Friday, April 22, 2016

Did you ever wonder how they did the music for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly?

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AllenS:  Even if you've never seen "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" with Clint Eastwood…..this is just great. A wonderful lesson in sound effects. Stay tuned  til' the guy whistles!!!

Link to photo i wish i could post here but the internet is not letting me.


rcommal said...

Did I ever wonder?


I was raised to know how that got done.

Sixty Grit said...

Ennio Morricone weeps.

Dad Bones said...

That was great. A masterful whistler, though impossible to sustain if you feel like laughing.

deborah said...

Awesome. Please tell me they do the Magnificent Seven.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

That was fantastic. At first I was like: 5 minutes??? I couldn't stop watching.

Whistling. Something I couldn't do to save my life.

rcommal said...

My mom's mom won a whistling contest something like a century ago. At the time, this was considering shocking, in her community, for a girl. She snuck out, competed, and won.

I myself am a very good whistler (genetics? can that sort of thing be passed down via genes? dunno; could just be coincidence).

I am married to someone who can't whistle at all, which reality, when I first met him, shocked me. But then, when I birthed a son who also can't whistle, I adopted acceptance. It still amazes me that whistling is hard for people, but I accept that it is (and also am grateful for those who have learned to accept that what comes natural for them doesn't mean that any given "what" ought come natural to anyone else).

rcommal said...

Re: my gram-gram

This story isn't just second-hand, though it was legendary in family circles going way, way, way, way, way back; while she was born in 1901, she didn't die until 1995. I was born in 1961. I was blessed with a few decades of knowing her first-hand. Etc.

rcommal said...

: )

rcommal said...

I want to be clear here: While I am naturally a good whistler, I am not in any way, shape or form suggesting, or even trying to suggest, that I am in anywhere close to the league of that whistler & ukele-player, etc. They perfected. I am an amateur. I know the difference and have precisely *zero* issue in discernment.

That, too, I was raised up for and to, from the very start... .

rcommal said...

... on account of being birthed and raised by musicians, and young 'uns at that.

rcommal said...

You know, there are things in life that get so deeply imprinted that whether or not they are genetic they might as well be in terms of what profoundly keeps hold.

For me, there are these things, in no particular order:




looking up things






cooking from scratch



keeping ammo on hand






basic auto maintenance

basic plumbing & etc.

rcommal said...

Also, gardening and drawing and sketching, even though I am exceptionally untalented in all of those areas.

rcommal said...

And there are other things as well that not only could I list but also ruthlessly categorize and criticize in terms of myself.


How 'bout y'all?