Archive for the ‘Speakers UP!’ category

Speakers UP! Creaky Boards

December 27, 2008

There are now only four days left to this blog.

I’m in the mood for something triumphant yet melancholic.

This Creaky Boards song fits: The Songs I Didn’t Write.

Amp up your speakers!

Creaky Boards MySpace

Speakers UP! Barry Gray Pop Music

November 2, 2008

I know the title ascribes this to Captain Scarlet, but that’s incorrect.

The original was done for the White as Snow episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, but all anyone has to do is watch that episode on DVD to be greatly disappointed. It’s not the same music and the tempo is shockingly slow too.

This is actually from an episode of UFO (which one, escapes me at the moment). It’s played as incidental background music on, if I recall correctly, a car radio. Barry Gray recycled the music, increasing the tempo and somewhat tinkering with the instrumentation.

The result is this piece, which I must have played into my head several hundred gazillion times. This is best listened to with headphones. Really get into it. It’s one of the best pieces Barry Gray ever did.

captain scarlet pop theme

Speakers UP! Clean The Catbox!

October 14, 2008

We need a dose of anti-Doom.

Here it is.

Clash Kittens Rock Da Catbox

Speakers UP! For Fame X 2!

July 11, 2008

They’re rousing, but not exactly first-page stuff … (except on the Blogger backup blog) … so …

Click to see the two videos

Speakers UP! For Lou Christie

June 27, 2008

NBC News Overnight – Beyond the Blue Horizon

A favorite piece of video from the greatest tv news program ever, Overnight. The Singer is Lou Christie. Preserved for 23 years in BETAMAX format. Take that, crappy VHS!

I. Loooooove. The. Internet!!!

Speakers UP! For Moby

June 25, 2008

I’ve got some digital housekeeping to do. This should keep all of you rockin’

‘Bourne Identity’ track by Moby

Another:

Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Ultimatum)

Yet another:

extreme ways ( music video ) Jason Bourne

Speakers UP! For Carly Simon: Let The River Run

June 21, 2008

So there I was, in the most miserable excuse for a city on the entire planet — aka Chicago — in a hotel room at night, working on a fruitless, thankless assignment for an ad agency that was major in its field. And this is what I heard over and over and over again. It was the pay-per-view movie at the time and I kept the channel tuned to the advert. It was the only thing keeping me tethered to earth while forces conspired to undermine and subvert me.

Let The River Run

It’s pretty. It’s energizing. But I still think the lyrics don’t make any damned sense!

We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
Let all the dreamers
Wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Silver cities rise,
The morning lights
The streets that meet them,
And sirens call them on
With a song.

It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

We the great and small
Stand on a star
And blaze a trail of desire
Through the dark’ning dawn.

It’s asking for the taking.
Come run with me now,
The sky is the color of blue
You’ve never even seen
In the eyes of your lover.

Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
Let all the dreamers
Wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

And by the way, the dark forces won.

They always do.