Bjork

Guest Mixtape + Interview / Joe Trapanese: Orchestra And

 

Navigating the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, congested with both cars and billboards everywhere you look, staring up Jack Black’s crotch or being forced to accept that Khloe and Lamar are indeed “famously” in love, it’s often hard to remember that being a celebrity used to look quite different.

It’s not that the old Hollywood is gone, you just have to pay attention.  Just glance past the flashing lights at the Hollywood sign, drive by Culver Studios, grab a bite at the Formosa Cafe, and even if it’s cheesy, go to the Walk of Fame and see if your hands are as small as Gloria Swanson’s.  I might work at a film studio, but sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights day in and day out, I often feel as close to “Hollywood” as Ron Livingston in Office Space.

So when composer/orchestrator/arranger/all-around-great-guy, Joe Trapanese asked that I meet him on one of the great old studio lots for our interview (I would tell you which, but I’m sworn to secrecy), it was painfully hard to act cool about it.  While I probably said something to the effect of, “Great.  Please send over parking instructions.  Looking forward to it.”  In my mind, I was squealing like a tween.

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'Tis The Season: Baby It's Cold Outside

Some songs that will always keep you in the winter mood…

1. Regina Spektor “20 Years of Snow” http://song.ly/2jdl4

2. Badly Drawn Boy “I Love NYE” http://song.ly/2jdkj

3. The Dodos “Winter” http://song.ly/2jdlh

4. Jethro Tull “Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of A New Day” http://song.ly/2jdlp

5. Feist “Mushaboom” http://song.ly/2jdlt

6. Andrew Bird “Not A Robot, But A Ghost” ♫ http://twt.fm/377521

7. Bon Iver “Woods” ♫ http://twt.fm/377538 and “Blood Bank”

8. Bjork “Aurora” http://song.ly/2jdme

9. Aphex Twin “On” http://song.ly/2jdmk

10. Sigur Ros “Untitled 4” or “Staralfur”

11. Sufjan Stevens “Predatory Wasp”

12. Walkmen “We’ve Been Had”

13. Moby “Porcelain”

14. Grizzly Bear “Easy”

15. TV on the Radio “Staring at the Sun”

16. Gang Gang Dance “Dust

17. Choir of Young Believers “We Talk On The Phone” http://bit.ly/a5dpna

18. Pink Floyd “Obscured by Clouds”

19. Foreigner “You’re as Cold as Ice”

Do you agree?

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