Serendipity steers our lives far more than control freaks are willing to admit. Something on SoundCloud a few days ago (of June 2013) had me thinking of the great “Rogue River Suite” theme by François Tétaz from the independent Australian thriller “Rogue.” Within this same timeframe a local public radio station (WFPK in Louisville, KY) played Gary Jules’ cover of “Mad World” from the soundtrack of the cult indie film “Donnie Darko.” Then yesterday in an instant, unbidden moment, the earworm of one met up with the earworm of the other. My eyes widened with the thought these two hauntingly lovely themes would fit together like hand in glove, both melodically and rhythmically.
I found out they most certainly do indeed, and this mash-up track I’ve woven together is the result of my little earworm epiphany. The first 42-seconds are from “Rogue” alone, then both tracks play out in their entirety with minor adjustments on my part here and there. Hope you enjoy this 10% perspiration and 90% inspiration of mine.