Monday, August 01, 2005


I saw "Hustle & Flow" over the weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed it (though the shoot-out scene at the end seemed to break tone a bit). One part that especially thrilled me was the appearance of the Casio SK-5 keyboard -- one of my prized possessions from childhood.

DJay, the protagonist pimp character in the film, buys the keyboard off a homeless person, and it helps rekindle his interest in music. Sadly, he did not use the feature that plays Eine Kleine Nachtmusik via barking dogs. He also didn't program several keys to say, "Hey Butt*%@$," which seemed to be popular in my day.