Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Requiem for a soap opera

Six Feet Under - Season 1

Ok, so last night's season (fifth - last and final) premiere of Six Feet Under didn't yield the playlist that I thought it would. That happens... so I'm falling back on another related project, a season-by-season recap of the music on the show, which is always an interesting mix of genres.

Six Feet Under
It only looks like a happy occasion
But it did yield some of it's best melodramatic moments. Makes you wonder if life could get any worse for it's characters. I mean, it's not like Audrey's last 24 hours or anything... but if anyone thought that this season was going to be the one where everyone finally got something to be happy about, you just got played.

Brenda and Nate finally are going to tie the knot, and what do you know, since we last saw them, Brenda is preggers as well. Complete with the preview photo to the upper right here, it looks like happy days are here again, right? Well... as her mother says right before the wedding: "Honey, don't worry about everything working out perfectly, because that ship sailed a long time ago." This because of Brenda's miscarriage the day before her wedding. So now Brenda's got to walk down the aisle worrying about whether or not her dead baby will be oozing into her wedding dress - the doctors can't get her in for the procedure until after what's supposed to be her 'perfect day.' Yes, it sucks that bad.

Meanwhile, George has gone completely batty with paranoia and has been shipped to a mental institution where he agrees to shock therapy, which we're treated with visually. Claire's now with pyscho Billy, and we're left with plenty of obvious foreshadowing that soon both mom and daughter will be living with crazy men. Billy's obviously more dangerous, and Nate's more then happy to warn her repeatedly.

Geez... welcome back to the monkeyhouse.

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drake leLane said...

Six Feet Under - Season 1

* "Act 1 - L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" - Georges Bizet
* "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Bing Crosby
* "Attitude" - Hardknox
* "Celluloid Hypnotic" - Spylab
* "Concerto Op. 7, No. 1 in D Major - Allegro" - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
* "Breakin' It Down (Mig's Bump Deluxe mix)" - Petalpusher
* "I Love Being Here With You" - Peggy Lee
* "Andante from the Divertimento in F Major, K. 138" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* "Shake Your Booty, (Shake, Shake, Shake)" - KC & The Sunshine Band
* "Waiting" - The Devlins
* "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" - Dean Martin
* "Tenderly" - Soulstice
* "Girl Who Fell To Earth" - Submarine
* "So Long Baby Goodbye" - The Blasters
* "Bohemian Like You" - The Dandy Warhols
* "Thing's Are Swingin'" - Peggy Lee
* "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" - Billie Holiday
* "El Album" - Aterciopelados
* "Distractions" - Zero 7
* "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy " - Julie London
* "Inspiration Information" - Shuggie Otis
* "Sleeping Beauty - Waltz - Sleeping Beauty - Waltz" - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
* "Sufriendo A Solas" - Mariachi Los Caporales
* "Ave Maria, D. 839, Op. 56, No. 2" - Franz Schubert
* "Winter: Largo" - Antonio Vivaldi
* "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U. S. A." - Donna Fargo
* "Life On A Chain" - Pete Yorn
* "A Mother (For Your Mind)" - The Herbaliser
* "The Marriage of Figaro" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* "Madame Butterfly - Act II - Humming Chorus" - Giacomo Puccini
* "A Common Disaster" - Cowboy Junkies
* "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op.4, No.12 - Allegro" - Antonio Vivaldi
* "Divertimento (Quartet) in D Major, K. 136 - Allegro" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" - Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes
* "Spooky" - Classics IV
* "Unbelievable" - EMF
* "Water to Drink" - Victoria Williams
* "Concerto in F Major, RV 412 - Allegro" - Antonio Vivaldi
* "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
* "Strugglin' Blues" - T-Bone Walker
* "Whose Blues" - Caia
* "Ride With The Flow" - 60 Channels
* "All Our Ancestors" - Tuu
* "The Girl's Insane" - The Januaries
* "Beautiful" - Mandalay
* "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" - Andy Williams
* "Ego Spiritual" - Cadien
* "Agua De Beber - (with Antonio Carlos Jobim)" - Astrud Gilberto
* "Accelerationen Walzer, Op.234" - Johann Strauss II
* "Das Trinklied von Jammer der Erde" - Mahler
* "Brahm's Lullaby" - Johannes Brahms
* "Submission" - Dust To Dust
* "With Plenty Of Money And You" - Tony Bennett/Count Basie
* "Prelude No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28, No. 15, "Raindrop"" - Frederic Chopin
* "Somethin' Hot" - Afghan Whigs
* "Who Are They?" - Buck-O-Nine
* "Everything's Movin' Too Fast" - Peggy Lee
* "L'Elisir d'amore - Una furtiva lagrima" - Enrico Caruso
* "Pauline" - Eleni Mandell
* "Mayday" - King Cobb Steelie
* "Squares" - The Beta Band
* "Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves" - Cher
* "Red Eyes And Tears" - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
* "Mis Dos Pequenas" - Cachaito Lopez

drake leLane said...

Last track got bumped off for most... here it is:
"Mis Dos Pequenas" - Cachaito Lopez

MJAPA said...

OMG! Thanks for posting this! I have not seen the new season yet and am dyin to find out what happens. Jon and I always wait and rent the DVD's whne they come out. Or we borrow bootlegs of last season. We just found out our upstairs neighbor has on demand, so we may be catching up ssooner than later on this new season! yay!
LOVE this show!

drake leLane said...

We're addicted to the show as well.

Since they moved it to Mondays I have to say "thank goodness for DVR" as I can't imagine missing an episode to attend our weekly parents group meetings (PEPS).

It's basically become just a well made soap opera the past couple seasons, but oh - what a soap opera it is!

drake leLane said...

Well lookie here... The Arcade Fire recorded a song for a Six Feet Under soundtrack release. These seemingly incongruent posts align more and more as time goes on!