Film and TV

True Blood: Of Wolf and Anton Newcombe

Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston.

This is going to be a brief look into True Blood, because I frankly spent the last two hours tracking down an old blues song only to reach a dead end.

Music Director Gary Calamar choose Percy Mayfield's "Hopeless" as title track and credit song. I've found the tune under the name "Roadhouse Blues" by the legendary Albert King and "If I Were a Lucky Man" by Robert Plant. Frankly, all three are stellar renditions, and I have no idea which is the original.

Regardless, aside from a sense of despair it doesn't really help bring the episode to life, so I'm forced to dig deeper.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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