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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options May 14, 2019: STEPHIN MERRITT
Stephin Merritt discusses his upcoming original live score for Tod Browning's 1925 silent film "The Unholy Three" starring Lon Chaney at Town Hall on Sat. May 18, with accordionist/novelist Daniel Handler and violist Pinky Weitzman. In addition to releasing albums with The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes, Merritt has composed for films "Pieces of April," "Eban and Charley" and "In The Courtyard" as well live scored the 1916 silent "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and Tod Browning's 1927 "The Unknown."

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Doris Day  Move Over, Darling   Options Move Over, Darling  CBS   
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Stephin Merritt  Some Summer Day   Options Eban & Charley  Merge   
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Stephin Merritt  Water Torture   Options Eban & Charley  Merge   
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The Magnetic Fields  Stray with Me   Options Pieces of April  Nonesuch   
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Stephin Merritt  One April Day   Options Pieces of April  Nonesuch   
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houseoftomorrow.com 

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The Magnetic Fields  Song Memoir   Options 2010: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  Song Memoir   
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houseoftomorrow.com 

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Stephin Merritt  Overture   Options Fantastic Planet  Criterion   
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Antonio Carlos Jobim/Luiz Bonfa  Manha De Carnaval   Options Black Orpheus  Fontana   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm dale:

doris!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm annie:

i loved her tv show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm ultradamno:

I've never been happier to hear Doris Day.
Avatar 7:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Songwriting Deity that is Stephen Merritt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm melinda:

Yay, Stephin Merritt!
Avatar 7:06pm Linda Lee:

anyone see 'eban and charley'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm melinda:

No, I did see Pieces of April though.
  7:09pm zak:

hey Devon, please kiss, hug and tell Stephin you love him for me. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm common:

Nice! Love him
  7:11pm kris pissedofferson:

Evan and charley is a pro-pedophilia film
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm melinda:

Love One April Day. So beautiful and melancholy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm dale:

i think that 'move over darling' was on a couple of weeks ago - doris was shipwrecked on a desert island with chuck connors and james garner remarries. doris is rescued and hilarity ensues.
Avatar 7:15pm Linda Lee:

what a speaking voice mr merritt does have.
Avatar 7:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interactive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm ultradamno:

The endlessly entertaining Sissyboy Slap Party (director's cut, no less) www.youtube.com...
Avatar 7:17pm Linda Lee:

wow, what in the name of Drella is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm ultradamno:

The Guy Maddin short Mr. Merritt just referred to... www.youtube.com...
Avatar 7:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My 'fave book' - 'The Monster Show: Cultural History of Horror' - has Todd Browning practically as centerpiece @ least in beginning...
  7:21pm morphe':

Just woke up ..0120amWed Madrid.. This all soundsmlike ClubFoot Orechesta Mission streetish?????
Avatar 7:22pm Linda Lee:

i rarely hear a male voice i'd like to bathe in, but stephen merritt's got one.
Avatar 7:23pm Linda Lee:

what's up, morphe'? is this normal?
Avatar 7:23pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hello everyone! Hi Linda Lee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm dale:

i remember that show!!
Avatar 7:24pm Linda Lee:

hi Buddha! lucky you ~ here for stephen merritt!
  7:27pm morphe':

Linda- i read to my son (7) about 10pm Madrid and fall asleep too and awake (normally 3am here) but earlier today???
Avatar 7:28pm Linda Lee:

well, that sounds like a beautiful routine.
  7:29pm morphe':

There is also the/a gamaloon band that does Metropolis...

ClubFoot Orchestra was the joint... Mission St SF
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm dale:

as he is a ukelele junkie i wonder if he hangs out with pete and maura kennedy...
Avatar 7:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ClubFoots! Yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Aitch:

Stephin of my very favourite artists. Hoping he comes back to Sydney one day.
Avatar 7:33pm Linda Lee:

where are they all based, dale?
Avatar 7:36pm Buddha of Suburbia:

I feel like I opened the wrong door and feel too embarrassed to ask if this is the room for intermediate table tennis players.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm dale:

i think the hudson valley/westchester linda. saw them at a dylanfest in warwick. friend across the river took uke lessons from them.
Avatar 7:37pm Linda Lee:

welcome to morricone island, Buddha! film movies & chat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm dale:

boods - door number three has the norge freezer and a years supply of ore-ida tater tots.
  7:37pm morphe':

Buddhah?? What such insecurity????
We are all at a loss.........
Avatar 7:39pm Linda Lee:

@dale ~ is he in ny ?
Avatar 7:39pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Nice, Linda Lee. I just got a haircut and went grocery shopping on my day off. Meant to reach out to you earlier. This sounds great! I thought I was the only one who see that movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm dale:

i thought out of the city but their website has a nyc p.o. box.
Avatar 7:42pm Linda Lee:

i was wondering about stephen merritt. is he new york based?
(not that he'd have to be.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm ultradamno:

Boston, I think
Avatar 7:44pm Linda Lee:

you can never go back to new york, really.
Avatar 7:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Forbidden Planet - '56
Avatar 7:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Richard Thompson said Playboy asked for 'best songs of millennium' - when they really meant century - & they rejected him. So - he did it for himself - & really did it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm ultradamno:

I use whisks for non-percussive uses with some frequency.
Avatar 7:48pm Linda Lee:

upstate! hope he wasn't in Hudson with Marina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm ultradamno:

Fingerprince - masterpiece!
Avatar 7:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

F.Planet - cicuitbreaking electronic soundtrack - in 1956. ( ! )
Avatar 7:51pm Linda Lee:

now i'll have to hear it.
Avatar 7:53pm Linda Lee:

ooooh! lovely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm dale:

even though laurel and hardy usually got hit over the head with a frying pan i always wondered how they landed hot wives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm dale:

no man's brain can handle the accumulated knowledge of the krell.
Avatar 7:54pm Linda Lee:

that's the big joke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm dale:

earl holliman turning robbie the robot into a still was hilarious.
Avatar 7:55pm Buddha of Suburbia:

This is nice.
Avatar 7:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ya gpt F. Planet on the List Devon! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Aitch:

Forbidden Planet an all-time great. Love how very high-end audio brand is Krell. Also very funny to see a young Leslie Nielson playing it straight.
Avatar 7:57pm Linda Lee:

nothing to do with what's on the playlist then.. ?
Avatar 7:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

forbidden / fantastic ...
Avatar 7:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

THX ! :)
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

are they 2 different films? or the same?
Avatar 7:59pm mb:

Thanks Devon, et al..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Rob (Jerzcity):

Yeah, what? That sure sounded like the intro music to Forbidden Planet
Avatar 8:00pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Bye bye everyone!
Avatar 8:01pm Linda Lee:

got it. 2 different films.
see you soon Buddha!
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