Do you ever hear a song and realize how much you’ve missed it without even knowing it?
Watching The Royal Tenenbaums again last night, I was thoroughly digging the usage of ‘Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard’ and realizing how some days just need a little Paul Simon to feel right. This song is on the soundtrack alongside a stellar lineup that just underscores the unstoppable combination of Wes Anderson and Mark Mothersbaugh. From the opening ‘Hey Jude’ instrumental, to the Dylan, Stones, Ramones, obligatory depressing scene with Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, and even some fantastic Nick Drake — it’s just top notch, eh?
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon
This also reminds me of the fun cover that those hot whistling Swedes, Peter Bjorn & John, recorded on KCRW a bit back. By the way, didja know that the female vocals in that infectiously poppy ‘Young Folks’ tune is Victoria Bergsman (formerly) of The Concretes? I thought she sounded familiar.
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Peter, Bjorn & John
Both of those versions are going onto my running playlist and I’m heading out in today’s glorious sunshine. I got finally new running shoes (you mean they don’t last 3 years?) and I am ridiculously excited.
It was raining yesterday so their christening run was on the treadmill and I went farther than I thought I could go without someone chasing me. I am invincible, like Wonder Woman, except it is a heck of a lot harder for her to run in those thigh-high boots.