doowad

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Member Since: 5/24/2005
Total Mixes: 161
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CD | Theme
CD | Theme

No Country for Old Men
O T-Bone, Where Art Thou?

Artist Song Buy
Neil Young  Home On the Range  buy on itunes
Robert Earl Keen, Jr.  A Border Tragedy  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Absolutely Sweet Marie  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Whistlin' Past the Graveyard  buy on itunes
Ry Cooder  A Married Man's a Fool  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  They Moved the Moon  buy on itunes
Calexico with Iron & Wine  Dark Eyes  buy on itunes
T-Bone Burnett  Fear Country  buy on itunes
Bruce Springsteen  Lost In The Flood  buy on itunes
Alejandro Escovedo  Across the River  buy on itunes
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlßn  Camino de Guanajuato  buy on itunes
Emmylou Harris  Darkest Hour Is Just Before the Dawn  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  See that My Grave Is Kept Clean  buy on itunes
T-Bone Burnett  Palestine, Texas  buy on itunes
Beirut  Guaymas, Sonora  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  God's Gonna Cut You Down  buy on itunes
Ry Cooder  Soy luz y sombra  buy on itunes
Carter Burwell  Original Score  buy on itunes

Comment:


I was left with a distinct feeling of dissatisfaction after the recent Coen Brothers offering.
Whether it was the Agnes character of the underdeveloped Carson Wells character, or both, I can't say.
A typical Coen flawed masterpiece, much like one of Dylan's 70s albums. And I would not replace the ambient music used with a soundtrack. However, as I'm reading the Cormac McCarthy book, these songs popped out at me as scene-appropriate throughout the film. I falied to mention that I mainly made this mix because I saw the flick by myself and have been jonesing to talk about it with somebody.

I'm not sure if T-Bone would have used two of his own, but doowad did. Hey, and Rob is right, actually the Ry will work better as the denouement by itself, plus I thought I had better add some of that nice Carter Burwell score in there...
The challenge here was to create a balance between what sounds properly together and what matches the story flow mßs o menos.

To live outside the law, you must be honest
Hey kid, you think that's oil? Man, that ain't oil that's blood
La vida no vale nada, no vale nada la vida

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sammyg123
Date: 1/21/2008
Perfect. Not heard the 10-12 section but as soon as the DL come through I'll be giving this a listen..
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anthony lombardi
Date: 1/21/2008
such a clever concept, & filled with top-notch pop tunes - this looks amazing, derek, gonna give it a listen tonight to properly absorb the atmosphere of it
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mahdishain
Date: 1/21/2008
chock full of the usual suspects, and that's a good thing.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/21/2008
I can definitely see this fitting in well with the movie and it's a fine, fine mix, to boot. My only (very minor) gripe would be that using Jeff's version of "Hallelujah" (which happens to be my third or fourth-favorite version) for the elegiac, ambivalent ending is becoming a bit of a cliche in Hollywood, television and on mixes....
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hemizen
Date: 1/22/2008
Great Springsteen track among may others.
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Bear
Date: 1/22/2008
Call it, friendo. Really great Derek and totally getting me in the mood for seeing the movie tomorrow night.
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 1/22/2008
Absolutely Sweet, Doowad!
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Barrydali
Date: 1/22/2008
I was a touch more fulfilled with the movie than you appear to have been Derek. This looks really cool though. Love that Alejandro Escovedo track.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 1/22/2008
Amazing! Can't wait to hear this one...
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Mixxer
Date: 1/22/2008
Loved the book but haven't seen the movie. Good to see Calexico here, as they are major Cormac McCarthy fans.
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gabechouinard
Date: 1/22/2008
The first thing that went through my head was "Ohhhh, fuck yeah!". So there you go. Especially that opener, the Calexico/Iron & Wine, the Cash, Emmylou... so much good stuff here.
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blasikin
Date: 1/22/2008
Flaws noted aside, this is the first thing that has made me want to see the movie, for some reason. If it can inspire a mix...
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p the swede
Date: 1/23/2008
This is a soundtrack that I would buy
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Salman1
Date: 1/23/2008
I thought the flick was flawless, but I can see why people don't. I liked the fact that the music was at a very minimal in the film... made it a lot more tense. But your soundtrack for it is impeccable. Maybe I'll start the book as an excuse to listen to this over-and-over again!
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ghandi
Date: 1/23/2008
Downloaded your zip just after seeing the film,now I wanna read the book.Good film ,great concept for a mix.
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locovinagre
Date: 1/23/2008
Vale madre esto. +Coen? +QuT es eso? A mf ponme algo de Resorte con Carmen Salinas y una banda sonora por Marco Antonio M·±iz.
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Sean Lally
Date: 1/23/2008
Haven't read the book, but I did love the flick. (Same with 'there will be blood'.) Great stuff here. Really cool mix.
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e. buster
Date: 1/23/2008
Lots of great tracks on here, but the support of the theme is fantastic. Damn, I never heard that Neil Young sound so eerie and atmospheric.
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G-Sphere
Date: 1/24/2008
Great collection. Since the early 80s I've bought any album with T-Bone's name on it: artist, producer, spouse, etc.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 1/30/2008
Finally getting to listen to this and, I have to say, it's very shrewd. Especially loving the appropriateness of 1,2, and 8 so far. Really nice job, Derek...
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jessica lynn
Date: 5/7/2008
i want a copy of this...
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cassiopea
Date: 6/4/2008
Thanks for the kind comments. This mix is rad as hell.

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