They talk about the stress of parenthood. They talk about the patience it takes to raise them ‘right’. They talk about the never ending days and sometimes more challenging nights. I was prepared for all of this when I became a mom. What they didn’t talk about and what was perhaps the most challenging of all for me was how incredibly annoying children’s music is.
Steve Holy’s “Love Don’t Run” is a song about a couple who wants to keep their relationship working and that need to talk about everything and try to sort things out. Even though the artist has not had any great hits during his career this song might cartoon be it.
Your original track may become popular and may be included in the top music charts, without the publisher editing or changing it. But consider noticing the songs used in some feature films. Sometimes, the vocal track of the song is mixed very low in order not to distract the scene the song is being used in. Also, there are several times when the vocals are more prominent. This is because the lyrics of your song highlight the scene of the show or film your song is being used in. But you can always try other mixes so that your tracks are very much open to whatever mix the publisher wishes to.
Fonda and Hopper had asked to include Bob Dylan’s “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” and hoped that Dylan would write an original theme song for the film. Dylan, however, did not like the film’s ending in which the protagonists are killed in the South. Dylan refused to license his recording of “It’s Alright, Ma,” but would permit a cover version to be included as long as it did not end the film.
As with all business decisions, you have to start with the end in mind. What is the most important thing your business needs to accomplish? What needs to happen to make it so? What beliefs, actions, values, and traditions (culture) will help your company to achieve your goals? Is your culture working for you? If not, what needs to change?
It was right around that time that Simon was reading one of the radio trade journals. This particular issue had an article on future trends in radio programming. One of the radio personnel interviewed actually said something like, “Well, we’re not going to be playing people like Paul Simon anymore.” And Simon read that! He later said that you try to de-personalize such a statement. Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, you can’t de-personalize something like that beyond a certain point when they say it about you!
Then it hit me that it was a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” I quickly hopped on Google to find out who this version was by, and seconds before the answer appeared before me on my television set, Google had the answer. It was by Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Atticus Ross, who collaborated with Reznor on The Social Network Soundtrack.
On the very Julee Cruise-esque “Silently” (too bad this is ten years too late for inclusion on the Lost Highway soundtrack) Makino eases the lyrical tension just a bit. “Oh sweet creature I know exactly how you feel” she sings, making this the closest any song on the album comes to being lyrically “ideal” in an emotional comfort standpoint. The album ends with “My Impure Hair,” the spacey, wistful post-coital bliss ride into the morning after. It seems the fantasy has won out for now.