Lewis Carroll Music
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small. Yes, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a bit of a trip. Jefferson Airplane wrote this song in homage to the, uh, similarities between Alice and the types of trips they took during the seventies. Stick with the book, okay?
The classic Disney film version of Alice takes several liberties with Carroll's original plot and tone. The soundtrack, however, features several of his original poems set to music. Once you have Disney's "The Walrus and the Carpenter" or "Old Father William" stuck in your head, it's never coming out.
A great TV movie of Alice in Wonderland appeared in 1999. Deb from Napoleon Dynamite plays Alice. The all-star cast includes Norm from Cheers, Martin Short and Whoopi Goldberg, all of whom sing on the soundtrack. Come to think of it, this is a good movie to watch too.
The avant-garde director Robert Wilson wrote these songs for the dark opera Alice, which focused on the relationship between Charles Dodgson and Alice Liddell. It's a dark and disturbing portrayal. Tom Waits, the gravelly-voiced icon, recorded the album.
Ezra Weiss is an American jazz pianist. In 2009, when he was 30 years old, he composed a jazz musical based on Alice's adventures. It's pretty cool.