I love the music in SHA because as soon as I’m wandering around the ranch with that good ol’ fiddle and squeezebox music gently playing in my ear I can feel my blood turning to whisky, rough stubble growing on my chin, a spectacular handlebar moustache appearing on my upper lip, my clothes turning to worn leather and denim, spurs sprouting from my ankles, cactuses growing out of my skin, my thihgs tramsorming into galloping Appaloosas as i am become the game
↳ “On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse - bassoons and basset horns - like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly - high above it - an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.”
“Paul’s playing a squeezebox called a Concertina - a very basic instrument. We were doing a song called How Many Million Miles from Back To The Egg. That’s a shot of an actual take. Paul is actually sitting outside on a balcony that overlooks the English Channel, recording his vocal and playing the squeezebox live.”
I just realized I have seen like zero oras musical talent headcanons???? here are some off the top of my head
-Archie plays fiddle like the devil himself, he’s so fucking good at fiddling and loves playing sea shanties and ballads, lots of traditional music and stuff. he can also play squeezebox/a tiny bit of accordion, and he can sing pretty well too. he can’t keep tempo at all though
-Shelly keeps tempo like a pro and has a lovely singing voice, even if it’s gotten rougher around the edges as she’s aged. she likes traditional ditties well enough but really loves electronic music and other more modern stuff, and knows some shit about synthesizers.
-Matt is tone deaf and can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but he is AMAZING with found percussive music - buckets, trees, pavement, pipes, if he has something to hit em with, he can and will make them sing their hearts out! he needs direction, though, so he jams best w/ someone like Shelly who keeps the pace constant.
-Maxie is either not musical at all OR knows how to play a bunch of strange dramatic instruments. like, pipe organ and full size upright bass. actually now in leaning towards the bass… also maybe he learned cello in school orchestra, idk.
-Tabitha doesn’t like music. however, he’s actually got a lovely, strong singing voice; he’d be a god given gift to opera if he didn’t find the volume and musical pieces offputtingly loud and old fashioned, though. he’d also be pretty good at rapping, too - he’s got a quick wit!
-Courtney learned violin through the Suzuki method, and also knows how to play concert piano. very straight laced stuff.
(Shelly teaches Courtney how to loosen up her style, Tabitha and Matt become an awesome street music duo, and Archie and Maxie started jamming together when they were in college and make a pretty good team, particularly playing ragtime.)
Logitech's Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS
After launching the Squeezebox Controller app on Android last month, what could Logitech do next other than release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The features and interface appear to be identical, letting users control any or all Squeezeboxes on the WiFi network complete with metadata and album art.