Howard Shore To Receive 2015 Gold Hugo Award

   Best known for the iconic soundtracks to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Howard Shore has had a long career of great film scores. He’s certainly deserving of a career achievement award, such as the one being bestowed upon him by the Chicago International Film Festival this fall. The announcement came today, and I’m thrilled for the composer most people know as “the Hobbit … Continue reading Howard Shore To Receive 2015 Gold Hugo Award

Top Ten Music-Related Movies

  Originally I thought that I would put up that Rachael Yamagata single in lieu of a list. Then something was nagging in the back of my mind: “What’s next, no Christmas? Are we going to stop putting Fritos on our ham sandwiches?” The answer: Of course not. It’s Friday, and that means we’re putting up a list, dammit! The criteria for this one is … Continue reading Top Ten Music-Related Movies

The Greatest Soundtracks Of All-Time (By Which I Mean The Last 30 Years)

I have nothing prepared today. I’ve been listening to a couple records, but I’m not┬áready to write anything about them yet. I was trying to think of what I would post today, and I remembered that I had commented to Kari last night about how awful I thought the soundtrack was for the movie we had just seen. Like music, I’m a movie geek as … Continue reading The Greatest Soundtracks Of All-Time (By Which I Mean The Last 30 Years)