Monday, February 20, 2012

"Family History: Part 2" Unofficial Soundtrack

Warning: Spoilers Below. Do not read, unless you're cool with knowing what happens in Family History: Part 2.

Imagine Mark Dowling, cruising along on his motorcycle, driving into those red canyons as the sun shines down on the empty road. Meanwhile, perhaps imagine this song. At least, imagine either this song, or...

...this one, "Shoot Out the Lights" by Richard and Linda Thompson. I always imagined this song would make a fantastic opening for the "inevitable" movie. :)

Meanwhile, Doris Day and Thomas Deland are probably having some kind of fight back at the Cherry Oak Diner. I like to picture this song when Thomas runs off to Northgate, despite the fact that there is no back stabbing involving kitchen knives.

Oh yes, Lindsey - hop on the back of that motorcycle and ride off into the sun with the man you love. You're killing Mark, but not exactly in the literal're killing him with love (?).

...but, save this song for when you two officially run away. The former is to be played when you two are falling in love, or something.

Has Calvin been conceived yet? Well, while that's being done, picture this song in the back of your head. I don't know why, but it seemed appropriate, given the situation.

"Just the Motion" - like the motion of rocking the baby, and the motion of surviving your true love's death....

The "scene" for this song actually occurs much later in the story, when Calvin has just begun "experimenting" with "trees".

I guess this isn't even that good of a song, but at the time, it seemed like the perfect background song to play  when Calvin and Henry Austin get the hell out of dodge (Northgate).

Muse - "Guiding Light" - for when poor Henry Austin dies, and Calvin is left to deal with the grief. I suppose he was Calvin's "Guiding Light", or at the very least, his best friend.

Muse - "Knights of Cydonia" - for when Calvin takes Collie by the hand and they explore the world. The lyrics are actually kind of perfect, too - "Come ride with me/through the veins of history," and then later, "Don't waste your time or time will waste you." Squeee. That is too perfect for words.

A sad song for the closing credits, perhaps? Also, if you haven't already, I highly suggest actually checking out the band Brad Sucks. His music can be downloaded free at Jamendo. /endplug

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