Folks, I’m goin’ down to St. James Infirmary,
See my baby there;
She’s stretched out on a long, white table,
So sweet, so cold, so fair.

Let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Wherever she may be,
She will search this wide world over,
But she’ll never find another sweet man like me.

Now when I die, bury me in my straight-leg britches,
Put on a box-back coat and a stetson hat,
Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain,
So you can let all the boys know I died standing pat.

An’ give me six crap shooting pall bearers,
Let a chorus girl sing me a song.
Put a red hot jazz band at the top of my head
So we can raise Hallelujah as we go along.

Folks, now that you have heard my story,
Say, boy, hand me another shot of that booze;
If anyone should ask you,
Tell ‘em I’ve got those St. James Infirmary blues

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American Gods” is the new Starz series based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. It’s scored by Brian Reitzell, who’s worked on Sofia Coppola’s Lost in TranslationMarie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring. Today, Milan Records has announced the “American Gods” soundtrack, which is out digitally June 16. The soundtrack includes Reitzell’s score, as well as collaborations with Mark Lanegan, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and Garbage’s Shirley Manson. Below, listen to a new song from the soundtrack, “Queen of the Bored” featuring Manson. Scroll down for the full tracklist.

Prior to “Queen of the Bored,” Milan shared three offerings from the “American Gods” soundtrack: Reitzell’s “Main Title Theme,” Reitzell and Lanegan’s Lead Belly cover “In the Pines,” and their rendition of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” a song popularized by Louis Armstrong.

Garbage’s latest album, Strange Little Birds, arrived in 2016. Blondie recently released their new LP, Pollinator. The bands are set to tour together this summer. Find those dates here

American Gods OST:

01 Main Title Theme
02 Out of Time
03 Gumball
04 In the Pines [ft. Mark Lanegan]
05 Shopping
06 Bilquis Gets to Work
07 Salim Waits
08 Salim and Jinn
09 St. James Infirmary Blues [ft. Mark Lanegan]
10 Queen of the Bored [ft. Shirley Manson]
11 Laura’s Affair
12 Nunnyunnini
13 Media Bowie
14 Wednesday Heals Shadow
15 Vulcan
16 I Put a Spell on You [ft. Mark Lanegan]
17 Essie Accused
18 Bilquis Orgy
19 Tehran 1978 [ft. Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson]
20 There Here Finale


Los excéntricos viejos cartoons :)

“Koko the clown sings St. James Infirmary Blues" 


St. James Infirmary Blues (From “American Gods Original Series Soundtrack”) BRIAN REITZELL & MARK LANEGAN


Koko the Clown | “St. James Infirmary Blues” from Betty Boop’s Snow White (1933)


Brian Reitzell & Mark Lanegan - St James Infirmary Blues (Audio) 

Music from American Gods // 1x03


Cab Calloway singing “St. James Infirmary Blues” in Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop cartoon, Snow White (1933).

Key Midwestern Gothic tropes: endless fields stretching out to the horizon, location-based alienation, strange sounds and lights coming from the woods outside of town, harsh winters, tiny towns where everyone knows everyone else’s business, churches with blazing light in the dark and signs proclaiming the end of the world, bodies buried in backyards where they will never be found, and the neverending feeling that something is very wrong.

Sources for midwestern gothic (movies, tv shows, music, books) can be found under the cut. Feel free to message us with any questions, additions, or reactions after you’ve read/watched/listened to some of these:

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American Gods Soundtrack Track List

1. “Main Title Theme”

2. “Out of Time”

3. “Gumball”

4. “In the Pines” (ft. Mark Lanegan)

5. “Shopping”

6. “Bilquis Gets to Work”

7. “Salim Waits”

8. “Salim and Jinn”

9. “St. James Infirmary Blues” (ft. Mark Lanegan)

10. “Queen of the Bored” (ft. Shirley Manson)

11. “Laura’s Affair”

12. “Nunnyunnini”

13. “Media Bowie”

14. “Wednesday Heals Shadow”

15. “Vulcan”

16. “I Put a Spell on You” (ft. Mark Lanegan)

17. “Essie Accused”

18. “Bilquis Orgy”

19. “Tehran 1978 (ft. Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson)

20. "There Here Finale”

To be released digitally by Milan Records June 16th.

megahamskii  asked:

I've heard it said that you guys used tabletop sessions to design Fallout quests, and I think I've seen a few posts of yours on here and in other places that show Obsidian devs play tabletop Fallout together at least occasionally. My question is: what system do you use? GURPS seems like an obvious choice, but I know that you also designed your own Fallout TTRPG a while back (although I don't think it was ever finished). There's also Jason Mical's one, which is fairly well-known.

When Chris Avellone ran campaigns at Black Isle, he used a system that was very close to the F1/F2 SPECIAL rules.  He did make some cool rules for tabletop play like First Aid cards based on Doctor skill and the use of theme music for bonuses to rolls 1/session (a super mutant had Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Arcade had St. James Infirmary Blues). When I ran games around 2004, I used the (incomplete) system I designed.  I haven’t played or run any Fallout TTRPG stuff since then.

In college I played in a GURPS Fallout game and that worked pretty well because of SPECIAL’s origins.  I say “pretty well” because GURPS is even easier to break than SPECIAL.