Thursday, July 27, 2006

All You Need This Week is The Da Vinci Code

What does this symbolize? And what does it have to do with stool samples?

I just became the last person in America to read The Da Vinci Code. I’ll admit it, I really liked the book. I guess it’s the literary equivalent to Coldplay, what’s not to like?

In honor of the book I have created a Da Vinci Code inspired top 5 list. Here you go:

1) My Mathematical Mind by Spoon: In honor of Robert Langdon, the book’s main charecter

2) Pyramid Song by Radiohead: Inspired by the famous or infamous glass pyramid added to the Louvre. Great tune, great band.

True story: I.M. Peh is the architect who designed the pyramid at the Louve. His sister once stuck her finger up my butt. It’s true… I swear. I was in Hong Kong, and was all “stuffed up”. Went to the doctor, and it was his sister. Not sure if there is a conspiracy theory there but somehow I think this should make it into the Da Vinci Code 2.

3) Venus by Television: Venus is talked about often in the book as the “Sacred Feminine”. Of course this song is about the Venus Di Milo, which is located in the same place as The Mona Lisa (the Louvre). Marquee Moon is one of the all-time great albums, and it’s totally overlooked today.

4) Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan: From one of the greatest songs ever written:

“Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial

Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while

But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues

You can tell by the way she smiles”

5) The Book I Read by The Talking Heads: I think this one is obvious.


Jordan said...

What about anything by Jesus & Mary Chain (J.A.M.C)?

Or "Code Of Silence" by Billy Joel?

Hops said...

isn't code of silence a Bruce Springsteen song?

Jordan said...

There is a Springsteen song by the same name... so I guess both could/should be on your list.

(The Billy Joel one is on The Bridge)

Nigel Tufnel said...

Nothing from Spinal Tap's "Intravenus de Milo?"