Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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I was in the Town Crier yesterday, and I asked the manager why it was that the music seemed to be cycling through. It turned out that they only had one CD mix in the bar. When I mentioned that I made mixes, the manager asked me to bring some in. I made her copies of Drivin', In My Life, I Could Have Lied, Blaxploitation and two really old mixes that I happened to have in the car that I thought would sound good in a bar. She played Drivin' this evening. It was strange to hear a mix I've made in a public place. It was rather cool, actually. She loved them.

The other two mixes are from a very long time ago and have never had their track listings posted before. They are:

t r a n c e s


robert johnson - preaching blues (up jumped the devil)
(johnson) 2:47

john lee hooker - no more doggin'
(taub/gordon) 2:41

the jimi hendrix experience - voodoo chile
(hendrix) 14:16

led zeppelin - dazed and confused
(page) 6:20

tito and turantula - the strange face of love
(larriva) 5:35

the doors - been down so long
(morrison/krieger/densmore/manzarek) 4:32

the rolling stones - stray cat blues
(jagger/richards) 4:34

the allman brothers band - drunken hearted boy
(bishop) 6:43

the black crowes - bad luck blue eyes goodbye
(robinson/robinson) 6:25

the jerry garcia band - cigarettes and coffee
(butler/thomas/walker) 5:32

james cotton - sad letter
(morganfield) 4:05

the jimi hendrix experience - voodoo child (slight return)
(hendrix) 5:09

muddy waters - mannish boy
(morganfield/london/mcdaniel) 5:16

spinal tap - all the way home
(mckean/guest/shearur/reiner) 2:02

Bird Alone


Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned 2:54

Annie Ross - To Hell With Love 6:23
(Pomus/Dr. John)

Tom Waits - $29.00 8:01

The Doors - Black Train Song 12:16

George Harrison - Out of the Blue 11:08

Jimi Hendrix - Red House 11:14
(Hendrix) Live from the Isle of Wight

The Allman Brothers Band - I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Time 9:20
(weldon/Jordan) Live from the Ludlow Garage

Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You 7:21

John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 3:01

Abbey Lincoln - Bird Alone 8:29

Everything always just sounds so damn good on vinyl. There's just something so rewarding about how full the medium always sounds, no matter what you're playing on it.

A little research inpired by a post by and IM conversation with waystone yielded an existing LP of Vladimir Cosma's score for a 1979 mini-series adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped (apparently incorporating elements of his Catronia as well). waystone commented that she can not separate any critical assessment of the music from her sense of nostalgia about it. I enjoyed the sample I heard, and so pursued the album, and I recieved it today.

Cosma's most famous score is probably for Diva, but Kidnapped may be a superior album to that one. Of course, I can not much about how the music is used in the film - an area where Diva is beautifully crafted - but this is a more sophisticated score musically. Cosma also composed the music for My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle, which are both available on a very enjoyable DRG CD.

Kidnapped is a rather short album, but it is a very pleasant one, never overstaying its welcome. It is a strange combination of period music, period film score and 70s pop. The central theme is a very attractive tune called "David's Song," which sounds very Francis Lai but with period instruments. I imagine that there is much more music in the series than is present on this LP, but I won't know unless the program becomes available in some format. You never know with mini-series; Bill Conti's North and South was masterfully scored throughout, while Maurice Jarre's Shogun retracked music like mad.

The first week with my new laptop bag now draws to a close, and I must say that this satchel is in every was an improvement over my previous case. In addition to the more comfortable strap (a huge advantage) and the more efficient storage space, there is also the fact that it holds its shape, which means it can stand on its own, which the old bag could not. The main advantage of this is that it is perfectly natural on the subway to place this bag on my lap and fold my arms over it. It is very comfortable position. Dre bought a similar bag from the same manufacturer, but while his is nylon, mine is genuine fake leather.

Yoinked from pnuttiness...
1. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
Joseph Kennedy Sr, Sandy Kovacs and mikekenshin.

2. Where was your first kiss?
In a walk-in refrigerator. Let's not discuss it.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property?
Um... well... yeah...

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex?
I've never hit anyone of my own sex.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people?

6. What's the first thing you notice about the preferred sex?

7. What really turns you on?

8. What do you order at Starbucks?

9. What is your biggest mistake?
On one level, fucking up college the first time around. On another... not noticing girls until it was too late.

10. Ever hurt yourself on purpose?
Hells no.

11. Say something totally random about you?
I used to hum obsessively until I discovered the joys of the Walkman.

12. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
People always tell me I look like Benny Hill.

13. Do you still watch kiddy movies or tv shows?
I enjoy animated films (although not Japanese anime), so I guess, since most of them are aimed at children.

14. Did you have braces?
I used to look like Bugs Bunny.

15. Are you comfortable with your height?

16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
Nothing. Ever.

17. When do you know it's love?
I just know.

18. Do you speak any other languages?
Pig Latin.

19. Have you ever been to a tanning salon?

20. What magazines do you read?
Video Watchdog. The DVD-LaserDisc Newsletter. The Perfect Vision. Until recently, Film Score Monthly.

21. Have you ever ridden in a limo?
Yeah, for Tim's wedding. It was niiiiiiiiiiiice.

22. Has anyone you were really close with passed away?

23. Do you watch MTV?
I don't watch any TV, least of all MTV.

24. What's something that really annoys you?
When customer contacts try to tell me the history of a circuit and they know exactly diddly shit about what they're talking about.

25. What's something you really like?
Pasta, chocolate, movies, music...

26. Do you like Michael Jackson?
I love the Jackson Five. I never really cared for Michael's solo stuff. And now he's just insane.

27. Can you dance?
I have an irrational hatred of dancing.

28. What's the latest you have ever stayed up?
Never ask me this question again.

29. Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?

30. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?
No. Although I've driven myself to an emergency room.

31. Do you actually read these when other people fill them out?
Yes. Yes I do.

I was yelled at today by my co-workers because I did some work that I could have gotten away with not doing today. It was a very surreal scene.


* I feel really bad about typing this because the only family member that has died in my concious history was my paternal grandfather. While he is where I get my appearance from, he and I were never really very close. Therefore I have chosen to answer the question "no."
Tags: film music, memes, my mixes, rock

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