Sunday, October 23, 2011

Horror Stories from All Hallows' Eve

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Download for iTunes here: Halloween.mp3

I hope you have little room for terror, for fright, for fantastic and altogether phantasmagorical ideas. That's what this edition of the Ear Candy Update is about. It is an ode to these movies on the surface, but underneath, 20,000 fathoms underneath, lies a different story. It is a story about what this music can do to you, how it makes you feel and what it does to your mood. If you get a little jumpy, we have achieved our goal. If you double check over your shoulder when you walk up the stairs or seek out a flashlight to pierce the darkness, we have done our job. We are the things that go bump in the night. You're welcome.

As always, if you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email me right here:

The music:
Science-Fiction Picture Show - Richard O'Brien
Forbidden Planet - Louis & Bebe Barron
The Day the Earth Stood Still - Bernard Herrmann & Sam Hoffman
It Came from Outer Space - Dick Jacobs
Creature from the Black Lagoon - Hans J. Salter
The Incredible Shrinking Man - Dick Jacobs
The Time Machine - Russel Garcia
Them! - Warner Bros. Orchestra
The Thing - National Philharmonic Orchestra
First Men In the Moon - Laurie Johnson
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - Warner Bros. Orchestra
Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith
Fantastic Voyage - Leonard Rosenman
The Andromeda Strain - Gil Melle
The Twilight Zone - Marius Constant
One Step Beyond - Berlin Symphony Orchestra
The Matrix - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Mars Attacks! - Danny Elfman
The Fly - Howard Shore
Doctor Who - Howard Shore & London Philharmonic Orchestra
Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens
Scream - Marco Beltrami
Psycho Suite - Bernard Herrmann
The Omen - Jerry Goldsmith
Nightmare on Elm Street - Charles Bernstein
Jaws Theme - John Williams
Amityville Horror - Lalo Shiffrin
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield


Monday, October 10, 2011

Kick the Darkness

An Ear Candy Update about picking a fight with your inner demons and winning.

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Download for iTunes here: Kick the Darkness.mp3

This Ear Candy Update's premise is simple: Turn the tables on sorrows. It's a fact that when sorrows come they come not in single spies but in entire battalions. They come when you're weak and vulnerable. I'm not feeling weak at the moment but I am vulnerable. Be that as it may, it's damn-the-torpedoes time. I'm launching an offensive on those demons. I'm going to pick a fight and I'm going to win.

This is shout music, growling and howling at the moon music, fucking music, boogie down music and music to put it between the ditches by. This is for those of us who treat that perilous line between choosing and accepting fate. There is no existential pleading of the inner heart here. This is cacophony as revelation, bent over the devil's anvil. This is an anthem, a roll call for hope and perseverance.

As always, if you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email me right here:

The tracks:
Feel Alright - Steve Earle
Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
God Part II - U2
Build. Destroy. Build. - Hanni El Khatib
Wild Wild Life - The Talking Heads
Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
The Rascal King - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
Little Bit O'Soul - The Music Explosion
Sick Boys - Social Distortion
American Music - Violent Femmes
Santa Monica - Everclear
Roots Radicals - Rancid
Loaded - Primal Scream
Love is the Law - The Seahorses
The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat) - The Flaming Lips
Rockin'in the Free World - Neil Young
Rain King - Counting Crows
The Patient Ferris Wheel - The Gaslight Anthem
Peace in the Valley - Alabama 3
Dead Flowers - Steve Earle and the Dukes