• March 10, 2007

    Out 15 2008, 23h32 por nDroae


    30 John Williams
    He must be, well, who knows how many people's first favorite film composer. Certainly mine. My dad bought a best of Star Wars / Close Encounters CD about 1996, and I listened to it (or a cassette dub) as much as, if not more than, Carman.

    As regards Carman...
    Me: "Who's in the house?"
    Them: Yes, that's how cool people speak.
    Me: Oh, okay.**

    My two favorite sequences of notes from that time are "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and the intro to "Great God."
    *pounds on table with fists*

    **four or five years later:
    Me: CONTEMPORARY Christian music!
    Cousin: Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ the LORD!
    Me: They say other things too! (I think!)

    Then I came home from Scotland and got a Relient K CD... another year later....

    24 Harry Gregson-Williams
    I, uh, I was "catching up" the scrobble counts. …
  • These TRULY deserved the Academy Award (1990-1981)

    Jun 15 2008, 15h22 por Epitymbidia

    This is part 3/8 of my journal series about filmmusic composers and their works that won the Academy Award of Merit for Scoring, Original Score, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Music Score - substantially original and whatever the names have been throughout the years. But of course it's mostly about the works which I think actually should have won the award...
    In this entry I will deal with the years between 1981 and 1990, in a reverse chronological order as in the first entries of course. Although we would have a peculiarity here, because in '82 and the following year not only an Original Score was awarded but also an Original Song Score and its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, I will ignore that fact and concentrate on the Original Score.

    Here are links to the other journal entries belonging to this (still shamefully incomplete) series:

    Part 1 (2008-2001)
    Part 2 (2000-1991)


  • Music Library Survey

    Ago 8 2007, 19h22 por hk94

    Open your favorite Media Player to answer the following.

    Total number of tracks: 8672

    Sort by song title:
    -First Song: Dave Brubeck - "Farewell Jingle Bells"
    -Last Song: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - "Zoot Suit Riot"

    Sort by time:
    -Shortest Song: Cream - Crossroads (12 seconds)
    -Longest Song: Phish - Tweezer (Live) (30:46)

    Sort by album:
    -First Song: 3 Doors Down - Kryptonite (Windows Media Player sorts albums by artist name... very frustrating)
    -Last Song: ZZ Top - Legs

    Top 10 Most Played Songs: (won't be accurate because I'm on a fresh installation of windows)
    1) The Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run
    2) Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
    3) Saigon Kick - One Step Closer
    4) The Steve Miller Band - Jungle Love
    5) The Steve Miller Band - Serenade
    6) Bishop Allen - The Monitor
    7) Boston - Smokin'
    8) The Circle Jerks - Wild in the Streets
    9) EVE 6 - There's a Face
    10) Megadeth - Good Mourning/Black Friday