Dear people who commented on the Chop Shop blog yesterday and people with Soundtrack sour grapes,
Are you people serious?
First I’ll start with the commenters on the Chop Shop music blog today. As we know Summit announced the tracklisting for the Eclipse Soundtrack today by rolling out a new artist and song every half hour to hour on MySpace and the Chop Shop blog. Now for those who don’t know, Chop Shop is the music supervision company owned by Alex Patsavas. The music supervisor is essentially the person who along with the director (and team) picks the music to be included in the movie and then clears it legally etc etc. I’ll save you the gory details.
So needless to say some of the comments on the Chop Shop blog today as they updated every hour with new tunes was tres embarrassing! Who goes to the blog of someone who essentially brought the craft of music supervision to the forefront and made shows like The OC, Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl synonymous with great music while breaking MANY unknown bands and you DOG their choices and their (award winning) taste? That’s like Alex and crew showing up at your McDonalds and telling you you’re not flipping burgers right. Have some respect man. Sure everyone’s entitled to their opinion but not when you like shitty music.
I was hesitant to even write this for fear of coming off like a total snob but I don’t really care especially when it comes to music. I hope you’ll understand and bear with me… let’s take a few comments for example:
i am very disappointed that Adam Lambert didn’t make the cut. If you look at all the Eclipse Soundtrack polls ADAM LAMBERT was always a front runner on them. You guys just lost ALOT of sales…. hope your happy. – Katie
Like FOR REALS?!! ADAM LAMBERT?! What part of glam rock American Idol fits into this story line besides the sparkling? And secondly Eclipse Soundtrack polls?! WHAT? WHERE? How old are you?
I was really hoping Candace Charee would be on the Eclipse soundtrack but I understand you got her music too late to be considered. You know, Candace’s music is influenced by Twilight – how many of the artists on this album can say that? Have even read the books? Maybe, Vampire weekend and Muse have read the books. So, for your consideration, Candace Charee. – JoAnn
WHO? And just because it’s sent to Chop Shop and is influenced by Twilight means about… ohh… zero! And if what you think is true I would die to have a conversation with Ezra Koenig about Twilight. Then I would hump his leg. And be like why are we talking about Twilight? You’re Ezra Koenig and you’re HOT! Do me now!
Wait I found this Candace Charee… um there’s a reason she’s not on here.
I think It is great! I am happy with the diversity of this soundtrack! I know the fans are really excited by the choices! We cannot wait to hear who is next!!! Thank you for listening to the fans!
Spoiler Alert Candace, you will not be one of them. Ever.
Would LOVE to see some Blue October, Saliva, or Band of Horses on here. 100 Monkeys would be an awesome addition as well. Muse is always a must-have. This is a really fun way to reveal the soundtrack – love it!
SALIVA?! I almost cried from embarrassment when I read that earlier. And 100 Monkeys, I’m sorry folks maybe theyre fun in concert or whatever or even the fact Jackson is in the band, but I just DON’T see that ever happening. I mean tell me a 100 Monkeys song that fits the tone and mood of Twilight, cause I sure don’t know one.
Follow the cut to see me wild out on some more comments
For the most part I don’t know any of the artist that you mentioned but I hope is good. If you can get anything like you did for the first Twilight soundtrack, that would be great! Also if you want some ideas, go over to Stephanie’s playlist. Maybe if you place a song that inspired Stephanie to write something about it in the book, the fans will enjoy it even more =) – Mayra
Really? Stephenie made playlists for each book and posted them and talked about her musical inspirations when writing Twilight? I would have never known that! Thanks!
Why so Indie?? Geez, call me crazy but I would love to hear a little bit more main stream stuff…or at least SOME! At least with Twilight we had Paramore, Muse, Linkin Park, Collective Soul, and even a little ROB! When New Moon came, the first thing I missed was the Twilight theme music. And now from the looks of this one, I’m going to be on another planet and don’t speak the language. Sorry, but I’m not feelin it. – Spooky
Sorry, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jason Durilo, Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson where not available… maybe for Breaking Dawn…
This I love by Gunsnroses is one of the greatest epic romantic ballads of all time. – Annie
Ya know for the people who loved hair metal in the 80s and want to wear their acid washed jeans to the midnight screening just for the special scene where Charlie and Billie Black talk about the good old days of playing metal in their band Steel Wolf at the SmogCutter in Port Angeles. Yup, can TOTALLY see this.
Also there were about 23943294 comments asking where Blue October was… um, on Stephenie Meyer’s playlist where they belong? I don’t know. I guess I just don’t get the expectations placed on the soundtrack. The only expectation I have is for it to be GOOD! ;)
I understand wanting to know some of the bands which a lot of people know these bands but when you start putting super mainstream, super popular songs on a soundtrack you make it both distracting and then date your movie when the music should assist a scene and help make it timeless not SO 2010.
Lastly, I’d like to address the sour grapes crowd. On what should have been a really fun, positive day in the fandom I saw a lot of tweets that were negative, pissy and downright rude about the whole roll out thing and then the tracks themselves. First of all no one is chaining you to your computer with a gun in their hands, telling you to tweet or die. I’m pretty sure we’re all going to see the 234893294 other retweets of the same information. And how does being rude about it serve any purpose? This soundtrack has been locked in for what I’m sure is weeks now, there is NO changing it. AND this crew has given us killer soundtracks for each movie that sell into the multi millions and become some of the highest selling albums of the year, why don’t you wait till June 8th or even better June 30th till we see how they fit into the movie before causing a scene?
Oh and while you’re at it check out my updated post on the Soundtrack and artists… don’t know who some of these folks are? That’s cool we’ve provided some info and videos for you to get acquainted! Including a video of a live performance of one of the tracks, never heard before!
And now to get off my soap box and run back to over analyzing the soundtrack!
PS If you’re any of the above people, sorry but that’s just bananas!
PPS We didn’t forget about Rob’s birthday! Party over at LetterstoRob.com DO IT!
Think I’m a crazy bitch about this stuff? If there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s the music! Have any favorites already? Do you care about whoever Blue October is or really wish Celine Dion had made it? Yea, me too
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