Link Tank: The Mandalorian Composer Talks Season 2 Music

The Mandalorian Season 2 music, fun facts about Bohemiam Rhapsody, best memes of 2020, and more in today's Link Tank!

The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian

Ludwig Göransson, the composer for The Mandalorian, spoke on how he changed the original soundtrack in Season 2.

“The propulsive theme for The Mandalorian not only redefined Star Wars music, it’s also become the soundtrack for millions of people’s motivational playlists. The hard-to-categorize score, composed by Ludwig Göransson, doesn’t just transport us to a galaxy far, far away, it also feels somehow closer and more intimate than the John Williams space opera that came before.”

Read more at Inverse.

Bohemiam Rhapsody by Queen is one of the greatest, most recognizable songs of all time. Here are some fun facts about it.

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“‘Bohemiam Rhapsody,’ Queen’s classic ‘mock opera,’ was released on October 31, 1975. Though the song was met with skepticism when played for preview audiences, it ended up spending nine weeks at number 1 on the UK charts in 1976… Here are some facts about the iconic song to consider the next time you’re hitting those ‘Galileo’ high notes along with your car radio.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Add these horror novels by diverse authors to your reading list for this year and the next.

“One of my favorite things about the horror genre is the imaginative ways it can be interpreted. We’re seeing now more than ever authors of diverse backgrounds tackling the genre and subverting it in ways that breathe fresh life into classic tropes, and create groundbreaking new favorites.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Facebook has allegedly been avoiding punishing conservative groups for breaking the platform’s rules.

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“Facebook has reportedly been avoiding punishing conservative groups for breaking the rules it set in place over the past few months. The goal, according to The Washington Post, was to avoid the perception of being biased against conservative groups.”

Read more at PCMag.

2020 may be a crappy year, but it’s been a great one for memes. Check out the funniest of the ones that came out this year.

“The memes, they never stop. We’ve barely scratched the surface of the new year — nay, decade — and already there have been enough new internet jokes to hold us over for a good long while. Alas, we can’t ask everyone to please stop memeing, especially given the decreasing shelf life of how long jokes stay funny for, so we remain committed to keeping up with this breakneck cycle for the sake of handy content.”

Read more at Thrillist.

The platypus is one of the weirdest-looking animals on this planet. And apparently, they can glow in the dark.

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“The platypus is nature’s crazy quilt, as this strange creature looks like about a half-dozen different animals all rolled into one. Turns out that platypuses were hiding yet another conspicuous feature: THEY CAN FREAKIN’ GLOW IN THE DARK.”

Read more at Gizmodo.