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            Most Recent Post: Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 9:36 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, Sibelius, it's just a fantastic era of expressive music. 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.

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
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 (updated 2020):

2019 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters
2018 - Black Panther
2017 - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
2016 - Arrival
2015 - The Force Awakens
2014 - How to Train Your Dragon 2
2013 - Desolation of Smaug
2012 - Life of Pi
2011 - War Horse
2010 - The Last Airbender
2009 Agora
2008 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2007 Atonement
2006 Lady in the Water
2005 The Brothers Grimm
2004 Arsene Lupin
2003 Return of the King
2002 - The Two Towers
2001 - Fellowship of the Ring (#2s from the LOTR years: Final Fantasy, The Hours, Matrix Reloaded)
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
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 - The Living Daylights
1986 The Mission
1985 Back to The Future/Out of Africa
1984 Temple of Doom
1983 Under Fire
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 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. (2020 me: he never will)

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

Wow, that kinda took a while to update. Guess I'll do it again in 4 years.







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