Category Archives: Music

Coco: Easter Eggs and Soundtrack In Movie Order

After thoroughly enjoying this film (and learning about ugly crying lol), I started digging around for Easter Eggs and found a few different articles discussing different ones, so I wanted to do a sort of compilation thing. Needless to say, SPOILERS AHEAD! Sources https://amp.businessinsider.com/coco-pixar-easter-eggs-2017-11 https://amp.cinemablend.com/news/1729789/11-easter-eggs-and-references-to-look-for-in-coco http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/check-out-these-pixar-easter-eggs-in-coco https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/entertainment/coco-wont-believe-disney-pixar-easter-eggs-hidden-plain-sight-002559450.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEAdHMaigPY DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME THE FIRST TIME? SPOILERS AHEAD! 😉 Pizza Planet Truck The Pizza Planet Truck first appeared in the original Toy Story, and has been a regular occurrence in almost every Pixar movie ever since. In Coco, the truck is briefly visible near the very beginning of the film. Miguel opens a window to look outside and the truck drives right by in front of him. It’s moving at a high speed, so it’s difficult to tell what it is, but Pixar veterans who are used to looking for it will almost certainly be able to recognize the yellow delivery truck as it flies past. … Continue reading →

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Playlist

When listening to soundtracks, I frequently like to listen to the tracks chronologically (i.e. in the order they were used in the film). So I thought I’d share that playlist-like order for “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2“. I’ve also tried to provide spoiler-free alternate titles for the scenes that go with song. Enjoy! “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl” – Looking Glass Prologue “Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra Defending the batteries “Lake Shore Drive” – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah Leaving the Sovereign “The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac Leaving with Ego “Southern Nights” – Glen Campbell Rocket on the prowl “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison Ego’s planet “Come a Little Bit Closer” – Jay and the Americans Yondu’s escape “Bring it On Home to Me” – Sam Cooke This unspoken thing between us “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl” (Reprise) Ego consoles Peter “Wham Bang Shang-A-Lang” … Continue reading →

Swingin’ Bolero

The other night I was listening to (one of) my new favorite Internet streaming stations (KCEA 89.1 FM) when I heard a song that was hauntingly familiar. Just before it ended, I realized it was a big band arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero (a song that I’ve had great love for ever since I first saw the stage show Blast!). Agog, I quickly ran some Google searches to locate the song. I started with “big band adaptation of ravel”. The third hit (Swing, Swing, Swing: The Life & Times of Benny Goodman from books.google.com) contained the following quote: “Fletcher’s ambitious, extremely imaginative adaptation of Ravel’s Bolero”. So I moved on to a search for “Fletcher Henderson bolero” which confirmed that it was Benny Goodman’s orchestra playing the track I heard (which, given Henderson and Goodman’s many collaborations should hardly have been surprising). Lastly, I searched YouTube to locate a recording … Continue reading →