Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unused Soundtrack Songs

For some strange reason it confused me to find out that artists would write songs specifically for a movie. Maybe I thought that they conveniently came out with a song just around the time a movie was coming out and guy in charge of music was like 'Oh my goodness. That would go perfectly with our movie.'
I was reading an article in a magazine about the music for the Hunger Games movie and it had a few of the artists talking about what they were trying to convey in their song and what parts of the book they took from for inspiration. After thinking about it a bit I thought that it made sense. Big movies like this can afford to have someone write them a song especially for them where as someone like me, who might have just enough to pull off a very amateur looking YouTube video, would just have to hope that they could find something that would make sense to everyone else too. Duh, Sarah.
Anyways, after I saw Hunger Games and kept hearing Taylor Swift's Eyes Wide Open on the radio, which is on the Hunger Games soundtrack, I realized that I didn't remember hearing the song use anywhere in the actual movie. Am I wrong?
It just seems that a sound track is suppose to be music that was used in the movie, right? Otherwise it's kind of a CD based on a book. I don't know, I haven't made enough movies to know better yet. Lol.
Would you have the songs you want for your soundtrack in your movie? Does it matter? Who would you ask to write a song for you?

Monday, April 2, 2012


Better late than never, huh? :) This seems to be a fitting theme since Spring Break ends today. :/ Lol.

Spring Fling

Silly birds, twittering
And gathering grass for nests
Showing off for others
With their brightly colored chests

Funny squirrels, running
And playing tag with friends
Up one tree and down another
In a game that never ends

Its kind of strange what spring does
And how the sun will bring
Each animal outside in their best
To have another spring fling