Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Celebrate as you will

May we all find something to celebrate this Valentine's Day.

This isn't about Valentine's Day, but it's a quote that's been on my mind and it seems somehow appropriate. Composer Michael Kamen, who scored the Die Hard films and things like Robin Hood, Brazil and Band of Brothers, once said this about music:
Music was not invented to make people rich, to keep people dancing or to sell soap on the radio or television for that matter or to accompany an elevator ride. That isn't the purpose of music. It's for planting corn and making love and for celebrating the birth of your children and the death of your parents. The things that make life profound are the things that make music work.
From Film Score Monthly, #61, Sept. 1995, p. 19 ("Michael Kamen Interview Part 2: KAMEN HARDER")
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