I recently sat down to watch the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As the opening credits rolled, I found myself completely intrigued with the song accompanying the movie’s intro. It was oddly familiar, yet totally fresh. At the same time, it was setting a great mood for the movie.
After the two big wet kisses of the first two tracks, “The Dress” comes in as the emotionally alienating wicked comedown. As if in a distant dream Makino sings I love you less…now that I know you The stark reality of heartbreak continues with the clashing lies and clashing thighs in Spring and soundtrack lyrics By Summer Fall which sees guitarist Amadeo Pace take lead with vocals and a brilliant and economical riff that rips through the atmospherics.
With this mix, the best in R&B are represented from Aretha Franklin to Mary J. Blige. The songs are a good combination of oldies and some new. The best thing is that after listening to this mix a few times, something will resonate with you. A hook or some lyrics will repeat over and over in your head until oblivion. And, isn’t it true that what you think about all the time actually comes to fruition?
A song from a movie soundtrack – Still for others, there are movies that are important to them and can find songs from that movie’s soundtrack that they would want to use during their wedding.
Dethklok- ‘Fansong’ – I’ll be honest here: I love Dethklok. They’re just raw enough to be enjoyably edgy. This song in particular is a favorite of mine because the band is blatantly dissing the fans of their music, starting off with (my favorite part of the whole song), “You people out there give us more than just record sales/ You give us something to HATE/ And we hate you, you brainless mutants”. Dude! Awesome! I think this is why they retain a solid fan base; they’re raw and honest!
I come from a musical family. Arguably it has a lot to do with my Irish heritage but every time more than three members of my family were in the same room, someone would start singing. All national holidays and celebrations usually involved someone hauling out a guitar or accordion and any number of ‘family favorites’. Although I never learned to rock out on a hand organ, I carried a great respect for music into my adult life.
Born in Canada in 1978, Furtado was inspired to sing and perform at an early age. She started singing at 4 and began writing her own lyrics at 12. Shortly before she graduated from secondary school, she began making contacts within the rap and hip hop community in Toronto. A solo performance at the 1997 Honey Jam in Toronto caught the attention of Gerald Eaton and Brian West, two members of the group The Philosopher Kings. The duo helped Furtado create a demo which led to a deal with DreamWorks records. Her first single appeared on the soundtrack album for the film Brokedown Palace.
The one unarguable necessity of any road trip is music. Every movie needs a soundtrack. It sets the mood, it frames the scene, and it eases the passing of the miles. Whether or not you should choose literal road tunes like Born to Run or King of the Road is a matter of personal preference. I invariably take several CD’s by Australian greats The Church. Their dreamy sprawling sound scapes are the perfect compliment to the land as it rolls by, and Steve Kilbey’s lyrics take one on a simultaneous journey to that place where ideas download from cosmic consciousness.