It’s May 14th, 9:30 PM PST, and at my house, it’s snowing like a blizzard. Ya, I’m the nut who left the Caribbean and wanted to go back to the mountains. What was I thinking?
Best if I take my mind off the weather and work on my BATTLE OF THE BANDS POST.
Last weekend, like every third person in the US, I had the flu. I woke in the wee hours of Saturday morning and was violently ill until well after sunrise. Best I not get more descriptive than that.
Anyway…Saturday afternoon when I finally dragged myself out of bed to wrap up in blankets in my big leather chaise, I spent the afternoon feeding DVD’s into the Blu Ray player. First I watched ‘The Man Who Cried’, as recommended by Mr. Bird from his last BOTB. I enjoyed it well enough. A heartbreaking story. The characters were a little flat, but the music throughout the film more than made up for anything else that was lacking. Thank you for the recommend Mr. Bird.
Next up, one of my favorite movies. It’s a ‘love story’ involving ‘time travel’, but not in a science fictiony way. Does that make sense? Probably not. I guess you have to ‘be there’ or at least watch the film to know what I mean.
This movie is a ‘love story’ on every level that love exists. Again, watch it and you’ll know what I mean. The movie? Oh, I didn’t tell you what it is yet, did I? Well, it’s called ‘About Time’ appropriately enough.
There is a silly little love song that runs through the movie. No spectacular lyrics, nor complex tune, just a ‘silly little love song’, but it conjures up this marvelous story of ‘ordinary people learning to live extraordinary lives’ – I just love that concept, don’t you?
Here are two versions of ‘How Long Will I Love You’, both from ‘About Time’. I’ve included videos with clips from the movie in hopes it will pique your interest to seek this flick out and have a watch. It includes one of my favorite actors; Bill Nighy.
First up: John Boden (This version runs through the movie as a theme.)
Next is a version by Ellie Goulding (This version is used at the end, during the credits.)
Once you have left you vote in the comment box with your reason why, get yourself on over to the home of ‘The Ninja Captain of BOTB, Stephen T. McCarthy. Stephen will have a link with all the participants. Seems this little ole idea is actually growing into quite the Blog Hop. Rumor has is that there are three new participants this time out. I sincerely encourage you to visit all of the participants and cast a vote. Should you feel the desire to join us, please let me know in the comment section, so I can visit and vote at your site. Also, give Stephen a ‘heads up’ and he will add you to the list.
I’ll be back on the 21st of the month (as will all the other participants) when I’ll cast my vote and give you the final tally and DECLARE a WINNER in this BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Until then, Happy Trails to you!