Just Sing: Jack Black does “Love Lifted Me”
This is probably only new to me - because I am hopelessly late to most mainstream culture stuff like this - but tonight Avery HQ screened Bernie, a Jack Black/Shirley MacLaine/Matthew McConaughey flick about a swishy smalltown southern funeral director … but I repeat myself (seriously though, this really does seem like a movie at some level about the costs of repression for the southern gospel sissy). Anyway, near the beginning of the film, there’s a “Love Lifted Me” cameo - it’s the Florida Boys, if memory serves, though I’m sure the commentariat will correct me if I’m wrong - that charmingly captures the jaunty folksy surface - and the undercurrent of endearingly warm souled feeling - that so often bespeaks small-town southern sweet-tea gospel-and-gossip pietism. It immediately won me over, at any rate.
Rollicking fun, idn’t it. More soon on NQC post-mortems. In the meantime, if you want to enjoy the song above without Jack Black’s character’s instrusions and you can’t find the box in your basement that contains the LP on which the song originally appeared, you can indulge yourself with a digital copy on iTunes.Email this Post