Friday, October 18, 2013

5 on Friday -- Set 193

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Oh joy! Oh bliss!

It's writer retreat time again. At this very moment I'm happily settled amongst the early arrivals at the cottage which my writers' group has rented once a year for nearly a decade now. Up soon: lots of conversation, laughter, walks in the gorgeous autumn woods and by the Atlantic ocean, good food, good wine, writer-ish activities like our yearly brainstorming sessions, and timed-writing sessions where we each work on our individual works-in-progress for a set time (often an hour.)

Until then, enjoy these songs which have all became part of the spooky soundtrack landscape after their appearances in these films and television shows:

1 - Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas - from Supernatural  

2 - Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival - from An American Werewolf in London

3 - Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult - from Stephen King's The Stand

4 - Mad World - Gary Jules and Michael Andrews - from Donnie Darko

5 - Twin Peaks theme - composed by Angelo Badalamenti - from Twin Peaks

This piece is a straightforward soundtrack theme written specifically for the series, but it's one of my favorite themes, and one of my favorite shows. The main villain Bob goes down in my personal history as SCARY as heck.


Janet White said...

Bad moon rising and Mad world. Good set

Mike Golch said...

It's a toss up between Carry On my wayward Son and don't fear the reapers!I hope you have aFantastic weekend!!

Travis Cody said...

That cover of Mad World points out what a stunning social commentary that song actually was, which I think was somewhat hidden by the up tempo computerized sound of the original Tears for Fears version.

The TFF original is angry. The Gary Jules cover seems more hopeless.