Sunday, December 25, 2005

Musical Monday

Due to the lack of new episodes, and my lack of time, Musical Monday will again be postponed until Tuneriffic Tuesday. I promise I'll think of some good tunes to post, regardless of all the reruns. Thanks for being patient, I have a whole bunch of posts in progress that will soon be finished... hope everyone's having a happy holiday!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Very Merry Musical Monday

Not much happening on the music-on-tv front, other than the OC. By the way, I was highly disappointed by this year's Chrismukkah episode. It may have been the first Josh Schwartz-penned episode that I hated. Anyways, here are this week's songs (to save to computer, right-click and hit "save target as", or for fellow mac users, "download linked file"):
"Christmas All Over Again" - Tom Petty (on episode "The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah" of the OC)

"The Christmas Song" - The Raveonettes (on episode "The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah" of the OC)

"Doxology" - David Poe (on episode "The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah" of the OC)

"Christmas Day in the Sun" - Hot Hot Heat (on episode "The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah" of the OC)
*will be available for download on Tuesday via iTunes Music Store

And since so many shows were reruns this week, I guess I'll try to spice things up with my own selection of songs. Let's see, if I were a showrunner (please God, let this happen one day), these are some of the songs I'd like to use on my Christmas episode(s):
"Last Christmas" - Jimmy Eat World

"Silent Night" - Lisa Hannigan

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - Coldplay

"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" - Death Cab for Cutie

"Bizarre Christmas Incident" - Ben Folds

"Joy to the World" - Eef Barzelay

"Jinglebell Rock" - the Arcade Fire

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" - My Chemical Romance

"Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" - Fall Out Boy

"Winter Wonderland" - Phantom Planet

"Happy Christmas (War Is Over" - the Polyphonic Spree

"Christmas Cake" - Rilo Kiley

"Heartbeats" - Jose Gonzalez
*this song has nothing to do with Christmas, but I think it's nice to listen to while watching snowflakes fall.
**now if you want to hear this song while watching colorful balls bounce down the steep streets of San Francisco, you can do so by watching the new Sony Bravia commercial. Pretty cool.

"Can't Take It In" - Imogen Heap
*this song also has nothing do with Christmas, but it has a very "icy/snowy/White Witch of Narnia" feel to it, maybe cause it's the closing credits song from the Chronicles of Narnia (which I really enjoyed by the way, I give it 3 stars).
**speaking of this holiday season's movies, my favs are Match Point (4 stars) and A History of Violence (3.5 stars), so definitely check 'em out when you need to get out of the house cause your dysfunctional family reached a new height of insanity this holiday season.

"Christmastime" - the Smashing Pumpkins
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"When I Get Home For Christmas" - Snow Patrol
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming" - Sufjan Stevens
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!" - Sufjan Stevens
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!" - Sufjan Stevens
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"Christmas Wrapping" - the Waitresses
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

"Winter" - Joshua Radin
*do not right click, just click on link and follow instructions on new page

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tunerrific Tuesday

*EDIT: Since a handful of people seemed to have problems downloading yesterday, I have yet again switched file servers. I aim to please, people. So now, just click on the link and then a new page should appear with a download link, no 15 second waiting this time. Thanks again for all the kind comments...
"Here Comes Your Ride" - Holidays on Ice (on episode "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" of Grey's Anatomy)

"Latke Clan" - the LeeVees (on episode "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" of Grey's Anatomy)

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" - Sixpence None the Richer (on episode "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" of Grey's Anatomy)

"The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" - Nat King Cole (on episode "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" of Grey's Anatomy and "One Angry Veronica" of Veronica Mars)

"Edge of the Ocean" - Ivy (on episode "One Angry Veronica" of Veronica Mars)

"Hard to Be You" - the 88 (on episode "the Disconnect" of the OC)

"My Worst Nightmare" - Fine China (on episode "the Disconnect" of the OC)

"Go Sadness" - Shout Out Louds (on episode "the Disconnect" of the OC)

Does anyone know who sang "Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming" on this past week's GA episode? In the meantime, I leave you with the same song covered by Feist, which I think is a superior version (believe it or not, Feist's version is from Best Buy's "Sweet Tracks 2005" promotional CD).

Sunday, December 11, 2005

All Apologies

Hi all,
Sorry to do this, but I have to postpone Musical Monday again to Tuneriffic Tuesday. Let's just hope it won't be pushed to Wave-File Wednesday? =)
~Captain Oats

Monday, December 05, 2005

Beauty and the Beast

I'm gonna have to keep this short and sweet, but all I really want to say is GO SEE KING KONG! Sorry this isn't TV-related, but I went to the premiere tonight and the movie was absolutely amazing. The few reviews out there so far whole-heartedly agree, including Newsweek. My only minor, teeny, tiny gripe is that it could've been shorter, but that's quickly forgiven, as the extra-long, yet extra-amazing, action sequences are masterfully balanced with heart and emotion here. I imagine NBC/Universal will easily get there money's worth (budget was said to be over $200 million) from box office revenues, not to mention DVD sales, video games, and future television runs. Definitely run and see the eighth wonder of the world!!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Musical Monday

Yet another Musical Monday. Is it just me or does time go by faster every week? Anyways, thanks for all the kind comments and all the lucrative google ad clicks, much appreciated. Here's this week's selections:
"I Me You I'm Yours" - Jim Noir (on episode "Owner of a Lonely Heart" of Grey's Anatomy)

"Sunny Road" - Emiliana Torrini (on episode "Owner of a Lonely Heart" of Grey's Anatomy)

"War on Sound" - Moonbabies (on episode "Owner of a Lonely Heart" of Grey's Anatomy)
*takes a while to start downloading, please be patient

"Tears and Rain" - James Blunt (on episode "Owner of a Lonely Heart" of Grey's Anatomy)

"Two Step" - Gemma Hayes (on episode "Owner of a Lonely Heart" of Grey's Anatomy)
*thank you Tracy!

"Walk Idiot Walk" - the Hives (on episode "My Mother, The Fiend" of Veronica Mars)

"Stumble" - Calla (on episode "My Mother, The Fiend" of Veronica Mars)

"Unsatisfied" - Nine Black Alps (on episode "The Game Plan" of the OC)

"Everyday" - Dios Malos (on episode "The Game Plan" of the OC)
*click on link and download from the link on the new page

"Open Invitation" - BRMC (on episode "The Game Plan" of the OC)
*click on link and download from the link on the new page

"Yellow" - Petra Haden & Bill Frisell, originally by Coldplay (on episode "The Game Plan" of the OC)
*click on link and download from the link on the new page

*EDIT: You have to right click on the songs and hit "Save Target As..." in order to save to your computer (for Mac users, click on "Download Linked File"). Oh and as always, if ya download, don't forget to click a few thousand times on the google ad or to leave a friendly comment.