Feb 3, 2010

The tunes are back!

Now that I've done my complaining for today, I have some happy news! 
When you open this blog, you will once again hear an Armitage tune.
(Something from North & South, Robin Hood, or Spooks.)

I'm so excited!  Hearing "Thornton's Walk" right when I'd open this screen in the early days
used to be one of my favorite things about this blog, until it was removed from my old playlist site.
Now, thanks to Elise at Ribbons of Light, I discovered there is another site
that DOES have N&S music available for playlists plus several other RA-related tunes!  Yippee!

Can everyone hear the music,
or is it once again limited to the US and surrounding areas?

49 comments:

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

I said "early days" like this blog has been around for so long. HA!

Sami said...

loud and clear here in the Philippines ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Just discovered your blog and will be checking it out daily! Love the music!

North and South is my favourite Richard role, I've even based a novel character of mine on John Thornton, but I think he's fab in anything. I saw Sparkhouse for the first time last night and felt really sorry for his other version of John.

Anyhoo, farewell from England!

Ragtag said...

It's audible down under.
Ohhhhh, hearing Thornton's walk really takes me back....

flandersdreamer said...

Everything ship-shape in Belgium!
Thanks, Nat, another great idea of yours!
So there was Spooks (with Harry and Adam's voice), Thornton's walk and Boucher from N & S and two RH's.
I missed Thornton's voice, however!
Like when he says: "She did save me but, mother, I daren't believe such a woman could care for me ..."
That would be super!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nat - that N&S music is so evocative and emotive. I can really appreciate it now that I am not *distracted* by what else is going on, like the gorgeous man on my screen!! Great to hear the Spooks theme too with PF's voice in its entirety - pity its not Richard's dulcet tones though! *thud* And the rich RH tunes bringing back Guy memories.

Great idea and great find *thumbs up* - I must be honest I think I would find the music distracting though on a regular basis.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Wow!!!Spooks! And Lucas's voice, too. It works,Nat. I couldn't hear anything before. Great. Well done.

bZirk said...

Nat,

Six months ago is a blur to me. LOL!

Hey, did you have playlist before and now mixpod, or was it always mixpod?

Anonymous said...

I don't hear anything here in the Czech Republic. Could it be that I need a specific player?

Anonymous said...

Excellent.
I can hear it here in England.
Love reading your blog, by the way.
Anything to feed my RA obsession!

Longhairedtoad said...

Wonderful to get the tunes back.:)

Greek RA fan said...

Nothing here in Greece. Maybe it's an add-on thing I should install on Firefox?

Eneri said...

Hi Nat.
Sweet music here in Denmark.
Tank you for a wonderful and funny blog.
Just love it.

From Eneri , Denmark

iz4spunk said...

I got the whole N&S on my ipod for whenever I need a N&S fix! Now if only we could find the little snippet of RA reading N&S's proposal that Spikebint used in her 2008 birthday video for RA!!

Also shoutout to flandersdreamer: I am a flanders girl who ended up in the US via the UK.

bZirk said...

@iz4spunk,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_IKmoARhwA

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

I'm glad so many of you can hear the music this time! Sorry to the ones who can't... I don't know why. It may be a country thing?

bZ- I used to have playlist and now I'm using mixpod.

Myrtle said...

Loud and Clear in Scotland,
Whoo Hoo!

I do love the music from North and South. Infact I love everything from North and South. I may have said that before, but I know everyone will understand.

Anonymous said...

Not a country thing, hurrah!:-) It works in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, but not in Mozilla Firefox. Thanks to Greek RA fan for giving me the thought:-)

bZirk said...

It's not necessarily Firefox. I'm using Firefox and have no problems. Could be certain plug ins are needed and/or certain plug ins need to be disabled. Depends on what you're running. Or it could be your default player.

Anonymous said...

@bZirk, you're right, but changing a browser is the easiest thing to do (well, for me... :-D)

bZirk said...

I understand. :D

DEZMOND said...

I can't hear a thing here in Europe!

Anonymous said...

Sorry,....no sound here in Germany.

Greetings
Flusenmonster

bZirk said...

I love that we're getting to meet more of your audience, Nat. :D

Flusenmonster! Love it.

iz4spunk said...

@bZirk: Thanks for the link; I've had it in my NS playlist but someone somewhere must have the mp3....

@Myrtle: when it comes to N&S it can always be said again and again and again. Total and utter understanding there...

bZirk said...

Ah!

Here ya go:

http://www.mediafire.com/?zjlyajaduno

Courtesy of Angela (got the link from her C19 video folder).

If you have to have it in mp3, a free converter can do it for you.

30rock said...

I can hear it in the UK!

Anonymous said...

robin hood's tunes make me cry

phylly3 said...

I can hear it in Canada, with Mozilla Firefox, although it is a bit choppy.
I DO love the N&S music, nice to hear exciting Spooks too! The Robin Hood music is a bit too exciting for me though. I find just looking at RA's photos is about all the excitement I can take!! :)
Haha! My word verification is "bumsgr" !!

iz4spunk said...

Wauw! Thanks bZirk, I'm a newbie but fell hard and fast...
It'll be the first thing I do in the morning..after sending the kiddies of to school.

Twinkling Moon said...

Love the music Nat! Great stuff!

My fave N&S music is the "I've seen hell" bit, it's hauntingly beautiful. I feel like it sums up the whole drama so magnificently. Is there a complete soundtrack to N&S available anywhere?

And I love the part of RH music which is called the Marian music IIRC in s1 DVD special features section.

Sue said...

Oh Nat I love all the music! Thank you!

OneMoreLurker said...

At first I didn't hear anything, then went to the bottom of the page searching for some magic button :P to turn on the music, instead I found the Mixpod player, I refreshed the page, it took its time to load but after that I'm able to hear all of them :D (yayy!) and I'm using FireFox.

Great idea Nat :)

Just a thought, there's no Guy theme/song right? When I hear RH's theme I imagine Robin/the gang, I don't really associate it with Guy (maybe because he's one of the baddies) while with Spooks theme I do picture Lucas... Never mind.

bZirk said...

I've got the sheet music for "I've Seen Hell," and I LOVE to play it. Everyone who's heard it has asked me "What is that?!" This has served as a segue to potential conversion. Muhahahaha!! :D

When I tell them the name of the piece, of course they want to know why such a beautiful piece has such a name. LOL!

WitchyWoman said...

OOOH I can hear the music over here in the UK Nat....and very nice it is too.

Langford said...

Got it (UK) :D good stuff :D Loving the music selection too :D

mulubinba said...

Like Ragtag, music is coming through loud and clear in Australia.

judithj1 said...

Thanks, its so cool. I can get it here in upstate NY on my home computer with windows 7 and real player. Cant hear it at work where we have Mozilla Foxfire

@Rob said...

bZirk thanks for posting that link. i did not know that there was an audio excerpt from N&S. why oh, why did they not have him do an audio book???

bZirk said...

Can you imagine how well that would sell?! Well, maybe I'm just rabid. LOL! However, I know some of my friends who would love to hear him read that book -- even if they don't know it yet. :D

Myrtle said...

OH yes!!!! a North and South Audiobook, read by RA, that would be orgasmic (is that word aloud?)

I'm going to start a campaign, I.m going to write to the BBC!! I.m going to write to the Prime Minister, the Queen, Barack Obama anyone that will listen ha ha

Have I told you all that RA signed my copy of North and South,
"I treasure it"

Myrtle said...

Sorry, that should of course be 'allowed', not sure if I was carried away thinking about the audiobook or the word orgasmic! Or both!!!!!!

iz4spunk said...

You said it, Myrtle, but we were all thinking it!! The thought surely made my day!!

Ragtag said...

Myrtle: OhMyGodRAsignedyourNorthandSouth?!

Signed copies bring out the rabid tendancies.

@Rob said...

signed copy of N&S -- myrtle, i know loathe you. just kidding. u r one lucky girl. where do you keep this said signed copy?

bZirk said...

Don't answer that, Myrtle! :D

iz4spunk said...

Details!! Details!! What were you wearing, what was he wearing, what did he say?? Did you faint??
Lucky, lucky you!!!

Myrtle said...

Well Girls, I was shopping in Oxford St and bumped into RA and he took me to Waterstones for a coffee........

In my dreams, Ha Ha!!!!

Sadly, I wasn't there when he signed it. I wrote to him and asked him if he would sign it for me.
(I included a return SAE of course)

He signed my name!!! ( which isn't Myrtle!!) and 'with love from Richard', he included a signed photo. I believe he is very good at responding to his mail, bless him!

I keep the book in my bedside table.

Now, if you don't want to read any more pathetic stuff, stop here!

I have kept the envelope that my book was posted in, the thought that he has touched it, and licked it, is too much, I simply can't throw it out.

And we all thought Nat was obsessed, seeing RA in cartoons, I can take it to a new level!!!!!!

I don't think I'm the only person to have kept the envelope, however:D

iz4spunk said...

Myrtle, that made my day bearable; being stuck inside with the kids and hubs due to a raging Northeastern snowstorm that broke records!!