Well, it was 80 degrees, sunny and another beautiful LA winter day - perfect for a signing! The Fellowship arrived to find mixed news - The bad news was Chris Young had to cancel. The Good news? He will invite those of us who showed up to a personal signing at his studio! Wow! I love this guy.
Now Conrad Pope advised that he has another feature film in the works - he cannot disclose due to contractual limitations. Good news! He was signing his My Week With Marilyn CD. This is really a fine effort and the Academy can piss off for rejecting it for consideration. He said while Desplat wrote Marilyn's theme, he transcribed it and selected how and where it was heard in his score. Too bad, as it is a fine score.
I finally met Cliff Eidelman! I love this guy too and told him straight out that for purely selfish reasons on my part that he needed to secure more scoring assignments! He signed my Big Miracle CD. I hope the exposure of this animal-lovers and family film will get him more work.
Some killer news! Star Trek VI is released in March on 2 CDs and features the complete scores with out-takes and alternative cues! Boom! This is long overdue and I can hardly wait to review this.
Bill Stromberg and John Morgan were there and I thanked them for their mission of restoring Golden Age scores. I intend to review their latest effort that features two scores by Herrmann - Battle of Neretva and The Naked Dead. Good News! They release Steiner's Adventures Of Don Juan in March! This is vintage Steiner that I will have to review.
I finally met Rolfe Kent. Damn if I did not know he was a Brit! He is also a nice guy who signed the crack-up score Mr. Popper's Penguins. He also has a new score coming out soon.
Well, it was another fun time and we are two weeks away for another LA event - a program of choral soundtrack suites by the Golden State Pops Orchestral 11 Feb! You know I am a niche collector of choral scores, so this is a dream come true. Life is good, very good!
All the best!