Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Musical Tribute: There is No Point in Grabbing Hold of Your Socks, for They Are About to Be Knocked Off

Not so very long ago a'tall, we had a wondrous thread running in which Contributors indicated what their entrance music would be. There were far too many contributors who did not respond. What would p-duck's entrance music be, for example? What about paperweight? Etc. Ye who ignored the call, know who ye are, and the litany of those who have yet to respond stands as a blight on our noble blog. So here Harrogate offers redemption. What would your entrance music be?

Meanwhile, those who already responded can of course feel free to change their minds, or offer alterntatives here. Harrogate unsurprisingly stands by his choice of "2001: A Space Odyssey." Still, Ennio Morricone's Transcendant piece, "The Man With the Harmonica" (careful with this link it is so freaking good it might make you cry), finishes a VERY CLOSE SECOND.

Which brings us to today's Harrogateian Musical Tribute. Bear Witness as Muse tears "The Man With the Harmonica" a new one, and then performs a breathtaking segue into "Knights of Cydonia."

Toooo sweet.

5 comments:

Oxymoron said...

Great harmonica intro on that clip.

But to the task at hand: This round I will choose Queen's"Hammer to Fall" for my personal theme song. It gives me a chance to enter the room with a certain amount of that Freddy Mercury swagger. I'll pump my fists a few times. Do a quick turn-around to acknowledge an acquaintance in the corner. Point to right, flash pot. To the left, flash pot.

The Roof Almighty said...

If we are talking pompus entrance music, then I can't do better than the cue at :33 of my other favorite Muse song, "Eternally Missed

I would just walk from room to room to trigger my entrance music.

And I know that Amy Reads' answer will be Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage, as seen in this gorgeously edited mash-up video which I use to teach occasionally: Set my spirit free!

The Roof Almighty said...

The Woof Almighty claims this "Watch what happens when I walk up to somebody!"

Supadiscomama said...

Today, my entrance music would have to be "Tell Me Something Good," by Chaka Khan and Rufus. Are you feelin' it?

M said...

I think my entrance music, for today, would be Annie Lennox's "I Need a Man." And if you all can't pick up on the ironic mood I'm in, you people certainly don't know me at all . . .