My Halloween costume. Which will be not very recognizable which is okay because I won’t be going out, I’ll be sitting in the hyper-decorated apartment with the Boyfriend, who had better rustle a costume up out of something, because we are going to be festive even if we’re not social.
Music Monday! The Jersey Bar (Unreleased) from The Brothers Bloom
So someone on Rian’s forum enjoyed the last sketch mp3 that I posted from the Bloom sessions and wants to hear more. Today I give you The Jersey Bar. It didn’t make it onto the official soundtrack album, but its in the movie during the scene where Stephen convinces Bloom to do One Last Con in the New Jersey bar. This is basically an amalgamation of two themes (one of Bloom’s and one of Stephen’s) and is one of the few times I let China play the Steinway that we had in the studio. Almost all of the rest of the piano in the score was played on the old upright that we U-hauled over from the house I was renting, and which, in my opinion, sounded WAY better (read: worse!).
“Brothers in a One Hat Town (Overture)” by Nathan Johnson, The Brothers Bloom.
This is what the Boyfriend and I have been listening to in order to work recently. It’s a fucking delightful score, with enough contemplation and whimsy and even foreboding at points to propel anyone through a number of papers.
Fun fact that the Boyfriend and I realized while watching Magnolia the other night: Ricky Jay narrates both Magnolia and The Brothers Bloom. Which explains … well, which really just reinforces how excellent both movies are. Ricky Jay ftw.