My little brother is in town visiting, and he is the sound designer for the Boston Ballet, and on Wednesday night (I think) we got obliterated on gin and had something of a musical duel; each taking turns on the stereo, me playing some of the weirder stuff I listen to and him playing bits of classical music.  Honestly, it was fucking ace.  As a DJ set it would have absolutely delighted me anyway, even if everyone else ended up fucking off, but nevertheless, that evening was what music fandom is really about for me.

So this podcast isn't really a recreation by any means (we are far, far too sober and nothing like argumentative enough for starters) but I thought it would be nice to do a podcast along those lines.  Personally, it's maybe not even as classical as I might personally have liked it to be, but never mind, I really like it.

And, as usual, there is a correction to be made.  We describe the them tune to Star Trek Deep Space Nine as Theme for the Common Man, and apparently it isn't that at all.  What it is is heavily heavily borrowed from Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.  So the bit of classical music Ben describes hearing before we play that song must actually have been Fanfare for the Common Man, which only reminded him of the Deep Space Nine theme without actually being it.  Whoops.  Next time research before talking!

 

01. Mozart - Requiem in D Minor (02.40) 02. Yann Tiersen - La Lettre d'Explication (16.18) 03. The Flaming Lips - Watching the Planets (23.33) 04. Theme to Star Trek - Deep Space Nine (28.47) 05. Les Têtes Raides - Manuela (38.49) 06. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Proposition #1 (49.13) 07. The Books - S is for Everysing (52.29) 08. Nico Muhly - The Only Tune (64.00)