Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jason Forrest Daytrotter Sessions (and a cheap laugh)

Just some linkage for you... I'll do a real post for tomorrow.

Jason Forrest left a note on my blog the other day with an interesting tidbit: his track War Photographer, for which I go out of my way to rave about time and time again, uses Queen's Sheer Heart Attack as its "backbone". That's crazy! Honestly, I still can't really hear it.

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

Go over to Daytrotter and read an interesting interview with Jason from last year. Curious how one performs "live" music with a laptop? Don't miss his Daytrotter Sessions with 7 free live tracks including War Photographer. Daytrotter itself is fascinating music site with an aesthetic akin to a Wes Anderson film and an impressive archive of indie band sessions.

On a completely unrelated note, this exchange in the comments section of the Onion AV Club's review of Redline made me laugh. The film stars Angus Macfadyen, whom you may remember as Robert the Bruce from Braveheart, as an evil millionaire.

Angus Macfadyen
by Jen3
Worst name for a movie character ever. (Mainly because i can't think of worse right now).
3:27 PM Mon April 16, 2007

Dude, that's my REAL LIFE name...
by Angus Macfadyen
Jen3 is the worst name for an AVClub commenter ever. Like, ever...seriously.
4:13 PM Mon April 16, 2007

by shnoodles
That's the actors name... the characters name was Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo.
4:30 PM Mon April 16, 2007

Joey Jo Jo
by the late dent
Haha. Ha. Ha. I hope to god you are not being serious.
5:24 PM Mon April 16, 2007

Oh God
by Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo
*Runs out of bar, crying*
5:28 PM Mon April 16, 2007

Ah, good ol' Simpsons references can crop up anytime, anywhere, and still be funny.


izzat said...

The song reminds me of "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

Admittedly, the last 90 seconds sample that song shamelessly, but the resemblance takes shape around 1:35. Although there may be more subtle samples in the beginning that I'm not detecting.

Fongolia said...

Most of the song is actually another Blood, Sweat & Tears song called Go Down Gamblin'.

From the liner notes on his website:
"For some reason, my parents seemed to only love bands with “&” in their name. And one of these was Blood Sweat & Tears. This is cut up from about 3 of their songs, and cut with more stuff to expand it."

The Queen sample surprised me, that's all.