Category Archives: Soundtrack

Stalker Soundtrack

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Recently at our Medusa book club, we discussed the new TV series Stalker and it’s soundtrack which primarily consists of re-imagined 80’s hits performed in the creepiest way possible.

I thought that it might be fun to gather them all in the one place. Which it was, for I am all the contentment at a good bit of compiling lists.

Then I listened to it… and yup, CREEPY is the word!

 

*I’d have included a Spotify playlist but unfortunately most of the songs aren’t included on it.

 

The Last Goodbye – Billy Boyd

Just out from the final Middle Earth film – The Hobbit – The Battle of Five Armies.

It’s been a long journey.

2 years since the first Hobbit film – An Unexpected Journey – was released in the cinema.

13 years since the Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring hit the big screen.

And 22 years since I was handed my first copy of a book written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

An one of those emotional types, I very much enjoyed The Last Goodbye – sung by Billy Boyd, perhaps better known as Peregrin Took (Pippin) from the LOTR film series – which played over the end credits of the film.

I hope you do too!

The Hanging Tree – Jennifer Lawrence

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There are two versions of the song made popular during the recently released new Hunger Games (Mockingjay Part 01) film currently doing the rounds.

The Radio Edit – (which Hypable feels is off point [thanks to @not_johnstamos for the link]) – by James Newton Howard featuring the almost unfeasibly talented Jennifer Lawrence.  She acts. She dances. And now, she sings!!

I personally prefer the simpler version that was actually used in the mooovie. And the second I can find a link to it, I’ll post it!

The Hanging Tree

Lyrics by Suzanne Collins

Melody by the Lumineers

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out
For his love to flee.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree.

 

Trailer to The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 01

Christmas Shoe – song

Found a Christmas channel (IT’S FAR TOO EARLY!!) this morning while faffing about which was airing The Christmas Shoes (poor Rob Lowe) – a particularly cheap and soulless Christmas offering.

But the song that ‘inspired’ it (which was in it’s turn based on a chain email letter called The Golden Slippers in the 90’s) is truly RISIBLE!! Perhaps the worst Christmas song of all time.

Listen here…IF YOU DARE!!!

 

#LeedsPlaylist – CultFix 02 – A Celebration of Geek Culture

 

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CultFix 02 – Otaku

Spotify:

Picture from tinterweb!
OTAKU – A Japanese term that refers to people with obsessive interests.
I decided that I wanted to put together a playlist that celebrated Geeks and the Culture that’s evolved around it.
I was a bit nervous to begin with. Not sure if I was ‘allowed’ as I barely consider myself to be a geek at all – maybe on the peripherals – so I started to research to make sure that I didn’t leave out anything vital.
After deciding that there were at least 8 categories*** to start from, across at least 5**** distinct genera’s; I set to work. Some hours later – while debating the inclusion or lack thereof of a particular topic***** – I had an epiphany.
It probably doesn’t matter that I’m not a *proper *Geek – and who decides that anyway?
It probably doesn’t matter if I don’t cover *every single aspect* of a fandom that’s larger than life and then some.
There are many others who will have *better *knowledge about everything than I.
But I’m the one making this playlist! After swotting up for a 10 track playlist for at least half a day – I’ve probably assured my own suitability!
Song List – Geeky Songs – My Personal Favourites!
01 – Bare Naked Ladies – The History of Everything – SCIENCE; EVOLUTION
02 – Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it out – STAR TREK
03 – Mouldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You – GAMER
04 – Thomas Dolby – She blinded me with science – SCIENCE
05 – Devo – Through being Cool – SF; ANTI-COOL
06 – Marian Call – I’ll Still Be A Geek After Nobody Thinks It’s Chic – GEEK; ANTI-COOL
07 – Tenacious D – Wonderboy – COMICS; SUPERS
08 – Random – Grow Up – GEEK
09 – Chemical Brothers & John Williams – Galvanize the Empire – STAR WARS
10 – Felicia Day & the Guild – I’m the one that Cool – GAMER
(I have a feeling that I’ll be returning to this theme in the very soon for a second CD. With stuff like Pinball Wizard, Nerd Girl, Roll a D6, Ramble on… I might just do a separate Superman based one.) 
 
*   Categories    – Comics; Games; Tv; Films; Books; Science; Computers; Attitude.
** Sub-Genera’s – Anthems; Mainstream; Metal; Nerdcore Rap & Hip Hop; Gamer.
***Steam punk?

Song List – Geeky Songs – My Personal Favourites!
01 – Bare Naked Ladies – The History of Everything – SCIENCE; EVOLUTION
Brilliant song and regular podcast listeners will know that there is a protocol to singing along!
02 – Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it out – STAR TREK
Coz it rocks.
03 – Mouldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You – GAMER
One of my favourite songs – disovered while watching Juno – one of my favourtie films.
04 – Thomas Dolby – She blinded me with science – SCIENCE
Coz how could you make a list without it?!
05 – Devo – Through being Cool – SF; ANTI-COOL
The perfect antidote.
06 – Marian Call – I’ll Still Be A Geek After Nobody Thinks It’s Chic – GEEK; ANTI-COOL
THIS! I want this song as a blankie for when I’m asked why I like SF again!
07 – Tenacious D – Wonderboy – COMICS; SUPERS
I so rarely get the opportunity to include Tenacious D in playlists – a shame because I do love em!
08 – Random – Grow Up – GEEK
NEVER!
09 – Chemical Brothers & John Williams – Galvanize the Empire – STAR WARS
Please find on YouTube HERE. I couldn’t find this on spotify. Such a good track
10 – Felicia Day & the Guild – I’m the one that Cool – GAMER
The BEST SONG EVER! And the video is AWESOME! (Find on YouTube HERE) If you don’t know who Felicia Day is – remedy this immediately by subscribing to Geek and Sundry HERE !)
Whether I’m a Geek or not is the sort of thing that bothers me at 3am after a bottle of wine.
WHY I R GEEK –
·        I am a passionate fan of the WHEDON – a superior being and writer.
·        Love me some BOOKS. Blog about them, pod about them, book club about them.
·        Love me some TV/FIL-UMS too.  Blog (ish) about them, pod about them, watch em constantly!
·        PRIORITIES – I would rather buy books, comics or DVD’s than food or clothes. Even in a one or t’other situation.
·        Addicted to social media and t’INTERWEB. I don’t know if this necessarily translates as geeky – but it’s how I find the YouTube videos and links that mildly amuse my mother and convincing her that I’m bang up on trend. (HA!)
·        I CON. Yup, pay money to meet people who star in my favourite shows. Not because they are famous (heaven forfend!) but because they are part of the worlds I spend so much time visitng!
·        I’ve quite happily spent hours looking up potential songs for this PLAYLIST– surely a qualifier in and off itself?
WHY SO NOT A GEEK –
·        I don’t wear glasses of any sort – let alone BLACK RIMMED ONES (get the offensive stereotype out of the way first eh?).
·        Ever tried to discuss geeky things when you CAN’T REMEMBER NAMES – I have noun issues. It’s a trial. Pain in the neck IRL, but absolute torture when with fellow passionistas.
·        I don’t GAME(though I’d love to give it a go!) as I have no co-ordination skills whatsoever. Play lots on my phone though. Does it count? That’s a genuine question by the way – does it count?
·        I love COMICS, but can only afford to purchase pre-existing-multi-fandom titles (though am on a first name basis with my local – counts for something right?).
·        I’ve only built one COMPUTER out of random parts and I had help. Lots of it.

Though I used to love maths and NUMBERS; years of admin work has me totally calculator dependent (Sailors Often Have Curly Auburn Hair Till Old Age – though apparently I can still remember some trigonometry shortcuts) even for the easy stuff.



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