I've known ralph for almost ten years now. We met when we were cast-members or employees for you non Disney people. We both have a passion for film music and I was very grateful when he agreed to create a guest playlist for my blog. He was 1/2 and creator of the very popular Lost Podcast "The Dharmalars". So popular in fact that it even gained fans from actual Lost cast members. He currently co hosts a new final Lost Podcast called "The Tail End" and he also has a blog, Casinoskunk, that features everything from movie reviews to even his top fast food places!
When Cesar asked me if I wanted to do a playlist for The Dead Format, my mind went off in many different directions. As a fan of film scores, I immediately thought of doing a list of some of my favorite cues from film, but I figured that it would probably be monotonous as a playlist. I really wanted to do something a bit more eclectic. For me there is nothing more eclectic than the ups and downs that I have gone through durning my life. The following are songs that have a link to my past. For the most part all of these songs transport me to a specific time in my life. Even though this is a list created specifically for The Dead Format, these songs have pretty much always been my soundtrack when I could use some direction.
I am really happy that i did this. I had a good time digging into my library and finding songs that took me to a different time in my life. The photo for the album art is a picture of my grandfather (Ralph J. Apel).
- Follow Ralph on Twitter
- Listen to the Tail End Podcast
- Read his blog Casinoskunk
- Listen to The Dharmalars archives
Download the playlist here.
The Mood Swing
Pink Victim - Combustible Edison
Diary of Horace Wimp - Electric Light Orchestra
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Shake the Disease - Depeche Mode
Everybody's Friend - Jane's Addiction
The Last Time - Danny Elfman
Cyanide Breath Mint - Beck
Do Something - Tulsi
Yellow Sun - The Raconteurs
Take Me Higher - Mellow with Alison David
We Live Again - Beck
In Austria - John Powell
Tomorrow Never Dies - Swan Lee
Goodnight, Moonshine - Dusty Rhodes and the River Band