What's happening now:
- I only have one slight adjustment to make and I'll be finished with the Dirty Harry disc. I have settled upon Excessive Use of Force for the title, which fits the cover art. This was a hell of a lot more fun than I was expecting it to be, and the final product is a good companion piece to my Urban Danger and Just Talkin' About Shaft compilations. I expect to have an post for it up sometime this weekend, and an entry has been made to include it in the Film Series Compilations entry on my mix list.
- I have a few prospective mixes on the boards, but there is one that may be in the offing which I had never previously considered because it was something I didn't think possible. And it will be pretty freaking cool if it turns out that I can. I'll go into greater detail once I've established whether my sources are of sufficient quality to assemble it.
- Earlier this week I received Bear McCreary's score for Caprica from La La Land. I had previously posted a clip of McCreary playing a theme from the show, I have still not seen the sit (it's on my Netflix) so I wasn't quite prepared for what it sounded like when fully orchestrated. I can only hope that it gets picked up for at least a season because I definitely want more of this. I was really surprised at how much more orchestral this was in comparison to the established Battlestar Galactica sound, but it quickly established it's own idiom (which actually made it a little surprising to hear the 'A Good Lighter' theme show up, although it would seem appropriate given that it appears in a track titled "The Adama Name").
- Speaking of Battlestar Galactica, the Season 4 two-disc set (the second disc will be the complete score from "Daybreak" Parts I and II, which will be nice symmetry with the mini-series soundtrack) had quite an effect on MV when he heard it. After following Bear's Battlestar Blog over the course of Season 4, I am quite quite excited for the July 21st release of this material. And I hope that Bear's hints that further releases of Battlestar Galactica music will yield fruit!
- On Wednesday, I posted about how the way that many people drive is infuriating and counterproductive. I didn't do much driving yesterday, but I did this morning and maybe it is some sort of karmic thing, but I had one of the smoothest drives I've ever had. Nobody was an ass, all the merges went off without a hitch and there wasn't anybody trying to get in front of anybody else. And in case you were wondering, I was in a rather foul mood this morning and probably would have flown off the handle if somebody had honked at me the wrong way. The nice drive cheered me up, as did Myth, Faith, Belief, which I hadn't listened to in some time.