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Sad Kermit – Needle in the Hay

A frog covers the late great Elliott Smith’s classic song Needle in the Hay and also parodies the suicide sequence in the Royal Tenenbaums wherein Elliott’s sublime “Needle in the Hay” was used to absolute perfection in an amazing scene.

Better than one might expect! I’m sure Elliott would’ve loved it!

Everyone sing along … Needle in the Heeee … Needle in the Heeee.


Royal Tenenbaums “Needle in the Heeee” sequence

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October 21, 2008 Posted by | Elliott Smith, Sad Kermit., Wes Anderson, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

We remember Elliott Smith’s fifth Anniversary


just leave me alone in the place where I make no mistakes.


We take a moment to remember the sublime songwriting talent of Steven Paul Smith, on this the fifth anniversary of his shocking death on October 21, 2003, aged only 34.

I can’t believe it’s already five years since that most sorrowful day. I vividly remember first hearing about his early demise. It hurt so bad. Elliott’s songs seemed so nakedly open that you felt you knew him. Very strangely, it felt like the passing of a friend.

But we will always have Elliott’s wonderful music and the great man will always be alive in the hearts of music lovers.

I’m a roman candle, my head is full of flames. I’m hallucinating. I hear you cry.

Since I first heard his work back in the mid nineties, Elliott’s music always struck me as that of a minimalist, street-wise, American Nick Drake. This was long before what would be appalling similarities in their demise.

Both Elliott and Nick displayed a similar exceptional fragility and beauty in their work. Both produced music of smouldering and deeply intense emotionality.

Strangely, and unfortunately, aside from parallels in their work, there were a lot of similarities in their lives. And deaths.

Both men, in their everyday lives, had a preternatural sensitivity to events surrounding them. Both had difficulty coping with the daily realities in which they found themselves. Both too, sadly, developed certain chemical addictions and died very very young, both their deaths coming in very strange and suspicious circumstances.

Like Nick, Elliott produced music that was way out of synch with that of the prevailing times but would be hugely influential and grow more powerful as years passed. Music that would never be forgotten.

I don’t know what to do with your clothes or your letters. It’ll make a whisper out of you.

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Elliott’s music was like some amalgam of Charles Bukowski, the Beatles, Lucian Freud, Neil Young, Shane Mc Gowan, Erik Satie, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and a zen master! Pared down masterclasses in songwriting.

He produced so many understated, beautiful, powerful songs of timeless, delicate, fragile, poetry.

Unflinching exquisite portraits of blinding emotions and dark realities.

Minimalist missives from the underbelly of life.

Sweet reflections of the moon shining into the gutter.

Warm tales told in the stone cold darkness.

Assertions of power amongst the powerless.

Tales of afflictions inflicted on a damaged soul.

Eulogies to love and other addictions. And laments for the power and tragedy of these addictions.

Pure art.

Elliott Smith died on October 21, 2003 aged only 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.

According to his girlfriend Jennifer Chiba, with whom he was living at the time, the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom to take a shower. Apparently, Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a kitchen knife in his chest. She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 911. Smith died in the hospital with the time of death listed as 1:36 p.m.

While Smith’s death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report released in December 2003 left open the question of possible homicide. A possible suicide note, written on a Post-it, read, “I’m so sorry—love, Elliott. God forgive me.”

Apparently, this is still an open homicide case.

It’s all very Cobain-like and the waters are very murky about the suicide / open homicide. while numerous rumours and conspiracy theories abound. There’s a piece about the matter below from www.laweekly.com

The Final Moments of Elliott Smith’s LifeAutopsy reveals details of argument with girlfriend
by Christine Pelisek – Published on January 08, 2004

Moments before he died, singer Elliott Smith argued with his live-in girlfriend, who said she found him screaming outside the bathroom door of their Echo Park apartment, with an 8-inch kitchen knife stuck in his chest, according to an autopsy report.

The report, released this week by the L.A County Coroner’s Office, reveals new details about the investigation into the death of the 34-year-old musician, who died October 21 from two stab wounds at the Lemoyne Street home. Coroner’s officials said last week that they couldn’t determine whether Smith committed suicide or was the victim of homicide.

According to the January 6 report, Smith’s girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba, told police that she and Smith were arguing when she locked herself in the bathroom. She said she heard Smith scream, opened the bathroom door and found him standing with his back to her. When he turned around, she told police, she saw the kitchen knife in his chest. She said he was standing up, conscious and gasping for breath. She told police that she pulled the knife out of his chest and saw “two cuts” before he walked away and collapsed.

She called 911 at 12:18 p.m. and performed CPR and first aid with a dispatcher’s help until paramedics arrived. Smith died at County-USC Medical Center 78 minutes later.

Police officers arrived and questioned Chiba, who was seated at the kitchen table. Detectives reported that she pointed out a Post-it note that appeared to be a suicide note left on the table. The note said: “I’m so sorry — love, Elliot God forgive me.” Chiba told police that it was in Smith’s handwriting. The girlfriend could not be reached for comment.

LAPD Homicide Detective Jay King would not comment on the investigation and would say only that the case is still open.

Smith’s body had bruises on the right elbow and what appeared to be older marks on his right arm, left thigh and along his left shin. No track marks or cut marks were found on his wrists.

Deputy Medical Examiner Lisa Scheinin, in the autopsy report, wrote that Smith had a history of depression and that the wounds appeared to be consistent with suicide. However, she found that “several aspects of the circumstances (as are known at this time) are atypical of suicide and raise the possibility of homicide. These include the absence of hesitation wounds, stabbing through clothing, and the presence of small incised wounds on the right arm and left hand (possible defensive wounds).”

Coroner’s investigators also raised questions about the actions of Chiba, and why she removed the knife. “Detectives believe that this death is possibly suspicious, however, the circumstances are unclear at this time,” according to the report.

The singer, who was born Steven Paul Smith, had been battling depression, drugs and alcohol for years, and had attempted suicide in 1997. Chiba told police that Smith often talked about committing suicide and had a history of addictions, including heroin, crack and alcohol. She said Smith engaged in self-mutilating behavior and would burn himself with cigarettes. Chiba told authorities that Smith had been drug-free for one year.

The coroner found no traces of illegal substances or alcohol in his system. The coroner did find prescribed levels of antidepressant and attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder medications in his system, including clonazepam, mirtazapine, atomozetine and amphetamine (the latter a byproduct of metabolizing the drugs).

Smith was born August 6, 1969, in Omaha, Nebraska, and began his career in Portland, Oregon, where he played in a punk rock band called Heatmiser. In 1994, he released his first album, Roman Candle, and later signed with DreamWorks, putting out XO in 1998 and Figure 8 in 2000. In 1998, Smith was nominated for an Oscar for best original song for “Miss Misery,” from the soundtrack to Good Will Hunting. At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth album, known by its working title, A Basement on the Hill.

Elliott is not forgotten. Nor shall he ever be.

His music will live on forever.


Read more about the late great Elliott here: wiki/Elliott_Smith

You ought to be proud that I’m getting good marks


It’s very difficult to pick a greatest Elliott Smith song.

There are so many masterpieces in the late great Elliott’s brief catalogue.

However, this one is one of our many favourite Smith songs.

Another sublime work, “Needle in the Hay” from the Elliott Smith LP.

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“Needle in the Hay”
Album Elliott Smith
Released July 21, 1995
Recorded September 1994
Length 4:16
Label Kill Rock Stars
Writer Elliott Smith
Producer Elliott Smith


“Needle in the Hay” appeared as the opening track on Elliott’s self-titled second release, Elliott Smith. This was released on 7″ vinyl back in 1995.

Elliott Smith, was a minimalist masterpiece which gleamed favourable critical recognition and helped Smith’s talent become more widely known.

Thematically, Smith said that he “personally can’t get more dark” than this self-titled album.

One of the best tracks on the LP was “Needle in the Hay”.

A pared-down sumptuous song about addiction, the need for relief, the need for forgetting.

A song thematically not dissimilar to Lou Reed’s seminal “Waiting for the Man” from the The Velvet Underground’s magnificent debut LP back in 1967.

“Needle in the Hay” would later reach a new audience when it appeared on the soundtrack for Wes Anderson’s sublime 2001 film, The Royal Tenenbaums. More of which anon.

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The recording is minimalist in the extreme which only adds to the power of the song. During the studio sessions, trumpet and harmonica were recorded for the track but were left off of the final mix. A mix featuring the extra instrumentation has not been released in any form.

During later shows with a full band, the song was given more of a “rock” arrangement and would feature drums and bass, with Smith also singing the vocals higher.

During some live performances Smith would alter the lyrics “…head down to toes a reaction to you…” to “…everyone knows he’s a reaction to you…”

We’ve posted two live clips of this great track below. One with Smith performing a solo acoustic version and one with Elliott with his band in a “rockier” version – a great sound despite poor video.

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Elliott’s sublime “Needle in the Hay” was used to absolute perfection in an amazing scene from the Royal Tenenbaums.

This was the simple, yet immensely powerful, suicide attempt scene (weirdly prophetic of Elliott’s fate in a sense) where Ritchie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) in a small, eerily lit toilet, slowly shorns his long locks, shaves off his hippy beard and then slits his wrists with the same blade, to the sounds of “Needle in the Hay”.

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This segment itself from the movie could be the greatest music video ever created!

We’ve posted this clip below. You can also catch The Royal Tenenbaums – DVD and Soundtrack – and other Wes Anderson stuff here;

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Today we present
Elliott’s majestic “Needle in the Hay” and remember the great man.

His magnificent music is eternal in our hearts.


Your hand on his arm
Haystack charm around your neck
Strung out and thin
Calling some friend, trying to cash some check
He’s acting dumb
That’s what you’ve come to expect
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
He’s wearing your clothes
Head down to toes, a reaction to you
You say you know what he did
But you idiot kid, you don’t have a clue
Sometimes they just get caught in the eye,
you’re pulling him through

Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Now on the bus
Nearly touching this dirty retreat
Falling out 6th and Powell, a dead sweat in my teeth
Gonna walk walk walk
Four more blocks,
plus the one in my brain

Down downstairs to the man,
he’s gonna make it all okay

I can’t beat myself
I can’t beat myself
And I don’t want to talk
I’m taking the cure
So I can be quiet wherever I want
So leave me alone
You ought to be proud that I’m getting good marks
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay

Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay – Live Solo – Acoustic


Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay – Live Band – “Rock Version”


The ‘Needle in the Hay’
sequence from “Royal Tenenbaums”



DL this great track:

Needle_in_the_Hay.mp3

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October 21, 2008 Posted by | Elliott Smith, Music_Alternative, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | 2 Comments

The Darjeeling Limited DvdRip

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The Darjeeling Limited DvdRip

Directed by Wes Anderson
Written by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman
Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Waris Ahluwalia, Amara Karan, Bill Murray
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date(s) September 29, 2007 (limited)/October 5, 2007
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17,500,000 US (approximately)
Preceded by Hotel Chevalier (2007)

I wonder if the three of us would’ve been friends in real life. Not as brothers, but as people.

We do love the films of Wes Anderson. And the fine music therein! We’ve posted a lot of his OST and movies and other stuff before HERE!

We’ve also posted the eclectic OST for this film HERE!

This one doesn’t reach anything like the heights of The Royal Tenenbaums but is pretty good nevertheless!

The Darjeeling Limited is a 2007 drama-comedy film starring Owen Wilson, (who doesn’t co-write this time … guess he was a tad tied up last year!!) Adrien Brody, and the excellent Jason Schwartzman. It was written by Anderson, Schwartzman, and Roman Coppola.

The film also stars Waris Ahluwalia, Amara Karan, and Anjelica Huston, with Natalie Portman, Irfan Khan and Bill Murray in cameo roles.

There’s also an appearance from the gerat German director Barbet Schroeder (Barfly, et al).

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Did you just fuck that Indian girl?

SO what’s the diddley-dorey?

Well, three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other –to become brothers again like they used to be!

Their “spiritual quest”, however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine.

At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. full summary

More here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838221/

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Francis: Let’s take a look at the itinerary.
Peter: Fuck the itinerary!

The film received generally favorable reviews. As of May 2008, on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 68 percent of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 154 reviews, with a consensus among critics that the film “will satisfy Wes Anderson fans.”

On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 67 out of 100, based on 34 reviews.

Chris Cabin of Filmcritic.com gave the film 4 stars out of 5 and described Anderson’s film as “the auteur’s best work to date.”

Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the film a “B+” and said “This is psychological as well as stylistic familiar territory for Anderson after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. But there’s a startling new maturity in Darjeeling, a compassion for the larger world that busts the confines of the filmmaker’s miniaturist instincts.”

Armond White of the New York Press said that the film “is so reflective of personal experience (within the context of rarefied pop antecedents) that it returns common emotional power to today’s fragmented, disingenuous popular culture..”

A.O. Scott of The New York Times said that the film “is unstintingly fussy, vain and self-regarding. But it is also a treasure: an odd, flawed, but nonetheless beautifully handmade object as apt to win affection as to provoke annoyance. You might say that it has sentimental value.”

Timothy Knight of Reel.com gave the film 3 stars out of 4 and said “Although The Darjeeling Limited pales in comparison to Anderson’s best film, Rushmore (1998), it’s still a vast improvement over his last, and worst film, ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).”

Nathan Lee of The Village Voice wrote “A companion piece to Tenenbaums more than a step in new directions, Darjeeling is a movie about people trapped in themselves and what it takes to get free — a movie, quite literally, about letting go of your baggage.”

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The Christian Science Monitor (don’t ask me what the fuck that is!!) critic Peter Rainer said “Wes Anderson doesn’t make movies like anybody else, which is sometimes a good thing and sometimes not. His latest, The Darjeeling Limited, combines what’s best and worst about him.”

New York Magazine critic David Edelstein said that the film is “hit and miss, but its tone of lyric melancholy is remarkably sustained.”

Nick Schager of Slant Magazine gave the film 2 stars out of 4 and said “the ingredients that have increasingly defined Wes Anderson’s films…seem, with The Darjeeling Limited, to have become something like limitations.”

Emanuel Levy gave the film a “C” and said “Going to India and collaborating with two new writers do little to invigorate or reenergize director Wes Anderson in The Darjeeling Limited, because he imposes the same themes, self-conscious approach, and serio-comic sensibility of his previous films on the new one, confining his three lost brothers not only within his limited world, but also within a limited space, a train compartment.” Levy also said “after reaching a nadir with his last feature, the $50 million folly The Life Aquatic of Steve Zisou [sic], which was an artistic and commercial flop, Anderson could only go upward.”

Dana Stevens of Slate magazine wrote, “Maybe Anderson needs to shoot someone else’s screenplay, to get outside his own head for a while and into another’s sensibility. It’s telling that his funniest and liveliest recent work was a commercial for American Express.”

Kyle Smith of the New York Post gave the film 1 1/2 stars out of 4 and said “At a stage in Anderson’s career when he should be moving on, he is instead circling back.”

Glenn Kenny of Premiere named it the 5th best film of 2007, and Mike Russell of The Oregonian named it the 8th best film of 2007!

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Anderson also wrote and directed the 2007 short film Hotel Chevalier, starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman. The 13-minute film acts as a prologue to The Darjeeling Limited; In it, Jack’s ex-girlfriend turns up unexpectedly at his hotel room in Paris, and they spend the night together.

Natalie is soon getting her kit off! Nice!

We have this somewhere and will try to find it!

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Originally attached to festival screenings of The Darjeeling Limited, Hotel Chevalier was removed during the limited theatrical release and instead made available on Apple’s iTunes Store as a free download.

On October 26, 2007, Hotel Chevalier was removed from iTunes in favor of releasing it in theaters with the wide release of The Darjeeling Limited.

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Big thanks to the original poster

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September 16, 2008 Posted by | OTHER_CINEMA, Wes Anderson, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack (2007)


Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack (2007)
Released September 25, 2007
Genre Film Score / Rock / Classical
Length 55:48
Label ABKCO
Producer Wes Anderson and Randall Poster

We do like Wes Anderson’s films! We’ve posted a lot of his OST and other stuff before – including the DVD for this filmHERE!

He’s a genius at placing music within his works.

And here once more is another quirky, disjointed, excellent soundtrack from a Wes Anderson film. A wonderfully eclectic album!

A lot of Indian music here …. unsurprisingly!

Most of the album features film score music composed by great Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray and other artists from the cinema of India. The works include “Charu’s Theme”, from Ray’s acclaimed 1964 film, Charulata.

The album also features three songs by The Kinks, “Powerman”, “Strangers” and “This Time Tomorrow”, all from the 1970 album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One,

The album also features “Play With Fire” by The Rolling Stones. This is actually the first Wes Anderson soundtrack album to feature a song by The Rolling Stones – since, although Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums all featured Rolling Stones songs, contractual reasons prevented the songs from appearing on the soundtrack albums!

Warning! There is one vile Peter Sarstedt track here!

The film is the first of Anderson’s not to feature music by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh.

Tracklisting

1. “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)” (Peter Sarstedt) – 4:38
2. “Title Music” (Vilayat Khan) – 2:25
* From Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar
3. “This Time Tomorrow” (The Kinks) – 3:25
4. “Title Music” (Satyajit Ray) – 1:25
* From Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya
5. “Title Music” (Jyotitindra Moitra) – 1:37
* From Merchant Ivory’s The Householder
* Performed by Jyotitindra Moitra and Ali Akbar Khan
6. “Ruku Room” (Satyajit Ray) – 0:49
* From Satayajit Ray’s Joi Baba Felunath
7. “Charu’s Theme” (Satyajit Ray) – 1:01
* From Ray’s 1964 film, Charulata
8. “Title Music” (Shankar Jaikishan) – 2:33
* From Merchant Ivory’s Bombay Talkie
9. “Montage” (Satyajit Ray) – 1:15
* From Nityananda Datta’s Baksa Badal
10. “Prayer” (Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation) – 1:07
11. “Farewell to Earnest” (Jyotitindra Moitra) – 1:59
* From Merchant Ivory’s The Householder
12. “The Deserted Ballroom” (Satyajit Ray) – 0:46
* From Merchant Ivory’s Shakespeare Wallah
13. “Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair de Lune” (Claude Debussy) – 4:57
* Performed by Alexis Weissenberg
14. “Typewriter Tip, Tip Tip” (Shankar Jaikishan) – 4:37
* From Merchant Ivory’s Bombay Talkie
15. “Memorial” (Narlai Village Troubador) – 1:26
16. “Strangers” (The Kinks) – 3:20
17. “Praise Him” (Udaipur Convent School Nuns) – 0:43
18. “Symphony No. 7 in A (Op. 92): Allegro Con Brio” (Ludwig van Beethoven) – 6:48
* Performed by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
19. “Play With Fire” (The Rolling Stones) – 2:15
20. “Arrival in Benaras” (Vilayat Khan) – 1:44
* From Merchant Ivory’s The Guru
21. “Powerman” (The Kinks) – 4:19
22. “Les Champs-Élysées” (Joe Dassin) – 2:39

Here she be:

Darjeeling_Limited



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September 16, 2008 Posted by | Mark Mothersbaugh, Music_ClassicalModern, Music_ClassicRock, Music_OST, OTHER_CINEMA, Rolling Stones, Satyajit Ray, The Kinks, Various Artists, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Elliot Smith – "Needle in the Hay" from The Royal Tenenbaums OST

Elliot Smith – “Needle in the Hay”
from The Royal Tenenbaums OST
Mp3 / RS

I’m gonna kill myself tomorrow.

Elliot Smith’s sublime “Needle in the Hay” used to absolute perfection in an amazing scene from the Royal Tenenbaums.

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This is the seminal suicide scene where Ritchie first shaves off his beard and then slits his wrist with the blade, to the sounds of the late great Elliot Smith’s “Needle in the Hay”.
This segment itself could be the greatest music video ever created!

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Catch The Royal Tenenbaums – DVD and Soundtrack – and other Wes Anderson stuff here;

Your hand on his arm
Haystack charm around your neck
Strung out and thin
Calling some friend, trying to cash some check
He’s acting dumb
That’s what you’ve come to expect
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
He’s wearing your clothes
Head down to toes, a reaction to you
You say you know what he did
But you idiot kid, you don’t have a clue
Sometimes they just get caught in the eye, you’re pulling him through
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Now on the bus
Nearly touching this dirty retreat
Falling out 6th and Powell, a dead sweat in my teeth
Gonna walk walk walk
Four more blocks, plus the one in my brain
Down downstairs to the man, he’s gonna make it all okay
I can’t beat myself
I can’t beat myself
And I don’t want to talk
I’m taking the cure
So I can be quiet wherever I want
So leave me alone
You ought to be proud that I’m getting good marks
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay

From: lethalegg

Here she be:

Needle_in_the_Hay_Elliot_Smith.mp3

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August 28, 2008 Posted by | Elliott Smith, Music_Alternative, OTHER_CINEMA, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Nico – These Days

Nico – These Days (1967)
Mp3 / RS

This is a great song – and version thereof – that has undergone significant re-assessment in the past few years, all thanks to it’s prefect placement in a perfect movie back in 2001!

Yes, all thanks to supreme director Wes Anderson and his sublime the Royal Tenenbaums.

Wes Anderson is a genius at meshing scenes and songs together beautifully.

There’s a beautiful scene in the sublime the Royal Tenenbaums, when Ritchie Tenenbaum returns home after a long period at sea and is being met at the port by his loved one – and half-sister! – Margot, when this magnificent Nico track meshed perfectly with the scenario, the cinematography and the acting.

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Even better than this great Nico scene though, was the suicide scene where Ritchie first shaves off his beard and then slits his wrist with the blade, to the sounds of the late great Elliot Smith’s “Needle in the Hay”. That segment itself is the greatest music video ever created!

Catch The Royal Tenenbaums – DVD and Soundtrack – and other Wes Anderson stuff here;
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The track was written by Jackson Browne and first appeared on Nico’s great Chelsea Girl LP back in 1967. Strangely, neither Nico nor Browne are said to have been happy with the recording from the 1967 sessions! I am though! So are many others!

Jackson Browne now plays the Nico arrangement of the song at his shows, so he must’ve changed his viewpoint too!

The song has, since then, been recorded by numerous artists – including Gregg Allman and Browne himself – in many different musical styles.

The song has lasted for decades as a classic of introspection.

What’s most remarkable though is the fact that Browne was only 16 years old when he wrote it!

In the mid-to-late 1960s Browne was a precocious songwriter who was pitching his material to various artists and publishing houses. On January 7, 1967 he made some demo recordings for Nina Music Publishing at Jaycino Studio in New York City. Included in these demos was ” I’ve Been Out Walking”, the earliest manifestation of “These Days”. Yet the song was even older than that; Browne would later say he wrote it when he was sixteen years old, meaning in 1964 or 1965.

Nico was the first to record “These Days” for release, on her October 1967 album Chelsea Girl. Here there was an odd mix of production elements: a fairly fast, almost upbeat fingerpicking electric-sounding-acoustic guitar – part of its time – by Browne (suggested by Andy Warhol), combined with strings and flutes (added after the fact by producer Tom Wilson, without Nico’s knowledge) combined with the sad, near-desperate tone of the lyrics, all wrapped around Nico’s mannered, icy Teutonic vocals.

While Nico never achieved much commercial visibility, her work caught the attention of other musicians and songwriters. And although Browne was still several years from getting his own recording contract, his wise-beyond-his-years talent was quickly recognized by other performers looking for material.

Of Browne’s catalogue during this period, “These Days,” along with his “Shadow Dream Song,” were regarded as his gems. Thus “These Days” was recorded in 1968 by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their album Rare Junk, by Tom Rush on his 1970 album Tom Rush, by Kenny Loggins’ first band, Gator Creek, around the same time, and by Iain Matthews on his 1973 album Valley Hi.

The song has, since the Royal Tenenbaums, been the subject of much critical re-assessment and has suddenly become one of Browne’s best known songs.

In 2006, Pitchfork Media placed the Nico version of “These Days” at number 31 in The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s !

I’ve been out walking
I don’t do too much talking these days
These Days
These days I seem to think a lot about the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to

I’ve stopped my rambling
I don’t do too much gambling these days
These days
These days I seem to think about how all the changes came about my way
And I wonder if I’d see another highway

I’ve had a lover
I don’t I’d risk another these days
These days
And if I seem to be afraid to live the life that I have made and sob
Its just that I’ve been losing so long

I’ve stopped my dreaming
I don’t do too much scheming these days
These Days
These days I sit in cornerstones and count the time in quarter tones to ten
Please don’t confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them

From: lilbranda

You can DL this track here;
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You can DL the LP via this post;
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August 28, 2008 Posted by | Jackson Browne, Music_Alternative, Nico, OTHER_CINEMA, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Royal Tenenbaums ( DVD Rip)

The Royal Tenenbaums DVDrip (DVD Rip / rapidsharelins / RS)

This is the Wes Anderson’s classic The Royal Tenenbaums from 2001.

I love this movie! I’ve seen it more times than I can count.

I can count to twelve. So maybe I’ve seen it thirteen times!

A magnificent script, great direction and flawless acting from all the actors.

I mean, even the normally insipid and awful Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this.

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I love the scene where Richie shaves off his beard and then slits his wrist to the sound of Elliott Smith’s great Needle In The Hay. That’s a moment of pure cinema. Perfect.

Ironic that the actor’s brother, and movie co-writer, Owen Wilson, would try to top himself a few years later.

Richie:I wrote a suicide note.
Chas: You did?
Richie: Yeah, right after I regained consciousness.
Chas: Well what does it say? Is it dark?

Richie:Of course it’s dark, it’s a suicide note.
Chas: Can I read it?
Richie: No.
Chas: Well could you at least summarize it for us?

The following has been said before. Well, said by me, in fact.

Not strictly “said” though. More “written”.

Although, while writing this, I’ve actually spoken the words.

So now it truly has been said before!

What the fuck happened Anderson later though with The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited? Drop the bandwagon-jumping so-called “stars”, Wes. Get back to roots!

Anyway, back on point! A hallmark of Anderson’s works are the magnificent and eclectic soundtracks. The Royal Tenenbaums OST is peerless.

As has been said, this OST’s fucking flawless.

Catch the OST here; royal-tenenbaums-ost.html

Eli: I’m not in love with you any more.
Margot: I didn’t know that you ever were.
Eli: Let’s not make this any more difficult than it already is.

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Here be Royal and co

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April 18, 2008 Posted by | Mark Mothersbaugh, OTHER_CINEMA, Wes Anderson, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Royal Tenenbaums OST

The Royal Tenenbaums OST
The Royal Tenenbaums OST

Royal: I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman.

This is the OST from Wes Anderson’s classic The Royal Tenenbaums from 2001.

I love this movie! I’ve seen it more times than I can count.

I can count to twelve. So maybe I’ve seen it thirteen times!

A magnificent script, great direction and flawless acting from all the actors.

I mean, even the normally insipid and awful Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this.

https://i2.wp.com/www.modette.se/upload/tinymce/modette/1107/royal-tenenbaums.jpg

I love the scene where Richie shaves off his beard and then slits his wrist to the sound of Elliott Smith’s great Needle In The Hay. That’s a moment of pure cinema. Perfect.

Ironic that the actor’s brother, and movie co-writer, Owen Wilson, would try to top himself a few years later.

Richie:I wrote a suicide note.
Chas: You did?
Richie: Yeah, right after I regained consciousness.
Chas: Well what does it say? Is it dark?

Richie:Of course it’s dark, it’s a suicide note.
Chas: Can I read it?
Richie: No.
Chas: Well could you at least summarize it for us?

The following has been said before. Well, said by me, in fact.

Not strictly “said” though. More “written”.

Although, while writing this, I’ve actually spoken the words.

So now it truly has been said before!

What the fuck happened Anderson later though with The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited? Drop the bandwagon-jumping so-called “stars”, Wes. Get back to roots!

Anyway, back on point! A hallmark of Anderson’s works are the magnificent and eclectic soundtracks. The Royal Tenenbaums OST is peerless.

As has been said, this OST’s fucking flawless.

Eli: I’m not in love with you any more.
Margot: I didn’t know that you ever were.
Eli: Let’s not make this any more difficult than it already is.

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Tracklisting replete with notes thanks to soundtracksofwhatever.blogspot. Also links to Amazon for a snippet of each track.

Tracklisting


1. Mark Mothersbaugh – 111 Arthur Avenue
111 Arthur Avenue: the address of the Tenenbaums.
It starts with a magical fairy tale intro and changes into a kind of an happy interlude between scenes.

2. Nico – These days

She sings that she doesn’t talk much these days because she’s busy reminiscing about the past and missed opportunities, things he could or should have done. They play the track when Richie returns home and meets Margot again, maybe symbolizing the time that they could have spent seeing eachother. The track has a slow melodic sound to it, the scene is a bit in slowmotion.

Strange thing is, the track could also (if not better) fit the character of Royal because the movie is about how he’s making up for the times he wasn’t there for the family (well..in his own way).

3. Ysaye Quartet – String quartet in F Major (2nd movement) (Ravel)
It sounds like mice tripling over string instruments. Happy tripling music.

4. Paul Simon – Me and Julio down by the schoolyard

It’s a song about how a boy get’s caught doing things with Julio which are ‘against the lahaaaw’, but sounds like a memory of good times. In the movie it’s used when Royal and his 2 grandsons are in town doing all sorts of mischief.

5. The Mutato Muzika Orchestra – Sonata for cello & piano in F Minor (Enescu) This piece speaks: somethings happening! It sounds like a classical jamsession, which is quite cool because now and then it is like a switch is pulled changing it entirely. But 7.16 minutes is just a bit too long for me.

6. Bob Dylan – Wigwam

Lyrics like ‘ladida’ always make for good tracks, without being sarcastic this track sounds just funny and makes me happy. For the ones who’ve seen the movie (of will see it) they play it during a conversation between Etheline and Henry, damn funny.

7. Mark Mothersbaugh – Look at that old grizzly bear
The old grizzly bear must be Royal Tenenbaum. A short and happy piece of music.

8. John Lennon – Look at me

An emotional guitar song about love and doubt. In the movie it might symbolize the love of Chas for his 2 sons (funnies thing is that they constantly wear the same training suites).

9. Emitt Rhodes – Lullabye
The link is not actually Emitt Rhodes, but the guy in the vid does a fairly good job. Not much to say about this track then that it’s a short but good lullaby, if you’ve got a crybaby..this should definitely work, not meaning that it’s a boring track.

10. Mark Mothersbaugh – Mothersbaugh’s canon
A peaceful background tune.

11. The Clash – Police And Thieves
Just like the track by the Ramones (see below) a punk song, but much more peaceful. It has a nice kind of reggae twist in it.

12. Mark Mothersbaugh – Scrapping & Yelling
A home video, but well it uses ‘scrapping and yelling’ as background music. A peaceful happy piece of music.

13. The Ramones – Judy Is A Punk

In the movie you see short scenes of Margot’s life, kissing men on practically every corner of the planet. Really living a wild life. ‘Judy is a punk’ sounds like it was written for her. A very cool punk track! If you don’t know the Ramones, this is a good first encounter (it was for me!).

14. Mark Mothersbaugh – Pagoda’s Theme

Strangely this just sounds like it was not finished, 21 seconds is just very very short, if not too short.

15. Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay

‘He’s acting dumb, that’s what you’ve come..to expect’. Without spoiling the movie, Richie does something very stupid. The track is about how you sometimes do stupid things which no one understands even though they think they do.

16. Nick Drake – Fly
An emotional request for a second chance sung with an almost hoarse voice. Very beautiful.

17. Mark Mothersbaugh – I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum

Ali Cash, always wanted to be a Tenenbaum, but he was just the kid next door. A kinda sad story with a somewhat sad tune.

18. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here
Again..not a link to the actual track, but well next best thing (or go to the amazon link).

First reaction: it’s not christmas yet!!, always hate those things out-of-season. But it’s a very nice edition of this christmas song. You can almost see kids singing it outside a door with snow (and a piano hehe) in the background.

19. The Velvet Underground – Stephanie Says
This song sóunds like it’s about freedom, questioning why other people want to hold you down. Good lyrics and a melodical sound.

20. Mark Mothersbaugh – Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000)
Rachel is the late-wife of Chas and mother of Ari & Uzi. Sounds a bit like a funeral tune, not strange, because Rachel is dead and the Tenenbaums regulary visit her grave. But it also has a happy ring to it (good memories probably).

21. Mark Mothersbaugh – Sparkplug Minuet
The ‘oohoohooohooo’ in the background really makes me think of ‘christmas taaaaaaiiime’ which turns on the ‘it’s not christmas time alarm again’ but next to that it’s peaceful background music.

22. Nico – The Fairest Of The Seasons
The second song from Nico, with the same soft voice singing ‘do I stay or should I go’ it sounds like she’s really thinking it trough by the slow and soft way of the song.

23. The Mutato Muzika Orchestra – Hey Jude

I knew the ‘Hey Jude’ version of the beatles (also the one linked) and liked it from the first time I had to sing it (middle school..being about 12 yrs old) but found the lyrics (take a sad song..to make it better) a real WTF, still do. The MM Orchestra do a very cool orchestral version of it.
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Here be Royal and co

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You can catch the movie here; royal-tenenbaums-dvd-rip_18.html

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April 18, 2008 Posted by | Mark Mothersbaugh, Music_OST, OTHER_CINEMA, Various_Artists, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Rushmore OST

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Rushmore OST (1998)

You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up ….. here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down.
Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you.


– Herman Blume

From the rather excellent 1998 movie that made the name of Wes Anderson and showcased a barnstorming performance from a young Jason Schwartzman – and Bill Murray too, of course (as usual)! What was that useless Scot Stephen McCole fucking doing in this though?

This movie was followed up by Anderson’s classic The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001.

What the fuck happened later though with The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited?

Drop the bandwagon-jumping so-called “stars”, Wes. Get back to roots!

Anyway, back on point! A hallmark of Anderson’s works are the magnificent and eclectic soundtracks. The Royal Tenenbaums OST is peerless. This one ain’t far behind!

slika

My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne. My safety’s Harvard.

Max Fischer


Tracklisting

1. Hardest Geometry Problem In The World (01:29)
Mark Mothersbaugh
2. Making Time (02:55)
Creation
3. Concrete & Clay (02:16)
Unit 4 + 2
4. Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrin’ Bout That Girl (02:42)
The Kinks
5. Sharp Little Guy (00:42)
Mark Mothersbaugh
6. The Lad With The Silver Button (00:59)
Mark Mothersbaugh
7. A Summer Song (02:37)
Chad & Jeremy
8. Edward Appleby (In Memoriam) (00:42)
Mark Mothersbaugh
9. Here Comes My Baby (02:54)
Cat Stevens
10. A Quick One While He’s Away (08:41)
The Who
11. Snowflake Music (from Bottle Rocket) (00:37)
Mark Mothersbaugh
12. Piranhas Are A Very Tricky Species (01:19)
Mark Mothersbaugh
13. Blinuet (04:34)
Zoot Sims
14. Friends Like You, Who Needs Friends (01:23)
Mark Mothersbaugh
15. Rue St. Vincent (03:22)
Yves Montand
16. Kite Flying Society (01:18)
Mark Mothersbaugh
17. The Wind (01:39)
Cat Stevens
18. Oh Yoko (04:16)
John Lennon
19. Ooh La La (03:28)
The Faces
20. Margaret Yang’s Theme (01:16)
Mark Mothersbaugh

Total Duration: 00:49:09

Here be Max Fischer and pals:

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April 18, 2008 Posted by | Mark Mothersbaugh, Music_OST, OTHER_CINEMA, Wes Anderson, _MUSIC | 1 Comment