Friday, April 9, 2010

Feel the Funk

In yesterday's podcast I mentioned ScriptFrenzy ( at the top of the show; I ended up deciding to take the plunge and participate.  The goal, if you've not heard, is to write a 100-page script in 30 days.  Or in my case, 22 days.  If you're in my boat, that's approximately 4-5 pages per day to reach the goal.

Personally I'm aiming for 30 because of time constraints.  That would create a script for a 30-minute short (1 page = 1 minute of screen time, after all) - which I may try and push onto my friend who likes to make movies.  Or not, I don't know.  Was there a music-related point to this post?

Oh yes, there is.  I thought I'd pick out an album from Jamendo ( to use as a writing soundtrack.  It might even serve as the actual soundtrack to the film, if it's ever made if I like it enough.  My choice is based on my current prediliction toward soul / funk music; so I checked out the tags on Jamendo, and found this:

  • Foxapet - P-F-M - A funk EP featuring a song title called "SEX IT UP".  I was immediately drawn to it, and was not disappointed.
  • Cool Cavemen - All Cool Hits - Yep, just cool hits, none of the lame songs.  In all seriousness, some good sounds coming from this group.  Who is from France, just like Foxapet.  It's a mix of some rock with funk.
  • Kiff'On - Nés Funky - Je suis né funky! Funky pour la vie!  Woo!  Yeah, a very very French group (from France), but it is some solid funk to be heard here.  Wow, there are a lot of funk groups out of France on there a France Funk Scene?
  • The TenGooz - Inertia - Here's a curveball - this group is from Japan and plays funk, pop, a little reggae...a whole whack of stuff. 

Please don't ask me why I'm choosing funk as a writing soundtrack, I don't have an answer.


  1. Impossible Mountain screenplay please

  2. autobiographical sitcom episode about a man who gets seriously injured carrying a washing machine please