“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
This week I picked two fan videos. Why? Well, we had two amazing songs in the episode which I could use. First song is the Convention famous “Boys Are Back In Town”! Luckily I found a very old video that was made between the Hellatus of seasons one and two. There was another reason to use the song and video: The Supernatural pilot first aired Sep 13, 2005 and the show had its official 10th anniversary celebration at the Dallas convention.
DallasCon was also the 50th Supernatural convention hosted by Creation Entertainment. The show has come a long way and we will see what the future holds!
Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums. Thin Lizzy’s most successful songs, “Whiskey in the Jar”, “Jailbreak” and “The Boys Are Back in Town”, were all major international hits which are still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. After Lynott’s death in 1986, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey.
The second song is “Behind Blue Eyes” which focused on Sam in the ending scene of the episode. This video was posted in the comments of Alice’s Review of the episode. Check it out if you haven’t yet see her review!
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and establishing their reputation equally on live shows and studio work.
The Who’s major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon’s lead playing styles, and the development of the rock opera. They are cited as an influence by several hard rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure.
Dean: We’re due for a win, okay 0 for 2. I’ll tell you another thing, if this actually does work, we can take some time off.
Sam: What like a vacation?
Dean: Mmmhmm. And I’m not talking just a weekend in Vegas or sitting in some crap motel watching pay-per-porn. No I’m talking about a beach, drinking cervezas, mingle with the local wildlife. When’s the last time either one of us was on a beach?
Dean: Never. Sand between our toes, Sammy. Sand between our toes.
Sam: Charlie, Cas. Cas, Charlie.
Charlie: I thought you’d be shorter.
Sam: I’m gonna get these to the fridge.
Charlie: Heard you got your mojo back.
Castiel: Yes, my — my grace, it’s — it’s been restored.
Charlie: So, can’t you just, you know… cure Dean?
Castiel: Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Charlie: Oh. Never is, is it? Do you think you could do anything about my carpal tunnel? Is that it?
Castiel: Your carpal tunnel and your bullet wound are now healed. You may want to continue wearing your wrist brace at night, though.
Charlie: Did we just become best friends?
Jacob Styne’s compass that he uses to locate the Book of the Damned may be a reference to Jack Sparrow’s compass in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, which would point the owner in the direction of the thing they most desired.
The Styne family crest bares a striking resemblance to the Frankenstein family crest seen in Young Frankenstein. Later of course, the Styne family is revealed to be descendants of House Frankenstein,
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