True Blood v. the OA Southern Music Issue

I have decided that my dream article to read would be the people in charge of the music for True Blood and the people in charge of the music for the OA Southern Music Issue talking about what they’ve decided is “Southern” music.  Are you trying to invoke a feeling of the South?  Are you featuring artists from the South?  Are you trying to set a mood that others will recognize as Southern?

It’d be interesting, for sure.

5 thoughts on “True Blood v. the OA Southern Music Issue

  1. B, you keep mentioning the music from True Blood. For those of us who didn’t watch it, can you give some examples?

  2. Are you trying to invoke a feeling of the South?
    Sure.

    Are you trying to set a mood that others will recognize as Southern?
    I suppose.

    Are you featuring artists from the South?
    Bingo

    If the third one fulfills the first two, that’s ideal.
    But #3 is what counts first.

  3. I dunno … as a unifying theme, “music by artists from the South” strikes me as similar to “films with actors from St. Louis.” I mean, there may be a connection of style, emphasis, preoccupations, look, whatever, but if the text (in a magazine) or the dialogue/plot (in a TV show) doesn’t let you see it, what’s the point?

    BTW, actors from St. Louis it would have been fun to see in the same film: John Goodman, Kevin Kline, Vincent Price. I can imagine the film that would work with any two of them, but all three might be a challenge.

  4. Well, maybe I was a touch too dismissive. I just wonder, if that’s the motivation for selection in the OA music issue, why is that different from the motivation for selection in the other issues, which is more the evoking/setting the mood in the South sort of thing?

    B, Vincent Price is dead now, but he wasn’t always. I’m pretty sure they were all alive at the same time.

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