As it was glorious May 1st - a day where socialists and pagans both bond over the beauties of spring - it seemed right to start this show with some revolutionary music and The 180Gs version of Negativeland's 'Christianity is Stupid" seemed a great place to start. Like my own revolutionary tendencies, the theme does peter out rather quickly but I do wish you all a happy International Workers Day. :) A quick note about Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova who I was introduced to the night before though the magical film "Once". The missus and I were quite stumped by the arrival of this in our Love Film selection as neither of us remember putting it on our list and the description of it being "a Modern Musical" didn't really fill us with confindence, but oh my; what a wonderous movie.
The story revolves around an Irish Busker (played by Glen Hansard) and a Cech immigrant (Marketa Irglova) who bond over their mutual love of music and their relationship that springs around it. It's not really a musical but it is a film about music and how synergy plays a huge role in how musicians get together - the first moment when Glen and Marketa play together gave me goosebumps - and its the amazing music and the magic that happens between Glen and Marketa when they perform which is the real star of the show, here. Straight after the movie finished I was on the internet looking for the OST and thanks to emusic we now have The Swell Season, the recording that came out of the back of that LP.
Anyway - go get the movie. It's lovely. :)
Here's the Track Listing:
180 G's - Christianity is Stupid The Who - We Won't Get Fooled Again Thee Hypnotics - Revolution Stoned Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill The Doors - Indian Summer Wisp - Shep Shaep Sheep Arovane - Good bye forever Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly Horse Feathers - Curs in the weeds Bowerbirds - The Marbled Godwit Bon Iver - The Park (Live) Bodof Songs - I can't see a thing in here Origamibiro - Noshi The Accidental - The Closer I Am Fever Ray - I'm Not Done The Beaufort Scale - Boej Kashmet Inceptdate - seasons School of Seven Bells - Wired For Light Transient - Class Transient - downtime Bonobo - Nightlife
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