Friday Music

Here we go again….

On the last episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”, it showed him recording some material with UK trip-hop outfit Morcheeba. The bit featured in the episode was a track where he talks about Michael Caine in Get Carter, but I found out that track hasn’t been released yet. I tracked down the following single, though, which is based on one of Bourdain’s short fiction pieces: Morcheeba (feat. Anthony Bourdain) – “Lisa.”

The bit of music that was used in all of the advertising for the third Jason Bourne film, The Bourne Ultimatum, but did not appear on the soundtrack. An excellent piece by Crystal Method, featuring a now-thankfully-Fred-Durst-less Wes Borland on guitar: Crystal Method – “Weapons of Mass Distortion.”

Thanks to , the wife and I got to see Across The Universe last night. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Most of the Beatles covers were OK (more serving the plot than standing out as musical virtuosity), but I was floored by this rendition of “Let It Be”, which starts acapella, and then brings in a Gospel choir. Amazing: Timothy T. Mitchum, Carol Woods, and choir – “Let It Be.”

One of the songs that I was listening to quite a bit in the mid-80s, that thankfully has not been co-opted by the false-nostalgia merchants desperate to convince middle-of-the-road America that they listened to “I’ll Melt With You” back then…. Dramarama – “Anything, Anything.”

For all the folks who are all squishy and romantic, whether because of yesterday’s Corporately-Mandated Expression of Love Day or otherwise, one of my favorite love songs, and my all-time favorite song by Ani DiFranco. Ani DiFranco – “As Is.”

Keeping it in the love song mode for a bit, some new stuff from producer extraordinaire (and Grammy winner as Producer of the Year) Mark Ronson, who put together this cover a Mary J. Blige tune for a tribute album marking the 40th anniversary of BBC Radio 1: Mark Ronson (feat. Wale) – “You’re All I Need To Get By.”

And lastly, more hipster-spy electronica from NYC-based Ursula1000 (who did “Kinda Kinky” that I posted a long while back, for those that remember)…Ursula1000 – “The Girl from N.O.W.H.E.R.E.”

There ya go! Enjoy.

5 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. I was also a fan of Izzard’s adlibbing on “Mr. Kite” — “The Hendersons will all be there, late of Pablo Fancas Fair — have you seen it? It’s brilliant! They’ve got…..STUFF.”

    But yeah, “She’s So Heavy” was probably the best visual number in the whole movie.

  2. Yay! Ani!

    I think my favorite love song by her is “I loved you.. So what”

    I have also decided that Joss Stone should be girlfriend.

    Do you get into any Iron and Wine? They have a song out that I LOVE called Boy with a Coin.

  3. I’m glad you liked…

    “Across the Universe.” It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in AGES. We went to see it 4 times on the big screen (cried every bloody time I watched the “Let it Be” scene) & now own the dvd. Was a little annoyed to find there were THREE versions of the soundtrack- one of which, the most complete, was only available from BestBuy. So, we also own two copies of the soundtrack now. ;-)

    BTW, the dvd has, on special features, Carol Woods’ audition & it is totally, unreservedly amazing.

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