Category Archives: Music

Theme and Variations

Last week, Tony Zhou from Every Frame a Painting released another fantastic video about the music in the Marvel Cinematic Universe I don’t have much to add, but to summarize why Marvel movies don’t have particularly memorable music: The fashionable … Continue reading

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Eat Your Heart Out, Dick Van Dyke

Several years ago I was on the train into New York City when I overheard some people talking about tracking down a print of an old Buster Keaton movie. Naturally, I had to turn around and introduce myself. It turned … Continue reading

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The Testimony of Erin J. and GSFF 2014

It’s time for some exciting news: Last fall I shot a short film called The Testimony of Erin J., which is about to be screened at The Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City! You can see a trailer for … Continue reading

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Mesa or Mug?

If you want more proof that people are excellent at crafting narratives out of the sketchiest information, just look at what’s going on with Mars. But first- back in 1976, one of the first spacecraft to visit Mars, Viking 1, … Continue reading

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On The Care, Feeding, and Education of Nerds of All Types

We can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first lesson was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not … Continue reading

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Warning: Piano Concertos May Be Hazardous to Your Health

This may be old news, but I saw this article on The AV Club, and it inspired a wonderful nostalgia trip. Apparently, there was another study on how music affects driving habits. Always eager to learn what I should and … Continue reading

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Nothing But Noise

Remember that scene in Back to the Future, where Marty McFly’s band is told by a judge that they can’t play at the school dance because they’re just “too darn loud?” Of course you do. Loud music isn’t new- and … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica on the Piano!

Bear McCreary, composer for Battlestar Galactica, is releasing a book full of pieces from the show, all arranged for solo piano. Except for Kara Remembers, which is for four hands, and is one of the best songs on the already … Continue reading

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Bear McCreary Composing for The Cape!

I have a confession. I like movie soundtracks. I love music in general, but soundtracks in particular. And not just John Williams, James Horner, Danny Elfman… Guys most people have never even heard of: Ennio Morricone, Brian Tyler, Michael Giacchino. … Continue reading

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