In “Flight 1”, Don totally negs this Japanese lady in the restaurant after he has to break it off with Mohawk Airlines (this is the episode where Pete’s dad dies in the AA crash). She’s into him, and usually when Don suffers a work setback, he likes to make it up in personal lady time, but he says “Not tonight” and bravely soldiers on.
Anyways, this song “Sukiyaki” is what’s delightfully playing over this exchange. The original title of the song translates to “I look up when I walk”, which the singer does so his tears won’t fall.
Making the whole thing just that more Weiner-loves-his-details-esque? Sakamato died in a plane crash.
I finally saw Spike Jonze’s recent masterpiece “Where the Wild Things Are” last night (movies take a while to make it all the way down to New Zealand) and was not disappointed even with the lofty expectations set by the trailer. Unsurprisingly, Jonze has found a way to combine sound and imagery that never cease to delight on the big screen, which is no surprise given his music video background. I found Karen 0 and the Kids’ soundtrack a great match for the images on the screen, but like most movie soundtracks, it loses a little of its impact when taken as a stand-alone album. ‘Rumpus’ manages to capture the unbridled joy that Max experiences while having his first ‘wild rumpus’ as the new king, followed by the comforting sleeping pile that brings everything to a close. When this track/scene was playing in the cinema, you couldn’t have wiped the smile from my face if you tried.