A big thank you to Battlestar composer Bear McCreary for awarding my "Roslin and Adama for 3 Peters" video a very special "What the Frak" Award! It truely made my day, week, month, and year to read his colorful thoughts on my video^^. I was truly honored and touched to learn that a composer whose music has given me some much pleasure took the time to comment on my amateur endeavor:
Here is the offending video, and it's not nearly as bad as I remember it... or is it?
February 1: I began February by listening to "Streets of Manhatten", the opening piece from Superman 3 by Ken Thorn, which incorporates snippets of John Williams' theme from the original film. But most of the piece is Ken Thorn's own music and it's a very fun upbeat piece complete with classical flourishes. A nice piece to start a day on. Next up was Spirited Away (the OST and Image Album) which I Iistened to while walking to and from work, noticing for the first time some very beautiful moments and nice variations particularly in the Image Album.
January 1 – 11: The music of Alexandre Desplat started this year of 2012 off musically in the Australian city of Adelaide. A browse through a music store there resulted in my revisiting Desplat’s score for The King’s Speech (2010), which features a lovely piano theme, a piece I definitely will try playing sometime very soon. This is what I'm talking about:
I began the month by listening to John Williams' 1999 score for the first Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace. Perhaps one of the most anticipated scores in movie history, which unlike the horrid film it was written for, fulfilled all expectations with several stunning new themes, numerous new motives, and references to much-loved themes written for the original trilogy. Here's Mr. Williams talking about his return to the Star Wars universe 18 years after his last visit:
October 1 - 9: Music wise, October began on the treadmill with one of my favorite Bill Conti scores to help pass the time. Not Rocky, although I do love that score, the score I listened to was the very innocent, lyrical, and joyous The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993). It's been a long time between drinks, but it was nice to hear those refreshingly clear melodies again.
A very beautiful piece of music from Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica Season 2 CD, but perhaps its beauty is not so obvious from my mistake-ridden performances. We all had fun though, and that's all that matters. Update: I've decided to record it again minus the drums and minus the mistakes - if possible.
Septemer 1 - 3: I started the month by listening to John Williams Angela's Ashes (1999) score. 1999? Is the Angela's Ashes score 12 years old already? I remember listening to it when it was first released back when I was much younger.
Wednesday, June 1: June listening started right at midnight with a complete listen to Alexandre Desplat's score for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) which is the score that first made me a fan of Maestro Desplat.
Tuesday, March 1: I went to bed listening to the first CD from Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica Season 4 2-CD set.