Happy Hump Day! I’m continuing to be the DJ and bartender for this weekly series while Don Durito is on walkabout. For today’s theme, I’m posting my favorite songs from the “Ozark” soundtrack.* For those of my readers who don’t know about this Netflix series, IMDB states its premise as “A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.” Imagine “Breaking Bad” where the whole family, the Byrds, played by Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, and Skylar Gaertner, is in on it, not just Walter “Heisenberg” White, and they’re laundering the money, not making and selling the drugs.
The first song that caught my attention was Radiohead’s “Deck’s Dark,” which played over the final scene of the first episode. It really helped convey the Byrd family’s isolation in a new and unfamiliar, if spectacular, environment. Since the original studio version by Radiohead is unavailable on YouTube, here is Jardim America’s cover.
Next, Still the Same by Bob Segar, which gets played over and over on a jukebox at the resort where
The final one for tonight is “That Will Be the Day” by Buddy Holly, which plays over a car accident.
Once again, I’m concluding the diary proper by quoting Don Durito.
For those of you wondering how I and Neon Vincent are circumventing Sucuri to embed videos, here is an example of the embed code we use, so that you can replicate as wanted:
Just remember that each unique 11-digit video code in YouTube needs to be pasted in two separate locations within the embed code in order for your video to show up properly. So easy that I can do it!
With those instructions, feel free to post your favorite music videos in the comments.
*I’ll post more from the playlist in the comments.