Tuesday, April 14


Greetings dear reader!

Back from our Easter at our son's home in Knoxville. Paul and Leah have decorated and painted their home in an "oh-so-cozy" fashion. It's so very THEM. Their original artwork, writings, and photography are everywhere. I so loved it...sans the grandkitties. Apparently grand ma-ma is still highly allergic. Quite a miserable weekend from a sneezing, hacking, watery eyes point of view...but the kittens are SO cute you can't help but be smitten by the rotten little things. I digress...

The reason for this post is to let you know about a FAB movie we watched while there..."Yes Man" with Jim Carrey. For reasons I am not entirely sure of, this movie didn't get the typical "Jim Carrey, funny man" hype. However, it SHOULD have. Besides a great movie soundtrack (excerpts to follow), the message of the film was really quite daring: "Say YES." To life. To opportunity. To love. To adventure.

So many of us are calm, rational thinkers that we talk ourselves OUT OF saying yes. We can give you a jillion and one reasons why we DO NOT do something, but can often come up with few for why we DO what we do. "Why DID I buy that top?" "Why did I buy those Jelly Belly jellybeans?" "Why did I go out with HIM?" "Why did I take that ceramics class?"

Lots of great music in the movie too:

  • Opening song - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey
  • Bigfoot Lodge - Old Enough by The Raconteurs
  • To Lick Your Boots by Eels
  • Bus Stop Boxer by Eels
  • Eyes Down by Eels
  • The Sound Of Fear by Eels
  • Your Lucky Day In Hell by Eels
  • The Spaces Between by Expatriate
  • Persian wife web site - El B’Nia by Maghrebika
  • Bar song - Swollen Summer by The Bravery
  • Dancing game - Flowers by Terra
  • Staring At The Rude Bois by Gallows
  • Emperor Waltz by Lawrence Welk
  • First song by Zoeey Deschanel - Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Von Iva and Zooey Deschanel
  • Bar song - Hyper Enough by Superchunk
  • Playing keyboard - Star Spangled Banner by Zooey Deschanel
  • Zooey Deschanel sings - Uh by Huh by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
  • In A Jar by Dinosaur Jr
  • Last Zoeey Deschanel song - Sweet Ballad by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
  • 6 am running - Helicopter by Bloc Party
  • Talking at Griffith Observatory - Blinking Lights (For You) by Eels
  • Theme From Blinking Lights by Eels
  • First Harry Potter song - A Reunion Of Friends by John Williams
  • Second Harry Potter song - Leaving Hogwarts by John Williams
  • Wooden Nickels by Eels
  • Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants
  • Animal by Eels
  • Water Music by Aradia Ensemble
  • Hollywood Bowl - Can’t Buy Me Love by Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel (originally performed by The Beatles)

  • Talks the man off the ledge - Jumper by Jim Carrey (originally performed by Third Eye Blind)
  • Nebraska football game - Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker Marching Band
  • Yes To You by Alice Faye
  • Umbrellas To Mend by Frisco Jass Band
  • Lazer Gun by Dr. Dud
  • Song at the bar during wedding shower - Stomp! by The Brothers Johnson
  • The breakup - The Good Old Days by Eels
  • Let’s Get Small by Trouble Funk
  • Cool Jerk by The Go by Go’s
  • Bridal shower - Carry On by Jean Knight
  • Second bridal shower song - Olde Mill Inn by Blackmore’s Night
  • A Little Bit Of Basie by Red Garland
  • Flyswatter by Eels
  • Keystar by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
  • Prologue by John Williams
  • Somebody Loves You by Eels
  • Riding on the Ducati - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey
  • Yes Man by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
  • Man Up by Eels
  • Original music for Yes Man by Lyle Workman and Mark Oliver Everett

  • Now, you may be thinking (especially after seeing the soundtrack list) that the movie is probably lacking in profound moments...it is NOT. Because he can only say YES, Jim Carrey, helps a homeless man which causes him to meet a woman, which causes him to look at relationships in a different way, which causes him to behave in a different way, which causes him to scale the fence at the Hollywood bowl, seek out a wife via Persian Companions online, throw a wedding shower for his best friend's fiance, etc. etc. ALL BECAUSE HE SAID YES.

    I challenge you, dear reader, to say YES to something you'd normally say "no" to...nothing dangerous. Nothing stupid. Just... say...YES! Keep me posted!

    More soon!


    Paula Clare


    Tammy said...

    Hi Paula- I loved that movie as well. Alex and I watched it when it was at the theatre.

    Jenny Bessonette said...

    Hi Paula! Thank you so much for following Vintage Plum on Twitter. :-) I can't wait to get to know you on VP!