There’s a lot of anticipation building up for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” which opens on December 14th. Personally, my anticipation will be delayed-’cause Jackson’s movies are long as hell, and seeing them in the theaters is not what I would recommend for a) people with ADD or b) people who go to the bathroom a lot. I am both. So DVD or on-demand it is.
The theme from “The Hobbit” is Neil Finn’s “Song Of The Lonely Mountain.” I’m sure Jackson and Finn are well-acquainted, given the fact that they’re both from New Zealand…or is that presumptuous, like everyone from New Zealand should know one another? Either way…
Neil’s warm voice is easily recognizable, and according to Rolling Stone, the recording of the song was a family affair. Neil told the magazine “After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peters office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam. Dave Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix. He seemed to respond well to my demands for ‘more anvil!’ Pop music needs more anvil!”
“Song of the Lonely Mountain” does have a very epic feel to it. It will sound fantastic playing over the end credits in a multiplex with a kick-ass sound system. Hell, it sounds fantastic playing out of my dinky computer speakers. Can you say Oscar bait? How awesome would it be to see one of the greatest songwriters of our time accepting an Academy Award?