Hey Kids! Do you like the rock n' roll? Too bad. This blog is going to be my personal little space where I ramble on about my love for film & television scores.
Well, that's the plan anyways...who knows? I might just steer off into a few different directions in the future (like hiding crudely drawn pictures of bunny rabbits eating other bunny rabbits in your local supermarket)...but for now, scores is what it's all about.
When I was kid I had a fondness for the scores from the Star Wars & Indiana Jones films by John Williams, but what kid, growing up in the 80's, didn't? Besides that weird little boy down the street, who liked to duct tape his head to fire hydrants...but we won't go there. Sure, I had old LP's and cassettes by Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles and Pink Floyd (and possibly a few Raffi and Fred Penner albums as well...shhhh), but I found I quite enjoyed movie soundtracks as well. Ghostbusters and Back To The Future, being the first. Yeah, I liked the Ray Parker Jr. and Huey Lewis songs....but Elmer Bernstein and Alan Silvestri's scores sparked some interest for me as well.
It wasn't until 1988, when a ghostly little comedy starring Michael Keaton rolled into cineplex's everywhere and the opening notes of the main titles played over the opening credits, that's when I knew I must go out and buy my first real film score.
And that's where we begin...