Sunday, July 31, 2011

"The Shawshank Redemption" and Mozart

Prisoners of Shawshank Prison stop and listen to Mozart

Hey world. Sorry for not writing this month. My job situation has changed and I've found myself busier and more mentally exhausted. I'll get back into the swing of things, I promise.

One of my favorite movies of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, has been on tv a lot lately. And the scene where Andy plays the duet from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro over the loudspeaker is one of the many incredible scenes. And, it includes the line "pinch a loaf", which I always thought was pretty awesome.

Just to job your memory about what this is all about, Andy has been writing a letter a week to get funds to build a better prison library. After six years of letters, he receives a check, several boxes of books and other donated items. Including some LPs. And then he gets himself in trouble.

Just wanted to share with you.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Vote for your favorite songs on Jonathan Mann's Song-a-Day album

Just a note that the voting is up for Jonathan Mann's song-a-day project for the month of June. Everyone had a great time and I commend everyone involved for taking part in an incredibly ambitious project. I had a great time popping by and working on it with everyone.

There are a total of 30 tracks, one for each day of June, and only ten of them will appear on the album. YOU GUYS can vote on which ten songs.

Click HERE to listen and vote for the songs where I appear!

Track 9: They Double Dared Us
Track 17: One of these Mornings

And even though it's bizarre, Track 29: Colony Collapse Disorder

Other songs I recommend and like:
Track 14: Sweaty Girlfriend
Track 27: You Can't Stop Love (see awesome video below)

But take a listen and see what YOU'D like on the album :)