Friday, January 7, 2011

"Friday Night Frolic" - Rock The Boat

Talking about my generation...

So it's a new year and I'm feeling a little nostalgic. Over the holidays I saw Pirate Radio (a/k/a 'The Boat That Rocked' in the UK). Kenneth Branagh and Philip Seymour Hoffman were pure dope. And writer/director Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones, Mr. Bean, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) deserved more praise for this film than given, as it has some brilliant moments, though the music ultimately usurps all else.

How could it not? 

This, the music of my striped-shirt and plaid-pant youth:

Can you imagine: Rock and Roll banned? Ever? Impossible to believe.

Absent, regrettably, on this soundtrack are the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Yet, I could still listen to this all day. And all of the night. I may just skip a light fandango.


  1. If you gave me the choice between the Beatles and the Stones i'd listen to Cream.

  2. Ha, Kono - First you make me cry, then laugh. I actually thought sort of the same after I wrote that line. Cream was pure genius. But a little Mick never hurts.