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Music to Write By #1 – I Still Believe

11 May

When writing – or struggling to think of something to write about –  it’s always easier to focus with some music on in the background so why not introduce – or remind you of – some quality or cheesy music, as well as giving myself some easy content too.  Each week I shall attempt to post a piece of music or a song that has come up on the autoplay with some personal remembrance associated with it, or failing that, a randomly occurring thought or two.

First up is this beauty:

When this came on, I was caught in memories of being first introduced to the brilliant I Still Believe, at local (and awesome) rock pub, The Town Mill. Having never seen The Lost Boys, I recall a hazy Tuesday night confusedly watching my friend Rick doing an impression of oiled up, topless, Tim Cappello on saxophone (check out one minute and ten seconds if you have neither time, or inclination to watch the whole thing), I knew from this bizarre, energetic display of the gyrating man before me that this had to be a must see film, and it was.

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40 responses to “Music to Write By #1 – I Still Believe

  1. shadowoperator

    11/05/2018 at 04:52

    A far cry from Peter Pan’s lost boys, though!

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    • Ste J

      11/05/2018 at 06:33

      Yes but equally as fun. I lover reading Peter Pan, need to do so that again soon.

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  2. Alastair Savage

    11/05/2018 at 05:48

    The Lost Boys is a great film … and maybe has the best final line ever, with its only competitor being ‘Some Like It Hot’.

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    • Ste J

      11/05/2018 at 07:02

      I liked the last line in The Return of the King (the book) ‘Well, I’m back.’. That would have been a really great line to keep in the film as well. I always remember ‘A polar bear fell on me’, ending and summing up Roadhouse.

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      • Alastair Savage

        11/05/2018 at 14:27

        Yes and a much better ending than the film. The Return of the King had about twenty endings, didn’t it? I thought it would go on forever.

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        • Ste J

          17/05/2018 at 13:59

          The collective groans and shufflings in the cinema at yet another ending was funny after the first two ‘endings’.

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  3. Jill Weatherholt

    11/05/2018 at 06:22

    I love to listen to music to get unstuck when writing. I’ve never seen The Lost Boys.

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    • Ste J

      11/05/2018 at 07:04

      It’s good 80’s fun, great soundtrack and has the guy in it who played either Bill or Ted from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Good fun all round!

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  4. Clare Pooley

    11/05/2018 at 07:31

    I’ve never seen this film either. I don’t know what I’d do without music.

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    • Ste J

      11/05/2018 at 07:34

      Music always has that power to change moods, I love how it makes an affecting foil to the visuals of film. Much less so for books I find but the fun is in discovering the music that syncs with the reader’s book of choice.

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      • Clare Pooley

        11/05/2018 at 07:40

        Yes, I enjoy that too. I have been synching music on the radio as I drive during the last week or two. Road to Hell was a good one recently!

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        • Ste J

          11/05/2018 at 08:03

          Nice! I wonder if it will come up on the YouTube autoplay, maybe if I listen long enough, it will cycle around.

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  5. Bumba

    11/05/2018 at 07:53

    Liked the clip. I think this Capello has a brother who is also a musician. A. Capello. But I think he will row with p

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  6. Bumba

    11/05/2018 at 07:54

    ….sorry. I think he works without a band. Sorry again.

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    • Ste J

      11/05/2018 at 08:16

      It’s always good to learn something and find new people’s works to explore. Happy Ste.

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  7. Lucy

    11/05/2018 at 20:54

    This was my favourite film for a while when I was young(er), the VHS was rarely back in its box. I also had the soundtrack cassette and I remember it playing while scraping wallpaper. Less fun than oiled up air-sax players, but more practical 😉

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 14:12

      Cassettes, I miss those! You could have done with a good old 80’s montage to get the scraping done quicker!

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      • Lucy

        17/05/2018 at 20:44

        Ha! Like a Rocky training montage but with painty hair, step ladders and a trip to B&Q.

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  8. Elizabeth Melton Parsons

    12/05/2018 at 00:58

    This brought back some memories. Not all good, but still enjoyed the memories all the same. 🙂

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 14:14

      Apologies for the not good memories, hopefully I can find a song or piece of music with happier memories soon.

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  9. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    12/05/2018 at 06:35

    Music helps us to unwind.

    I played the video…it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing… 🙂

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 13:57

      Glad you like it, it is one of those really catchy songs that makes me do the Tim Cappello gyrating dance with a bit too much enthusiasm.

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  10. macjam47

    13/05/2018 at 07:25

    I love to listen to music when writing but our taste in music differs greatly. I think it’s the age difference. 😉

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 14:02

      I am hoping to put some varied videos up in the coming weeks so we may sync up at some point hopefully.

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  11. Liz

    13/05/2018 at 18:40

    This is great fun – so very 80s.

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 13:45

      I love 80’s films, definitely the best era for films in my opinion, which is maybe why I should keep to reviewing books!

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  12. Andrea Stephenson

    14/05/2018 at 00:54

    Blast from the past! I bought the Lost Boys soundtrack album partly because of this song but I haven’t heard it for ages 🙂

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 13:56

      It’s such a catchy album, especially unashamedly loud on a Summer’s day.

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  13. Tom

    16/05/2018 at 03:25

    That Rick sounds like a mental.

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2018 at 13:23

      He blummin’ is…and then some!

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  14. LuAnn

    20/05/2018 at 00:02

    I loved the movie ‘The Lost Boys’, as well as the song. Thanks for sharing Ste J.

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    • Ste J

      20/05/2018 at 13:08

      I spent many hours just listening to soundtracks of late, thanks to.all the writing I am managing to do.

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      • LuAnn

        20/05/2018 at 22:49

        I have so much reading to do. Once I finish writing about our most recent trip, I plan to attack my long reading list, and do some heartfelt writing. Take care my friend.

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  15. Purpleanais

    07/06/2018 at 17:27

    I got excited and entered comment before I even wrote it! haha I love this song and I loved the film too – the 80’s were GREAT

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    • Ste J

      09/06/2018 at 08:42

      Such a good decade for films, much better than the modern CGI obsessed nonsense of today, the films of the 80’s had heart..

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