I see trouble on the way :: As Heard on TV

“Don’t go around tonight, well, it’s bound to take your life; there’s a bad moon on the rise.” It was the music that first grabbed me round about first season of The Following. The haunting covers, the genre crossing soundtrack, the rehashed gothic favorites from my past, it all was wonderful, and it all set the perfect tone for such a dark tale. Though I had my issues with the first season as it unfolded, I never, for one moment, doubted the power of the music used. Here’s a playlist I put together from Season 1 – click here and … Continue reading I see trouble on the way :: As Heard on TV

Coffee and TV :: As Heard on TV

Music and television can sometimes be very delightful bed fellows when the right mix of a song on a soundtrack, and ¬†a cinematic scene connect and click and move the viewer. Often, though, shows will use a song to force a mood or emotion on the viewer, which ends up feeling too heavy handed and manipulative to me. Or, another televised musical failing to me, is when a show includes too many songs in an obvious attempt to promote the network/companies musical artists via their other properties. I love well done music videos, as this space will attest, but when … Continue reading Coffee and TV :: As Heard on TV

Coffee and TV :: “Sweet Dreams” :: Cinematic Music moment on Fox’s The Following

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) :: Marilyn Manson The Following¬†:: Monday nights on Fox I am a huge fan of movies and television that utilize music in an effective way to the point that the inclusion of a song, or songs, add to the drama of the cinematic scene, making it an unforgettable pairing of song and scene. This week’s premiere of the gritty, serial killer drama The Following, at one such cinematic/music moment when during the opening “escape” scene Marilyn Manson’s cover version of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by the Eurythmics became Patsy Cline’s Sweet Dreams … Continue reading Coffee and TV :: “Sweet Dreams” :: Cinematic Music moment on Fox’s The Following