25 September 2010

all apologies...

...for the dorkiness, but I figured since I'm kind of documenting most of this process...well...this is part of my process.

I spend a lot of time when I'm working on a film listening to music. And by a lot, I mean almost all of it. Usually a mix of newer things that I've just started listening to and older stuff that I think fits the tone of the film, or at least the tone as I see it in my head. At some point near production, I'll put together a mix CD of what I'm listening to, and give it to interested cast & crew members. Actually, normally I give it to everyone. I just haven't done that yet.

I listen to it in the car on the way to shooting, sometimes between takes. It varies, really, but I find it to be super helpful, as the hectic nature of shooting (especially the way I work) can easily pull you from your intentions.

So...if you're interested, here's the play list for Up Country:

1. "O New England" -- The Decemberists
2. "On the Road (song)" -- Jack Kerouac
3. "Undertow" -- Boca Chica
4. "Upward Over the Mountain" -- Iron & Wine
5. "Team" -- Bon Iver
6. "No Bad News" -- Bonnie "Prince" Billy
7. "Black Bear" -- Breathe Owl Breathe
8. "Spoil Your Dawn" -- Dolorean
9. "Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)" -- The Flaming Lips
10. "A Simple Twist of Fate" -- Jeff Tweedy
11. "Eid Ma Clack Shaw" -- Bill Callahan
12. "White Winter Hymnal" -- Fleet Foxes
13. "Red Elevator" -- Jeff Tweedy (from the Chelsea Walls score)
14. "Requiem" -- John Vanderslice
15. "Smooth Death" -- Br. Danielson
16. "God's Silence" -- Eels
17. "Old Fashioned Morphine" -- Jolie Holland
18. "Blank Slate" -- The National
19. "Watch the Days Slowly Fade" -- Norfolk & Western
20. "Truly, Madly, Deeply" -- Ray LaMontagne
21. "All Fossils" -- Vale and Year

So there you have it.


Sheri C said...

some of these I've heard of, most not. The National has slowly grown on me, mostly just Bloodbuzz Ohio. I thought by the title I would find Nirvana on the list. I like Shankill Butchers-Decemberists and Woman Driving, Man Sleeping-Eels. Just sayin...