Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." — Carl Sagan

I have begun cataloging my CD collection. This is a daunting task because I have literally thousands of CDs (they take up an entire wall in my apartment). My film music collection is organized by film title to make it more accessible to the lay person, but I am organizing my list by composer. In cases where there is more than one score on a disc, if they're both by the same composer, they appear as one entry on the list; if they're by different composers, they're listed separately.

I expect will take a few weeks at best. I started yesterday morning and stopped in the late afternoon and I was only up to the Bs, although I was also working on the box sets as well (the MGM Soundtrack Treasury alone took about a half hour). I am aiming to do one letter of the alphabet a night until I reach the bottom. When I'm done, it will be posted as a special entry.

I often get asked the question of whether I really need them or not, and the answer is that I have absolutely no intention of giving them up in favor of digital files. I like having uncompressed physical media with liner notes I can take with me to the loo.

I have been asked by several people how excited I am for Star Wars In Concert. It will be a series of Williams' concert arrangements from the six movies performed in front of an LCD screen with scenes from the movies.

I hate being a wet blanket here, but I am not really all that into the idea. For one thing, I'm not that big of a fan of Williams' concert arrangements, which is one of the reasons I avoid using them on my mixes. For another, I was kind of annoyed by the narration, sound effects and dialogue on that Star Wars: A Musical Journey DVD that came packaged with the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack album, and I expect much of the same from this show.

Don't get me wrong, I love John Williams' contribution to the Star Wars movies (hell, it's the only aspect of the prequels I can stomach these days), but I just don't like how he "defangs" his music to make it concert-hall friendly.

Does anybody remember Fear Of a Black Hat? It was sort of a rap version of This Is Spïnal Tap, and just like that film, it really does capture much of the feeling of its respective genre at the time.
Nina Blackburn: What, if any, is the difference between a ho and a bitch?

Tone Def: A ho fucks everybody.

Ice Cold: Right, but a bitch fucks everybody but you.

OK, here are the rules: 10 Books. Don't take too long to think about it. Ten books you've read that will always stick with you. First ten you can recall in no more than 10 minutes. Tag 10 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose Do it if you want to do it.

In no particular order:

  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

  • The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan

  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

  • Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein

  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Tags: film music, john williams, memes, movie moments, science fiction, star wars
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