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We like soundtracks here at 20SA, you should too. In previous Songs of the Day, we've tried to expose you to new releases, nostalgic songs, artists you might be unfamiliar with and now, a semi-regular dosage of soundtrack tracks. First up is one of my favorite songs and comes from the soundtrack from the movie The Fountain. The Fountain seems to be one of those movies that you either really like or really don't like, and I fall into the "really like" category. I can't really tell you what the movie is about and I'm not going to try but I will say that it seems to be some pretty heavy shit. Anyway, one of the main reasons I like the movie is because the Clint Mansell fully delivers on the soundtrack just like he does with every other movie he's worked on (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Moon, etc.). The songs fit the movie so well and the music just makes the movie that much better.
The song is "Death Is The Road To Awe" and it's the track that is played at the culmination of the film and kind of ties in previous elements of the other songs in the movie. It's wonderful.
Clint Mansell - "Death Is The Road To Awe"
As it happens, two of my favorite music videos of all time happen to be by the same artist AND they fit in with Flashback Friday. Happy Friday, bitches.
Beastie Boys - "Intergalactic"
Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
You guys probably haven't heard, but this video game called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 came out this week. I mean, some people know about it but they're probably the minority. Anyway, it's a massive time suck but I will not allow it to detract from the site, so you dozen or so readers need not fear. On a completely unrelated note that has nothing to do with aforementioned video game, I have this thing I have to do this week that's pretty important and will most likely take up most of my free time, so the content might be a little on the light side. Like I said, it has nothing to do with Call of Duty, or playing it every waking hour I'm not at work or masturbating (although I can play video games and masturbate at the same time; call me Mr. Multitask).
Onward and upward!
The Song of the Day today is a little bit of a primer for the Artist Spotlight that will be posted tomorrow. It's by a Scottish folk/indie rock band called Frightened Rabbit. Unfortunately there aren't any bagpipes (at least I don't think so) or references to FREEEEEDOM, but they warrant a listen nonetheless. Without divulging too much about the band for right now, most of their stuff is of the upbeat variety (I can't get past the accent so it all sounds like happy music to me until I actually took note of the lyrics, but more on that tomorrow) that will brighten your day, and maybe spice it up a little since they sing in funny accents. This particular song (and accompanying music video) is about as close as you can get to the story of my life (especially since I'm going to be so busy this week, doing something that isn't playing MW3 all the time by myself). The only thing that is different is that I don't have a Las Vegas coffee mug. Anyway, this song, along with pretty much every song I've used for Song of the Day is from my Top 230 something songs list, and for good reason. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a more in-depth look into Frightened Rabbit.
Frightened Rabbit - "The Loneliness and the Scream"
The most difficult part of being the Assistant to the Senior Head Editor-in-Chief Executive Officer of Meteorology is picking the right song for the Song of the Day. For the most part, I think I've done a pretty good...a pretty damn good job of it thus far and I really feel like I hit it out of the park with this one.
Eurotrip seems to be one of those movies that you either love or hate, and I LUV IT. Everyone I know loves it and I know at least a couple dozen people but there also seems to be a strong contingent of people that honestly don't think Eurotrip is a funny movie. All I have to say to those people is they live a pitiful existence and I feel sorry that they will never experience joy. Whatevs.
One of the things that made Eurotrop great was the quasi-theme song "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra. The song was written for the movie so the lyrics fit right in and it was often played throughout the film as a recurring joke. As an added bonus, they somehow got Maaaatt Damon to do a cameo as the lead singer that did Fiona (what a slut) on Scotty's birthday (and a whole bunch of other times).
This seems like a very Wednesday song, you know what I mean?
Jack's Mannequin - "Dark Blue"