Okay, I really don't have a lot of time to do this right now, but I'm doing it anyway, just for a writing outlet if nothing else. (See my "about me," and that part about being an inveterate overachiever.) After all, I can't rely solely on clever Facebook status updates. But, since I'm listening to scores and soundtracks all the time anyway, it's something I can do with a minimum of additional effort. That's good, since at the moment I'm involved in a major project at work, planning to direct a play in a couple of months, shopping for a house, and planning a wedding for the fall with my lovely fiancee.
In order to facilitate that, here are the ground rules of what you can expect from this blog:
- I'll be going through my catalog of film and television music in alphabetical order by album title, from A-Z.
- Numerical titles will be right up front, so you can expect to see 3:10 to Yuma and 2001: A Space Odyssey coming up really soon.
- Compilations by various artists will fall into the same order.
- I'm interested almost exclusively in original music for films, i.e. stuff that musicians have created exclusively for a film. Despite the title of this blog, I have never really been interested in those "Music From and Inspired by . . ." albums, which are mostly compilations of crappy pop music with little to no relationship whatsoever to what you'll hear in the movie. So, even though I own the "soundtrack" CD to Wayne's World*, I won't be writing about that.
*It was the first CD I ever bought, when I was 13 years old. Don't judge me! And actually, that CD has more claim to being a legit "soundtrack" than some, since most of that music does actually appear prominently in the film. But I don't really have anything interesting to say about Alice Cooper's "Feed My Frankenstein."