Jackson Rathbone; my secret obsession, is a man of many talents.
Pop Culture will always remember Jackson as Jasper Hale, the adopted member of the Cullen Clan. He and Ashley Green’s character, Alice, are the only two that Carlisle Cullen doesn’t change…in the beginning.
The Twilight Saga is not a horror movie. However there are a lot of paranormal elements for a story written by a woman who is by all accounts a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.
The popularity for the books, movies, and merchandise brought to mind a quote that the 100 Monkeys have on their website, “the hundredth monkey effect generally describes the instant, paranormal spreading of an idea or ability to the remainder of a population once a certain portion of that population has heard of the new idea or learned the new ability…”
The wildfire spread of popularity for the books and the movie has become an obsession for many fans. Team Edward and Team Jacob memorabilia sprang up and people were taking sides as two fictional characters battled for the hand of Bella Swan.
The irony is that by New Moon, Bella could have eventually been happy with either of them. But as one fan described to me before Eclipse was released to theaters, fans who had read the four books would give up on the whole Team Edward and Team Jacob battle.
Breaking Dawn PT 1 was the best of all the movies and seems to be the end of Bella and Edward’s battle with the Volturi, the ruling body of the Vampire world. So they thought.
I went to see Breaking Dawn pt. 1, the first showing after the midnight opening at the Palace in Houma, La. Many people who had went to the midnight showing had awakened early to see it a second time. I know that my friend Lacey Matherne of Assumption Parish, LA can’t wait for it to be released on DVD. She went to the midnight showing in Houma, and I believe saw it on two other occasions.
Jackson Rathbone, as I said above is a man of many talents. He is also a member of the ensemble band, 100 Monkeys. As one of my readers Tara Aust has contacted me, 100 Monkeys has not been included on any of the Twilight Saga soundtracks. Perhaps this is because 100 Monkeys has a different style of music than say, Robert Pattinson and his ability to play the piano. He actually wrote many pieces that were played in Twilight and was able to play the more complicated classical pieces that Edward so often played.
Or perhaps, Catherine Hardwicke was saving the best for last. 100 Monkeys would fit well for Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 as Bella emerges into the world as a new born vampire. Tara states that there is an online movement to include 100 Monkeys on the final Twilight Saga DVD.
From what I understand Twilight fan sites have joined in this movement as well as Pop Republic TV, a company that has nominated 100 Monkeys for an award.
100 Monkeys is known as a funk band and their new cd, Liquid zoo doesn’t have a lot of music that would fit with the themes being presented in Breaking Dawn pt. 2. Perhaps some of their music could be used surrounding Bella’s training or the threat of war with the Volturi.
100 Monkeys is a fun band with fun music but it’s a band made up of a lot of talented people who met at a performing arts school for exceptional children. I think they would welcome the challenge to bring their own sound to the mainstream by appearing on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack.
That’s What She Said is a perfect example of the versatility of the band. I have included a link to this video and yes, Jackson sings lead on this song, but they take turns.
However when I met Jackson, in August at the House of Blues on Decatur, he seemed embarrassed that a lot of fans came solely to see him, as he was Jasper. 100 Monkeys is a group effort. It is not just about Jackson. It’s about them all: The Bens, Jarad, Uncle, and Jackson.
So no people it’s not “Jasper’s band” as many fans who I have asked about the movement have stated. 100 Monkeys is a group effort and if you are a Jackson Rathbone fan, please respect this. Ben Graupner and Ben Jackson have been close friends with Jackson since high school.
I’ve signed the petition because I believe that it is only fair that 100 Monkeys be allowed to be a part of the Breaking Dawn PT 2 soundtrack because Jackson is a part of the cast as well as Robert Pattinson. 100 Monkeys is a talented group of musicians. They could write music specifically for a scene in the movie. I’ve signed the petition. The link to join me is: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/452/Petition-for-100-Monkeys/
Breaking Dawn Pt 1 is being released on DVD Feb 4 and in the New Orleans area can be found at the following Blockbuster locations:
22041 1.93 Louisiana/Magazine 1116 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115-2409 (504) 897-1202
2 92756 2.37 Clairborne/Calhoun 6225 S Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 861-4977
3 22068 3.87 General DeGualle/Holida 4100 General DeGaulle Dr Ste B1
New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 391-1150
4 90803 4.93 Veterans/Rosa 850 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 831-3300
5 22013 5.47 Lapalco/Manhattan 1545 Lapalco Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 366-2374