Rest My first college course of the new term began tonight, so you can expect some posts relating to 'World Music in Context' some time in the near future. Right now I'm listening to an artifact from a course past. I might have mentioned some time that I did a theatre directing course at the local University. We were introduced to some trainee actors and the final outcome was a fully developed exerpt from a famous play. I chose 'Waiting for Godot', because it has a good break after ten minutes, and it was the only play I studied at school which didn't have Shakespeares name on the cover. It was afascinating experience and I was really proud of what we accomplished in those such a short amount of time.

The trouble was that when the final night came, my fellow 'directors' all gave their actors something as a thankyou -- chocolate, whatever. I had nothing. It just hadn't occured to me -- nerves I expect. So I told them that did have something, and that it was a surprise, and that I had left it at home. Yes I know it's the lamest of excuses, but they bought it (no really), and when I got home, that night, I put together compilation album for them. The only, perfect thing seemed to be to create a soundtrack for the play. Now here is where I'm hoping at least some of you are familiar with the thing. Because otherwise the following will mean nothing. Here is a very simple Godot 101. Here is something a bit more complicated. Here is something a lot more complicated. Here is the play. And here is the interactive adventure. And here is the track listing:

A ROAD Portishead
COME SEE ME TONIGHT Daniel Johnson
I DON'T WANT TO WAIT Paula Cole
PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Texas
I'M STILL WAITING The Gutter Brothers
LET'S GO Cranes
WAITING FOR YOU Ronna
JUST THINKING Liz Horsman
YOU SMELL Mitch Benn
EVERYONE'S WAITING Astrid
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE Harry Connick Jr
THE WIND PJ Harvey
HOLD ME Shascle
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR Blur
HELP ME Joan Osbourne

My point? Well think about all of the film soundracks there are available -- then think of how many have absolutely no connection to the film you've seen. Here I was in my bedroom with my (admittedly mad and unusual) cd collection I russelled something up which actually features titles that imitate lines from the play and replicate the mood in a few hours. Anyone like to send in a fictional soundtrack album for Krapp's Last Tape?

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