Delayed posting on this, but here are the tracks and info from Dec 7. as well as some of the recommendations from the group on shows and movies they have found entertaining.
Group brain storming:
The Center Will Not Hold
Ali's Curated Tracks:
Everything is Illuminated (2005)
A poignant, funny & Dark story
A young Jewish American man endeavours to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village,
It’s incredibly entertaining, has stunning cinematography, mesmerizing music that all help guide a dark and challenging story.
This is probably my favourite sound track ever. Scored by Paul Cantaleon, with tracks from Leningrad, Gogol bordello and the Tin Hat Trio
This track is called ‘Fear of the South’ - By the tin hat trio.
Sound City (2013) - Fleetwood Mac Rumours
A Documentory on Sound City - Produced by Dave Grohl.
Sound City Studios is a recording studio in Los Angeles, California, known as one of the most successful in popular music. it opened in 1969 in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles., the studio became known for its signature sound, especially in recording drums and live performances of rock bands.
Dozens of rock artists spanning five decades have recorded at Sound City, including Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Death Cab for Cutie, and Fall Out Boy. Over one-hundred albums recorded at Sound City have achieved gold and platinum certifications.
The studio was privately held from 1970 until it closed its commercial services in 2011; for the next five years, it was reserved for a single tenant. Sound City was reopened in 2017 and has continued to host artists in the years since. The complex was the focus of the documentary Sound City (2013), directed by musician Dave Grohl.
It’s a really interesting insight into how the recording industry worked, how technology has changed and with it the sounds we hear have changed. Regardless of whether or not rock is your thing, the information and stories are very entertaining. Why is Tom Petty’s Free Falling so timeless?
I’d love to get a chance to record on a Rupert Nieve Board,
Yellow Submarine (1968) - yellow submarine
Need some light hearted trippy animation with the brilliant music of the beatles?
I guess there is a plot, in the sense that a Richard Scary book has a plot, but I don’t remember the plot, what I remember are beautiful colours, silly scenes and timeless music
Saving Mr Banks... (My notes are scattered here.. but it's a beautiful movie!)
The Sherman Brothers
Saving Mr Banks - Thomas Newman Score - Disney Plus
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney - trying to get the rights to make the book into a movie
The Sherman Brothers are responsible for some of the iconic Disney Songs that we know and love,
made up of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928).
The Sherman Brothers wrote more motion-picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history. Film scores of the Sherman Brothers include Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book (except “The Bare Necessities,” which Terry Gilkyson wrote), Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Happiest Millionaire, Charlotte's Web and The Aristocats. Their most well known work, however, remains the theme park song There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow and "It's A Small World After All." According to Time.com, the latter song is the most performed song of all time.
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