Monday, June 01, 2015

But why is the rum gone?

Part of the reason I haven't been posting much lately is that I'm just not watching any movies right now.  I used to watch several movies a week, and now... maybe a couple a month?  And those have either been re-watches, or not been worth writing about, for the most part.  I'm also burnt out from work, and from sitting in front of a computer all day, and the last thing I want to do in the evening is sit on the couch some more.  I'm done sitting!

Instead of watching movies, I've been listening to movie soundtracks.  This lets me stay up and active around the house - cleaning, exercising, playing with the cats, anything but sitting - but still enjoy one of the things I love most in life.  I recently decided to run through all my Jerry Goldsmith scores, A-Z.  Like most of us, I tend to get stuck in ruts, and I've got twenty or so scores of his I listen to all the time, and some quite often, some I love but wore out years ago, and some... almost never.  A revisit lets me re-discover some of the music I own that I've forgotten about.

So, I thought I'd post very quick reviews as I run through the scores.  Not that many people will be interested, I'm sure, but it'll be good for me, so I can refer back to the list at some future point, when I need it.  If there's a particular cue I really love, and it's on youtube, I might post a link.

I own over 150 scores by Goldsmith... so have some tea and settle in.  Or feel free to wander away for awhile!  My feelings won't be hurt! :-D 

8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this retrospective! I love Goldsmith, one of my favorite composers. Hope you are feeling better.Did you have a chance to see Avengers Age of Ultron?

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  2. Sweet! I'm having such fun posting about soundtracks lately, how it forces to me to really pay attention to albums I might otherwise neglect (the advantage of sending someone a list of your albums and saying, "What interests YOU?" and starting from their perspective), and how it makes me try to find words to explain why I love certain tracks. Can't wait to see what you discuss!

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    1. Yes, I'm quite enjoying your posts on soundtracks. :-D

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  3. (Oh, but... rum is a vile drink. You're better off with it gone.)

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    1. (Just took some silly quiz last week on which alcohol you are, and I came up vodka. So probably a good thing the rum is gone, the vodka might get jealous.)

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    2. (All the drinks I actually don't mind are vodka-based.)

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  4. The title, though;)

    Fun idea! I don't think I've heard of many of these soundtracks, but it's a good idea for a post.

    And your new header is lovely!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I expect that even people who like soundtracks will not have heard of most of what I listen to. That's okay!

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