Do you know I’ve been thumbing through the web to look for crumbs on the awesome soundtrack on United States of Tara? I haven’t been this obsessed with a TV series before, it’s not just the really great plot, it’s the soundtrack! Oh man, if you haven’t watched US of Tara, it’s time you do. We are now on the fifth episode, but I sure am going crazy looking for their songs.
The theme song of United States of Tara was done by Tim deLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree (without the oomph of Polyphonic Spree), It’s just Tim doing the vocals and you can surf the web till the cows come home, but you wont find a whole song for this track. Go visit youtube and search for Polyphonic Spree if you want to see them perform live. It’s a cool happy band, with harps, flute, and violins :) He brings that happy positive theme to the Tara theme.
Included in this happy mix in US of Tara, there is a cute song by Dawn Landes called Straight Lines. This song really makes my toes curl *sigh* as well as “Lucky” by indie artist Kat Edmonson. (Thanks Johan for the correction)Just click on her name if you want to listen to her songs in Myspace.
Another band that really rocks was Buck’s song Souljacker Part I by EELS. Here’s the video from youtube, love it!
I know there are people out there who are against United States of Tara, saying it’s mean because the show is making fun of people with DID, it’s not! It actually gives you a better understanding of what people with this condition goes through and how important it is for the family to understand a person with DID. Like John Corbett (Max) said in the show, “It’s not a disease”.
Tim deLaughter said it really well: I know we’ll be just fine, If you learn to love the ride.
update: Season 2 this March 2010