Hot on the heels of Maestro Morricone (although a few years younger) I believe Tuesday is MusicMad's birthday.
It's a real treat for me to have him contributing to the board; an authoritative and longtime fan of John Barry, I've learnt a huge amount from him in private correspondence.
And modest, as well - I doubt he'll be expecting this, and I suppose it's a way of me saying thanks. I'll raise one to you tomorrow (a drink, that is, not an invoice ) and I hope to share some haddock'n'chips before too many more months are out.
Look! It's your birthday AGAIN! Seems to come around every year...
It's pretty late, and to be honest I only logged in to escape the Geordie midgets and their execrable jungle programme, but none the less I hope you had a great birthday with cake and music ringing in your ears. That's the music ringing in your ears, of course, not the cake...
My thanks to you all for your good wishes (hides in embarrassment).
I know I'm not the oldest member - and I'm certainly not the wisest (or prettiest!) member - of this forum, but these years do keep passing ... ever more quickly, it seems.
And I think back and ask: how can it be, nearly 40 years of collecting film music ... and I still love it with a passion. Indeed, recent talk re: releases of Geoff Love's albums gives me hope that there'll be a proper release of his Big Western/War Movie Themes's albums ... the ones that started it all off for me.
And another I'd like Vocalion to release: Ron Goodwin's Excitement (so as to replace the 4 crackly tracks I have) was one of my first dozen ...
My tastes have widened but film music remains the central feature.