Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)…..

In 2001, the wry Wes Anderson epic, “The Royal Tennenbaums” saw Luke Wilson’s character looking into a semi steamed mirror, telling himself: “I am going to kill myself tomorrow.” Elliot Smith’s Needle in the Hay eerily filled the bathroom as he lay against a sterile, tile wall, both wrists slit in an attempt on his own life.

Two years later, the irony in that scene appeared as Smith was found in his L.A. apartment with a so-called self inflicted fatal knife wound.

Opening this weekend Saturday (in New York), Wes has returned with “The Darjeeling Limited,” starring Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, and Wilson brother, Owen, who has cast a shadow over the films release with a headline making suicide attempt of his own.

While not being Ebert & Roper (are they still around?) or too sappy so early in the week, I am here to say that a ray of sunlight has come through the dark clouds in the form of “The Darjeeling Limited” Soundtrack, released yesterday and currently featured on iTunes (as well as Anderson’s 12 min. short w/ Nat Portman titled “Hotel Chevalier”).

In a word, or 7, it’s killer (no pun intended). Leveraging musical bytes, bits and pieces from famed Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray while adding tracks from champion music makers like the Kinks and the Rolling Stones, Anderson makes good on the soundtrack, as he has with all of his movies.

The opener, and title of this post, Where do you go to (My Lovely) is a great track by old timer, Peter Sarstedt. This soundtrack does not disappoint, just bring an umbrella to the theater in case the black cloud looming overhead drizzles a bit.

Best track so far: The Kinks, This Time Tomorrow.

Runner up: Asha Bhosle & Kisore Kumar, Typewriter, Tip, Tip, Tip (Awesome!!)

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~ by A Soul on the Verge of Aim on September 26, 2007.

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