Released Thursday 17th August 2017
Story Etc. Episode 6: Music is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor was Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music (except where otherwise stated).
- Tom mentions the Spirited Away score, composed by Joe Hisaishi. The soundtrack album can be ordered online on CD, or bought from the iTunes Store here.
ODINN ORN HILMARSSON:
- Odinn's music can be found at his Soundcloud profile, or for sale at his Bandcamp page. Odinn can be found on Twitter at @odinnthehole.
- Odinn composed the score for Tom's first play, Shed, produced with the University of York's Drama Society. The full soundtrack is available here.
- A sample of Odinn's score for Tom's second play, Ghost City, can be found here.
- The theme from Odinn's score to the Crowley & Co. production of The Awkward Ghost by David K. Barnes can be found here.
MARY LOU by LUKE COURTIER:
- Luke Courtier is a writer, musician and comedian based in London. His website can be found here and he can be found on Twitter at @lukecourtier.
- Tom cites the score for Jaws by John Williams and Psycho by Bernard Herrmann.
- Tom loves the scores which film writer/director John Carpenter composed for his own films, including the iconic themes for Halloween, Escape from New York and Assault on Precinct 13.
- Eleanor can't forget the appearance of medieval English folk song Summer Is Icumen In, as featured in Robin Hardy's film The Wicker Man. That moment from the soundtrack can be found here.
- Jon Wygens is a composer working primarily in TV drama and feature films, most recently on The Durrells and currently on Victoria, both broadcast on ITV. Jon's website can be found here.
- Jon particularly admires Hans Zimmer, the composer behind the scores of many hugely successful Hollywood films including The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean and, most recently, Dunkirk.
- Jon mentions Hitchcock/Truffaut (also known by several other names in different editions), François Truffaut's epic eight-day interview with Alfred Hitchcock which inspired the 2015 documentary film of the same name.
- Victor Vox is a songwriter and performer based in London. His website can be found here, and he is on Twitter @victorvoxmusic.
- One of Victor's greatest influences is Tom Waits, the American singer-songwriter, composer and actor.
- The song Cloud Shepherd, featured in this episode, is available on Victor's EP Live At Eastcote Studios. It features Yaron Stavi on double bass and Adam Hayes on drums.
- Jenny is particularly enjoying Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a musical comedy TV drama created by Rachel Bloom.
- Tom and Jenny mention several YouTube comedy song successes, those being Flight of the Conchords, The Lonely Island and Garfunkel and Oates. Tom specifically mentions The Lonely Island's The Chronic(what)cles of Narnia, also known as Lazy Sunday, an early YouTube hit.
- Odinn mentions Hey Big Spender and Rhythm of Life, hit songs which originally appeared in the stage musical Sweet Charity, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon.
- Eleanor also mentions Summertime, which first appeared in Porgy & Bess, an opera written by George & Ira Gershwin with DuBose Heyward.
- Odinn mentions the song These Days, as featured in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums, performed by Nico, originally written by Jackson Browne.
- Tom mentions the song This Time Tomorrow by The Kinks, as featured in another Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited.
- Jenny mentions the extensive use of period-accurate pop music in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's comic Watchmen, featuring many songs quoted or referenced in the comic, such as All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Henrix.
- Jenny also mentions the use of Bohemian Rhapsody, a song by Queen, in Wayne's World, the 1992 film directed by Penelope Spheeris.
RICHARD by ANNA LOU LARKIN:
- Anna Lou Larkin is an actor and musical storyteller based in London. She can be found on Twitter at @annaloularkin.
- This performance is from the first ever Story Etc. Live fundraiser at VAULT Festival 2017. It was recorded by Andy Goddard and Odinn Orn Hilmarsson.
- Tom mentions Casablanca, the 1942 film directed by Michael Curtiz. Its score was composed by Max Steiner.
- Jenny mentions the appearance of Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds in the Hulu TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale. (You can hear our interview with Margaret Atwood herself in our second episode, Myth.) The song is best known for being featured in John Hughes's 1985 film, The Breakfast Club.
- Tom alludes to the use of the song Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs.