Saturday, March 24, 2007

Muldering Fox

Everyone on MySpace should go add this to the top of their "About Me" code:

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Monday, March 26, 2007

A Tip of the Witch's Hat

Funny. The day after Battlestar Galactica features "All Along the Watchtower" as background to a major turning point in the series, there's a big symposium going on discussing Bob Dylan's impact on at the Weisman Art Museum.

Anyway, if you want to learn a bit more the version of the song that was on the show, Bear McCreary (the show's main musical composer) has a blog entry about it (hrm, that link seems to point to his main journal page—presumably it'll eventually move to this link). I especially like this bit in his entry:

My greatest compliment came at the dub stage. Executive producer David Eick came to listen to the final mix of "Crossroads, Part II." We reached the scene where Tigh, Tory, Anders and Tyrol wander through the hallways, following a strange and powerful song that finally leads them to each other. The music was mixed pretty loud, but David wanted more. We watched it a second time. This time the music was BLASTING! David asked if we could turn the music up even more. The dubbers paused, looked at the master levels and said "No." The music was so loud, it buried the needles in the red. The score to Battlestar Galactica has never been as loud as during this scene. Needless to say, this made it all worthwhile!
Anyway, I have to admit that I don't know much about these guys, but someone might be interested to know that at least two people from Oingo Boingo were involved in putting together the track. Of course, soundtrack songs often sound best the first time, in context of everything that's happening on screen. I know I've been disappointed sometimes when I hear the track by itself, but I'm still anticipating picking up the soundtrack to this season of the show. Unfortunately, it won't be out until August. Feh.

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