(SPOILER ALERT) In this scene, 13 year old Drey has become a drug runner in order to make ends meet. She unwittingly makes a delivery to her favorite teacher. Drey recently discovered that Mr. Dunne was um...heavy into crack--I won't say he's a crackhead...well yeah; he is a crackhead. This scene blows me away as Mr. Dunne is trying to keep her on the straight and narrow, but then his need for his drug forces him to cross the line and pull this girl deeper into the underside. I was blown away by this scene but the song playing in the background stayed with me. I couldn't get it out of my head. After much research I discovered that it was called Shampoo Suicide and thus...my love of Broken Social Scene was born.
BSS is a Canadian band that doesn't have a set number of members. Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning are the two constants. Wiki describes their music as a combination of all of its members' respective musical projects, and is characterized by a very large number of sounds, grand orchestrations featuring guitars, horns, woodwinds, and violins, unusual song structures, and an experimental, and sometimes chaotic production style.
That means...you can't define them. They have songs that sound like backdrops to movies; their music actually appeared in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs the World. They have songs that are OBSESSIVE; like I'm still your fag (which I've used as an inspiration for a story that I've been working on for a few years by the same title) lyrics being: I swore I drank your piss that night to see if I could live. Damn...how can you not appreciate a group that can incorporate such imagery into their music?
I'm not done discovering BSS songs that send me into music induced orgasm! I can't even tell you my favorites because I just can't decide. I was at work today with my headphones blasting Time = Cause. I probably played it 20 times alternating between Da Da Da Da.
Enough said! Check out my playlist devoted to my favorite Broken Social Scene music.