Way Back 2015


July 1, 2015 - Me, Earl, the Dying Girl and Oldies Galore, Brother Ray and Ted "Mess Around"

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has indie film followers buzzing; detail-oriented music fans are working overtime to keep track of all the vintage instrumentals sprinkled throughout the movie. A pair of mid-'60s western themes by Ennio Morricone, "For a Few Dollars More" and "Navajo Joe," are in the mix, Alfred Hitchcock's notorious 1958 thriller Vertigo is represented with "Scene D'Amour" by composer Bernard Herrmann, and parts of Jean Constantin's 1959 score for Francois Truffat's career-launching The 400 Blows contributes to the audio backdrop. Add in classical selections from Antonio Vivaldi, Richard Wagner, Johann Sebastian Bach and Jacques Offenbach in addition to a pair of vocals: Roy Orbison's 1963 hit "In Dreams" and the '69 Midnight Cowboy smash "Everybody's Talkin'" by Nilsson.

So when is the best time to "Mess Around" with Ray Charles? Any time! His early Atlantic recording makes its latest appearence in Ted 2; the bear is back and he's rockin' with Ray!