Talk:The Music

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Naming

To match RDM's description of what the music's source is, the article is not named after the song title to avoid direct association with the "Earthly" version. RDM notes this song was, through some mystical source, created by someone on the Colonies. Until someone actually uses the song title in an episode, it's best to do that. A redirect with the song title points to here. --Spencerian 10:13, 27 March 2007 (CDT)

Maybe it's time to reconsider this, since the finale explicitly tied Anders' and Slick's songs to the real-world version. -- David cgc 22:39, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


Lyrics

I added the All along the watchtower line to the lyrics. Oddly, this line is repeated twice in place of the complete third verse, which is missing from the show.--RUSnooky 00:30, 28 March 2007 (CDT)


The Music in Context

There are a couple of things about the music I find curious in context with the show. First off, as I mention above, the third verse, with the exception of the title line is completely eliminated from the show. Does this mean the Colonial who wrote it (according to RDM) didn't write this line, or did it just not fit in the context of the show. That verse is:

"All along the watchtower, princes kept the view"
"While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too."
"Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,"
"Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl."

Also, if you watch the scene again, the lyrics below happen just as Lee finds Kara

"There are many here among us"
"Who feel that life is but a joke"
"But you and I, we've been through that"
"And this is not our fate"
Maybe these verses will be heard in Season 4? (Which would, in all honesty, make sense if RDM wanted to use all the lyrics.) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 05:45, 28 March 2007 (CDT)
Damn. Now I'll have to download this episode and tear it apart. Interesting find. --Spencerian 08:34, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

iTunes

Are they goint to put this on iTunes anytime soon?--Snorkel378 00:03, 16 April 2007 (CDT)Snorkel378

It won't come out until the soundtrack does, which is sometime in August. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 00:11, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

Possible origin

According to the Revelations podcast, the rhythm of the Colonial emergency locator beacon signal detected by Starbuck's Viper matched the tune of the Music. The Final Four first started hearing the music soon before Starbuck arrived in her Viper, and when the Four started hearing the Music in Revelations they were drawn towards the Viper. I suspect that the Viper is broadcasting or relaying a signal which causes the Music to be heard, is there enough evidence to warrent including this theory in the article? -- Gordon Ecker 03:31, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Seems like it would be warranted... -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 03:40, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Copyvio concern

On the main Wikipedia, posting of copyrighted lyrics as has been done here is forbidden and such material is supposed to be taken down on sight. I don't know if the Battlestar Wiki works by different rules, but I'm uncomfortable having the lyrics to the song posted here, since they are copyright. Discussion of any changes made in the BSG context are fine, but especially now that the "real world" version of the song has become part of the canon via Daybreak, this might be asking for trouble. I'll defer to an admin or more experienced Battlestar Wiki editor on this. 23skidoo 13:48, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Weezer

Has anyone noticed that the final four theme is a (possibly inadvertent) lift from Weezer's "Beverly Hills"? In particular, interval sequence

  • Descending minor second
  • Descending major third
  • Ascending perfect fourth
  • Descending minor second
  • Descending major third

Shows up with the lyrics "Living in Beverly". There it's A#, A, F, A#, A, F. In the final five theme it's A, G#, E, A, G#, E (a half step flatter). Is this worth mentioning?

--Peter Farago 00:13, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

If I were a copyright attorney, I would. Could it be more coincidental, or an homage of some kind to the song, or allusion? --Spencerian 21:33, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
I think that it's probably an accidental lift, if he was familiar with the song at all. --Peter Farago 06:11, 4 July 2009 (UTC)