Karen (aswanargent) wrote,
Karen
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B/K Musical Notes

Saturday morning.  Beautiful, sunny day here, with just a hint of autumn crispness in the air.  I'm at the local library, where all my weekend posts will have to originate for the time being.  That means I usually won't be able to respond to any comments until Monday when I'm at the office.

I'm in the mood to talk a little about music today.  A while back there was some discussion about good B/K songs.  There was a general consensus that Jeff Buckley's recording of "Hallelujah" was perfect for B/K, and alinewrites offered Mano Negra's "Pas assez de toi" for Chris.

I want to throw out a couple of suggestions of my own.  For Chris -- Sting's "Shape of My Heart".  For B/K -- definitely Patti Smith's recording of "Because the Night".  If anyone reading this saw the film "A Home at the End of the World" (released this summer), think for a second of the moment in the film (the hallway scene) where "Because the Night" was used.  I've read some good B/K AU stories that have a similar scene between Chris and Toby -- I can't re-read them now without hearing this song.  The lyrics also work for canon, anytime post-New Year's Eve kiss when Chris and Toby are together.

(BTW -- if you didn't see "Home", look for it when it comes out on DVD.  It's a terrific film (Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, and a wonderful debut by the beautiful Dallas Roberts.)

Before I forget, in case people don't know, k.d. lang has a version of "Hallelujah" on her new CD "hymns of the 49th parallel".  It's different from Buckley's version in that there's more of an orchestral backdrop (piano and strings in addition to guitar), plus lang omits one verse of the song (the one beginning "Well there was a time when you let me know ..."); the dropped verse probably isn't surprising if a woman performs the song.  I like lang's rendition (it actually was the first one I heard), but I don't think it's as good as Buckley's.

Does anyone have a song recommendation for Toby?  I haven't been able to think of one yet.

Well, that's it for now, I guess.  I have plans to see some movies this weekend; more on that Monday.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Karen :)

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