Ends and Odds
There’s a new car commercial on TV that features a song that I used in a design last year. I’m glad the timing worked out that way. When it works the other way, it’s a bad trip. One of the songs we recorded for The Diviners was a very cool old-timey version of the traditional folk song “Bonaparte’s Retreat.” I thought it was a fantastic performance by the band and fit the mood of the show pretty perfectly. Unfortunately, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” is the melody used in a certain series of television and radio ads, and after two days of tech where all the actors and designers walked around saying “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” every time the cue played, we were forced to find another piece of music.
Promethean Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure,” sound design and music arrangements by yers truly, closes next weekend. So if you’ve wanted to see it but haven’t yet…the clock is ticking.
I’m now hard at work on another Shakespeare show, “As You Like It” at Moraine Valley Community College. “As You Like It” opens July 30.
As much as I took issue with the music choices in “Watchmen” I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with the use of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” in Star Trek.
Update of my post about Star Trek vs. Wolverine:
According to AdAge, Wolverine is on track to pull in twice as much money in its opening weekend as Paramount’s Star Trek reboot.
As it turns out: Wolverine edged out Trek in its opening weekend (Wolverine pulled in about $85 million, Trek about $75 milion). But as of May 24, Trek’s gross in the USA was $191 million, and Wolverine had taken in $165 million. And Wolvie had been out a week longer.
So there you go. I loved the new Trek film and am glad my dire predictions were off base.
Posted on June 4, 2009, in Random Ness Monster and tagged Advertising, Film, Music, Projects, Radio, Shakespeare, Sound Design, Star Trek, Television, Theatre, Watchmen, Wolverine, X-Men. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.