Catching up on this. Sending thanks for your kind words and patience during the (unexpectedly ) slow healing process, everyone.
@seitan – I can see him dancing around to that, for sure. Was that something you thought he’d like before seeing his character on Harley Quinn? I ask because I think that’s one of the most interesting things about that show, and it exposing me to characters like KS that I wasn’t familiar with before. But now that I am, songs like that click so well, and the lightbulb goes off over my head, and I go: that’s fantastic! xD Love the explanation given!
@IrishX – Oh my, I haven’t heard D12 in forever! Thank you for this, it’s right up my alley as well! The aquatic theme already makes it a perfect fit, but it’s all the better because I can visualize him singing that aloud himself. Or listening to it with huge headphones to get into the zone as he tinkers about, helping the team out in some pretty important ways (by gaining access to restricted files or security cameras, etc). It’d also be a great theme song for his eating bad guys, too, though.
@LDFM – I love coincidences like that – alas, ‘tis a sign Mixtape Monday’s gotten into your bones! Oh, that intro… the music’s an enticing pull into the suspenseful (in a similar way to how the JAWS theme does so), but the fact that the man getting into his car is completely oblivious to the shark, both outside, and while in the workplace, reminds me of how odd it might seem to some that the HQ squad walks around with KS like it’s the most normal thing in the world. That is, until heads start disappearing, much like they do in the music video. The way he excels at tech (the malfunctioning copier), making his coworkers cheer has me laughing, too. I couldn’t have chosen a better video/song combo had I tried – fantastic job!
@ajm08g – Yes, indeed! King Shark needed his time in the spotlight for a bit. And that in mind, I adore where you went in touching on different parts of his personality and weaknesses. “One Ocean” does a very good job of being tranquil enough to soothe the senses, I agree. When I hear it, there’s something about it that makes me see someone using both hands to smooth out white fabric in my head, to remove the creases and wrinkles… and it reminds me a tad of the song “All That I’ve Got,” by The Used.
But “Red Cold River” works well, too, in fooling the listener with that peaceful beginning, before roaring at you with that sudden crescendo! The eye image is fitting, too, making me envision what it’s like on the inside for the rage to spread (thinking 28 Days Later and the rage virus, in particular, which was also a bloody affair, lol). I burst out laughing at “Born to be Wild,” though! It really does embody that feeling of having a good time with good friends making up a stellar crew. To quote KS, himself, “I have friends that I’m so important to, they won’t even finish a puzzle they’re working on until I get back. Do you understand that type of bond?!”
@ejdias.95910 – Always happy to oblige with a good tune from True Blood - truth be told, I miss that show sometimes, lol. And thank you kindly for your well wishes, I’m so appreciative!
As for your songs, no need to apologize for length at all! I like going with the well-known songs first, too - everyone needs a bit of the obvious to give us shared ground on which to set the tone, so I’m glad you went with the JAWS theme. That said… yes! I can totally see him doing that, especially with that song. “Rebirth of Slick, (Cool Like Dat)” fits his personality to a T! Interestingly, I think “The Ocean” would fit his personality, too – he seems to be as adaptable, and malleable as we are in our own song choices, so I think his appreciating the talent of LZ would be a given. The same’s definitely the case with the beach party songs shared.
I wish I could choose one of the Sharknado songs, but I’m little help there, as I happen like them all as much as I like the movie of the same name (which isn’t a bad thing, by the way, since I love movies like that xD) – that’s a difficult choice, though I do lean toward The Offspring due to my liking so many of their songs prior.
I must say the way you mixed in the scarier songs - “A Beach of Bodies,” “Seasons In The Abyss,” “Sangre Por Sanger” and “Fast as a Shark,” are enough of a combo to send a chill down the spine, though, wow! They hit the fear scale on different levels, but do so in a way that increases the chances of the hair on your neck rising, so they’re a serious reminder to respect the might and power of KS (outside the scariness of the “shark” part, there’s a King” in there for a reason, after all!).
“If You Want Blood, You Got it,” on top of showing he can bring the pain as needed, mentioning living in a human zoo is so appropriate for his being around humans so often, and seeing all of their shenanigans, lol. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a delight, too… a soulful, self-reflective piece that speaks straight from the heart, and makes me think of the conversation KS had with his dad about his love life, and how happy he is with where he was in life, in general.
What beautiful additions to the list! Thank you!
About the Beyonce recommendations… hmmmmm, I don’t listen to her much lately, since I tend to cycle through artists, and it sometimes takes me a while to come back around to them, but off the top of my head, I think KS would like “Crazy In Love,” and “Irreplaceable.” I have a feeling he might even like the song she did with Lady Gaga called “Telephone,” now that I think about it, lol.
@The_phoenix2192 – Lol! You and me both. Not only listening to, but both dancing and singing to, as well. He knows the good stuff when he hears it, and you do, too! Sorry about the missing list, by the way – I’m going through to update them, as we’ve been switching away from lists. We’re going with links for now, as you’ve all been seeing with the newest threads, but the hope’s something more interactive, so you all won’t have to take the extra step of looking up the songs yourselves, so I’ll eventually be switching them all out at some point. Thanks for the reminder, though!
@xLOVEandDoomPatrolx – A masterful mix, as always, I see! Particularly intrigued by what you chose to begin the list with – the inclusion of the most electronic bits in the backgrounds of “What Are We Doing Here,” and “Modernaire,” add some really interesting depth of meaning for this theme, I find, along with the songs, themselves, being a joy to listen to. The latter’s inclusion of wanting to swim underwater ties itself to King Shark in such a cool way, as does, at least to my ear, how musically similar the singer’s voice is to that of KS in the show.
“The Poured Out Blood” was a surprising addition, in part because of what you chose to focus on for it, and in part because of how it reminds me a bit of Rush’s, “YYZ.” There’s a bit of a controlled chaos to it, that does lend itself to making you think of how shark teeth are layered – sometimes seeming to follow a pattern, but often times, seeming to be haphazardly placed and a little frightening, while still, just as the song is, being incredibly compelling. Likewise with “Automatic” and its unique sound, however. The multi-dimensional way it fits its reasoning, and how it fits his and Tabitha’s relationship provides a superb touch – it ties everything before it together like a neat bow!
@NCharles39 – The spoken intro for “Drag the Waters” is phenomenal! The first thing that came to mind when thinking about it was that there’s something hostile and bloody about just the very sound of it, not to mention what “dragging the waters” actually means and is used for in reality. Needless to say, it seamlessly goes hand in hand with Slayer’s “Bloodline.” Both work together to represent that terrifying part of KS, hidden behind his bubbly personality. For me, the ease with which you hear, “I’ll kill you and your dreams tonight” in the latter song, for example, matches the way he has no qualms about snacking on a human, as needed (…or sometimes as not needed, but simply wanted… xD), after which he goes back to being the loveable, happy go lucky shark who likes to complete puzzles with his friends. Really enjoyed your choices for him!