Friday, May 11, 2007

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "Day after Day" - Dave Brubeck - Dave Brubeck Songs
Did you know that Dave Brubeck wrote art songs? Me either. They ain't half bad.

2. "Gold & Goldberg" - Michael John LaChiusa - The Wild Party (Original Broadway Cast)
Loose and jazzy character piece sung by a pair of hopeful Broadway producers.

3. "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" - Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez - Avenue Q (Original Broadway Cast)

4. "Entr'acte" - Stephen Sondheim - Anyone Can Whistle - Live at Carnegie Hall (1995 Broadway Concert Cast)
Very brassy and bouncy, almost Jerry Herman-esque, if you can believe it.

5. "The Park" - Michael John LaChiusa - See What I Wanna See (Original Cast Recording)
I still haven't been able to get into this score, and I usually love LaChiusa. This track in particular sounds a bit too much like some of his Hello Again material.

6. "Love and Peace or Else" - U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
I love that crunchy, fuzzy opening.

7. "The Car Chase" - James Horner - A Beautiful Mind (Film Score)
Dramatic and portentous cue from one of my favorite Horner scores.

8. "Back in the Car" - Danny Elfman - Music for a Darkened Theater Volume I: Film and Television Music
An avant-garde, atonal, guitar-heavy short piece from his score for the early Resse Witherspoon/Keith Sutherland vehicle Freeway.

9. "Do You Think It's All Right" - The Who - Tommy
An earnestly sung ditty about child abuse. Creepy.

10. "Heat Wave" - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
Not one of my favorite songs, to be honest.

Until Whenever

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