Filed under: 1, America, Disney, Music, soundtrack | Tags: Alvin, Disney, Music, Rare, soundtracks
Merry Christmas everyone! Here is some winter fun!
I got tired of the typical “hey.. lets put on the Peanuts Christmas Soundtrack and be like Wes Anderson” type posts. So instead, here are 3 songs from the classic Disney short, Once Upon A Wintertime. As an added bonus I am also putting up Christmas with the Chipmunks. I know it’s not Disney, but hey.. I am in the giving mood :)
Once Upon A Wintertime
The Chipmunk Song
Yes.. I am an Eagle Scout. Get your laughs out now, cus when the bomb drops, ya’ll be coming to my wigwam and eating the food that I learned how to prepare in my wilderness survival class!
Apart from being a Scout, I also worked professionally for the BSA in the Sierra Mountains. Living without parents every summer for 6 years can open a young boys eyes to many worldly vices (you’d be surprised how many scouts and counselors get drunk and smoke out on the weekends).
One of my greatest experiences from scouting was the introduction to new music I had never heard of before. Bands like CSNY, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Phish, Bare Naked Ladies, the Cure… etc. When my days off would arrive, I usually wound up spending all the money I earned on music.
The one CD I constantly played out was Cat Steven’s Greatest Hits. His songs just seemed to fit with the environment that I awoke to every day. This was music you could hike with, camp with, work, swim, eat, and dream to. My very first performance ever (I was only 13) was in front of 500 scouts by a bonfire where I sang “Moonshadow”. The standing ovation I received afterwards definitely cemented the music bug forever in me.
When I listen to his songs now I always feel young. Here are some from the greatest hits and Harold and Maude (one of the best movies evah):
Hard Headed Woman
Don’t Be Shy
Filed under: 70's, America, britain, Flash Gordon, Music, Queen, rocknroll, soundtrack
I will spare everyone by not putting the Flash Gordon theme on here. You all have heard it…. and if you haven’t, well then there is no hope for you. Instead, I wanted to privy you to some of the other tracks from this movie because they kick so much ass that no jedi or trekkie soundtrack can even come close. It was hard picking the songs I wanted to share. Queen really followed the perfect rule for films by creating musical themes with certain characters or events.
What is surprising is Queen rocks out so hard in the classic Queen style, yet the songs totally fit the futuristic feel of the movie. Listen to “Battle Theme”. Brian May’s lead guitars sound like they flew in straight from planet Mars (that rhymed..teehee!). The next up is Ming’s theme. Totally evil, totally huge, and very memorable. Then lastly I chose The Wedding March. Starts out very standard Queen with the lead guitar noodlies. Then the song turns to the dark-side just to remind you that the wedding is for the crazed universal Hitler-esque Ming the Merciless. Awesome. Enjoy :)