Saturday, April 24, 2010

True Blood and the drama behind " Bad Things " and the music for the opening credit

C.C. Adcock, a New Orleans Jazz Festival presented by Shell favorite, came very close to snagging the opening-credits music on the HBO series "True Blood."
The Saturday Creating Music for Film and Television at the Sync Up Conference, which is running parallel to the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Gary Calamar, music supervisor for the show, told the story to a Sync Up Conference audience Saturday (April 24) at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

As fans of "True Blood" know, the series has one of the best opening-titles sequences currently on the tube.

Hypnotic visuals by Digital Kitchen.

Jace Everett's "Bad Things."


"Bad Things" was originally discovered by "True Blood" creator Alan Ball, but was considered just a temporary track as the opening titles sequence neared completion.

"It was a placeholder," Calamar said. "It was my job to find the song."

One of the songs seriously considered for the slot was Adcock's "Bleed 2 Feed," which Adcock had personally submitted for the production's consideration.

"He's a great musician and a great - I don't know if hustler is the right word -- hustler in the best sense of the word," Calamar said.

Alas, "Bad Things" won out.

Read on NOLA .com,

Vampire Wine

In plenty of vampire lore the description of a vampire tasting blood is similar to a mortal drinking wine. There is a fine bouquet that you find alluring — that first enchanting sip that rolls over your tongue whetting your appetite and the sensual experience of discovering the fusion of fruits, spices and exotic flavors.

It is an activity that needs to be savoured and relished. It takes a mature, evolved palate to really understand the intricacies of imbibing a glass of delectable wine. So it makes sense that true excellence would be produced by creatures that have been around for centuries, the vampires.

I discovered Vampire wine over a decade ago. Ever since then, whenever I have the opportunity to travel, I scour the liquor stores looking for this beloved, luscious, ambrosial liquid. Of course the packaging appeals to my gothic senses and I think the bottles are precious keepsakes, but that is not why I love to drink it. It is the best wine I have ever tasted but — no wonder — they have been making wine for ages. They are bound to do it perfectly.

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"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 9

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #9 moshup
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

True Blood Music Video of the Day: My Last Breath

My Last Breath

THANKS shezzaree