March 30th, 2009

Whale fluke

A good life and good music: R.I.P., Maurice Jarre

Film composer Maurice Jarre has died at age 84.

He won Oscars and was hugely influential, from his '60s work (including the epics Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago) to his eclectic '80s work (his electronic scores to Witness and Dead Poets Society, the disturbed rumbling of Fatal Attraction, the apocalyptic insanity of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and maybe my favorite, the completely straightfaced and lovely music for the hilarious Top Secret!) to his hugely popular late-period score for 1990's Ghost.

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Whale fluke

When I take recycling far too far

Thought just now: What if I could compost my shoes?

You don't want me to do that. Oh no.

And now, to change subjects abruptly again, I present my thoughts on a few short stories about the end of the world as we know it. I wrote that for specficbooks, the book club octoberland created.

It's another day where taking it easy is a good idea. I'm glad I can.

More energetic life, and more energetic posting, later...
iAm iSaid

Voice Post: A song in memory of Andy Hallett

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[Honoring the memory of the late Andy Hallett,
Lorne the Host on Angel, by singing...]

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...Postscript. Now I'm imagining Lorne critiquing me on my choice and my singing. "Sweets, listen, fun song, but you're too close to the original; try making it your own, maybe. And that song, it might be too aggressive for this bar. Maybe you shouldn't try Sinatra as an alternative, either, but Gloria Gaynor, you might be able to make that work..."