Archive for August, 2006

How to Walk in a Jagged Line

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

  Philip Glass’ Etudes are among his best piano works in that befitting the name, etude (which means study), they are technical challenges. Anytime Glass is pushing himself (as opposed to writing minimalist ditty #2398) I enjoy his work.  I particularly like his Etude number two. Partly this is because I remember watching a performance […]

Why Jack Bauer never eats

Monday, August 28th, 2006

This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmL8A-1nBgI explains what happens during those more quiet moments. Jack is played by Sean Coyle, who I know, but the real star of the show is the Tony Almeida impersonator. He’s uncanny!

Bauer’s Hour

Monday, August 28th, 2006

24 Theme (mp3) by Sean Callery This show became my favorite TV show when I saw the first season on video (not DVD my friends but VHS). I finished the second season just in time to catch up to the third season and have been on board ever since. To this day, anyone who wants to […]

Viva Vivaldi!

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Mashing up has become a great pastime for many a musician. Whether it’s sticking  (update) Linkin Park with Jay-Z or The Beatles with….Jay-Z, it’s all about picking an unusual combination and making it work wonders and cross boundaries.  Well, the Hollywood Bowl took that as its modus operandi with the Four Seasons “con salsa” last […]

The Legend of Kings Row

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Today we’re going to ask the age old question: Did John Williams plagarize Kings Row in his Star Wars theme?  I post the mp3s and you decide! MP3: John Williams’ Star Wars theme MP3: Erich Korngold’s Kings Row theme  Kings Row is a 1942 film about turn of the century small town America. It features a […]