Thursday, July 6

BOURNE AGAIN


Now, you have to understand, I'm not exactly the world's biggest fan of The Bourne Identity. Yes, I thought it was fairly solid for the type of movie that it is (though its Supremacy sequel sucked giant lemon balls). And, true, I do prefer Matt Damon to his dimmer glimmer twin, Ben Affleck. And yes, it's also true that I have an undeniable weakness for plots involving lost identities, e.g. Memento (and even, to a far lesser extent, such over-the-top monuments to absurdity as Face/Off and The Long Kiss Goodnight).

All of which has only a little to do with this first post today. For, you see, it was hearing some of the music from The Bourne Identity in recent commercials for some car brand or another and then, most horribly, NASCAR, that got me thinking about the movie again. Turns out, that music is Paul Oakenfold's "Ready Steady Go," and it appears in the film during various car-chase sequences, if memory serves. Alas, it does not appear on the movie's soundtrack. For that matter, neither does the Moby song that accompanies the closing credits. So, somehow, all THAT gets us to the two tunes below.

(A lot of build-up for not much climax, but we can talk about my sex-life some other time....)

[MP3] Paul Oakenfold/"Ready Steady Go"

[MP3] Moby/"Extreme Ways"

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