Song of the Day #3,823: ‘Gold’ – Interference

I suppose it’s appropriate that, after so many recent posts about movies, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a song from another movie.

‘Gold’ appeared in the lovely 2007 film Once, and later in the successful Broadway adaptation of the film. I first assumed this was a performance by the film’s leads, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, but apparently it is actually by an Irish band called Interference.

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Song of the Day #2,621: ‘Gold (Acoustic)’ – The Swell Season

onceI haven’t given much thought to the film Once in the eight years since its release. While I certainly appreciated it at the time, it never grabbed me the way my favorite films do.

That’s a bit surprising, because the movie should be right up my alley. It has the low-budget, real-life romantic vibe of Richard Linklater’s Before series and it features a number of beautifully staged musical moments (Marketa Irglova’s late-night battery run, for example).

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