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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

TestPattern : Dissecting 'Sopranos' final scene: Questions abound: "The comments on my first 'Sopranos' finale post are just getting too long to wade through, so let's start a new post. And let's delve more into the scene that everyone's talking about, the final scene at Holsten's, the characters who populated the diner, and the Journey song that ended the show.
"Don't Stop Believin'
Every 1980s music fan instantly recognized the Journey tune, "Don't Stop Believin'" when Tony played it on the jukebox in the final scene. The guys from Journey knew it was being used, but not that it would be used in such a pivotal way. In this fun feature, keyboard player Jonathan Cain, who wrote the song along with Steve Perry and Neal Schon, reveals that he didn't tell his family in advance, watching the show along with them and waiting for his song's moment in the sun. (The other song that is often mentioned, "You Keep Me Hangin' On," was played in the beginning of the episode. It's been pointed out by many viewers because the lyrics so perfectly mirror how many viewers felt at the end of the episode.)"

No shame here to admit you're a Journey fan.

As much as I hate the White Sox, and as depressing as their World Series win was, I had to give them credit for embracing not only the Journey tune "Don't Stop Believin' " but also my favorite R&R voice, Steve Perry. I had to watch the games just so I could see Steve.

And only slight embarrassment to admit I've never watched The Sopranos. Although with the media coverage the show gets, who needs to watch it? I eagerly anticipated the final show as much as any fan. Would Tony get whacked, or not?

I consider it brilliance that even after the series is completed, fans are STILL debating this, and it's all set to the tune of ... "Don't Stop Believin'." To be debated endlessly, or at least until The Sopranos movie is released.

Interviews with Journey members, endlessly repeated clips of the ending, comments commenting ad nauseum...no, the movie never ends, it goes on and on and on and on.

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