Tuesday, May 27, 2008

final records...

Peter Gunn - soundtrack: brief search confirms this is music from the show. (the cd has a couple extra tracks) and from Wikipedia (cause I'm lazy today):

The show's use of modern jazz music, at a time when most television shows used a generic, uninspired orchestra for the background, was another distinctive touch that set the standard for many years to come. Innovative jazz themes seemed to accompany every move Gunn made, ably rendered by Henry Mancini and his orchestra (which at that time included John Williams), lending the character even more of an air of suave sophistication. Most memorable of all was the show's opening (and closing) theme, composed and performed by Mancini. A hip, bluesy, brassy number with an insistent piano-and-bass line, the song became an instant hit for Mancini, earning him an Emmy Award and two Grammys, and became as associated with crime fiction as Monty Norman's theme to the James Bond films is associated with espionage.

and then I'm recording the mystery album, which, um, if I had to guess is Chinese and I think the first track translates as "I hate you deeply" (恨你入骨). I used this site to identify the kanji. and then copied, pasted and googled for a translation. (can't find the site that had this again, apparently it's a movie from 1969). the music is pretty guitar heavy pop and all but one or two tracks are sung by a female.

anyhoo, that's it. now it's on to "Phase 2" which will be cleaning up tracks if they need it and then transfering them into itunes. whee!

oh, final stats - 303 folders (each album or set is it's own folder), 3373 files, 11GB.