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Aaaand we’re back, after that weirdly long pause, to continue this semi-semiotic analysis of The Blues Brothers and its wonderful sequel with philosophical feelsguest darlingdreamingtree and musical guest Just Shoot Me It Would Hurt Less. The Blues Brothers 2000 is not a bad film by any means, especially for a sequel, unless you don’t like your soul being jazz-danced on by swingin’ cats in sharp suits and a band with sharper axes. In which case, may I suggest a different movie?
Beneath this cut is a swell of emotion. You will see several points blatantly re-stated. This is because if you are prone to strong emotional attachments [occasional or often] to characters, especially where brothers/best friends /actors who play/are brothers/best friends constantly
what the hell are you trying to do kill us with your friendship what is this My Little PonyThis Is A Very Hard Thing To Get Over. With that reminder, if you suffer the aforementioned condition, especially if you’ve already got BB feels, you may think twice about listening to The Blues Brothers albums while reading. And with that said, on with the show…
oh nO BABY BLUES
Their new Wayfarers being too big for their little faces, but Curtis would assure them they’d grow into them soon. Even Jake wouldn’t be able to keep the smile off of his face. Curtis would pat them on the back and remind them to play nice with the nuns, because he can’t always be there to prevent them confiscating their things. Elwood would nod, clutching the case for his new shades close to him, and Jake would scowl and scuff his foot at the floor in reluctant agreement. “Now where’d we leave off…” Curtis would smile and launch into whatever song they were playing/practicing this time, probably an Elmore James tune (“I Believe” maybe).
Can you just imagine them during choir practice, though, overpowering all the other kids but being reprimanded for constantly “disrupting” practice because “that’s not how these songs are performed”. Elwood constantly having to elbow Jake to try and stop him from shooting back some remark and getting sent to the Penguin.