Monday, March 13, 2006

Who shot Artie Shaw?

Play it: The Sopranos Ep. 6.01
Play it: The Sopranos Season 1

It's back... and with a bang no less. I've missed these wise guys for some time... the whole reason we got HBO in the first place, and we haven't seen hide nor hair of 'em in two years. Without going into to much detail, the episode ends in such a way that we don't even get a preview to next week's episode. It's just bing, bang, boom... Big Love.

The show opens to a montage bringing us up to speed, and it's backed by the song "Seven Souls" which is by Material (Bill Laswell) and voice-over by William S. Burroughs, and feels distracting. I'm not sure how Burroughs cut-n-paste prose fitted with the goings on, but I was at least appreciative to hear it (not Rhapavailable, however.) Other songs featured includes new Goldfrapp, Blondie ("Dreaming"," and Artie Shaw. Since I don't have "Seven Souls" for ya, I've tacked on a playlist of nearly all the music from Season 1 (not a bad bonus at all, eh?)

So where we at from last season? Johnny Sack's in prison, and the hairdo (Phil) is taking care of bidness. Meadow is still together with Finn (and gives us a lingerie dance in the intro) and AJ has grown out his hair (and his eyebrows) but not his brain cells. Vito is less wide thanks to Atkins, exercise and his closeted appreciation for the male body. The feds have a couple more informants, but they're about as useful as Adriana. Speaking of Adriana, Christopher doesn't seem to miss her much, and is still clean and sober (and takes his sponsor nearly everywhere.) Uncle June's nuttier then a Payday, and Janice can't help now that she's got a baby Bobby. Tony doesn't want to deal with Payday and his paranoia, but feels obligated out of guilt. So when Dr. Melfi reminds him his mother tried to kill him, the foreshadowing isn't lost on us.

"Who's down there?"
"It's Artie Shaw, now come down and eat your dinner!"

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drake leLane said...

The Sopranos Ep. 6.01

01 "Woke Up This Morning" - A3
* "Seven Souls" - Material w/ William S. Burroughs
02 "1973" - T.H. White
* "Abduction from the Saraglio" - Mozart
* "Ciao Miz Lovely" - The Joy Project
03 "Comes Love" - Artie Shaw
04 "Dreaming" - Blondie
05 "Ride A White Horse" - Goldfrapp
* "Time Passages" - Time Pools
* "Wop Ding A Ling" - The Big Five


drake leLane said...

The Sopranos - Season 1

* "Woke Up This Morning" - A3
* "I Wonder Why" - Dion and the Belmonts
* "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" - Sting
* "Little Star (LP Version)" - The Elegants
* "Lumina" - Joan Osborne
* "No More "I Love You's"" - Annie Lennox
* "Rumble" - Link Wray
* "Shame, Shame, Shame (Vocal Version)" - Shirley & Company
* "Tardes De Bolonha (Instrumental)" - Madredeus
* "The Other Side Of This Life" - Jefferson Airplane
* "Who Can You Trust?" - Morcheeba
* "Who's Sorry Now" - Connie Francis
* "Bop Hop" - Brooklyn Funk Essentials
* "Piel Morena" - Thalia
* "Tenderly" - Chet Baker
* "Turn Of The Century" - Damon & Naomi
* "Prisoner Of Love" - Perry Como
* "Ugly Stadium" - Tipsy
* "Do Or Die" - Dropkick Murphys
* "Eye On You - (with Holly Golightly)" - Rocket From The Crypt
* "Gold Leaves" - Michael Hoppe
* "Maine Two-Step" - Basin Brothers
* "Coconut Boogaloo" - Medeski Martin & Wood
* "Pampa" - Gustavo Santaolalla
* "When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)" - Connie Francis
* "Carrie Anne" - The Hollies
* "Don't Bring Me Down" - Eric Burdon & The Animals
* "A Dreamer's Holiday" - Ray Anthony
* "De Cara A La Pared" - Lhasa
* "Why" - Annie Lennox
* "It's Bad You Know" - R.L. Burnside
* "Manifold De Amour" - Latin Playboys
* "Mickey's Monkey" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
* "My Heart Is Hangin' Heavy" - Johnny Adams
* "Walking On A Tightrope" - Johnny Adams
* "Ballad Of The Tindersticks" - Tindersticks
* "Cry" - Thornetta Davis
* "I Feel Free" - Cream
* "Temptation Waits" - Garbage
* "Groove Me" - Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
* "I'll Remember April" - Bobby Darin
* "I've Got You Under My Skin (LP Version)" - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
* "Rave On" - Buddy Holly
* "The Four Sections" - Andrea Parker
* "Wood Cabin" - Saint Etienne