”, reminds me of my Dad. I lost my Dad almost 10 years ago, but I miss him now more than ever. This song really reminds me of him. In fact, I used to fish with him (and my Grandpa) in a Deer Creek. Now it’s not the same Deer Creek as in the song, but I like to think it is.