Monday, February 25, 2008

Wasn't it really nice...

how during the Oscars last night, John Stewart brought Marketa Irglova back out so she could say her thank yous. I watched this years awards show in it's entirety, which might have been the first time I did so. I did this primarily because I wanted to see how Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova would do. Much as I dislike the Frames, (Hansard's band, overwrought, all dynamics and no melody), "Falling Slowly" is a great song, and I loved the movie. It really hit home to me. I spent a chunk of my late teens and early twenties busking on the streets of various Irish cities and like Hansard's character, at night if things were slow, I'd try out my own songs. However I never had a cute Czech girl come up and flirt with me. Lots of drunks and ne'er do wells though...

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Anonymous Sarah said...

That's funny, you should read your brother's post on the same subject. We got to see the edited Oscars on the Monday night so, unfortunately, didn't get to see Marketa's speech as they cut it out! Falling Slowly is a brilliant song and Once is a fantastic movie but the competition wasn't exactly stiff. The gospel choir were the only others in with a shot, the music from Enchanted was Tripe.... IMHO.... ;o)

6:30 AM  
Blogger John Mc said...


My brother and I have agreed to disagree about his atrocious bad taste vis a vis The Frames!

10:21 AM  

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