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 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"After seeing The Towering Inferno, my dad was driving us home and I wouldn't talk about it because I was trying to keep the main title theme "fresh" in my head, so I could race to my room and WHISTLE IT into my tape recorder so I wouldn't ever forget it . . .
------------- Whoa! Sigerson, that made me literally LOL!"-------------------------

I had a similar experience on the way home from STRIPES (Elmer Bernstein). I just had to remember that March until I could hum it onto tape !!!

---------------------"It reminded me how many of the fictions of our life become fact just through the way we retell the same stories about ourselves through the years"---------------------

This is my favourite comment of the week !!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

"After seeing The Towering Inferno, my dad was driving us home and I wouldn't talk about it because I was trying to keep the main title theme "fresh" in my head, so I could race to my room and WHISTLE IT into my tape recorder so I wouldn't ever forget it . . .
------------- Whoa! Sigerson, that made me literally LOL!"-------------------------

I had a similar experience on the way home from STRIPES (Elmer Bernstein). I just had to remember that March until I could hum it onto tape !!!

---------------------"It reminded me how many of the fictions of our life become fact just through the way we retell the same stories about ourselves through the years"---------------------

This is my favourite comment of the week !!


Hey Kev!

Not only am I honored - honoured" - to have provided your fave quote, but I love that we're both "whistle-the-theme-into-the-tape-recorder-before-you-forget-it" buddies from way back! Ah back when there were "movie themes!" smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Jonnyquest wrote:
Film music spoke to me as long as I can remember, it was always the most powerful aspect of movie-going to me. The Disney films, the Big Musicals that would come on TV at the holidays...but like many of my generation, it was Williams who really opened the door. Star Wars wasn't the first though. The Irwin Allen music blew my mind - Lost In Space especially - and it was one of those things I was taping off the tv! smile Then I was obsessed by the theme to The Poseidon Adventure. My little brother and I would be floating plastic boats in the backyard pool and I'd flip mine over and start humming the theme! LOL

I've cited this little story before, which supports why I'm more grateful and less gripey than some around here. After seeing The Towering Inferno, my dad was driving us home and I wouldn't talk about it because I was trying to keep the main title theme "fresh" in my head, so I could race to my room and WHISTLE IT into my tape recorder so I wouldn't ever forget it. I knew soundtrack LPs were out there but most visits to the record bins were full of primarily "show tunes" and stuff like 400 copies of "Love Story." I honestly never dreamed that some of this music I was loving would ever be available to me. So when everyone starts their CC vs. album release stuff, or being greedy, or criticizing everything, I tend to shut down. I am so happy for all of it, seriously. By the time Jaws and Star Wars rolled around, I followed the same progression as many others. Apes and Logan and Patton brought me to Jerry, Bond to Barry, on and on.

Other music passions of mine include an obsession with every note and word ever written by Stephen Sondheim...



Like Ron, I must have skimmed this the first time around, or I was at work and didn't have time to reply.

Oh, man! If it weren't for a one-year age difference, I would have thought that Jonnyquest and I were separated at birth.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Oh, man! If it weren't for a one-year age difference, I would have thought that Jonnyquest and I were separated at birth.

Thanks, Zap. I guess that brings me back to my original post a few pages back, where I mentioned that some of us have such rare and SPECIFIC experiences in common, that I would buy you all a drink if I knew you, LOL.

 
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