Thursday, May 29, 2008

Everything old is new

Since I did one Michael Kamen soundtrack, I'll do another. "Tell Marion I died a free Englishman."

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Blogger newscaper said...

Kamen did some other great sometwhat unconventional (by usual "conductor standards) work blending rocl and orchestral music in a non-silly way,

Among many others, he collaborated spectacularly well with:

Roger Waters:
(together with Clapton, David Sanborn, and yes, a voice over by Jack Palance IIRC :) BTW the video is flagged for a static shot of the album cover {sigh}
and Metallica:
Kamen co-wrote & arranged & conducts live here
and the soundtrack for Lethal Weapon (also with Clapton and Sanborn)

Kamen truly was multi-talented.

I am firmly convinced that the truest modern successor to the "classical" music of 150-300 years ago is in the composition of original film scores.
Think Kamen, John Williams, James Horner, John Barre (Dances with Wolves) and others.

The self-proclaimed successors, the academic composers, are generally atonal soulless crap.

5/29/2008 05:16:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Joey Cheek - My New Olympic Dream Team Darfur


5/29/2008 05:55:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

From his linked WaPo article:

"I know you guys all want to do sweet stories about Hallmark and chocolates and butterflies and all that," I said, stepping to the microphone. "But I have a pretty unique experience and a pretty unique opportunity here. So I'm going to take advantage of it while I can."

And then I announced that I was going to donate my winnings from the U.S. Olympic Committee -- $25,000 for that 500-meter victory and another $15,000 when I won the silver in the 1,000 meters a few days later -- to Darfurian refugees in Chad. Though I was just beginning to learn about the conflict in Darfur in February 2006, I knew that more than 60,000 children from Darfur had been displaced in the course of nearly three years of violence and that my donation to the Right to Play Foundation might help send them some small relief.

5/29/2008 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger wretchardthecat said...

Joey Cheek and Milton Green have exchanged the passing season of youth for another memory. Green, as some may remember, was the Harvard hurdle champion who refused to go to the 1936 Olympics because it was hosted by Adolph Hitler.

Life's like that. The sacrifices are real. And so, one hopes, are what we sacrifce for.

5/29/2008 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger vza said...


5/30/2008 04:23:00 AM  
Blogger Neo Conservative said...

"wretchard says... The sacrifices are real. And so, one hopes, are what we sacrifice for."

and then... there's canada.


5/30/2008 11:27:00 AM  

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