Playlist: March 2013
Call Me A Hole - pomDeter [soundcloud]
This track caught the internet by storm. As with all good two-track mashups, it should have absolutely no right to exist in any way.
Rock Of Ages (2012) - DJ Schmolli [video]
On the back of searching SoundCloud with the mashup tag via the above, I found this little gem. There are 23 samples in the song but the one that slays me is RHCP’s Can’t Stop ringing through the chorus.
Lanterns - Birds Of Tokyo [video]
If you were making a light hearted video package in March, you might have used this as its backing track. While I usually regard Birds of Tokyo as an entity that exists to merely get in the way of more Karnivool albums, March Fires is a solid record.
You Can’t Fix This - Sound City, Real to Reel [on letterman]
I saw Dave Grohl’s Sound City doco this month and the accompanying album makes the second half of said film (which is horribly self indulgent) totally worth it. This Stevie Nicks track is a highlight, as is…
Mantra - Sound City - Real to Reel [live in studio]
Messrs Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor.
I Just Dont Think I’ll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay [live video]
I watched Colin’s DVD the other day and he plays this song second (second!) in the set, like it’s not just the most beautiful song ever written. Bastard. In the interest of full disclosure, if you care to listen to his album Topanga (which this is not on), it holds all my deepest darkest secrets.
Lutece - Garry Schyman (Bioshock Infinite Soundtrack) [audio]
And then there was Bioshock Infinite. A remarkable game with a remarkable soundtrack. The characters this track represents are my absolute favourite in the game, their deliciously spoiler-filled interactions one of the (many) reasons to repeat the experience. Dare I say it’s no mistake this sounds a bit like… well… this.
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Choral Version) - Garry Schyman - Bioshock Infinite Soundtrack [audio]
Infinite actually contains a lot of anachronistic songs during gameplay including Cindi Lauper, Tears for Fears and CCR. This (period accurate) hymn is repeated very deliberately throughout, and in one extraordinary way in particular. Not since since the “Far Away” moment in Red Dead Redemption have I been so impressed by source music in a video game.
“…I mean I would greatly appreciate it if you would assist!”
“Perhaps you should ask him, I imagine he has a greater interest in getting there than I do.”
“I suppose he does. But there is no point in asking.”
“Because he doesn’t row.”
“He doesn’t row?”
“No. He doesn’t row.”
“Ah. I see what you mean.”