Friday, November 16, 2007

A Delicious Taste...

I think I may have official unofficial theme music for THE_BOLSHEVIK.

I was thinking about it, and I realized how important title music is in creating the mood of a show or series. So, I needed to make sure that the music for THE_BOLSHEVIK had to follow some rules:
1. It couldn't be too cool or "in." This is completely contrary to the character of THE_BOLSHEVIK, who, as I say, "is a man who has accepted his loser-ship." What this eliminates is most modern popular music, including rock and the like. Besides, a little obscurity never hurt anyone.
2. It can't be too epic. Despite sometimes being involved in extraordinary circumstances, THE_BOLSHEVIK is primarily a small-town guy. He's not slaying demons or anything. This eliminates a lot of my classical and soundtracks.
3. It needs to be upbeat. Despite his aforementioned loser-ship, THE_BOLSHEVIK is a fairly optimistic character. This is because the show is meant to make people smile. So! No downer music.
4. Finally, being a little silly can never hurt. After all, this is all supposed to be fairly absurd, so the music needs to match.

After searching through my collection of 6700 songs (and whittling them down pretty fast), I finally came across something that I thought worked. It's called Brazillian Flower by elderly Electropop musician Jean-Jacques Perrey.

After listening to it again, I realized it worked perfectly.

And now I'd like to show you. So here's a sample of what the title sequence for the THE_BOLSHEVIK show will look like (and Goddammit, it will happen!).

Fixing the sync for internet use was a pain, but it will hopefully work. If it doesn't, try using Firefox. Otherwise, suck it up, princess. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you're right Drew. It has a good feeling about it. I can't say it but I can see it.