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Chris recently posted about Landslide, a song recorded by Fleetwood Mac and some lesser bands since then.

It's always been one of my favorite songs, and took on new significance for me in the past couple of years. When I saw the movie Jack Frost , there's the scene where Jack dies, and the music played over that scene is none other than Landslide.

A week or so after I saw that, I had a tape on in my car with my kids' favorite songs, and Landslide was playing. The roads were wet and slick, with some sleet and rain. I look in my rearview mirror, and this truck is coming down Ladue Road behind me, much too fast to be able to keep from rear-ending me. The truck was a Sysco truck (the grocery people, not the router people), and the driver didn't realize how slick the roads were. I pulled off the road in time for the truck to zoom past me, where he was able to stop at the bottom of the hill. I caught up with him -- he was sitting at the stop sign stunned at what had almost happened. In language not to be repeated here, I offered him remediation on the laws of physics and diminished mental capacity.

A funny thing about Landslide is that we're supposed to look at the snow-covered hills, when the Landslide would bring the singer down. But wouldn't it be an avalanche in that case? I guess the author of the lyrics didn't want Stevie Nicks singing

If you see my reflection on the mud-crusted hills, well the landslide will bring it down.


Did you mean Jack Frost the hilarious horror flick about a killer snowman or Jack Frost the unfunny comedy starring Michael Keaton?

Posted by: Chris Hill Festival at February 1, 2003 3:46 PM

The unfunny one with Michael Keaton. Do they really have the same name or am I just confused?

Posted by: rkc at February 1, 2003 4:48 PM

Yes, they both have the same name. I've never seen the unfunny comedy, but I have seen the hilarious horror film and I highly recommend it when the kids aren't around. Not that it's scary, but it's very gruesome in parts, but the bad cgi effects and the inappropriate Christmas carols played during killing scenes have made it somewhat of a cult classic. It even has a sequel.

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