22 May, 2012

Everything is good these days but all of my friends are married.


Alternately titled "Pop Culture Damage at 109BPM". That may be a better title for it, actually; I can't think of too many married friends.
Anyway, as some of you may know, I've got an inordinate amount of time on my hands. Sometimes that means that I will sample the shit out of a movie. Or two. Or three. Right now, my "sample folder" has ninety nine little snippets from various movies in it and I never really had any plans for them, I guess, so, about two weeks ago, I said fuck it and just went ahead and did something with them.
I'd sampled that Magnapop hook before, in a project I did a few years ago where I sampled the guitar intro from Tom Petty's "Last Dance with Mary Jane", a brass section drone from I forget where, and a string swell from an old thirties movie I can't remember. Maybe someday, if I'm in the mood to exercise my §107 rights and I'm feeling masochistic, I'll post that one.
Sample credits:
  • Michael Peña in Observe and Report (2009)
  • Grace Chang performing "Habanera" from Carmen in The Wild, Wild Rose (1960)
          (sliced, stretched, and manually fit to the grid for tempo purposes)
  • SFX from Fist of the North Star (1986)
  • Anna Karina in Alphaville (1965)
  • Portishead performing "Only You" from Portishead (1997)
          (stretched to sync to grid and bit crushed)
  • Free use drum samples
  • Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
  • Magnapop performing "Open the Door" from Rubbing Doesn't Help (1996)
          (filtered to remove bass guitar and hi-hat)
  • Free use saxophone sample
  • Deborah Van Valkenburgh in The Warriors (1979)
  • Buddy Rich drum solo used in Marco Brambilla's "Sync" from Destricted (2006)
  • Alia Shawkat in Cedar Rapids (2011)
          (pitched up one half-step)
  • Deborah Van Valkenburgh in The Warriors (1979)
          (pitched down one half-step)
  • Christopher Stone and Elisabeth Brooks in The Howling (1981)
Y'all are forbidden from making any Girl Talk jokes.
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