Goldsmith had a legendary career, and he composed terrific music as a rule.Read More Jerry Goldsmith: Patron Saint of Great Music for Bad Movies
A few years ago while at a business function, they passed out these drawings of mustaches on popsicle sticks, each with a printed question to serve as icebreakers.Read More If You Could Choose One Song
I’m pretty sure I was hard-wired to like polka music thanks to my dad. But this is about a little more than that.Read More “Happiness is a Polka”
The Batman movies before Nolan had the same marketing strategies as anything else, including tie-in music.Read More The Best Tie-In Song from Batman Movies
This brings us to a list I’ve never had the nerve to compile. Here goes nothing.Read More My 7 Favorite Songs by The Doors
Ironically, this post is relatively brief.Read More What Happened to the Long Songs?
We live in an era of on-demand streaming, with a surfeit of entertainment options. We are collectively a culture defined by impatience.Read More Theme Songs & Patience
Recently I chatted with a friend who bought a car that had a cassette tape player in it.Read More Will Cassette Tapes Make a Comeback?
Recently, “The Warden’s Walk,” an excellent blog I’ve been reading for some time, posted a question of whether the Phantom of the Opera is abusive or romantic. Certainly, given the high drama of the famous musical, it’s a worthy debate. He approaches it, though, afrom the vantage point of Joel Schumacher’s big screen adaptation. (Quick […]Read More In response to “Is the Phantom of the Opera Abusive or Romantic”?
This past Christmas, I purchased a vinyl edition of the Return of the Jedi soundtrack for my good friend @TheInsaneRobin. It was partially a gag because he’s super-hipster about his vinyl collection (or as I’ve named them, “less-convenient MP3s”), but the album was carefully selected as a nod to a very important album in my personal history both as a Star Wars fan and a developing human being.Read More Why I Love the Original Return of the Jedi soundtrack LP so much
I had to ask myself the question, if it would it have been better – if it would be better – to have less knowledge of the things I love. Let the magician hold some tricks back and let me wonder.Read More Would It Be Better to Know Less, or More?
An important thing needs to be noted about my feelings on Ray Manzarek. I went from teenage idolator of The Doors to adult scarily-obsessed fan (like Oliver Stone), and finally, to sober adult capable of contextualizing my fandom where it belonged.Read More Farewell, Ray Manzarek
This is wonderfully awkward and terrible to remember what I’m about to relate, so that’s got to be a win for the haters out there.Read More Doors Week: The Most Awkward Memory