Archive for July, 2006

Thar Be Plunder in Ye Soundtrack

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Hans Zimmer, like all good film composers, steals from the best in his score for Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Well, he stole some of his melodies from Klaus Bedelt’s earlier score for the first Pirates movie, but then again, Bedelt probably stole his stuff from the best as well.  Need some proof?  In the […]

The Devil Wears Pirates

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is about as good of a summer movie that we so badly need. When I say badly, I mean…Mission Impossible, Poseidon, X3, and then Superman. Whatever merits those movies had, it was not bringing something so awesomely conceived as a man with a tentacle beard that plays organ.  Let’s not even […]

2006 Half Time Report

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

2006 is half way over. Let’s celebrate with some mp3s.  Police Sweater Blood Vow is one of the Fiery Furnaces greatest songs ever. It has an urgency and awkward grace that make it catchy while incredibly edgy. Their latest album, from which the song is taken, is called Bitter Tea.  Ainadamar was an opera that I […]