Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The picture is not the greatest thing but it is pretty great in and of itself. (The Greatest Thing In The World, EVER!)

I was watching Fargo the other night. I have started watching the TV series, and I don't even really know why I started watching it. Because Billy Bob Thornton was in it? Because I said it was Billy Bob Thornton and Sweetie said it wasn't and I was right? It could be anything, really, the point being, I've started watching it, and the episode I kind of watched the other night when I couldn't get to sleep was Episode 2.

The episode began with this really cool sort of drum solo, a low driving beat kind of thing while these two hit men (I think they were hit men, I haven't finished the episode yet, but they're definitely bad guys of some kind) drove along.

Today, I tried to find out what the song was, and couldn't. I finally got to a Reddit thread (going on Reddit always makes me feel sort of skeevy, like I'm trying to hang out with 14-year-olds or about to falsely accuse someone of being the Boston Bomber), where they linked to a story about the guy who wrote the drum solo; that story said that drum solo was part of the score and not released yet, but in the comments

...look, eventually I will get to the point, okay?...

in the comments someone asked if the composer had been inspired by two songs, one of which was Let There Be Drums, so I went and Youtubed it*

*everything is a verb if you want it to be. That's your life lesson for today. And for last Thursday.

and found the song:

And I listened to it about 14 times yesterday and put it on the list of songs I might buy using the gift card Sweetie got me as part of my anniversary present; the gift card is to iTunes and I have been charged with making a road trip playlist because we are going on a road trip to Milwaukee which is the other part of my anniversary present.

(Did I mention yesterday was my anniversary? It is. That's also a Greatest Thing In The World, EVER!)


Robin said...

Happy Anniversary.

It drives me CRAZY when I hear a song I don't know on TV. I can spend a lot of time ferreting out that information. Congrats on tracking yours down!

Briane Pagel said...

It's not actually THE song, but it's pretty close.

Andrew Leon said...

Everything is Awesome!
So how many years does that make?

Have you considered

Briane Pagel said...

14 years now; 14 married, 17 together.

I prefer Pandora, actually.

Andrew Leon said...

As my wife would say, "Long time to be with a man."

I've never even looked at Pandora.

Liz A. said...

Happy Anniversary.

I think Calvin & Hobbes called it verbing. Turning a noun into a verb.

I saw this thing on Lifehackr about TuneFind which will tell you where the song came from on a TV show. (A link to the article:

Maurice Mitchell said...

Happy Anniversary Briane! Pandora is awesome in many ways.