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 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I was reading Gerald Fried's biography on the Star Trek Soundtracks website and it says that he died November 14, 1990, but Wikipedia and IMDB says he's still alive. Which is correct?

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

I'm fairly positive that, based on your face-with-sunglasses image, you're being slightly sarcastic about it - but the energetic Mr. Fried is still with us - the date they list is actually when Sol Kaplan died, so I'm inclined to believe it was a case of copy/pasting information, or just putting the right information into the wrong entry.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm fairly positive that, based on your face-with-sunglasses image, you're being slightly sarcastic about it - but the energetic Mr. Fried is still with us - the date they list is actually when Sol Kaplan died, so I'm inclined to believe it was a case of copy/pasting information, or just putting the right information into the wrong entry.

Unless I saw a zombie, he performed last year at LA LA LAND's release screening of two STAR TREK episodes when they released the box set of CLASSC TREK.

I think he's still with us as of today.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

. . . . . . . . Phew!

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

What a ridiculous thread. I am sure an e-mail to that site's webmaster would be the most efficient way to correct that error.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Yeah, he's still alive. After 20 years of no scoring projects, he did a short film last year (any label looking into that?).

And in early 2010 I put up and interview with him:
http://rejectedfilmscores.150m.com/geraldfriedinterview.html


He's a very nice guy.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

The cat 'fight music' was mighty funny. Not so funny:

In an era where orchestra synth samples are becoming more & more realistic, and producers using composers who create scores more on computers than with real orchestras, how do you feel it's impacted scoring as you knew it, and do you think it misses the nuances and playing quality a real orchestra can only give?

Of course I think it's an unfortunate compromise. But, how to fight it, is the problem.

I hope you don't mind the direct quote. But that is a most interesting . . . comment.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   robtoliver   (Member)

What a ridiculous thread. I am sure an e-mail to that site's webmaster would be the most efficient way to correct that error.

Fixed. That mistake has probably been there for the past decade or so, but I get very little feedback on the site. I probably average a half a dozen e-mails a year and therefore don't check that mail account often.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

What a ridiculous thread. I am sure an e-mail to that site's webmaster would be the most efficient way to correct that error.

Fixed. That mistake has probably been there for the past decade or so, but I get very little feedback on the site. I probably average a half a dozen e-mails a year and therefore don't check that mail account often.


Well, in theory, it should have been more effective. No way to know that you (the webmaster) was a user here or that you neglect that e-mail account.

Though the lack of checking e-mail that might explain why I never got a response (or at least don't remember one) maybe 3-5 years ago when asking about why the Richard Hayman Naxos Star Trek recording is not mentioned, nor is the Edel "Next Generations" cd for that matter, though all the other major compilations seem to be mentioned there. wink

Regardless though, If the point of this thread was to fix the StarTrekSoundtracks site, it seems an odd way to do it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   robtoliver   (Member)

Well, in theory, it should have been more effective. No way to know that you (the webmaster) was a user here or that you neglect that e-mail account.

Yes, in theory, but I just checked and don't see any e-mail regarding the issue. I don't "neglect" the account, I simply give it the proper amount of attention considering that 99.9999999999% of the mail that gets through the spam filter is still spam. There's also the possibility that legitimate e-mail is flagged as spam.

Though the lack of checking e-mail that might explain why I never got a response (or at least don't remember one) maybe 3-5 years ago when asking about why the Richard Hayman Naxos Star Trek recording is not mentioned...

3-5 years ago would be before the 2009 reboot and a few years after the end of Enterprise, and would coincide with a fairly dry period for Star Trek music. It would be accurate to say the site was in hibernation then and my enthusiasm had waned considerably. Who knew the treasures to come?

I do indeed focus on the original recordings and significant compilations or re-recordings. I don't want to just list everything with a Star Trek logo slapped on it. There's some dodgy-looking stuff out there.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Fixed. That mistake has probably been there for the past decade or so, but I get very little feedback on the site.

Hi, Rob. I guess I'm one of the people you haven't gotten feedback from. But I've been visiting the Star Trek Soundtracks site on and off for years and I've always liked it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I don't "neglect" the account, I simply give it the proper amount of attention considering that 99.9999999999% of the mail that gets through the spam filter is still spam. There's also the possibility that legitimate e-mail is flagged as spam.

I apologize for the poor choice of word. The point I intended to convey (twice?) is that just because people see something on the internet, it's not necessarily something worth bringing public attention to. Certainly, the logical choice would be to e-mail the webmaster (regardless of how much attention is "proper" for that mailbox.)

I still don't see the point of this thread, but I guess it doesn't matter.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)


I do indeed focus on the original recordings and significant compilations or re-recordings. I don't want to just list everything with a Star Trek logo slapped on it. There's some dodgy-looking stuff out there.


Those titles were suggested for a reason. The Edel had the only available recording of Dennis McCarthy's "Birth" from "The Child" until LLL released TNG V.1 and the Hayman/Naxos had recordings of Treks 2 thru 5 among other things.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2013 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


I apologize for the poor choice of word. The point I intended to convey (twice?) is that just because people see something on the internet, it's not necessarily something worth bringing public attention to. Certainly, the logical choice would be to e-mail the webmaster (regardless of how much attention is "proper" for that mailbox.)

I still don't see the point of this thread, but I guess it doesn't matter.



The POINT was that there was conflicting information, and the OP wanted to know it if it was true. How the flying gates of hell is it logical, in that case, to email the webmaster to change something when he didn't know who was right?

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I think he's still with us as of today.

He dies irae once in a while, such as in "Return of Dracula."

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)


I apologize for the poor choice of word. The point I intended to convey (twice?) is that just because people see something on the internet, it's not necessarily something worth bringing public attention to. Certainly, the logical choice would be to e-mail the webmaster (regardless of how much attention is "proper" for that mailbox.)

I still don't see the point of this thread, but I guess it doesn't matter.



The POINT was that there was conflicting information, and the OP wanted to know it if it was true. How the flying gates of hell is it logical, in that case, to email the webmaster to change something when he didn't know who was right?


In that case, why anyone would believe startreksoundtracks.com over IMDB is beyond me. IMO, the fact that the OP had a smiley in the top corner of his post suggests he was not being serious with his inquiry.

 
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