I soundtrack compulsively, almost; it happens a lot when I acquire a particularly loud headvoice. (This would be why I have three Rent playlists without a whiff of the actual soundtrack.) And since we're working on moving through Sneakers canon at the moment, I thought I'd post the list I've come up with for a supplementary soundtrack.
It'll make a lot more sense if you've actually seen the movie, though I'm keeping my reasons for things as spoiler-free as I possibly can. Still, you may want to keep that in mind.
( how about My Socrates Note?Collapse )
This is really only a minor recommendation, but eh, what the heck.
With the exception of the very first one, all the Foliage Census OOMs have had song lines as their titles. It makes it a little easier for me to spot them in Ray's journal, and it also reminds me of the general tone I’m trying for. The Foliage Census plot was essentially inspired by the Talking Heads song "(Nothing But) Flowers", so it seemed appropriate to bring music into it.
The songs whose lines are referenced are songs from my own iTunes playlist that I was either listening to specifically for inspiration at the time of the OOM, or that I thought would be very appropriate, or else that had appropriate lines despite the rest of the song not matching. And here they are, for those of you who, for some weird reason, care about such things:
if looks could kill they probably will - Games Without Frontiers, Peter Gabriel
bring my spear, invested with my youth - A Call To Arms, Mike and the Mechanics
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy - Until The End of the World, U2
out of the shadows and into the night - Don't Lose My Number, Phil Collins
it's a little too late and the wolf is on the run - This Is Where I Came In, the BeeGees
letting the days go by, let the water hold me down - Once In A Lifetime, the Talking Heads
turn out the lights, don't try to save me - You May Be Right, Billy Joel
"save my own ass, screw these guys" smoke and mirror lockdown - Bad Day, REM
you're kept awake dreaming someone else's dream - Electrical Storm, U2
nobody knew where to find him, no evidence was found - Don't Lose My Number, Phil Collins
I'm the fly in your soup, I’m the pebble in your shoe - When You're Evil, Voltaire
we caught a rattlesnake, now we've got something for dinner - (Nothing But) Flowers, the Talking Heads
just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone - Fire And Rain, orig. by James Taylor, cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Paon jannat chale chal chhaiyyan - Chaiyya Chaiyya, by Sapna Awasti, from the Inside Man soundtrack, originally from the soundtrack to Dil Se (Bombay Dreams)
go down without following through, the day turns into night - This Is Where I Came In, the Bee Gees
this used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees - (Nothing But) Flowers, the Talking Heads
if the sky can crack there must be some way back - Electrical Storm, U2
someone's faster on the draw and all whitetext in the accompanying entry – Shakedown, Bob Seger
if this is paradise I wish I had a lawn mower - (Nothing But) Flowers, the Talking Heads
"When You're Evil" is available as a free mp3 download from the artist's web site. The other songs, not so much. I can happily provide the rest of the lyrics if anyone wants them, though.
Snow White to the Prince
When you play a character who is from a reinterpretation of a classic story, there's a wide variety of other reinterpretations to be inspired by. Most of them are insanely far off from Fables and how I see Snow, but this . . . while not every point strikes true (the poem choosing the older route of it being her mother rather than my millicanoned stepmother) it's a beautifully evocative piece, and it fits quite well with her past.
Was listening to my collection on Random today, as opposed to listening to playlists like I usually do, and "I Grieve" by Peter Gabriel came on. It was Millituned ages and ages ago for -- Faith, I think? Faith and her Hellplot, that's right.
( LyricsCollapse )
Something in it reminded me of Raven, today. It touches on backstory (In the ashes and the dust/Life carries on and on and on and on), tiredness (Life carries on and on and on), grieving, of course (O my people), biology or lack thereof (This flesh and bone/It's just the way you would tied in), and creation (Did I dream this belief?/Or did I believe this dream?)
Or I think so, anyway. :)
I've got two songs that I find are definitively Zuko; both are more mournful then angry, but one hold an edge of rage, where the other is pure longing. (These are also on the Fire Nation over at fst along with several more picks. You can go there, though you must be a member to see anything.
The first song is Blind Guardian's 'Mordred's Song'.
( Lyrics for Mordred's song.Collapse )
It's about another prince with daddy issues, but i find the emotional content rings very true with Zuko as well.
The second song is Kate Rusby and Kathryn Robert's rendition of 'Exile'. Want to turn my poor headvoice instantly soppy? Play this. INSTANT WAH-WAH.
( Lyrics for ExileCollapse )
Okay, folks. In honor of the sheer volume of "....." that we all use in the crackchat, I have developed the following recipe:
Yeah, you heard me right, crackchat fudge. It's simpler than it looks and it's less likely to get stuck in your teeth than fudge with walnuts in, and it's really good, so if you have a sweet tooth here's how you make it. All units of measurement involved are of the non-metric variety, say sorry.
( Starting with an equipment listing, mind you. ITEMS NEEDED:Collapse )
( INGREDIENTS NEEDED:Collapse )
( HERE IS WHAT YOU DO:Collapse )