More O.C.ecrets Revealed
Most people are speculating that this will be the final season.. due to declining ratings, FOX only ordering 16 eps, etc. However, with that in mind, I'd assume, and am told, that this equals more creative freedom. So who knows, the show may return to its Season One glory.
I've had the good fortune of corresponding with Mr. Josh Schwartz a few times this summer, and he shared the following news:
"New soundtrack will be out first week of December. the OC meta mix. Mates of State doing CALIFORNIA. Tally Hall covering SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT. Goldspot doing FLOAT ON. Band of Horses, Lady Sovereign doing Pretty Vacant, Syd Matters doing Hello Sunshine, Rogue Wave does the happiest version of Debaser... you get the idea.
Some of our favorite songs that have been on the show covered by some of our favorite bands. 12 Totally Brand Spanking New Tracks. Never done before for a TV soundtrack. Alex Patsavas has outdone herself..."
Sounds pretty freaking awesome. iTunes account is loaded and ready to buy. Here's a few more tidbits some of you may find interesting:
"You will be getting lots of Taylor Townsend... And Chris Pratt is amazing as Che, Summer's new eco-svengali at Brown... The Bait Shop has been torn down... it's a new era,
Sonny LeeCaptain Oats..."
Though I hate to see those cool posters in the Bait Shop go to waste, I think tearing down the Bait Shop is a smart move. And more Taylor Townsend sounds like a.. wait for it.. God-send to me! Hey-oh! (oh no he didn't just do that?) Oooh yes, I did. And though we've learned to be skeptical of new characters, aka Oliver, I am going to try and keep an open mind about this "Che" fellow. But I may che-che-che-change my mind. HA.
Feel free to link to all your blogs, message boards and TWoP. Let me know what you think!
And in the meantime, here are some of my favorite covers:
"Bitches Ain't Shit" - Ben Folds (covering Dr. Dre)
"Toxic (live)" - Nickel Creek (covering Britney Spears)
"Joga" - Ben Gibbard (covering Bjork)
"Since U Been Gone/Maps" - Ted Leo (covering Kelly Clarkson/Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
"Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams (covering Oasis)
"Two of Us" - Aimee Man & Michael Penn (covering the Beatles)
"Hurt" - Johnny Cash (covering NIN)
"Eleanor Rigby" - Kim Weston (covering the Beatles)
"Head On" - Pixies (covering Jesus and Mary Chain)
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Tori Amos (covering Nirvana)