It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since the school shooting-themed episode of “One Tree Hill“. I’ll never forget that powerful hour in which a gun-toting bullied Jimmy Edwards held his former friends and school class-mates isolated in a classroom as Peyton, whom he had shot, nearly bled out in the library with Lucas as their friends and family waited helplessly outside of Tree Hill High.
The entire episode was filled with amazing performances and haunting scores, created by composer John Nordstrom, which played in the back-drop of great dialogue and direction.
Episode 3.16 “With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept” hit close to home to everyone watching; school shootings weren’t something of fiction — we had experienced them in everyday life; some more closely than others.
There was some controversy from OTH viewers and critics, but all in all I was glad Mark Schwahn paid attention to the voices of the students in these real life situations and let them be heard through this series. Maybe it spoke to you, maybe it spoke to them. Maybe a high school student watching the episode that identified with the bully or the bullied found some solace that changed the outcome of something in their lives.
It’s not like everyone had the perfect experience as a teenager. [READ MORE]
So far, there have been eight season finales of “One Tree Hill”, and in those eight finales, I can’t think of one song that stood out more to me than the ending track from season two — “Lavinia” by The Veils.
Now, that’s not to say there haven’t been some incredible songs, because there definitely have been, but none of them give me chills as much as the haunting vocals on this incredible piece of music.
The music of “One Tree Hill” was addictive from day one; throughout the first season and into the second, these songs came to be more significant to fans. As I always say: the new music became just as important to us as the new episode was.
A few episodes into the second season OTH took a different direction with the songs on their show after bringing on a relatively new singer — but an unknown actor — Tyler Hilton as the wise-cracking Chris Keller. The character of Haley (played by Bethany Joy Galeotti, née Lenz) was no longer who we found out — halfway through season one — was just ‘a girl who just liked to sing’.
Oh no, Haley became ‘a singer’. [READ MORE]
When I think back on music from “One Tree Hill” history, I could probably fill up on tunes from season one alone. So many songs used that year held meaning to the memorable moments on the show as well as to me and to my sister — who watched OTH alongside me since day one. It was her idea to even start our website, so you can partially thank her for OTH-Music.com even existing.
My sister told me I couldn’t take a look back on the music and not include the song that accompanied that first kiss between Nathan and Haley. Yep, Naley is the longest running couple in Tree Hill and quite frankly, I think they may be one of the longest running couples on primetime television.
They never actually broke up…. in nine seasons! [READ MORE]
Every song selected for an episode of “One Tree Hill” plays a major role, but just like the scenes of an episode lead up to the grand last few moments, every song leads to the finale tune — also known as the “CODA”. If you don’t know what the “Coda” is, it’s the Italian term for “tail.” In music, it’s the tail end, the final movement… the end of the musical piece. On One Tree Hill, as well as any other television series, it’s the final song in the episode.
CODA’s are usually the songs that stand out the most for us because, outside of an occasional montage of scenes in various episodes, it’s the song that draws all of the scenes together. Sometimes words between the characters aren’t even spoken, we’ll just see a medley of how their day is ending in Tree Hill.
When I think of the CODA songs that have stood out the most to me, I’m instantly drawn to our first winter hiatus in the first season when the song “Re-Offender” by Travis closed out the show. [READ MORE]
There is no “One Tree Hill” fan like the OTH music fan; someone with the ear to pick up the tone, melody, and feel of a song as it softy plays behind the dialogue you can’t miss a second of. It’s the fans like them, those so invested in this show, that I believe have kept the series running for as long as it has. The best part of all is that I think all fans of the show are OTH music fans — and that’s why OTH-Music.com was created.
The opening moment of the show is what I want to put focus on — because from the first second… we were caught up with both.
It was the song “Drift” by Forty Foot Echo that opened the series as Nathan Scott tried to impress his father Dan during a Tree Hill Ravens game and Peyton Sawyer, ever the musical junkie, nearly ran down a jogging Lucas Scott with her car as she tried to change a CD. [READ MORE]
ARE YOU READY FOR MORE GAGA? This September The CW network will be airing an exclusive interview special starring platinum-selling pop star and fashion icon Lady Gaga and legendary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. In Gaga by Gaultier, produced by Dak Tirak and directed by Alex Fighter, the two sit down in their first-ever face-to-face meeting to discuss everything from her meteoric rise to fame; secret backstage details; her unique relationship with her fans; the absolute control she exercises on her image and business; deliberate provocation as a marketing tool; and her passionate love for fashion and art.
Gaga by Gaultier airs Monday, September 12 (8:00-9:15 p.m. ET) only on The CW.
Immediately following the special, a 45-minute sneak peek of the network’s upcoming and returning primetime shows will air. In The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special (9:15-10:00p.m. ET), hosted by Maggie Q (Nikita) and Kristoffer Polaha (Ringer), you’ll get a first look at what to expect this fall season with some of your favorite shows and new series such as Ringer, The Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie.
We’re counting down the days until the new fall shows start airing because we can’t wait for The Secret Circle, the new series from Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, The Vampire Diaries).
Based off the popular book series of the same name written by L.J. Smith (author of “The Vampire Diaries”), The Secret Circle is set in the fictional town of Chance Harbor, Washington and follows a California native named Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson, Life Unexpected) who suddenly learns that she comes from a family of witches and begins meeting fellow witches upon her discovery. Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelley Henning, and Gale Harold also star. [READ MORE]
…KRISTEN STEWART, MILA KUNIS OR LEIGHTON MEESTER?
Three heavy hitters in Hollywood all hit the red carpet at last night’s MTV Movie Awards in creations by the same designer! Leighton Meester arrived wearing a silver mirrored long-sleeve dress from the latest fall collection by Balmain that everyone gushed over. It was easily the favorite of the night until fans and reporters practically got whiplash when soon after, “Twilight” beauty Kristen Stewart stunned in a safety pin embellished red-hot leather dress. Not only was the dress strapless, but the risqué hem made the 21-year-old actress appear to have legs that went on for days.
When Mila Kunis joined her “Friends with Benefits” co-star Justin Timberlake on stage during the show to present the ‘Best Male Performance’ award to Robert Pattinson, we noticed that Mila was also in a fall look from the fashion house. The “Black Swan” actress switched up her look – but didn’t hold back from the glamour – in a longsleeve black top and super tight, ultra mini metallic skirt.
We thought all of the ladies looked incredible, but who do YOU think rocked Balmain best? [READ MORE]
The stars turned out at the orange carpet premiere of Nickelodeon’s sure summer hit “iParty With Victorious” on Saturday, June 4th in Los Angeles! Among the stars in attendance were stars Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice along with Nathan Kress (with Lexi Ainsworth of “General Hospital”), Josh Peck, Kenan Thompson, Ariana Grande, Daniella Monet, Jose Julian, Leon Thomas III, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, and Ariel Winter who posed with “One Tree Hill” star Jackson Brundage.
Victoria kept it casually chic in an Aqua blazer, lace overlay Joie tank, nude Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, and a killer pair of bright turquoise J Brand jeans! Miranda was also very colorful in a super cute pink Loewe dress from the latest spring collection which she paired with classic Christian Louboutin pumps.
While only counted as an iCarly episode, iParty with Victorious is an hour and half long episode (which qualifies as movie-status on the network) that stars the cast of the show along with various stars from the series Victorious including Victoria Justice as Tori Vega, Leon Thomas as André Harris, Matt Bennett as Robbie Shapiro, Elizabeth “Liz” Gillies as Jade West, Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine, Avan Jogia as Beck Oliver, Daniella Monet as Trina Vega, Eric Lange as Erwin Sikowitz and Kenan Thompson as Himself.
Don’t miss Nickelodeon’s hit series iCarly and Victorious mash-up in ‘iParty with Victorious’ which premiere on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) [READ MORE]