Sunday Soundtracking is a weekly look at what I’m listening to from the film, television, and video game score world. It’s my effort to keep myself well educated in my craft, explore things that are new, and re-explore some favorites. There is more than a lifetime of score work for me to investigate. Here’s to making a dent in the list!Donnie Darko is one of those films I never would have seen if someone hadn’t sat me down and watched it with me. The time travel/drama/science fiction film from 2001 is unique. If you haven’t seen it I suggest watching the directors cut to better follow what’s going on (or at least make a visit to the Wikepedia page after viewing). This little film is one part disturbing, one part intriguing, and it makes almost no effort to keep the audience informed about what’s going on. The time travel aspect of this film is confusing, but it makes you feel like you want to join this secret, elusive club. So you keep watching, enraptured, and enter this cerebral, dark world. It feels like a mystery really.
Sunday Soundtracking is a weekly look at what I’m listening to from the film, television, and video game score world. It’s my effort to keep myself well educated in my craft and explore things that are new and re-explore some favorites. As a film composer there is more than a lifetime of score work for me to explore. Here’s to making a dent in the list!
I’m kicking off my first Sunday Soundtracking with one of my favorite scores. It’s one that’s stuck with me ever since I heard it. I have to admit that I’m always partial to anything Harry Potter, but after exploring this soundtrack, for what is probably several dozen hours, I’ve determined that it stands on its own as a masterpiece and one of the best scores I’ve heard in recent years. Continue reading →
It has changed the way I live and work at home. I know this doesn’t make sense to anyone who has not seen my living room, but let me tell you…. My life is changed. I love the Red Sox, but not as much as Ryan. So, I am now able to comfortably cocoon myself in the corner away from the baseball. I can now sit at my tall dining table turned audio workstation and work for hours as opposed to the sore wooden chair rear I would previously get. IKEA is my new best friend (well, we’ve actually been best friends for a while).
In all of the audio/studio needs I will fulfill this year, this might be the most important one. Maybe someday I’ll have cushy velvet couches in my studio….
I wanted to share with you the short film I recently scored. It is a film highlighting the horrors of the Human Trafficking Industry.The filmmaker is Matt Huston who is one of my friends from South Florida.
I hope the message moves you as much as it does me.
The hardest 3 months of my life so far in terms of busyness will come to an end. I have just come to the conclusion that I cannot fully enjoy the Christmas season until it’s over.
Ryan and I decided that we’re going out to a nice, expensive dinner to celebrate the end of what will hopefully be the last semester of its kind. I love you Berklee, but right now I just need a break from you!
The good news is that the music I’ve been writing for all of these projects is sounding better than any of the pieces I’ve written before. At least there’s a progression (ha musical pun). I look forward to being able to work on composing in different ways as I move further into my Film Scoring studies.
I’ve also had the exciting privilege of having one of my songs produced and recorded by my good friend’s Creative Production Skills class. What an experience! It’s in the final mix stage now and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
I’ll see you on the other side…. hopefully I’m still sane.
I realized that I never posted the latest videos in the Ryan and Corey hilarious educational videos. I wanted to share them with you. My personal favorite is the Boston edition (the bottom one). They’re not very professional in their production, but they’re worth a good laugh, especially if you know my brother Corey or my husband Ryan.
These are my tired feet recovering from my first week back at school, then jumping head first into a university ministry retreat to prepare for the semester. I was waiting to help sell our church’s new CD which was just released. (If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, I recommend it greatly. It is $13 download and $15 for the hard copy.)
I tiredly stumbled into my living room today and began accomplishing some things before Ryan joined me, when I listened to this for the first time alone. The last track, I Lay My Sins On Jesus, sung by my friend Kevin Burtram (Reverend) continues to rip my heart out. I realized today that I have cried every single time I’ve heard this song. I sat on my couch, wept, and fell in love with Jesus again. If that is something sounds good to you, then my friend, this album is for you.
I’m excited that tonight and tomorrow are the two days a year that I can wear my leather jacket…. Unless, of course, we move to Boston then I will wear it, underneath 18 other coats, every day… Everything is relative.
So I was listening to the radio today right before the inauguration. The reporter was remarking how much purple was being worn by the crowd in Washington. Royal Purple. And yet, somehow they were wondering why.
I like having a new president with new things to pray for.
Am I the only one who is bothered when people call Barak Obama the Antichrist? I even heard of someone in the church, who will remain nameless, that was saying Obama will be in office for a while, then be shot in an assassination attempt. Then he will rise again and become the Antichrist …. Really? Is this what evangelical Christianity has come to? Or should I say conservative evangelical republican Christians over thirty or their mindless children.
For me, it’s not even about not being a republican, partisan, or conservative. It’s about not being dumb. Ugh, the whole two party political system nauseates me. This is why I am an independent.
I heard an eighth grade kid pray tonight for Obama and this nation and it was inspiring. He asked God to give him wisdom and protect him. He then went on to say even if he is evil and corrupted to use Obama like God used pharaoh and Moses. That’s powerful. That is what we should be doing.
God rules the hearts of kings and He is still sovereign. I think whatever happens next will be exciting to see.
I have a weird bump on my head the size of a silver dollar and I’m losing feeling in it. I think I should probably go to the doctor. I’m going to try and not think about it until then. I guess you could call me a hypocondriac.
I have come to accept the fact that I have a brown thumb when it comes to plants. I have, in the recent past, kept a few plants on the patio and done my best to keep them blooming and growing. Now, they are still alive, which I should be happy enough with because I usually kill everything, however they are looking kind of sickly.
Maybe the fertilizer I just started using will work….
I don’t know why I’m even writing this because I’m pretty sure NO ONE cares about my plant mishaps and misadventures.
On a side note, I actually have named my plants. Their names are Harold, Cindi, and Tricia.
I feel rather under the weather and it’s my own fault for not keeping up with my juice plus pills. I’ve got the sore throat / cough thing going on. But, on the upside, separate people bought me really nice meals today for both lunch and dinner which was pretty fly.
Today was my parents 26th wedding anniversary. Awwwww……
And also, there’s a slight chance I might teach Joe Girardi’s kids piano lessons. I’ve weighed whether that would be a mortal sin against my love for the Red Sox, but I decided it would not be that mortal, just slightly distasteful. I will update on this fact once I know for sure.