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So I was watching an interview with the band ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwb_JwDkmdE - it's great), and Sherri mentioned that "I Wasn't Prepared" was partially inspired by an old Disney movie called "Summer Magic." I dug around, and I'm pretty sure it's this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIOEcv87Cm8

You can hear the elongated "oohs" in both songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z5mPOqyTlo

Thought it was pretty cool! Curious if they've talked about inspirations in other songs...

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Invasion comes to mind. From the novel The Body Snatchers I believe.
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the escaping song was also inspirited by a book. the ice castle, or the ice someething or other.

it was a sci fi book stacy liked.

lost at sea was when elliot smith died.

thats all that comes to mind right now

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UberDrive wrote:
So I was watching an interview with the band ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwb_JwDkmdE - it's great), and Sherri mentioned that "I Wasn't Prepared" was partially inspired by an old Disney movie called "Summer Magic." I dug around, and I'm pretty sure it's this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIOEcv87Cm8


Oh wow, that's cool. Summer Magic was a great flick, and I had a big crush on Hayley Mills as a kid. I got to see her perform in The King and I a few years back.

This is a fun interview, too. Very relaxed.

I think Stacy should record books-on-tape. She has such a pretty speaking voice. Smile
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mr pine wrote:
lost at sea was when elliot smith died.


Didn't know that at all, context/ further explanatiom needed big time; you literally rained my parade there homeboy.

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Lol, no it isn't.
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tahruh wrote:
Lol, no it isn't.




lolololol i didnt say it was about him dying.

I tried to find it, but it is impossible.
back when sherri posted on her xanga, or whatever it was.
she posted on the day elliot smith died, and i can't remember the exact words, but she pointed out that she wrote lost at sea the same day.
the two were connected.

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I did notice you said When and not About immediately. I thought Lost at Sea was a late addition to the Room Noises sessions after they went back to Tyler from LA before going back. I remember Boyd writing about song being written & posting that demo as a video. Thing is, I didn't hear Eisley until after Elliott died, & didn't read trolleywood till well after that. Rob Schnag (sp?) Had to leave them to work on From A Basement to a Hill...

I guess they could have written it well before they demoed it though?

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yeah she posted the lyrics and everything.

i am going from memory here but it was like

elliot smith died i wrote a song

and bam, lost at sea lyrics.

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i just asked her on twitter. if i am wrong, i am wrong. but i seem to remember it quite fondly.
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mr pine wrote:
tahruh wrote:
Lol, no it isn't.




lolololol i didnt say it was about him dying.

I tried to find it, but it is impossible.
back when sherri posted on her xanga, or whatever it was.
she posted on the day elliot smith died, and i can't remember the exact words, but she pointed out that she wrote lost at sea the same day.
the two were connected.
Laughing Ok, that makes more sense.
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mr pine wrote:
the escaping song was also inspirited by a book. the ice castle, or the ice someething or other.

it was a sci fi book stacy liked.

lost at sea was when elliot smith died.

thats all that comes to mind right now


The book is "The Ice People" by René Barjavel and it's very good.

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mr pine wrote:
i just asked her on twitter. if i am wrong, i am wrong. but i seem to remember it quite fondly.


Did you ever get a response?
If I knew this, I have forgotten.
I definitely followed her on Xanga, but that has been a long time.

Found this post because guitargirl was the only other registered user on, so I clicked on their Posts.

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i did not get a reply. but i still remember reading her blog about it.

plain as day.

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