Sunday, June 28, 2009

True Blood S02E01 – “Nothin But The Blood” Music Review By Boadicea

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True Blood S02E01 – “Nothin But The Blood”

Music Review

By Boadicea

The geniuses behind the music selection of True Blood began the season on a high note (yes … pun intended). It’s going to be a bloody season, a very bloody season with the first episode properly named “Nothin But The Blood”.

We’re reminded of our first impression last year of True Blood with its theme song, ‘Bad Things’ by Jace Everett. “…You came in, the air went out. And all those shadows, there, filled up with doubt. I don’t know who you think you are, but before the night is through … I wanna do bad things with you. I wanna do real bad things with you. I don’t know what you’ve done to me, but I know this much is true … I wanna do bad things with you. I wanna do real bad things with you.”

Then there is always the beautifully haunting music by Nathan Barr – composer and performing artist of “Bill’s Entrance”, “Bill & Sookie’s Love Theme”, “Bill & Sookie Come Together”, “Take Me Home” with Lisbeth Scott, and many more of the original background scores. Who wouldn’t want an entire cd of nothing but Nathan Barr’s music. (ME .. ME ..*hint*hint*)
Amongst each episode’s bloodlust and sexual lust, a particular song will stand out.

Episode 2.01 “Nothin’ But The Blood”: The most subliminal song was “The Golden State” by John Doe (featuring Kathleen Edwards). The lyrics refer closely to Bill & Sookie’s struggling relationship; the developing relationship of Tara & Eggs; Sam & Maryanne’s past relationship; and, all the bloody creatures and happenings in Bon Temps:

You are the hole in my head I am the pain in your neck
You are the lump in my throat I am the aching in your heart
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

You are something in my eye

And I am the shiver down your spine

You are on the lick of my lips

And I am on the tip of your tongue
We are tangled

We are stolen

We are buried up to our necks in sand
We are luck
We are fate

We are the feeling you get in the golden state

We are love

We are hate

We are the feeling I get when you walk away….

Walk away

Well you are the dream in my nightmare
I am that falling sensation
You are not needles and pills
I am your hangover morning
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

You are the hole in my head

You are the pain in your neck

You are the lump in my throat
I am the aching in your heart

And we’re still wondering … who’s going to do what bad things to whom, when and how much?
This song and others can be listened to:

Live chat: 'True Blood' star Anna Paquin on Tuesday


We're chatting live with past Oscar champ ("The Piano") and current Emmy contender ("True Blood") Anna Paquin on Tuesday at 4 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m. EDT. Here's your big chance to ask her your most interesting and exciting questions.

I'm dying to ask what I've written about at length here at Gold Derby in the past: Do you think you can survive the curse against vampires at the Emmys?

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Talk Blood Ep.3 live right after True Blood tonight

Live TONIGHT: Talk Blood after True Blood let's talk ep.3 "Scratches"

It's Sunday night again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the the premiere of True Blood Season 2, Episode 3 "Scratches."

And to make sure you keep the party going, be sure to join @TrueBloodDallas of Loving True Blood in Dallas and @SookieBonTemps because we're going to Talk Blood on True Blood live on Blog Talk Radio. Here's how tonight is going to flow:
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We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!

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Things just keep getting better with "Scratches," the third episode of "True Blood" season two, as a new element of villainy is added to the scenario and one that begins to play a larger role with more than just one of the series' characters.

The episode picks up shortly after the goings on at Jessica's (Deborah Ann Woll) parents' house where, if you'll remember, Bill showed up at the last possible minute at the end of the last episode, but we were left to wonder what was to come. Well, now we know and it isn't exactly a surprise, but — as you can see from the brief clip from the opening minutes to the right — there is much more in store for this episode as well as the rest of the season as Sookie (Anna Paquin) is attacked and left for dead.

So, as Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie turn to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) for help, Jessica heads home on her own, a plot point not forgotten by the writers that will bring into play one of the town's regulars not often given enough screentime, but it appears he may be getting much more in the future. Jessica is turning out to be the "Vampire 101" aspect of the show, but the writers aren't using her naivete as a vampire as a crutch as much as a story-telling device and it is working quite nicely.

Meanwhile, back at "Vampire Killer Training Camp" Jason is having nightmares and beginning to doubt himself, if only for a brief second, but his portion of this week's story is much smaller than previous episodes. However, he is around long enough to hear Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) drop this quote on us, "You cannot love evil. You have to hate it. So hating evil is like loving good." Jason nods his head and we are once again witness to his simple mind at work. Good stuff.

Instead, attention remains on the disappearance of the vampire Godrick in Texas and just what exactly is going to be done about it and the continuing presence of Maryann in Bon Temps as she throws a massive neighborhood party and once again things get a bit out of control causing Detective Belflour to say, "Whatchu doin' here pig?"

Read on

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