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Musical Notation: Manhunter

13 Jun

West likes soundtrack albums from the 80’s, and will occasionally play some of them at you! In this episode, West returns to the 80’s Soundtrack Corner to play songs from the first film appearance of Hannibal Lecter, Manhunter (1986).

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Musical Notation: Cameron Crowe’s Singles

6 Jun

In this episode, West plays music from Cameron Crowe’s second film, Singles (1992).

Musical Notation: The Shitty Beatles, Or: Sgt. Pepper in 4 Bad Movies

30 May

In this episode, West plays the 1967 Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as interpreted through the soundtracks of four bad movies. Also, a bulletin from the Musical Notation Action Newsdesk!

Musical Notation: Dirty Dancing

24 May

In this episode, West pulls out a few choice tracks from the soundtrack to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

Musical Notation: Carl Stalling, Raymond Scott & Their Musical Offspring

16 May

In this episode, West plays music composed by Carl W. Stalling, jazz musician/composer Raymond Scott, and artists who were influenced by them.

Music in this episode includes:

“Putty Tat Trouble” composed by Carl Stalling

“You Will Be Shot” composed by John Zorn; performed by Naked City

“Down With The Ship (Slight Return)” written by Tommy Christ, Glen Cummings, Paul Nieder, Guy Brogna & Mike Boyko; performed by Scatterbrain

“Powerhouse” arranged by Carl Stalling; original recording composed by Raymond Scott and performed by The Raymond Scott Quintette

“The Toy Trumpet” composed by Raymond Scott and performed by The Raymond Scott Quintette

“In An 18th Century Drawing Room” adapted by Raymond Scott from “Piano Sonata No. 16 In C Major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; performed by The Raymond Scott Quintette

“Sonata #3” also adapted from Mozart and performed by Scatterbrain

“Rhythm Section Want Ad” written by John Flansburgh & John Linnell; performed by They Might Be Giants

“Bus To Beelzebub” written by M. Doughty, Sebastian Steinberg, Mark de Gli Antoni & Yuval Gabay; performed by Soul Coughing

“La Villa Strangiato” written by Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee & Neil Peart; performed by Rush

Musical Notation: Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita & Dr. Strangelove

9 May

 

In this episode, West plays music from two films directed by Stanley Kubrick, Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964).

Musical Notation: Tangerine Dream

2 May

In this episode, West plays music composed by the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream.

Musical Notation: Spy Music III: TV Spies

26 Apr

In this episode, West plays music from TV spy shows of the 1960’s.

Musical Notation: 80s Soundtrack Corner: Purple Rain

18 Apr

West likes soundtrack albums from the 80’s and will occasionally play some of them at you! In this episode, West returns to the 80’s Soundtrack Corner to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of Prince by playing music from his 1984 film Purple Rain.

Musical Notation: Elmer Bernstein’s The Ten Commandments

11 Apr

In this episode, West plays music from Elmer Bernstein’s score for the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic The Ten Commandments.