"Don't Shoot the Musicians...."
"...they're doing the best they can." -- Seen on
saloon musician's sign during the Lincoln County War, Lincoln County, NM.
I love this quote! Music is such an important part of
the human experience and a big part of television and movies. It's
the music that completes the entertainment experience. The background
music is what moves the soul and inspires the emotions we feel as we watch
our favorite movie or episode of TYR. Many times a certain song or
CD has provided the inspiration a fanfic author such as myself needs to
get that last chapter done. This section is a unique oppotunity for
all you patrons here at the Hitching Post. What song would you have
used in a particular episode of TYR? What songs and/or artists's
music makes you think about TYR? Authors, what music has inspired
a story or helped you get through those tough chapters? You can do
one of a couple things for this section: you can send the title,
lyrics and performer of a certain song that inspired you or inspired thoughts
of a TYR-ish nature, or you can drop me a line containing your entry (this
works especially if you have like a whole CD in mind) and an explanation
of where and when you'd use it or how it has inspired you.
my stories "Judgement Day" and "Keeping Watch" were inspired by Songs by
the same titles, the lyrics of which are posted at the end of each story.
While writing, I often listen to the soundtracks to Ken Burns' "The Civil
War," "Conan the Barbarian" (don't ask. It's a long story), and "Legends
of the Fall.." These CDs, with their simple melodies as well as grand,
epic themes just remind me of some of the timelessness of TYR. Like
the series itself, these soundtracks are both introspective, individual
personalities as well as expressions of grand truths.
Spanish Angels" --sung by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
--sung by , from The Civil War: Nashville Sessions
"Judgement Day" --sung by
Shiloh, from The Civil War: Nashville Sessions
"Keeping Watch" --sung by
Margaret Becker, from Soul
"Rodeo" --sung by Garth Brooks
"Fever" --sung by Garth Brooks
--sung by Steven Curtis Chapman, from Signs of Life
You" --sung by Monogamous Fish, from Life
"Ashkokan Farewell" --from
the soundtrack to Ken Burns' "The Civil War"
"Funeral Pyre" --by Basil
Pouledouris, from the soundtrack to "Conan the Barbarian"
Ken Burns' Civil War soundtrack
The Man From Snowy River soundtrack
- music by Bruce Rowland
Music From Lonesome Dove -
The Soundtrack Album - music by Basil Poledouris
"The Great Adventure" - music
and lyrics by Steven Curtis Chapman
"Guardian Angel" - music and
lyrics by Naomi Judd, John Jarvis, and Don Schlitz
"The Place Where Dreams Come
True" from Field of Dreams soundtrack - music by James Horner
I've heard that the soundtrack
from Braveheart is good, too, but darned if I can get my hands on the thing!
Lyrics' Page coming soon!!