Old School Ear Candy

If you’re a music lover then you probably remember your earliest experiences of loving a piece of music within seconds of it starting.  For thirty-one and a half years I have been subconsciously collecting simple musical moments, hooks, transitions, bridges, intros, instruments, vocal qualities and such.  Just about anything could inexplicably make my ear buzz.  But the times when both my ears and my heart resonated tend to dig most deeply.  As long as I have the inexhaustable resources of youtube and the platform provided by this blog, I’ll be gathering some of the ear candy that has shaped the way I hear music, and therefore the way I make music.  This lens has also become the aesthetic filter through which I receive art in most any genre.

For my kickoff, I bring you the glorious theme from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.


The incredibly hooky bass line had me melting the first time I heard it and it still gives me chills.  Old school production values?  Simple chord progression and emotional melodies? Manipulative rock ballad drum grooves?  Yes! Yes! Yes! to it ALL.  Bring it on.  The retro sensibility adds to the charm.  This piece is aging beautifully.  Love it.

I’ll leave it to the film folks among you to comment on the video itself, but I personally find the marriage of this song to this opening to be supremely eerie and effective.  Is there anything this interesting and expressive on television these days?

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