Archive for June, 2006

Superman Theme

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Here is a side by side comparison: John Williams – Superman: The Movie John Ottman – Superman Returns  So what’s the difference?  Well, they are obviously the same piece. Ottman slices off the non-rhythmic intro as well as the extended drum roll to the end. Other than that it feels like the musical content is […]

Superman Returns

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Superman Returns is a fraud.  That’s what I felt walking out of the theater, John Williams’ music pumping ad nauseum. I wanted to punch Bryan Singer or John Ottman or both for making me listen to this music as if it made the movie somehow a more official Superman movie. It made me angry, because this […]

An Inconvenient Screening

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Bon Jovi (above) and his lead guitarist Richie Sambora played four songs tonight at the California Plaza. There were Livng on a Prayer, Who Says You Can’t Go Home (their recent number one country song), What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding, and Wanted Dead or Alive. After hearing these songs in a karaoke context so […]

My Myspace Space

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Thinking of ways to distribute my music to the masses of desktop captives, I did the one thing all sensible musicians do now….I got a Myspace account. Here it is: www.myspace.com/howardho But I didn’t count on the residual effect it would have on me. First off is the desire for people to listening to my […]

I Love This Show

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Battlestar Galactica is quite simply an amazing show. It gets under your skin with situations and people that you know even though it is shrouded in space and robots. As Stephen King puts it, it’s the show that doesn’t realize it’s sci-fi. Of course, we all know that it is if only for the fact that […]