Late night writing requires the right music. Stumbled upon this Canadian band while researching wrestling and school bonds.
While listening to a Sea Wolf piece this morning, I couldn’t help but notice that the high tone scales sounded too familiar, but I couldn’t place it until the score to The Social Network came up next on my playlist.
They’re not the same chunk of audio placed in both songs, but you would think the high scales from TSN were slowed down for Sea Wolf’s piece.
I’ve edited the two bits together so you can hear them together and compare them for yourself Trent Reznor’s TSN score came out in 2010 while the Sea Wolf remix came ou in 2011.
01 The Wailin Jennys - Prairie Town
02 Hem - Dance With Me
03 Hayward Williams - Smoke and Mirrors
04 Hem - Half Acre
05 Jose González - Heartbeats
06 Laura Gibson - Hands in Pockets
07 Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
08 Marketa Irglova - Dokhtar Goochani
09 The Unthanks - Gan to the Kye
10 Shelley O’Brien - Elm (These Burning Days)
11 Sigur Rós - All Alright
12 Nancy Elizabeth - How Can I Stop?
13 Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright - Something to Live For
14 Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter
15 Said The Whale - Little Bird
16 The Whiles - Annie With Your Green Eyes
17 The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
18 Hey Marseilles - To Travels & Trunks
Nights like this I miss being in a choir.
Photos from last week: …What a story it would make today if a group of students bought an organ for their school. That’s what students of Lewis and Clark High School did in 1922. For the school’s 100th anniversary, a concert took place on Saturday morning bringing local organists to its bench. For this photo, Barbara Top Rockwood, class of 1946, plays George Lachenauer’s Variations of ‘Tis a gift to be simple’ while Dr. Janet Satre Ahrend, class of 1964, followings along with the sheet music.
…We make a point to drive home along High Drive as much as possible especially when it’s time for the sun to set. What a view! Every third of the photo is completely different. If you’re looking to see this view every day, there’s a home for sale along the west side of High Drive. We’re a little jelly.
…It was a dry and smokey day to do yardwork. Fires to the southwest and even some localized brush fires to the east made for a hazy day. From the South Hill, you could smell the smoke while slaving away in the front yard. Luckily for the girls, they taunted us from the comforts of inside our home. We were a bit jelly of that too.
…Homebrewer hopefuls gathered to taste 16 brewski creations Saturday evening for the #SpoBrew2 festitivies. The judged beers ranged from cherry-flavored stouts to triple hopped IPAs and even some lagers that tasted like somebody poured a bunch of honey into the batch, post-fermentation. That last one was dumped into the excess bowl which became very full toward the end. There was no shortage of beer as evident by the mess one group of friends made at their table.
…Speaking of #SpoBrew2. It was organized by these two behind the local blog, SpoCool. They’re getting married in Spain later this year and I felt compelled to add them to my weekly photo recap.
…How fast can you pull a 727 aircraft? A strong man contest was held on Saturday morning to see what team could muster the power to pull the heavy beast. A deputy described the Spokane County Regulators as a “mutt team” that plays football together and raises money for charitable organizations. They won the Plane Pull competition, raising money for the Special Olympics. The group pulled the aircraft 12 feet in 6.59 seconds. There was also a team of Hooters girls, but I declined to photograph that.
A trip to the 2012 Spokane Highland Games: Members of the Angus Scott Pipe Band march past during the massed bands. Some pipe bands came from Missoula or British Columbia to march this afternoon. Being a local group, Steve Brown of the Angus Scott band led the bagpipers during the noontime procession.
If you think Cougars versus Huskies has been one of the longest running rivalries, try the Irish and Scottish. Every year they get to show each other what’s what in a game of tug o’war.
Protip: If you’re the mayor of the second biggest city in Washington, you can bet your photo will be taken when you wear a kilt to a tug o’war competition. Mayor David Condon wears his plaid representing County Cork* where his grandfather was from. The team of Scots were no match for Condon’s team of Irishmen.
Sheep herding was one of my favorite parts of today’s highland games. Noelle Williams, a sheep dog handler out of Deer Park, was there with her two dogs, Nap and Copper. One of the sheep escaped. How convinenant that there were sheep herding dogs nearby to bring them back to their pen. Also, staring sheep are creepy.
And who could resist free samples of haggis! It’s like meatloaf, except boiled in sheep’s bladder and instead of hamburger - it’s organs.
*When naming a county in Ireland, you put the county name last. Here we say Spokane County. There we would say County Spokane. Let it also be known that there is also the “Cork County Council” which defies the previous rule.
This was not an easy mix to piece together. I had to cut a few songs to make it work. The three that were cut had too upbeat of a build and downplayed the mood of the whole set. A lot of the pieces are connected by minimal piano or the droning sound of subconscious undertones.
After I submitted this mix late Saturday night, I went to bed. I woke up with 47 new emails of people commenting and liking this playlist. I was shocked. I went to the main website for 8tracks and soon I realized my mix was under “hot playlists”. That explains a lot.
By 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the mix received 50 likes and over 200 listens.
The theme to this mix demonstrates the contrasting sound of Save the Moon classic. It’s the music I’d listen to on headphones, full blast. You want to fall into the music even if it’s darker for some to handle.
1. Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces (There Will Be Blood)
2. Kronos Quartet - Samuel Barber’s Adagio (Winter Was Hard)
3. Alexandre Desplat - Good & Evil (The Tree of Life)
4. A Silver Mount Zion - Stumble Then Rise On Some Awkward Morning (He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms)
5. Clint Mansell - Death is the Road to Awe (The Fountain)
6. Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries (Moon)
7. Alexandre Desplat - Fathers and Sons (Syriana)
8. Cliff Martinez - First Sleep (Solaris)
9. Michael Nyman - The Morrow (Gattaca)
10. Philip Glass - The Hours (The Hours)
11. Ludovico Einaudi - Fuori Dal Mondo (Fuori Dal Mondo)
12. Alexandre Desplat - Awakening (The Tree of Life)
13. Zbigniew Preisner - Lacrimosa (Requiem For My Friend)
I find it disturbing that I over use the word “whatever” or “whatevers” in random context (or whatever), but then I see aging rock stars use it during interviews and it makes me feel better. Or whatever.
Iggy Pop speaks with New York Times Magazine and answers the following question:
I’m curious how your tour is going. You have a new album, “Aprés,” and you’re out there with the Stooges. You resolved in 2010 that you wouldn’t stage-dive anymore after you had a mishap.
I said that after doing a concert for Tibet at Carnegie Hall, which I did because Philip Glass asked me to. But yeah, I am a little impulsive, and Lenny Kaye was playing “I Want to Be Your Dog” too damned slow, and I just ran out of ideas and I thought, Well, let’s just stage-dive. Nobody caught me, because it was the Carnegie Hall-Tibetan-whatever audience. I was a little miffed. We’ve done two gigs this year, and I haven’t done one yet. Stages are getting higher and higher, and I’m getting older and older.
Also, I see that the magazine uses a special term at the bottom of their story to say “hey, we edited this whatever.” They add in all caps: INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CONDENSED AND EDITED.
Maybe I’ll start using that in my Q & As too.
Source: The New York Times
My weekly routine used to mean that I would compile the best mix of music possible for listeners. They never knew what to expect except some sounds were just so - me. Since that stint in my life is over, I’ve listened to less music. That’s so wrong.
At home, we refer to two version of Save the Moon Radio. Classic or nouveau. Classic meant it was whatever music I felt comfortable listening to no matter who was around and noveau meant whatever was new and charting possibly on college radio stations.
When left to my own devices, I will blast Ennio Morricone or even the Russian Red Army Choir.
I need to blow some steam when it comes to music. Here’s some music I put together that I think you might like if you’re into the same thing.
The above album cover is my little toy tank figurine that I photographed in my backyard and added some edgy textures and whatever else I felt like.
1. Erich Kunzel & the Cincinnati Pops - The Magnificent Seven (Triple Feature)
2. Ennio Morricone - L’estasi Dell’oro (The Good, The Bad & the Ugly)
3. Elmer Bernstein - Main Titles (The Great Escape)
4. Malcolm Arnold - Colonel Bogey March (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
5. John Williams - Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
6. David Arnold - Kasuf Returns (Stargate)
7. Philip Glass & Yo-Yo Ma - Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi)
8. Basil Poledouris - Theme (The Hunt for Red October)
9. Leonard Rosenman - Chekov’s Run (Star Trek IV)
10. James Horner - The Katra Ritual (Star Trek III)
11. Hans Zimmer - Leave No Man Behind (Black Hawk Down)
12. Trevor Jones - Promentory (The Last of the Mohicans)
13. Mark Isham - Haunted By Waters (A River Runs Through It)
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