Sunday, November 24, 2013

Let's talk music (just because we're not supposed to)

Even baby screenwriters know you don't suggest music or songs in a script. Rookie move.

But how about in a blog--which is sort of footnotes to the script?

I sort of trailed off the music scene (I was "with the band" once, though) in the late 80s, when my caretaking "career" began.

Now, I am shocked to learn, you can't play records or even cassette tapes. My audiobooks are on little players the size of stamps. Bah!

So, naturally, songs from the last century--catchy ones, ones that leave people humming like the custom songs like Under the Sea in the Little Mermaid--popped into my head.

Buzzy is a bee--so songs with sugar in them came to mind. I asked my sister for some. And my daughter, who is in her 30s.

I came up first with Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch (I Can't Help Myself") by the Four Tops. In 1966, it played all the time.

Sugar Shack. She loves him because he takes out the trash--those were simpler times--but fine for a kid movie.

Sugar Mountain by Neil Young.

My daughter came up with Suga Suga by Baby Bash--it's kind risque for the kid crowd...

Pour some Sugar on Me--Def Leppard--was another of hers--I don't think they mean, you know, real sugar. Also I think there is some gal's red thong in this one.

There is a chase scene--a cheetah and Buzzy--I thought of Wild Thing by the Troggs. But does Buzzy think he loves the cheetah--not right then, anyhow.

And there is a series of shots before the trial portion of Paw & Order--I thought of Sweet Dreams--and I like the guitar version by a guy from the Wayback, Roy Buchanan. I used to hear him in person around DC. He committed suicide. Maybe like Victor (see below)--his music could live on. Check him out on You Tube.

And I love "Zorba's Dance," from the movie, Zorba the Greek. It starts achingly slowly, then builds. There should be someplace for that in this film. YouTube--Zorba's Dance.

The two cops are in their car going from place to place in several scenes--there is eye candy out the window, they are bantering, but music might work.

The soundtrack of this would sell a ton!

But as I said, it's not up to the writer.

But the dreamer does what she wants.

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