Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flashback song: "Century Plant"

Part of the insane genius that went into the movie Camp, the 2003 movie about a summer theater camp for teens, was the ability to see a show tune in this Americana narrative song by Victoria Williams (no relation to Lucinda, yesterday's flashback).

In the context of the movie, kids at the camp find unpublished songs written by the washed up drunk playwright in charge at the camp. Played by Don Dixon. Don fucking Dixon. In a movie.

They should have let him sing.

Ah well.

So this version, Victoria's live version, will give you an idea of the original (followed by "Crazy Mary"):

And here's the version re-invented for Camp:

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