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Posted on 2009.09.15 at 06:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Barr - True Blood
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I'm surprised by how much I love this album. Especially Amy's lilting theme or the "Bill & Sookie" theme, both of which are featured twice. I can't remember the last time I heard music this beautiful, yet this much fun.

I bought it on a whim.

In fact I'd never before heard of Nathan Barr. And where the score to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was old South, this is...new South. Still Southern, but in a refreshing sort of way. Unlike upon first hearing Children of Earth which was immediately frantic and exciting and filled with adventure, or Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which was thematic and lovely and familiar, I didn't recall hearing any of the elements of the score while I was watching the first season. That is, until I heard the album. Tracks I don't even remember listening to came rushing back - and its all bundled together so very well. There's quite a bit of heavy cello in here - which is used to add to the more haunting side of the score, and I understand Mr. Barr not only composed the score...but also performed it.

While one always enjoys Anna Paquin's tits, my two favorite characters were killed off the first season and I didn't have much desire to watch the second. My wife chewed her fingernails to the quick watching the second season one agonizing episode a week. I don't do that anymore. And neither was she, really - but my dad burned her a DVD from his Tivo and it lasted all of 4-minutes in the house before she changed her mind.

But as the series finale was coming up, and we'd just finished season two of Mad Men, I decided to join in the fun and games. Characters I didn't care for in the first season really turned around and gained my admiration, and cliffhanger episodes were few and well-placed. Good long storylines (but at only 12-episodes a season not too long).

And as nicetwins likes to remind me, "There's enough eye-candy for everyone."


dentin at 2009-09-15 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
Trivia! The daughter of Grandmaster The, our head kung fu guy, wrote a couple of episodes of the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Whenever he flies out here to test us he gives us updates on the stuff she's doing.
ehowton at 2009-09-15 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome! I wish they hadn't canceled that show.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-09-16 00:31 (UTC) (Link)
The church that is used for The Fellowship of the Sun church is the one at the Lena Pope home in Fort Worth. I went to a wedding there once.
ehowton at 2009-09-16 11:42 (UTC) (Link)
That rocks dude. "On Location." I had no idea.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-06-23 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
Well as you know I'm the first to admit when I'm wrong and I was wrong. It was not filmed at the Lena Pope Home Marty Leonard Chapel it was filmed at SkyRose Chapel At Rose Hills Memorial Park

However it was an easy mistake to make and if they weren't done by the same architect they were both definitely done in the same Frank Lloyd Wright style.

Edited at 2010-06-23 01:23 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2010-06-23 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
Well that's just an awesome find dude. I see exactly what you mean about the architect.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-06-23 01:30 (UTC) (Link)
Did you see True Blood this weekend???
ehowton at 2010-06-23 01:34 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen any of Season 3.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-06-23 01:42 (UTC) (Link)
Well I don't want to reveal anything except when you finally see it I HAVE BEEN to the 2 plantation houses they show in episode 2 Beautifully Broken. They shoot it as one house but it is actually parts of two.
irulan_amy at 2009-09-16 05:00 (UTC) (Link)
I can't wait to get the score!!
ehowton at 2009-09-16 11:45 (UTC) (Link)
I listened to it no less than six times yesterday. And even people who don't care for scores were geeking out over it at work because they recognized scenes as the tracks played. About that...check you're email ;)
irulan_amy at 2009-09-16 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
OMG - double freaking squee. You just made my day. Thank you! :D
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