debs: (Swim your sea greet your shore)
It's raining buckets here tonight, so Mom & I have been having a quiet afternoon/evening at home. We watched the film Ondine and I was really charmed by the song rolling over the credits. Unfortunately, it's an unreleased track by Lisa Hannigan (best known for performing with Damien Rice--aka the most depressing musical artist of all time). But I was able to snag an mp3 from a youtube video (it's amazing what the internet can do), so I can use it as my song of the day. :)

I love songs about the sea, and especially when trumpets are involved. This is a beautiful, endearing love song that evokes the same themes of folklore and magic as the film. I want to write something based on it at some point.

"Braille" by Lisa Hannigan

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[personal profile] dissonant_dream talked today about having watched one of my favorite films from two years ago, Into the Wild, so I thought I'd talk about the music from that film tonight.

One of my favorite things that happened after the movie came out a few years ago was that people would come up to me while I was working behind the music counter at GRoots and say "I really love Eddie Vedder's work on the Into the Wild soundtrack; he's done other stuff right? Can you point me towards that?" My gut reaction was to say something along the lines of "Sure, c'mon, lemme play you 'Satan's Bed' or 'Do the Evolution.' You'll love it." These were not Pearl Jam listeners but most would not be dissuaded, so I'd special order them Ten or Vs or Yield and send them on their way.

No, Vedder's work on the soundtrack is not really anything like Pearl Jam, but that doesn't mean I love it any less. I think this was an inspired choice by Sean Penn as Vedder really tapped into the story and created a soundtrack that so easily captured the feel of both Krakauer's book and Penn's film. It was Vedder's music that brought me to tears during teh final sequences of the film and without it, the visual interpretation of the story wouldn't have been as powerful as it was.

I'm posting two of my favorite Vedder songs from the soundtrack because I love the theme of "Society" and the raw intensity of "The Wolf."

The thing that bums me out a little bit about the soundtrack is that they don't include any of the other great songs that appear in the film, so I'm also going to include Kaki King's "Doing the Wrong Thing", because I love that one, too.

"Society" by Eddie Vedder
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"The Wolf" by Eddie Vedder
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"Doing the Wrong Thing" by Kaki King
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debs: (But I can't leave this world behind)
In honor of Ed Harris' surprisingly* good film Appaloosa. The end credits (where this song appears) are beautiful.

"Scare Easy" by Tom Petty & Mudcrutch

([livejournal.com profile] belle_fureur, I was right the first time! *g*)










* I say surprisingly because I didn't have high expectations for this one, seeing as the original book was written by Robert B. Parker. It surprised me.
debs: (Let us pause in life's pleasures)
Do I go see Regina Spektor at the Crystal Ballroom in October, or do I fly down and see her with [livejournal.com profile] belle_fureur at the Fillmore?

Concern #1: Money. I don't really have enough for a plane ticket.

Concern #2: Time.

Reason to go #1: Katie is the only person I know who is as in love with Regina as I am. Seeing the concert with her would be the highlight of the month, possibly of the season.

Reason to go #2: If I don't get away from this place soon, I may have some sort of violent breakdown.

Aaaahhhh, I hate these decisions.

In other news, I did not end up going to the pirate festival because they wanted to charge me $15 just to get inside. That was not money I was willing to spend. Instead, I went down to the fall festival and bought an overpriced but beautiful bag. Then I made a frivolous and spontaneous trip up to Portland with [livejournal.com profile] lunar8i8star to eat dinner (yum, sour apple margaritas) and see Haven ("Why is there all this traffic?" "Everyone's trying to carpe Orlando's diem." "I'll carpe Orlando's diem!"), which then prompted me to read [livejournal.com profile] jasminskie's fic Scars again once I got home.

I'm going back to the festival this afternoon after library workage, possibly to buy some overpriced but beautiful jewelry, and then I'm going to call Katie and angst about my inability to see Regina with her. It will be a costly, but mostly satisfying weekend.

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