I told you that I’m extremely quirky. Add random, too. I looked at the songs in my iPod today (I usually just put it on shuffle and don’t pay attention). The poor thing probably thinks I have multiple personalities! To make the point, I will choose ten songs at random.
- “Maggie Mae,” by The Beatles (who doesn’t like The Beatles?).
- “The Christmas Song,” By Nat King Cole (I am too lazy to make a Christmas playlist, so I end up listening to it in July).
- “Dancing Queen,” by ABBA (it’s just happy).
- “Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart,” by Backstreet Boys (please don’t judge).
- “Rocket Man,” by Elton John (my parents liked him in the 70s, maybe it’s hereditary).
- “Stay With Me,” by Sam Smith (it’s just pretty).
- “Amazing Grace,” by Charlotte Church (my favorite religious song. Who knows, maybe a post inspiration someday).
- The “Apollo 13” theme (one of my favorite movies, with a pretty soundtrack).
- “MMMbop,” by Hanson (again, please don’t judge).
- “Beautiful Day,” by U2 (puts me in a good mood).
See what I said about random? I have no idea how the Genius in iTunes does it, and I’m afraid to see what it would choose for me. I would have thrown in the towel long ago!
Do you watch a movie strictly for it’s entertainment value, or can you usually see deeper messages in it? I have Netflix, and there is always the iTunes store, so I basically can view any movie anytime. I have seen some good ones this year. “American Sniper” and “McFarland” were my favorites.
When I leave the theater, I will say how good the movie was. But later, when I have had time to mull it over in my head, I can usually pick out things we all can relate to. Take “McFarland;” it basically said through hard work, anything is possible.
Some of my favorites have similar “morals.” I have no idea when I will have nieces and nephews, but the following few movies they can watch with Auntie Erin. Besides being a good story, the movies have a meaning that is essential.
“October Sky” and “Gifted Hands” tell about how education is the key to anything, be it a rocket scientist like Homer Hickim, or Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned now presidential candidate.
“That Thing You Do” is just a fun story of four or five friends who have a garage band turned number one hit in the early sixties. Sometimes you just have to have a little fun!
If I had to narrow it down to just one movie that sums up what it means to be human, I’d be here all day!