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            Most Recent Post: Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 8:56 p.m.


So...I'm AhN. It's short for Archibald Heatherington Nastyface. That's not actually my name, of course. Keep up with my 90s British sitcom references.

I'm a nerd. About anything and almost everything. I can hold my own in a conversation about politics, sports, film, science, and in some areas of music. Speaking of which...

Muzak I likes:

Though I have mad respect for Bach (as a cellist, I really have no choice in the matter), I'm not a huge baroque era fan. I like some classical composers (I acknowledge Mozart must have been a genius, but I don't really like his music.), but the Romantic era is my bread and butter when it comes to "classical music." Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Strauss, it's just a fantastic era of expressive music. And I love Wagner. I grew up on alternative and classic rock, so if you ever want to discuss rock, I'm your guy. I'm slowly gaining appreciation of jazz and rap. My picture sorta gets a cross section of much of what I love in music.

Film music stuff!
First score I owned on CD: Star Wars Episode IV
First score I owned digitally: probably Fellowship of the Ring
Favorite score: I don't do favorites (suck it Michael )
There's too much stuff I can put here, and I really don't have the time, so here's my list of top scores for every year dating back to 1978:
2015 - The Force Awakens
2014 - Battle of the Five Armies
2013 - Desolation of Smaug
2012 - An Unexpected Journey (Okay, the Hobbit love may be excessive. Here are the number 2s for each of these years: Life of Pi, Romeo and Juliet, How to Train Your Dragon 2)
2011 - Adventures of Tintin
2010 - Last Airbender
2009 Avatar
2008 Defiance (kinda weak year though)
2007 Atonement
2006 Lady in the Water
2005 Brothers Grimm
2004 The Incredibles
2003 Return of the King
2002 - The Two Towers
2001 - Fellowship of the Ring (The LOTR love is not irrational. #2s from those years: Harry Potter 1, Attack of the Clones, Matrix Revolutions)
2000 Chicken Run
1999 The Phantom Menace
1998 The Mask of Zorro
1997 Titanic
1996 Independence Day
1995 Cutthroat Island
1994 Legends of the Fall/The Lion King
1993 Schindler's List
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1990 Dances With Wolves/Edward Scissorhands
1989 Batman
1988 The Land Before Time
1987 - Empire of the Sun (Lacking in this year.)
1986 The Mission^
1985 Back to The Future/Out of Africa
1984 Temple of Doom
1983 Return of the Jedi
1982 E.T./Conan the Barbarian/Star Trek II (I can't pick!)
1981 Raidres of the Lost Ark
1980 Empire Strikes Back
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1978 Superman
1977 Star Wars

Opinions on controversial subjects regarding film and film music:
I don't do half stars. Music I rate from 1 to 5, no halves, and film I rate from 1 to 4, with halves.
I used to dislike Ramin Djawadi, Tyler Bates, and Clint Mansell. Within the last year, they have scored "Pacific Rim," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Noah," all of which were decent-to-pretty good. Because of this, I believe that every composer has potential and should be given a chance. I believe Reznor and Ross have a masterpiece hiding in them that will blossom forth once Fincher picks a movie without such bleakly grating tones.
I'll add more later.

Also, if you want to contact me, this email address doesn't actually exist. Email "AhN and Callum Hofler" instead.








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