How Not to Edit a Movie
by Dan
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I'd like to start by clearing up an issue with yesterday's post. I think I spoke out of turn:

It was not cLOUDDEAD backing up DoseOne, it was in fact Boom Bip all along. My deepest apologies to both cLOUDDEAD and Boom Bip, you really do sound nothing alike, I'm not sure how I could confuse you. Mea culpa.

All right, with that out of the way, on to today...

McLusky - "She Will Only Bring You Happiness"

Like jumping rope, and the rope is getting longer and longer, and you're able to jump higher and higher, until eventually it takes like 15 seconds to do just one jump, and the rope is like a hundred feet high, it's brushing the wings of airplanes and making a whistling sound that's deafening.

McLusky - "Alan is a Cowboy Killer"

These musicians are broken up now (november?). Apparently they did it for 10 years. Don't they sound young? They feel young; not an insult. "You were such an awkward child" rings true for some reason. A problem with most movies about childhood is that they romanticize what kids are like. Kids are dumb, they don't know what to say, they say the wrong things, they latch on (with extreme fervour) to things they like, they have no sense of personal space, their social behaviour is often very ugly. Not like in the movies. [Buy]

speaking of movies, to change the pace..

Anton Karas - "The Third Man Theme"

I have a longer, cleaner version of this, but this just gets right to the point of the song, I believe it's pulled right from the movie. It's such an engaging melody, I really can't believe it sometimes. Story: Carol Reed heard Karas playing at a bar, demanded that he score his film, holed Karas up in a hotel for 3 days, after which Karas emerged with this. Karas did not speak a word of English. After the success of the film, he toured around just playing this (and other zither songs of his composition) like....contemporary comparison...Bobby McFerrin? [Buy]

Posted by Dan at March 17, 2005 5:35 AM

When McLusky broke up in January, it was an amazingly sad day. They're one of my favorite bands, and their live shows were something to be seen. They're apparently going to release a 3 disc set with the singles, b-sides, and some rarities in the near future.

Also, if you haven't seen this, do so. This is likely the only reason people know McLusky in the States...

Posted by Jeff at March 17, 2005 7:35 AM

Just discovered them recently. "Without MSG I Am Nothing" is fantastic, as is "To Hell With Good Intentions." The best thing was the song/album titles. "Mevolution," "Dave, Stop Killing Prostitutes," "McLusky Do Dallas," "The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire." Bliss.

Posted by Doug at March 17, 2005 12:13 PM

these are some great songs, thanks for posting!

Posted by Kate at March 9, 2006 2:03 PM

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