November 30 – “Just Like Honey,” The Jesus and Mary Chain

I have long had in my head a movie opening set to “Just Like Honey” by the Jesus and Mary Chain. The beginning drum beats – ba, ba-ba, then the stairs at Spadina subway station, then the next drum beats – ba, ba-ba, then a girl (me?) coming down the stairs onto a mostly empty platform, then a long shot showing the platform while the guitar kicks in, holding as the second crashing guitar wave comes in, and then the vocals begin: “Listen to the girl, as she takes on half the world…” I still maintain this would be an amazing opening to a movie of some sort, but since I’ve never figured out what the girl does after this scene, or when the music should fade out (when the subway comes? Should the scene just end when the subway comes?), it hasn’t come to life in any way. The movie would likely have to be set in the 80s or early 90s, when there were empty midday moments at Spadina station – long gone – and I have a feeling that the JAMC have since been featured in a car commercial., so someone has already figured out that this music could be great accompaniment to some images, albeit not the ones I would have imagined.

This is the first — early bird — post for a song of the day writing project planned for December — a good way to end another year!