Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Polydichloric Euthymol

"Hey, Sheppard, Guess what I just found in a meat locker?
250 pounds of hamburger named Yario that works for you. I also found your shipment of PDE.
So, I threw the hamburger in the jail, and the PDE in the toilet.
Or was it the other way around? I can't remember now."
  • While I make no secret of my great affection for Jerry Goldsmith's music (see icon), it would be a stretch to call Outland one of his major scores. Nevertheless I've always enjoyed the original album and so I was quite excited I was once I received the Film Score Monthly edition in the mail. Nobody could do this sort of thing the way Goldsmith could, and this score sounds something like a cross between his chilling soundscapes for Alien and his pulse-pounding jagged action of First Blood (a pretty damn good place to be from where I'm standing), all with what seems to be a wry cynicism and a sense of restlessness unique to this particular score.

    This is another case where I am pleased that both the complete score and the album are included. The complete score is a fantastic alternative that in no way supplants the original album, which contains significant differences. I should also mention that this album has beefed up my Jenga playlist considerably!

    The exciting climactic cue "The Last Battle (Broken Hose)" from Morton Stevens only intensifies my interest in getting more of his film and television music on CD.

  • "Overkill is underrated, my friend"

  • In my last entry, I made the throwaway comment "The A-Team kicked ass. That is all." I was shocked to find out how many people were surprised about my reaction to the film. Yes, it is completely over-the-top, it's The A-Team, for heaven's sake! It's supposed to be over-the-top, and it does so tastefully. It has a great cast, especially all four leads (who appear to be having a great time) and it's funny as all hell with a crackerjack finale.

    I want a sequel, so go see the damn movie already or I'll go to your house and shave your pets.

  • I can't fully describe how different I feel when I wake up in the morning and I'm somewhere I want to be. It's not just that I'm happy with the apartment, I'm motivated in the morning to get moving and do stuff. It is akin in some ways to my weight loss in that now that I had no idea how much this old apartment had been weighing down on me until it wasn't anymore.

    I am being very careful about keeping old and bad habits from returning. So much so, in fact, that I had a guest comment on how meticulous I am in making sure everything goes away where it belongs and dishes get done right away. It is already a nice place now to hang out, even with only the barest minimum of furniture. I plan to keep it that way.

  • I've been a bit scarce online for the past few days, but internet will be hooked up at the new apartment on Tuesday. I'm putting together my last few shipments of stuff to be taken over these next few days, and I expect to cut ties with this apartment shortly thereafter.

  • Life imitates science fiction?
Tags: health science fiction, jerry goldsmith, reviews, science
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