When I did my show a few weeks ago I started off with “Stephanie Says” off of the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack. Fellow DJ Mike Campana (Tuesdays 2-4pm) wondered how many times a song from a Wes Anderson movie gets played on WCDB each week. I purposely failed to mention to him that I had Scott Walker’s “30th Century Man” cued up which had appeared in The Life Aquatic.
I love every Wes Anderson movie. His stories are pretty simple and straight forward but in some strange, unique way they always contain a deep emotional resonance vesseled through deeply flawed, complex characters. To add to this, Wes adds some of the most perfect soundtracks.
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