The Friscalating Dusklight

Artist Song Buy
Thunderclap Newman  Something In The Air (Hollywood Dream, 1970)  buy on itunes
Moby  Run On (Play, 1999)  buy on itunes
Kings Of Convenience  Toxic Girl (Quiet Is The New Loud, 2001)  buy on itunes
Branford Marsalis  Pulcinella Suite, 2nd movement: Serenata (Igor StravinskyRomances For Saxophone, 1986)  buy on itunes
The Association  Along Comes Mary (And Then...Along Comes The Association, 1966)  buy on itunes
Stiff Little Fingers  Barbed Wire Love (Inflammable Material, 1976)  buy on itunes
Harry Nilsson  The Puppy Song (Harry, 1969)  buy on itunes
Dolly Parton  Just When I Needed You Most [featuring Alison Krauss and John Sebastian] (Treasures, 1996)  buy on itunes
Arthur Russell  A Little Lost (Another Thought, 1994)  buy on itunes
Emerson, Lake & Palmer  Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)  buy on itunes
Momus  Hotel Marquis de Sade (Slender Sherbert, 1995)  buy on itunes
Blur  Out Of Time (Think Tank, 2003)  buy on itunes
Belle and Sebastian  Expectations (Tigermilk, 1996)  buy on itunes
Songs: Ohia  The Body Burned Away (Ghost Tropic, 2000)  buy on itunes
Dave Brubeck Quartet  Take Five (Take Five, 1961)  buy on itunes
The Incredible String Band  Swift As The Wind (The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, 1968)  buy on itunes
Wilco  A Magazine Called Sunset (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [special edition], 2003)  buy on itunes
BoDeans  Closer To Free (Go Slow Down, 1993)  buy on itunes
The Easybeats  Friday On My Mind (Easy, 1965)  buy on itunes
Rufus Wainwright  California (Poses, 2001)  buy on itunes

Comment:

A second imaginary soundtrack from another of my favourite directors - and, as I discovered, another one who's hard to pin down. I really like what Wes Anderson chose for his Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums soundtracks, so I thought I'd have a go at trying to "recreate" the style of them. Generally, the key word for his soundtracks is light - lots of acoustically-driven stuff, not usually very epic, just tracks which can float along in the background behind the visuals. As such, most of it is just...nice! However, as with Tarantino, he tends to pull out some unpredictable choices, and also seems to have a bit of a penchant for the occasional instrumental. For that aspect, I chose the Marsalis and Brubeck tracks - I wasn't, and am still not, completely sure about the Marsalis choice...also, generally, Anderson seems to concentrate on the 70s, whereas there are a few more recent choices here; whether this would be approved I'm not sure! But again, the mix isn't so much an attempt to do exactly what Anderson does; rather, it hopefully just echoes the atmosphere of his movies - light, sometimes fun, often quirky.
The picture is from Rushmore, my favourite of his movies, and the title is courtesy of the character Eli Cash (in The Royal Tenenbaums) and his ridiculous prose. Wiiild....caaaattt......
image for mix

Feedback:

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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/13/2004
This looks very, very great.
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tubesock
Date: 4/13/2004
This is awesome. A fitting and thoughtful tribute to Wes Anderson, with great picks throughout.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 4/13/2004
Very cool. Love Krauss/Parton/Sebastian through Momus stretch especially.
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Wild Mercury Sound
Date: 4/13/2004
Nice; i made an Anderson inspired minidisc once, but I can't find it- his films rank among my favourites. 'A Magazine Called Sunset' is a great choice.
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p the swede
Date: 4/13/2004
well done work here, love 11-out
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hemizen
Date: 4/13/2004
good stuff, love the Bodeans
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G-Sphere
Date: 4/13/2004
Nice unpredictable choices. I like all this stuff.
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gobi
Date: 4/13/2004
Multifarious choices indeed. - French Connection via Gobi's.
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Adam Bristor
Date: 4/13/2004
Weird. I've gotten tired of pitching books, and as a joke prepared a pitch about a book that went something like this: "Everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is... maybe he didn't." And the section Eli reads is one of the funniest things I've ever come across. Anyhow, great director and a great mix.
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joey de vivre
Date: 4/14/2004
Can't quite make all the Wes Andereson connections, but I like the way it starts out, the way it goes on, & the way it ends. Maybe most surprising is the hand-off from Brubeck to the ISB,
but I bet it probably sounds good.
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Sean Lally
Date: 4/14/2004
very kewl.
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ironynotincluded
Date: 4/15/2004
why are you wearing that peace of tape on your nose?
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Jana
Date: 4/15/2004
This is great!
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Slack-a-gogo
Date: 4/15/2004
I think you managed to nail the style of another director here. Very nice.
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Dom1
Date: 4/16/2004
Ditto ThisIsPop!
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McDonald12
Date: 4/24/2004
I'm truly sorry I never noticed your great mixes before. If you feel like a trade anytime, please e-mail me. This is tremendous and I love the cover.
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Greg Egg
Date: 7/18/2004
beats my mix by a mile...great selections all around, esp. the wilco track

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