Friday, June 4, 2010
#16: Our Song: Falling Slowly
Brian and I will be doing our little 8th-grader-slow-dancey-wedding-sway to the song "Falling Slowly". It's a tune from the incredible independent film Once, which won lots of awards back in 2007. We saw this movie in the theater and adored its simple yet moving love story between 2 singer-songwriters. Oh, and the soundtrack? Amazing.
After we left the theater that night Brian said that he wanted me to teach him a little guitar so that we could write songs together, just like the couple in the film did. (I know- cute, right?) That never happened. (Though if it had we would totally have a record deal by now - or we'd at least be YouTube sensations.) Nevertheless, the movie and its soundtrack truly made an impact on us. And so you see... "Falling Slowly" just HAD to be our song.
Above is a snippet of the song performed by the top 2 contestants on American Idol this year. There are 3 reasons why I'm posting this particular performance:
1) The male contestant, Lee Dewyze, looks like he could be Brian's brother. Seriously. Even Brian's mom thinks so.
2) I'm a singer-songwriter/ guitarist just like the female contestant, Crystal Bowersox. She's one of my favorite contestants from all 9 seasons of the show.
3) I've been a fan of American Idol since it first aired in 2002. (I even auditioned once. And NO, my audition was not one of the awful ones that they televised!) Brian says he hates the show and yet every time I watch it he's in the background giving his two cents like he was a 5th judge or something.