Guest: Oscar winning composer Bill Conti
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1M ago
We are excited to welcome composer Bill Conti to the program. Our discussion is wide ranging where we discuss his early career, his work on several films like his Academy Award winning score for the Right Stuff, his iconic score for Rocky and his work on the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. His stories are both enlightening and very entertaining. We also discuss his newest work which will be featured in a concert on June 14 in Los Angeles. I'll post details on my facebook page. Be prepared for some amazing behind the scenes stories and terrific music ..read more
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Guest: Content Creator Kelly Smith
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2M ago
Our guest is a DJ, Movie Critic and stand up Comedian. His career is varied and so are his selctions in film scores as we explore composres like Barry, Goldsmith, Horner and Schifrin. He is the creator of a fabulous Facebook page called "The Spectacular Cinema Showcase" which you should check out. His story as well as his thoughts on films and scores are worth a listen. Take a listen to this episode with Kelly Smith ..read more
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Guest: Nicholsa Repetto
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3M ago
We like to feature up and coming film composers and this episode does exactly that. He is an award winning composer who has written music for commercials. documentaries and feature films. His influences include Goldsmith, Conti and Horner. We play cues from those composers and also share some music of his own. His fascinating story of his immigration from Argentina to his journey into film music will capture you. Meet Nicholas Repetto ..read more
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Guest: Conductor David Torns on the music of John Williams
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3M ago
If you're a fan of the music of John Williams, you're in for a treat. Our guest is the Conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, David Torns. On April 5, the BRSO will present a concert of Williams's music. On the podcast, we'll play some cues from some of Williams best loved scxores, all of which will feature in the concert. A few cues may surprise you. We discuss David's career path, why he likes the music of John Williams, other composers he admires like John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith and how AI may or may not influence film scores in the future. Sit back and enjoy great conversation ..read more
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Guest Lance E Nichols
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5M ago
With over 200 credits to his name and countless live theater productions, Lance Nichols is an accomplished actor with a wealth of experience. He shares much of those experiences with us in an informative and sometimes humorous way. His choices of music will surprise you with selections from the 70s and from someone not associated with film music...Prince. Be prepared to laugh and learn as we explore his journey and listen to some great music inspired by terrific films ..read more
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Guest: Musician Warren Ringham of Q the Music
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5M ago
We bring back one of our more popular guests, Warren Ringham the leader of the tribute band Q the music. Warren is an accomplished trumpet player but more importantly leads his incredible band which plays music from the James Bond films. We discuss the exciting plans he has for the band this year and beyond, learn how he recreates the music without any sheet music and get his thoughts on a previous episode where we discussed who wrote the James Bond theme. If that wasn't enough, you'll hear examples of his band's work and be amazed at how much they sound like the original. I think you'll reall ..read more
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Guest Film Location guide Matt Sherman
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6M ago
Our guest has made a career out of scouting locations of film/tv productions and then organizing tours for fans to visit them in an entertaining fashion. While has a particular interest in James Bond film locations, he also knows of locations of countless other productions. He has a musical background which equips him to speak intelligently about film scores. For those who know him, you'll learn much more about the man behind the tours. We hear selections from George Martin, Toto and John Barry. And for patrons, our bonus episode explores the score from Shogun. You'll find our discussion and m ..read more
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100th Episode!
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7M ago
100 episodes! I never thought I would do this many shows. I thought it appropriate to have a retrospective for our 100th. It was hard to choose highlights but I've tried to select ones that had interesting discussions. Guests I selected are Composer George Clinton, Composer John Altman, Master Violinist Holly Mulcahy, Musician Mike Lang, Producer Robert Townson, Podcaster Erik Woods. Music cues chosen include compositions by John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry and George Clinton. My thanks to these guests and the countless others (too many to list) who have contributed to the program. E ..read more
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Guest: Filmmaker Paul Scrabo
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7M ago
Paul Scrabo is an Emmy winning video technician who enjoyed a 35+ year career at NBC television. His work included contributions to "The Tonight Show", "Saturday Night Live", and the 2012 London Olympics. He has also been an integral part of a team producing documentaries for Blu Ray releases of many films including the James Bond series. His insights into films and film music are sure to interest you ..read more
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Guest: Musician Ron Lang
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8M ago
Ever wanted to know some behind the scenes info on recording film scores? Ever wanted to know what composers were like to work with? Then this episode is for you! Ron Lang was sought after woodwind player in Los Angeles for over 40 years and worked on many scores and with the the most accomplished composers. His stories will interest you and the cues he chose feature some of his best work. Films like Body Heat, The Specialist, Hatari, and Taxi Driver. Composers we talk about include Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry. Enjoy a fascinating discussion a ..read more
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