Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Now THAT'S What I Call A F@#$ing SHOW!" Selma Hayek in 'From Dusk 'Til Dawn'

    One of the most beautiful women I have ever seen dancing to one of the coolest songs I know: "After Dark" by Tito and Tarantula. Having just said that, you might think this scene was my favorite part of seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out. Nope. My favorite part was that the young lady I took to the movie had absolutely no clue that this was a vampire movie-she wanted to see Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney...her reaction was priceless. After watching this again, it strikes me that the only two people in the room doing any acting were probably Ms. Hayek and Ms. Lewis (who's reaction at the end of the dance is priceless).

    That brings me to the reason for this post: This song and the rest of the soundtrack for this Robert Rodriguez directed classic are now part of the play list on The Drunken Scoundrel station at One of the things you can pretty much guarantee with any project that Quentin Tarantino  has a hand in is excellent, very cool music and an excellent soundtrack. One of the key features of Tarantino influenced soundtracks is the insertion of pieces of dialogue from the film and this is no exception. Many people may see this as gimmicky, but when used properly it ads greatly to the effect of the soundtrack as a stand-alone piece of work. As a broadcaster, I like it because the dialogue is often tracked separately. I like this because on  The Drunken Scoundrel when the automated play list is running, these tracks (like those from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack) get dropped randomly into the broadcast between songs sometimes adding a very interesting dimension to the listener experience. 

Enjoy the video, and the fresh tracks.
Cheers! C

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