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Radiohead – Spectre

POSTED ON December 29th  - POSTED IN alternative, Christmas, Community, Holiday, Movies, music, news, Opinion, Review

Radiohead – Spectre

Radiohead live at Portugal

Radiohead live at Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While I am not a fanatical James Bond fan, I confess I have most of the 007 films except for a few of recent ones. I am also certain, I will get around to the more recent releases when I happen on them this winter at my local library.  (A quick stop at Wikipedia list 24 titles, of which I have seen 21.)

One can not deny that the character is timeless. Mr. Bond has entertained at least four generations of fans. One could also say the same about the soundtracks. I don’t own any James Bond movies, but I still have a few cassette tapes of James Bond movie soundtracks. Seriously, what musician wouldn’t want to do music for a Bond film?

Furthermore, I am not a huge fan of Radiohead. I respect their work and it is obvious they have much talent, but I rarely listen to works such as Magic Beans except when I am occasionally in the mood for such. I am more of  a blues, jazz or hard rock listener. However, after hearing Spectre work by Radiohead, I am amazed that it was not actually included in the film. They put it up as a Christmas gift to their fans at their SoundCloud Page. They had the following to say:

Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.

In my humble opinion, they nailed it. It is perfect music for a Bond film. Especially since I went and listened to some of the material from the soundtrack.  It is a shame that “It didn’t work out”.  The track below is many times better than many of the tracks that are in the soundtrack.

It is Christmas Time

POSTED ON December 19th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Holiday, independent music, music, New Media Order, site
#christmas

#christmas (Photo credit: Isselmuden)

Indie Nation listeners sorry things have been so sparse of the late but the hardware gods have not been happy with Lumpy of late.  In the past month and a half, I have lost a server twice, on hard drive and two DVD drives on my main machine at home and have become virtually an expert at data recovery.  I don’t get it I just sacrificed a modem, a scii drive and a TV card to them at Thanksgiving.

Nonetheless, kudos and thanks to Brian for really, really helping me out both at home and on our server.  He has successfully set up a special stream for those of you who want Christmas music only for this holiday season.  Listen with the player of your choice with the links below:

 

Winamp     windows Media Player     Real Player     QuickTime

Merry Christmas All

Podcasts of Christmas 001 – 8 Bit

Play

Greetings Indie Nation listeners,

Christmas in the post-War United States

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Yes, it is that time of the year again where the malls and stores will deafen you with the same thirty versions of six Christmas songs.  To be honest, Lumpy feels more like Scrooge this year and is having a hard time getting in the spirit.  The reasons are pretty simple:

  • They started the Christmas music before Halloween
  • They are playing the same music year after year in the same order
  • I don’t have a job
  • They are setting up multiple Santas at the exits, asking money for multiple causes… man the kids are going to be confused… it is worse than all the Krishna’s at the airport
  • Last and largest, THERE IS NO SNOW
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