Grifters And Juveniles: New Production Music – 5/28/10

Not too far beyond the world’s largest thermometer in Baker, California lies an alluring neon oasis in the middle of the Mojave desert.  The “Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” claim is quite true, although it would be hard to prove with so many pleading the 5th!  CS027 Cool Cats from the Cue Source Music Library vamps up the larger than life stereotype of high rollin’ grifters donning fedoras and pinstripe suits.  Slick, stoic and ever classy, these tracks will swindle you out of the deed to your house faster than you can say “Blackjack.”  Just remember the house always wins!  CS028 Tween Rock shows up to the party, but ain’t old enough to drink.  These tracks are moody and rambunctious – just like the rebellious teenager who thinks you will never understand.  What these ‘Tweeners don’t realize is that we don’t change when we get older, we just find more constructive ways to blow off steam…… like going to Las Vegas.

For these and many other great tracks from the Cue Source music library, visit our website – search.5alarmmusic.com

Comedy

CS027 Cool Cats

Cool Grooves and Hip Sounds Featuring Guitar, Bass, Bongos and Brass

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Rock

CS028 Tween Rock

Contemporary Pop Rock For Teens and Pre-Teens

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Happiness Is……

……A Lucky Boy breakfast burrito……

…..on a Friday before a 3 day weekend.

Any Pasadena native knows that these are the best darned morning delights on the planet.  Thanks to Rescue Records artist Jordan Lindsey from The J Band for sharing with the rest of the class!

We would like to commemorate all who served in our military past and present.  Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

My Favorite 5: Maddie Madsen

Way back in 2002, 5 Alarm Music was just a wee lad born from the minds of Cassie Lord and Maddie Madsen.  Maddie is a rare breed – a shredding musician/songwriter who is responsible enough to hold a job……and even start a company!!  That’s about as common as a living breathing Dodo bird.

Maddie’s taste in music is diverse to say the least.  She loves everything from Metal to Mahler!  So without further ado, here’s Maddie’s Favorite 5:

Weeping World – 5 Alarm Music Library (05A031 track 7)

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I’m the Co-Executive Producer for the 5 Alarm Music library. This song will always have a special meaning to me because of it’s ability to transport me back to the beginning, when there were only 4 of us and also the relevance of it’s message as a song.

Wonderawe – Cinemasounds Music Library (CTM002 track 10)

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Linda Martinez was one of the most brilliant musicians I have ever had the honor of working with. I remember sitting in the studio watching the live players performing her score for this composition after she had passed away and getting chills. The world is not the same without her.

Huggy Bear – Primrose Music Library (PRCD150 track 1)

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I went through a big Electronica phase about 10 years ago and Big Beat is so much fun! This song cracks me up.

Shelter Over You – Green Vinyl Dream (Rescue Records)

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Anyone who really knows me knows I’m a rocker at heart. I’ve played in 2 Progressive Metal bands in my former life. I love this band and the lyrics really speak to me.

Mahler’s 5th Symphony: Adagietto – Supraphon Music Library (SUP11-1976 track 4)

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I grew up playing and listening to Classical music and this is one of my all time favorites. I even saw Mahler’s Fifth Symphony performed in London by the LSO. What a treat!

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Doug Bossi: Out Of The Wild And Into The Spotlight

Our composers are humbling forces to all musicians.  Sometimes you hear one of their compositions and wonder where the inspiration comes from!  It’s no surprise to us that Doug Bossi, the main composer for the 1 Versatile Underscore library as well as a contributor to the 5 Alarm Music library, came away with an award at the BMI Film & Television Awards last week.

His collaboration for an original score used in the Discovery Channel’s Out Of The Wild: The Alaska Experiment was recognized by the committee for musical excellence.  Way to go, Doug!

“It”: New Releases – 5/21/10

Picture this: You’re at a party.  Small circles of conversation are scattered around the dimly lit room and Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie breaks up the din in the atmosphere.  Your eyes involuntarily find that intriguing stranger over by the bar no matter how hard you try to resist the desire.  Ben Gibbard’s vocals and the engaging conversation about the Lost finale slowly fades out until you fear that you’re staring.  Some people just have “It” – that indescribable thing that makes you want to know more about them.  The new releases from JW Media Music’s Brilliant Series have “It.”  These 12 CD’s have everything you could ever want in a production music library – Adrenaline drenched hard rock, horn infused party Dub, heartwarming solo acoustic guitar, mysterious tremolo laden Rockabilly, dark and eerie Dubstep, Bluesy Americana slide guitar from the humid south, soothing rhythmic meditations and infectious Electronica to get your booty shaking.  Just one warning – When you start listening, keep in mind that’s it’s not polite to stare.  Oh JW Brilliant Series………you sexy little heart breaker!

For these and many other great tracks from the JW Brilliant Series, visit our website – search.5alarmmusic.com

Solo Instruments/Documentary

JWBM004 Acoustic Roots – North America

Down home solo and duo acoustic country blues guitar.  Rootsy Americana at its finest!

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World

JWBM008 Dub Reggae

Infectious rasta dub that let the good times roll.

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Country

JWBM007 Rock & Roll

Good ol’ fashioned Rock N’ Roll from the American south.

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Rock

JWBM001 Headliners

Rev your engines!  Gritty and energetic rock with attitude to spare.

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My Favorite 5: TerriLynn Rosa

We here at 5 Alarm Music love our music.  We were the ones donning band tee shirts in high school and have the record/tape/CD collection that could fill an entire garage.  My Favorite 5 is a brand new weekly blog that outlines some of our favorite songs in the 5 Alarm Music catalog and why we dig it in our own words.  Let’s meet TerriLynn Rosa, shall we?

TerriLynn Rosa, also lovingly known as “TL” around here, is the brain behind Rescue Records.  She signs Independent artists and works hard to get their music placed in TV shows and movies.  When she’s not giving indie artists their well deserved break in the music industry, she has the ability to make a darn good cupcake for your birthday!  She also could not commit to choosing only 5 favorites.  Here’s TL’s Favorite 5……..or 9:

Shine Shine Shine by Adrianne Serna

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How can this song not bring a smile to your face?  I love how it’s so upbeat and fun!

Hey Yeah and No Room For The Tonic by Wotlie

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This guy is so diverse!  I never know what he will come up with next!

Take These Hands by Will Derryberry

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Such an amazing song – I think it speaks for itself.

It Isn’t What You Do by The New Hotness

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Nothing like a little retro-rock to get things moving.  This track was used in a Canadian National Budweiser campaign!

California Mermaid-Clean by Sex Cobra

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Fun, straight ahead rock…  it’s so action packed and fun

Don’t You Know by Logics Flower

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This song keeps me interested from beginning to end.  I love her vocals.

And my own personal favorite - Barstow and Little Red Flower by Del Bombers!

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Picture a pool hall on the outskirts of town – outlaw rock at it’s best!

*Be sure to check out many more titles from Rescue Records on our Search & Rescue website: http://search.5alarmmusic.com/

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Ronald James Padavona, better known as Ronnie James Dio, passed away on Sunday.  His legacy as an animated front man for Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio will be remembered for shaping the spirit of Heavy Metal.

“They say that life’s a carousel / Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well” – You made the ride more rockin’ for all of your fans, Ronnie.  Long Live Rock N’ Roll!

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Sonic Teleportation: New Releases – 5/14/10

Have you ever wanted to step inside a chamber and be instantly transported to a far away destination?  Every time you are stuck in rush hour traffic, I’m sure!  The human teleportation concept is a favorite among Science Fiction fans yet seems to be a scientific impossibility.  The laws of physics can be such a drag!  Don’t fret, we have the next best thing.  This week’s new releases from the Pennybank Tunes music library are so vivid that they give the allusion of being transported to an entirely new environment.  PNBT1009 Mama Africa is a lovable collection of festive African World Beat songs that are the equivalent to a sonic celebration!  You can just picture the lush rain forests and joyous culture as you dance along to the infectious rhythms.  Meanwhile back at the ranch, there is danger in the air.  The mysterious and investigative atmosphere from PNBT1011 Magnetic Underscores haunt the city streets like a villain lurking in the shadows.  Hopefully the human transport chamber supplies bullet-proofed vests.  And a really good sun block for the African sun.

For these and many other great tracks from the Pennybank Tunes music library, visit our website – search.5alarmmusic.com

World

PNBT1009 Mama Africa

An African celebration blending upbeat rhythms and soulful vocals

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Drama/Documentary

PNBT1011 Magnetic Underscores

Captivating and mysterious underscores to set an ambient and dramatic tone

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*If you love what you hear and need a music search, call our music director Tyler Harp at 626.304.1698. We’re happy to get you set up on the Search & Rescue site.

The Traveling Hat

Finding 5 Alarm Music at the annual NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Convention closely resembles a Where’s Waldo book.  Yep, we’re the ones wearing the flaming cowboy hats.  Can’t miss us!

In 2007, Jeffrey Stansfield visited our booth and took a liking to our annual NAB signature apparel.  A gifted hat and 3 years later we receive an email with an update.  In that time Jeffrey has taken that hat to Paris, Amsterdam, Israel, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Greece and Italy…..

Volunteered for the Red Cross…..

Gone snowboarding…..

Catered many events…..

He has jumped out of planes and climbed mountains at Yosemite donning his 5 Alarm flaming stetson.  The adventures of Jeffrey and his hat are as global and diverse as our music libraries.

Cheers to many new adventures to you and your beloved hat, Jeffrey!

Music To My Ears: New Releases – 5/7/10

What is the best music ever written?  Now there’s a question to spark a heated discussion!  It’s hard to dispute the fact that Classical composers have written some of the most moving and inspiring music to ever grace our ears.  We are happy to unveil the newest addition to our Classical collection – the AVC Novalis Music Library.  This comprehensive collection spans over 150 composers from the Renaissance to the Modern Classical era and features some of the most recognizable and well loved compositions ever written.  With a wide range of instrumentation, crystal clear recordings, operatic and a cappella vocals, spiritual masses, Gregorian Chant, solo instrument pieces, glorious symphonies and emotive concertos, this Classical production music library is a dream come true for music lovers across the board.  Before Lady Gaga and Price, before Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, before Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash, and even before Robert Johnson and Louis Armstrong there were composers who had already created some of the most timeless music ever written.

For these and many other great tracks from the AVC Novalis music library, visit our website – search.5alarmmusic.com

AVC002_03 Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violins and Bass E Flat Major KV 407: Allegro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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AVC004_01 Intellege Clamorem Meum – Gregorian Chant

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AVC006_01 Concerto For Violin and Strings in E Minor No.37: Allegro Molto – Antonio Vivaldi

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AVC016_07 Talismane Op. 141 No.4 – Robert Schumann

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