Part Time Lover / Full Time Friend

Juno & Bleeker

I got swept up in the Juno wave a couple weekends ago.  The movie was as good as the hype, especially for tackling a complicated social issue with teen pregnancy.

Music played a big role in the movie.  The soundtrack is filled with indie-certified acts such as Velvet Underground, Cat Power, and Belle & Sebastian.  Kimya Dawson is featured throughout, both solo and with her former band, The Moldy Peaches

It has been well documented that Ellen Page, who plays Juno MacGuff in the film, had a big hand in Kimya Dawson’s musical participation within the movie.  After chatting back and forth with the movie’s director, Jason Reitman, Page suggested her character would probably listen to The Moldy Peaches.  Reitman took the idea and ran with it in more ways than one (the movie actually ends with Juno and her boyfriend, Paulie Bleeker (played by Michael Cera), singing a few verses of “Anyone Else But You.” 

The song is a good-natured, lo-fi, indie folk song about a couple realizing they are meant for each other as Dawson and bandmate, Adam Green exchange verses.  Although the topic is nothing new, the lyrics are downright quirky and carefree, which reduces the cheese-factor quite a bit.

Dave, I realize this isn’t a song you’d likely spin, but be sure to listen for the fantastic Nintendo reference in the middle of the song.

Also, I’ve heard from multiple people that I look a little like an older version of Michael Cera.  I don’t see it.  Do you?

The Moldy Peaches :: Anyone Else But You


7 Responses to “Part Time Lover / Full Time Friend”

  1. January 23, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Looks who’s back from the dead! You are George Michael, dude. (Arrested Development, not Angry’s ex.

  2. January 23, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Picked up the soundtrack right away after seeing the movie. I melted and was moved at the same time. I’m so glad I was introduced to the sonic youth track.

  3. January 25, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Haven’t seen the movie or heard the music. But my son raves about both. I will definately have to check out the soundtrack. The movie will have to wait, but I am looking forward to it.

  4. 4 Joe
    January 31, 2008 at 1:33 am

    ‘Juno’ Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    The Rhino soundtrack to “Juno” becomes the label’s first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

  5. January 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Not only did the soundtrack’s amount of units sold drastically jump up, but our hits to the blog did as well because of Jason/Juno. He always brings it!

  6. January 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Also, he’s our biggest fan!

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