"Not even John Lennon or Jesus Christ. All these people are great, godly people but I bet if you were hanging out in their minds, if you were them for a millisecond, they didn’t think they were living the monumental life. So that’s what it’s about. It’s about, you know, you’re trying to live the monumental life, but you can’t. No matter how great you are."
You've heard about the tribute show for them on Saturday night at The Satellite, right? If not, go here to read all about the acts playing, the photos and videos on display, and that rarities CD they're giving away. Because it promises to be a pretty fantastic time...
We checked in with all of the folks who will be performing covers of the band's songs or who will have their work up that night and asked them what they liked most about The Movies.
Last week, we posted the first round of reponses. Here are some more:
Rob Danson - Death to Anders
The very first time I met Tim James was the very first time I met our producer Dave Newton. I went over to Dave's house to hand him some demos. Tim and Dave were recording some acoustic songs. There was a puddle in the yard for it had been raining. Tim was standing over the puddle and singing about it. It didn't make much sense, but I knew then and there, that I would be a Movies fan.
Sterling Andrews - Photographer Extraordinaire
The first time I met Tim, I was on my way to the ladies' room at Safari Sam's. I don't remember our conversation word for word, but it made about as much sense as this one:
I walked into the ladies' room, perplexed, and just stood there, staring at the floor -- until a super adorable girl with dark blonde hair asked if I was okay. "I think so," I said. "But I also think I just had the most awkward conversation ever."
The girl introduced herself as Jessica -- and then asked "Was it with a guy named Tim?"
Nick Ceglio - George Glass
To be honest, it took me a bit longer to understand The Movies the way everyone else seemed to. But I finally got with the program when I played on a bill with them at USC, which if I'm not mistaken, might have been their last live performance as a band. If not thee last, then definitely one of the last. I remember standing among ten other kids in attendance (which was odd to me because I'd never seen them play to anything less than a full house) while they played "Timothy James" and it finally clicked for me. That song is a flawless composition in my opinion. After over a year of scratching my head over this band, I finally got it. I bought up all their albums on the spot and proceeded to hang out with the band in the green room while Tim threw around cold cuts from the food table and downloaded unflattering pornographic pictures onto the KSCR main computers desktop.
Ryan Maples - Thrillhouse Productions
For me, it was everything I heard about the band even before meeting them. When we started our music documentary almost after every interview a band would say, "Have you interviewed The Movies yet?" We would hear stories of how great and crazy they were! We had heard their music and thought it was amazing, but had yet to meet them. When we finally did they opened up to us and were very generous letting us film their rehearsals, shows and just hang out at Tim's studio. We had some great moments and were glad we captured some it on tape!
Josiah Mazzaschi - Light FM
Light FM played with them at the Viper Room for Indie 103's, Check One Tuesdays" a couple years back. Tim lit a cigarette up on stage and said, "Smoke em if ya got em." I remember thinking to myself. Wow, that guy has balls!
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