So I was doing my usual 3 hour drive back from my parents house that I do every few weeks. I hate the drive but also I love it because its when I actually get time to think and be creative and for some reason being in the car I come up with my best ideas. Probably because I'm not distracted by my phone or other people or tv shows its just me, my music and my mind!
Anyways so my current favorite song is Green Day's "Stab You In The Heart", and I'm jamming and clapping along and realized I probably love it so much because it sounds like "That Thing You Do" by The Wonders, from "That Thing You Do"! So of course I then put on the sound track to "That Thing You Do" and sang along to every song just like I will do do any time the movie comes on.
"That Thing You Do" has been in my top 5 movies since I can remember. I loved it so much because it was a band from Erie, PA; which is about 30 mins from where I grew up and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I'm not going to lie I'm pretty sure this film has a huge part to do with why I love music and the local scene so much! When I was a teen I was part of the Erie 814 music scene and lived by it well into living in Pittsburgh. I still love the 814 music scene but I don't really know any one in it since I've been in Pittsburgh so long. And got to be part of the 412 music scene a little before I started 412nes in 2015!
So growing up I thought "That Thing You Do" and The Wonders were 100% real! To my surprise in college we got to watch the film as part of a film class and I was so ecstatic but I said something to someone, I don't remember exactly what happened and I ended up looking up if it was real. AND WELL IT IS NOT, IT IS ALL FICTIONAL, lol. Tom Hanks you broke my heart and ruined my life, haha just kidding. Also "That Thing You Do" is my all time favorite Tom Hanks movie and you can't change my mind! Although he is not a main main character this is a film that Tom Hanks both wrote and Directed. The film has an awesome cast, my favorite characters would be in order; Lenny (Steve Zahn), Guy (Tom Everett Scott), and Faye (Liv Tyler). PS. FUCK YOU JIMMY, not the actor just the character and too bad if it's a spoiler the movie is 24 years old! OMG, 24 years old; I feel old!
Now it's time as always in my "blah blah" blogs I lose track of what I'm saying because I had to take a break. Typically I am writing when at work because thats the only time I have my laptop out, sitting at a desk to do all my website and blog stuff. ANY WAYS.. LETS SEE.
("blah blah" blogs, I just mean blogs where I write a bunch and share my thoughts and such. You can find all my old blogs on my old site. Also I am not a writer so grammar, spelling are not perfect and I'll have many run on sentences! Would any one reading be interested in my old blogs being moved to the new site and back dated??
So why are The Wonders my favorite fictional band besides them being one of my favorite movies of all time or having roots to close to where I'm from? WELL... I don't know, because it is a really funny movie, shows the in and outs of being in a band, though success, failure, heart break and more. It's just an over all awesome movie with some rad people, and the songs are super catchy!!
Some of my favorite lines and scene in the movie are...
Lenny playing go fish and he says "You gotta be quick with me, I'm from ERIE, PA!!
Or why guy meets Del Paxton and is super nervous and says "You are my biggest fan" rather than "I am your biggest fan". A super relatable moment!!
Oh and just the entire Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, scene! And now that I am searching, is there a band actually called that?? WERID!
OMG and the scene where Faye hears "That Thing You Do" on the radio for the first time, and runs down the street finding the members and ending up in Guy's dads shop all jamming out!
There is just too many good parts of the movie, the entire thing is just well one of my favorites!! GO WATCH IT IF YOU HAVEN'T! AND GO REWATCH IT IF YOU HAVE! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of That Thing You Do, and also what you'r favorite fictional band is?!!
And I'll sign off with Jimmy being a total jerk but the moment fits for this blog, not in a rude way but I think you all have had enough regarding this topic.... "I QUIT".
BUT ALSO HOLD UP A MIN, I JUST FOUND A AWESOME DELETED SCENE FROM THE DIRECTORS CUT, AND I NOW NEED TO GET A DIRECTOR'S CUT TO SEE MORE! How did I not think to look these things up before! WOW
I'm never done when I say I am!
Here is the music video "That Thing You Do" filled with shots from the movie!
And one more thing, I may have knew and forgot but I don't think I knew until the other night when I got the idea for this blog... NEW FOUND GLORY cover of "That Thing You Do"!