Unknowing Romance (January 29th 2015)

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When words are lost and no conjuration of letters will justify the feeling. All we have is the notes and sounds and emotions flowing through.

  1. Warm Foothills by Alt-J
  2. Full Circle by Half Moon Run
  3. Wanderlust by Wild Beasts
  4. Wor by Django Django
  5. Water Fountain by Tune-Yards
  6. Moon by Foals
  7. The Gospel Of John Hurt by Alt-J
  8. Obvious Bicycle by Vampire Weekend

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Sundays are for Soundtracks: “The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)”

“In the early days of our movies, Wes had pretty much chosen ahead of time every song that was going to be in the movie, and we would play it on set,” says Yeoman. “It just gave everyone the right attitude toward the scene.” As for those immaculately dressed sailors marching into the frame behind Richie as he falls deeper into love, “That’s one of those details that Wes comes up with — and he does it time after time — that make the scene memorable,” says Yeoman. “You might have the shot ready to go, and he’ll throw in something like that to give it a distinct style. I really do think that’s what defines him as a filmmaker.” Robert Yeoman for the article ‘How Wes Anderson’s Cinematographer Shot These 9 Great Scenes‘.

As one of my favourite directors, Wes Anderson’s cinematographer Robert Yeoman explains him best. His is a man of great brilliance, each film brings forth a unique entity all its own — Capturing the lives of both those on screen and those in front of it.

In his film, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, the story is that of a disjointed family known as the title states, theTenenbaums. It is comprised of child geniuses turned adult, a broken family structure and the individuals that fill in the cracks, and still that’s not even half of the complexity that is brought forth throughout the story. And with great writing and cinematography comes great music.

Within each scene, within every emotion portrayed by the characters, the musical undertone amplifies each and every single detail. Comprised of songs like “The Fairest of the Seasons” by Nico or “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” by Paul Simon, the film moves through the motions of life, expressing inner feelings not seen by the naked eye but felt by something deeper within.

It is with this in depth connection that Anderson is able to create such magnificent masterpieces and allow the audience to become one with the film and place they themselves into the story that takes place at 111 Archer Avenue.

TRACK LIST (2002 Soundtrack Re-Release):

  1. 111 Archer Avenue by Mark Mothersbaugh
  2. These Days by Nico
  3. String Quartet in F Major (Second Movement) by Maurice Ravel, performed by Ysaye Quartet
  4. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon
  5. Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor by George Enescu, performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra
  6. Wigwam by Bob Dylan
  7. Look At That Old Grizzly Bear by Mark Mothersbaugh
  8. Look At Me by John Lennon
  9. Lullaby by Emitt Rhodes
  10. Mothersbaugh’s Canon by Mark Mothersbaugh
  11. Police And Thieves by The Clash
  12. Scrapping And Yelling by Mark Mothersbaugh
  13. Judy Is A Punk by Ramones
  14. Pagoda’s Theme by Mark Mothersbaugh
  15. Needle In The Hay by Elliott Smith
  16. Fly by Nick Drake
  17. I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum by Mark Mothersbaugh
  18. Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  19. Stephanie Says by The Velvet Underground
  20. Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000) by Mark Mothersbaugh
  21. Sparkplug Minuet by Mark Mothersbaugh
  22. The Fairest Of The Seasons by Nico
  23. Hey Jude by The Beatles, performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra

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Sunny Saturdays

What’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday after being in bed ill for most of the week with a week long transit pass collecting dust in your bag? Why making your way outside into the sunny (and somewhat chilly) streets of London to explore. As 11:30AM slowly approaches, it’s time to make my way outdoors and onto the Science Museum for some educational and nerd-filled fun.

So whether it’s boiling hot or freezing cold, try to make the most of the fresh air — Take a walk or a quick nip outside, click play and let the musical Saturday tunes take you away.

“Roll The Bones” by Shakey Graves for Audiotree Live

“Late July” by Shakey Graves

Sundays are for Soundtracks: “Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)”

What’s one of the best ways to explore and discover new music? Why a soundtrack, that’s how! Behind every great film there’s a musical accompaniment that fits each word, each action, each emotional cue so perfectly it creates a whole new environment through every note.

On Sundays, I’ll be posting a soundtrack for the week, whether new or old, these will be a combination of tracks that will help you sore through the week and take you off to those places you once saw on the screen (and maybe give you the inkling to watch it again too!). First up, we have the glorious group of tunes from the box office hit and Marvel masterpiece that is “Guardians Of The Galaxy”!

Every song you hear is a flashback to the glorious times that were the seventies and eighties – A perfect offset to the rough and tumble action of the film and comic book setting. From Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ to Redbone’s ‘Come And Get Your Love’, each melody makes you feel something different, whether it be to dance your socks off and kick back and chill on out.

So sit back, relax, and maybe even get ready to dance around your room, it’s time for the wonder and brilliance brought to you by “Guardians Of The Galaxy”.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede
  2. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
  3. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
  4. Moonage Dream by David Bowie
  5. Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop
  6. I’m Not In Love by 10cc
  7. I Want You Back by Jackson 5
  8. Come And Get Your Love by Redbone
  9. Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
  10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
  11. O-O-H Child by The Five Stairsteps
  12. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

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Have a lovely Sunday funday

Start off the day (or even if it’s already started) with this upbeat and mellow tune from Joshua Radin. Go for a walk, relax in bed and read a book, or do whatever you do to chill out because this song is the perfect partner for all those Sunday funday goodies.

“Vegetable Car” by Joshua Radin

It’s a little late, time to drift.

The clock’s about to strike 11:00PM, you’re relaxing and waiting for sleep to take your thoughts away into another world. Placing your headphones on, clicking play, let the melody take you away a little early and engulf your entire concept of mind.

“Every Other Freckle” by Alt-J

“Sunflowers In The Sky” by RÉN