“Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks was released in the UK on 5 May 1967.
Recorded over a 10-hour session, guitarist Dave Davies recalled that the band was trying to achieve “a different guitar sound, to get a more unique feel for the record. In the
end we used a tape-delay echo, but it sounded new because nobody had
done it since the 1950s. I remember Steve Marriott of the Small Faces came up and asked me how we’d got that sound. We were almost trendy for a while.“
The single reached #2 in the UK; it was also their first single in true stereo. It did not sell well in the US and did not chart.
Composer Jerry Goldsmith possessed a unique gift of
being able to write music to emotionally support a film and to convey
musically the inexpressible and unseen. His Oscar-nominated, landmark
score for the 1970 film Patton brilliantly illustrates this
with its unexpected and memorable use of two trumpets that play a
three-note pattern that is manipulated to intentionally add delay to the
notes. To do this, Goldsmith employed an Echoplex, a custom-built
recorder that used magnetic recording tape and exploited the distance
between the recording and playback heads to create a tape delay, or
echo, which could be varied by changing the gap between the heads.
the Echoplexed trumpets suggest military connotations and effectively
transport the listener to times past, crafting a musical painting of
General Patton’s belief in past lives and reincarnation. The trumpets
were recorded separately, then combined with a traditional orchestra and
even a wind machine, all part of Goldsmith’s arsenal to bring emotion
to the fore.
Near the beginning of the Franklin J. Schaffner film, General Patton
visits a North African battlefield. With the four short measures that
open “The Battleground” (see below), Goldsmith sets the mood and
provides an unexpectedly haunting accompaniment to the visuals.
Looking at Goldsmith’s notated music on this page from the Jerry Goldsmith music sketches in Special Collections,
one can readily see the music falling away from the top left, then
rising up from the bottom. The upward sweep on a harp and celesta, a
piano-like instrument, creates an ethereal and bell-like sound and
accentuates the fluttering sound of muted violins above.
Schaffner and Goldsmith were already longtime collaborators by the time they made Patton,
with both having starting out with television projects in the 1950s
before they progressed to the big screen. Their feature film
collaborations included Planet of the Apes(1968), Papillon (1973), Islands in the Stream (1977), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and Lionheart (1987).
Forty-five years on, Goldsmith’s effort for Patton stands as a
testament to the power and emotion that music can bring to a film.
At a conference in June, NBC CEO Steve Burke explained what would constitute an Olympics “nightmare,” Bloomberg reports. “We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20%,” he said. “If that happens, my prediction would be that millennials had been in a Facebook bubble or a Snapchat bubble and the Olympics have come, and they didn’t know it.”
That nightmare is basically here, as the Olympics saw a sharp viewership dip for the first time since 2000. Among 18- to 49-year-olds, the damage is even greater than 20%, sitting at a 25% drop-off
E!'S 'LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET' TO DEBUT AT MET GALA (EXCLUSIVE) via THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
It’s happening: The network’s extensive red-carpet coverage is bringing fashion’s biggest night of the year to the small screen.
This year’s Met Gala is getting the E! treatment — that is, the network’s Live From the Red Carpet coverage will be making its debut and bringing fashion’s biggest night to the small screen May 2.
Fashion fans can catch live coverage of the red carpet next Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET (taped delayed PT), as E! News’ Catt Sadler and Zuri Hall will interview the stars arriving in their best interpretation of this year’s “Manus x Machina” theme (also the name of this year’s exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). E!’s Guiliana Rancic and Zanna Roberts Rassi also will be joined by Olivia Culpo and stylist Johnny Wujek to discuss all the looks that will be hitting the star-studded scene.
E! News is airing next Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. to report on all things surrounding the Met Gala. Coverage will include “behind-the-scenes scoop and interviews you won’t get anywhere else” and “juicy details from inside the invite-only after party,” according to a release.
In case that isn’t enough, coverage continues with Fashion Police on May 3 at 8 p.m. You can expect co-hosts Melissa Rivers, Brad Goreski, guest co-host Tim Gunn and special co-hosts Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes critiquing and poking fun at what’s to come on the fashion front.
Fashion Police is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Melissa Rivers and Lisa Bacon as executive producers. Gary Snegaroff, Shaun D. Smith and Gerry Johnston serve as the exec producers for Live From the Red Carpet, also produced by Wilshire Studios.
Not a whole lot going down this week but we got some real good stuff mixed in. And unsurprisingly, it’s primarily coming out of Japan.
PBC on FS1 - Tuesday, Dec. 29th at 9:00 pm ET on FS1: PBC ends the year on FS1 with featherweight prospect Omar Douglas (15-0, 11 KO) faces off with Frank De Alba (17-1-2, 6 KO) in the headliner.
RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2015: Day 1 - Tuesday, Dec. 29th at 1:00 AM ET: I know it’s being aired in Japan and Russia live so there should be streamed for those that want to watch live. Rizin’s first event is actually a two day thing this year but this should be good. Kazushi Sakuraba (26-16-2) and Shinya Aoki (38-6) will headline Day 1. Day 1 will kick off the 8-man 220lb tournament featuring Satoshi Ishii (14-1), Jiri Prochazka (14-2-1), Goran Reljic (15-5), Vadim Nemkov (3-0), Teodoras Aukstuolis (7-2), Bruno Cappelozza (7-3), King Mo (16-4), and Brett McDermott (5-2). That’s a pretty damn good line up. In the reserve bout, they also have a Wado Karate world champion in Yuta Uchida (0-0) debuting against undefeated Valentin Moldavsky (2-0). Kickboxing standout Kizaemon Saiga (2-0) takes a huge step up in competition when he faces off with JMMA mainstay Hideo Tokoro (32-28). Japanese flyweight prospect Yuki Motoya (15-4) faces off with Felipe Efrain (9-2). Bellator will send middleweight AJ Matthews (8-3) will face off with Anatoly Tokov (21-2). “Baby Fedor” aka Kirill Sidelnikov (7-4) returns to MMA to face off with Carlos Toyota (6-7). All in all, this is a pretty solid card.
Javier Mendoza vs Akira Yaegashi - Tuesday, Dec. 29th at 5am ET: Former Japanese world champion Akira Yaegashi (22-5, 12 KOs) goes for another title as he challenges Javier Mendoza (24-2-1, 19 KOs) for IBF World light flyweight title. Also on the card will be top ranked super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs). The 22 year old world champion has expressed interest in a super fight with P4P great Roman Gonzalez and wants to come to the U.S. in 2016 get to the ball rolling on that fight. First, he will face Warlito Parrenas (24-6-1, 21 KOs). Inoue’s little brother Takuma Inoue (5-0, 1 KOs) will defend his OPBF super flyweight title Rene Dacquel (15-5-1, 5 KOs). And their cousin Koki Inoue (0-0) is set to make his pro debut. 21 year old Japanese super bantamweight prospect Ryo Matsumoto (16-0, 14 KOs) will face off with Jestoni Autida (9-3, 4 KOs).
Kazuto Ioka vs Juan Carlos Reveco - Thursday, Dec. 31st at 4am ET: We got a trio of Japanese fighters fighting in world title fights. WBA World flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (18-1, 10 KOs) will rematch with Juan Carlos Reveco (36-2, 19 KOs) in the main event. Katsunari Takayama (30-7, 12 KOs) defends his IBF World minimumweight title against Jose Argumedo (15-3-1, 9 KOs). 19 year old Kosei Tanaka (5–0, 2 KOs) defends his WBO minimumweight title against Vic Saludar (11-1, 9 KOs).
Takashi Uchiyama vs Oliver Flores - Thursday, Dec. 31st at 7:30am ET: Longtime Japanese world super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1,19 KOs) seems to be entering the last days of his career. He’s hinting at retirement in the foreseeable future. Before then, he’ll have to face Oliver Flores (27-1-2, 17 KOs). Also on the card will be Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9 KOs) vs Luis de la Rosa (24-5-1, 14 KOs).
RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2015: Day 2 - Thursday, Dec. 31st at 10:00am ET on Spike TV (tape delay): Day 2 of Rizin’s debut definitely has more of that “freak show”-ish thing going for it. ‘The Last Emperor’ is set to return to competition this Thursday in the main event of Day 2 of Rizin’s event. Fedor Emelianenko (34-4) will face off with Glory kickboxer Jaideep Singh (2-0). Kid Yamamoto’s 19 year old nephew Erson Yamamoto (0-0) make his MMA debut. Erson, being born of a family of incredible amateur wrestlers, is considered a prodigy. He’ll be facing former ADCC champion Kron Gracie (1-0). Kickboxing cosplayer Yuichiro Nagashima (4-2) will face kickboxing gawd Andy Souwer in an MMA match. Bob “motherfucking” Sapp (11-18-1) and Akebono (0-4) will have the rematch we all deserve. Former BJJ champion and part Amazon Gabi Garcia makes her MMA debut against pro wrestler Lei’d Tapa. Former One Championship bantamweight champion Soo Chul Kim (11-5-1) faces off with Maike Linhares (9-0). K-1 -55kg champion and absolute god of violence Takeru will face Chinese fighter Yang Ming in a kickboxing match. Bellator welterweight contender Brennan Ward (12-3) will represent the brand against Ken Hasegawa (10-0-1). Shootboxing legend RENA makes her MMA debut against Team Petrosyan fighter Jleana Valentino.
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2015 - Thursday, Dec. 31st at 2:00am ET: With Satoshi Ishii taking part in Rizin’s tournament earlier in the week, there’s no Ishii vs Old Guy fight going down this year. Instead, we’ll have the main event featuring the last participants of Inoki’s heavyweight tournamentL Fernando Rodrigues Jr (9-1) vs Oli Thompson (16-8). Heavyweight Chris Barnett (13-2) will try to bounce back with a win over Shinichi Suzukawa (2-3).
UFC 195 - Saturday, Jan. 2nd. Fight Pass Prelims at 6:30pm ET; FS1 Prelims at 8pm ET; Main Card at 10pm ET: The UFC is kicking off with one hell of a title fight. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (26-10) will defend his title against Carlos Condit (30-8). That’s an early FOTY contender. In the co-main event, Andrei Arlovski (25-10) and Stipe Miocic (13-2) to try to establish some type of order in the heavyweight title chase. After that, the PPV portion falls off in terms of “relevance” but they’re all fun fights. We have a welterweight bout between two rising welterweights in Albert Tumenov (16-2) and Lorenz Larkin (16-4). Featherweight prospect Brian Ortega (9-0) takes on TUF 14 FW winner Diego Brandao (20-10). Abel Trujillo (12-7) and Tony Sims (12-3) close out the PPV portion. The prelims feature the return of Michael McDonald (16-3) as he faces off with Japanese veteran Masanori Kanehara (25-12-5). Former Kickboxing champion Justine Kish (4-0) finally gets to make her UFC debut after tearing her ACL during the filming of TUF 20. She’ll face Nina Ansaroff (6-4). Lightweight Scott Holtzman (8-0) faces off with Drew Dober (15-7). On the Fight Pass Prelims we got a great fight between Dustin Poirier (18-4) and Irish uberprospect Joseph Duffy (14-1). We also have a bang up fight between Michinori Tanaka (10-1) and former bantamweight title challenger Joe Soto (15-4).