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TV meme, day 18

Day 18 - Favorite title sequence

I had to think really long and hard before I came up with Six Feet Under and Dead Like Me. I guess I don't pay that much attention to title sequences.

Good theme music, on the other hand, I find very important. Sometimes the music is the best part of the series, and therefore I'd like to change this to: Favourite theme music.

4. "Living It Up" by Bert Kaempfert (theme from Kapitein Zeppos). Kapitein Zeppos was not my favourite Belgian series at the time (that would be Axel Nort), but the theme was ace.

3. Theme from The League of Gentlemen, series 1 and 2 (the soundfile is the second one from the top [ETA: the one entitled "Theme tune from Series 2" — it keeps changing places]; I especially love the second half of it). I was heartbroken when they ruined it made a different arrangement for series 3.

2. Twin Peaks theme by Angelo Badalamenti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDuGN6K3VQ (sorry, I can't seem to embed YouTube videos any more, due to my browser being too old). Badalamenti's music added so much to the spookiness of Twin Peaks.

1. Theme from The Persuaders by John Barry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAxvfmGUjuQ. The Persuaders was about two playboys who fought crime, I think, although I seem to recall they were pretty shady themselves. Or maybe that was just the playboy bit. Anyway, I quite liked the series, but I adored the music. Still do.

lewis furey

Dag Ramses

I couldn't find my favourite Ramses song on YouTube ("De een wil de ander"), so here is my second favourite. There is a live version on YT, but the audio is out of synch and anyway I prefer the studio version because it sounds less jazzy. But alas, no video. I have this single in my collection BTW (inherited it from my mum, without the autographs though).



Ho, ho, ho... pimp!

LJ-surfing the other day I came across two entries by lifeinamarble which had me rolling on the floor.

One was a huuuuuge picture post full of cat macros. I thought I found macros only mildly amusing at best, but seeing so many together srsly built up the giggles. My personal favourite is the Prozacs cat.

The second was an entry with weird, cheesy and downright disturbing album covers. Be sure to read the commentary, it adds to the brilliance!

Now, a meme horked from heartofdavid:

Go to Wikipedia.
The first random Wikipedia article title that you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to The Quotations Page random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

My results:

Band name: Immortality *
Album title: I myself deny it.
Album cover: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

* To be honest, the actual title of the article was "Immortality (Celine Dion song)", but what self-respecting band would name themselves that?

My current favourite song is Jailer by Nigerian singer Asa (or Asha). It's getting a lot of airplay on French radio, and I've steadily fallen in love with it. I found a nice live version on YouTube, check it out:

Happy holidays, everybody. :)

lewis furey

Marcia baila

And I also found Marcia baila (see meme post)! Hadn't seen this clip since the '80s, great seeing it again. BTW, I heard some years ago that the MoMA acquired this video for their collection :)

(I tried to post this together with the other video, but then I kept ending up with two Marcia baila's and no Froggy?! What did I do wrong?)

  • Current Music
    Marcia baila - Les Rita Mitsouko
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Another meme

From heartofdavid:

"Comment and I'll give you a letter. In your journal, list 10 of your favorite songs that begin with that letter." She gave me the letter M:

1. The Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash
2. Master Song - Leonard Cohen
3. Les Marquises - Jacques Brel
4. Marcia baila - Les Rita Mitsouko
5. Mother Goose - Jethro Tull
6. Monkberry Moon Delight - Paul McCartney
7. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist - The Decemberists
8. Missed Me - The Dresden Dolls
9. Morning Glory Story - Harry Nilsson (the only song I don't have)
10. Man on the Moon - R.E.M. / Melody - Rolling Stones (couldn't choose)

  • Current Music
    Coz I luv you - Slade
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Retail therapy is keeping me sane

I bought lots of goodies lately:

— Last Thursday, another digital camera to complement Joni. It looks just like a mini SLR, but is in fact a compact camera with 12x zoom (so far I've only had time to charge the batteries and glance at the manual).

— When I came home armed with my new camera a parcel of books I had ordered from England was waiting for me in the hallway (oh to have the time to read again).

— Yesterday I heard a song by Charlotte Gainsbourg on the radio and fell in love. I found it (and another song) on her Myspace, downloaded it from somewhere else and played it all day. Today I went to Fame to listen to the whole CD, because most reviews I had read were very favourable. Unfortunately the volume of the headphones was turned up so loud that it made me quite nauseous and afraid of a headache, so after trying out three sets I handed it back. To my surprise the shop assistant said that Fame will let people listen to CDs at home and they can return them within 2 weeks if they are not satisfied. Great service! I didn't take Charlotte with me though, I had already decided I wanted the CD and it was cheaper at my online store (so I ordered it there this evening).

— Then I went to Fame's DVD department to look for Slings and Arrows, except that I had forgotten the title and was looking for Swords and [something else] instead. Never mind, I don't think they had it anyway. To my utter joy and amazement I did find series 1 & 2 of The Mighty Boosh, which has never been shown on Dutch TV and of which I have caught only a few episodes on BBC2 before it moved to BBC3 and thus became unavailable to us on the Continent. The price, however, was 60 euros, a tad expensive. So after much deliberation I put it back on the shelf and headed home (and ordered it from Amazon UK this evening; including p&p and VAT it's still about 20 euros cheaper there).

— On the way home I walked into Lush to get the new Lush Times, but there is not going to be one until October. The sales assistant said they did have several lovely new soaps in and made me smell a few, and I couldn't resist buying a piece of Mud Flats (yum yum).

And now, a new series of Six Feet Under on TV. At last!