Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Matinee

The weather turned dreary in the Nation's capital today, and at some point I have to get in the frame of mind for Holy Week. But not yet.

First, let's check out the trailer for the new movie version of “Marmaduke” whom everybody knows as the popular comic-strip Great Dane. Directed by Tom Dey (Failure to Launch, Showtime, Shanghai Noon), it features the voices (or more, in some cases) of Owen Wilson, Lee Pace, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, George Lopez, Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ron Perlman, Steve Coogan, and Fergie.

We're making our widescreen video clips just a little bigger these days.

Halfway through the clip, we hear a great tune from 1980 by a band known as “The Romantics” from out of Detroit. “What I Like About You” reached #49 in the US, #12 in the Netherlands, and #2 in Australia. The song remained a "power pop" staple throughout the 1980s in a number of television commercials. It has a raw energy that best exemplifies the Detroit rock sound, and the unique "garage band" sound that typifies the band in its earlier years. Case in point is a great rhythm guitar part, which we'll have to study someday for our Guitar Workshop series.

Won't we?

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