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 Posted:   Feb 3, 2018 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Hey!

I just thought my fellow soundtrack & film score enthusiasts would like to know that I started a new companion podcast to my book Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers. Scored to Death: The Podcast will continue where the book left off, with new in-depth interviews with film music composer and eventually, audio documentaries and more.

The first episode features part 1 of a fascinating interview with composer Richard Band. Part 2 of the interview will be on the next episode and I have many other great composers and equally as fascinating interviews lined up for future episodes. If you're interested, please check out the podcast on:

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/scored-to-death-the-podcast/id1343066471

SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/scoredtodeath

Libsyn:
http://scoredtodeath.libsyn.com/

Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scored-to-death-the-podcast

And many other places you can find podcasts.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

Blake

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Thank you, will check it out!

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Pretty nice! Looking forward for part 2 !!
Love listening Mr. Band's Italian experience (indeed he has Italian origins!) and how he started his film music career with Joel Golsmith.

I am glad there is an alternative to Settling the Score (which I left since PLANET OF THE APES episode which I totally disliked).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

[Pretty nice! Looking forward for part 2 !!
Love listening Mr. Band's Italian experience (indeed he has Italian origins!) and how he started his film music career with Joel Golsmith.

I am glad there is an alternative to Settling the Score (which I left since PLANET OF THE APES episode which I totally disliked).]



Thanks a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hopefully I can continue to deliver quality interviews. I do think part 2 of Richard's interview will not disappoint.

As for Settling the Score, I knew there were other film music podcasts obviously...but until today, when somebody tweeted about them, I had no idea there were so many! But mine has a book.
:-)..lol.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'm nearly finished with the first part you have up.

I wanted to congratulate you on a very fun and natural feeling interview.


Band: (paraphrasing from memory) "We want a score like Star Wars. By the way we only have four dollars to do it."



That original composer, who did a score, on "Prison" was Ken Harrison. One of three or four scores he had tossed in his career.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

[I'm nearly finished with the first part you have up.

I wanted to congratulate you on a very fun and natural feeling interview.

Band: (paraphrasing from memory) "We want a score like Star Wars. By the way we only have four dollars to do it."

That original composer, who did a score, on "Prison" was Ken Harrison. One of three or four scores he had tossed in his career.]



Thanks so much. That means a lot. I do try and keep things natural and conversational. I have had nothing but positive experiences chatting with film music composers, whether it be for the Scored to Death book or the podcast. They have all been great and generous people.

Richard is also a perfect subject to interview, he has had a long career, he is incredibly intelligent and educated on the topic and super laid back, open and friendly. Can't ask for more than that. It also didn't hurt that, because of my doing the book, we have a few friends in common that can vouch for me. For example, Joseph Bishara was my middle man. He is the one that put me in touch with Richard.

As for Ken Harrison, ya hate to hear about scores getting tossed, but sadly it happens a lot. Harry Manfredini & Christopher Young, both talk about their experiences with it in their interviews in my book.

Thanks again! I hope you dig part 2 when it "drops." I also have a bunch of other really great interviews lined up for the coming months. Stay tuned.

Blake

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

As for Ken Harrison, ya hate to hear about scores getting tossed, but sadly it happens a lot. Harry Manfredini & Christopher Young, both talk about their experiences with it in their interviews in my book.

The main lists out-of-date page from my current defunct Rejected Film Scores website:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160615041707/http://www.rejectedfilmscores.150m.com/list.html


I still update and maintain the HTML file for it, with several new entries on those lists and the separate Supposedly page. So, if you have any information you can add, please let me know. My e-mail is in my profile.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)


The main lists out-of-date page from my current defunct Rejected Film Scores website:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160615041707/http://www.rejectedfilmscores.150m.com/list.html


I still update and maintain the HTML file for it, with several new entries on those lists and the separate Supposedly page. So, if you have any information you can add, please let me know. My e-mail is in my profile.]


What a great resource. Thanks for sharing it. I will look it over and if I have anything to add that you haven't already covered, I will let you know....but it looks pretty darn thorough to me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Will you announce here when Part 2 is up, or do we have to keep checking?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Will you announce here when Part 2 is up, or do we have to keep checking?

Right now, the plan is to post an episode every other week. So barring any unforeseen circumstances, Part 2 of Richard Band's interview should post on 02/15. But I'm happy to post it on this thread when it does.

Blake

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2018 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I listed to the podcast on the way to and from work the other day and it kept me thoroughly entertained. I usually don’t get into podcasts too much; many that I’ve listened to sound a bit too self indulgent for my tastes. But this one was great. I look forward to hearing more.

On a more technical note, what do you use to record the interviews? I can take this question offline if you need to elaborate extensively. Lol

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2018 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

I listed to the podcast on the way to and from work the other day and it kept me thoroughly entertained. I usually don’t get into podcasts too much; many that I’ve listened to sound a bit too self indulgent for my tastes. But this one was great. I look forward to hearing more.

On a more technical note, what do you use to record the interviews? I can take this question offline if you need to elaborate extensively. Lol


Thanks so much. I appreciate the support and feedback.

As for recording the interviews. Right now, they are all being done over Skype or FaceTime with varied sound quality results. So far, I've found that FaceTime to their iPhones (like with the first episode) sounds way better than Skype, but they all don't want to or can't use FaceTime. In a nutshell, I connect my laptop and a microphone to a zoom recorder & I also use a program called "Call Recorder" from a company called ecamm to record a back up. "Call Recorder" works well and is more than adequate for people that aren't exceptionally over paranoid about mishaps...like me. I just like the piece of mind of having two different recordings, in case something goes wrong with one method.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2018 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Thanks for the 411. Both you and Richard Band sounded very clear.

You mentioned another Podcast that you do. What is that one called ? I’d love to check that out as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2018 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Thanks for the 411. Both you and Richard Band sounded very clear.

You mentioned another Podcast that you do. What is that one called ? I’d love to check that out as well.


Thanks. Richard's interview sounds especially good. I just did another interview via FaceTime last week, that also sounds very good. So I guess that's the best option.

My other podcast is called Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, but it is not about film music. It is more of a light-hearted, informative & nostalgic show about movies. It is on iTunes and most other podcast providers.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/saturday-night-movie-sleepovers/id939298015?mt=2

Thanks!
Blake

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2018 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Episode 2 of Scored to Death: The Podcast is up! In it, I continue my discussion with composer Richard Band. We chat about Bernard Herrmann, working with Stuart Gordon, dive deep into the Re-Animator & From Beyond scores...and much much more.

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/scored-to-death-the-podcast/id1343066471

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/show/0WYSFmle8WPeWBoue35jEH?si=gLs3ecakRpK0P5WAK3mHnw

SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/scoredtodeath

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrA2haqegyzDIozvDGlbKKQ?view_as=subscriber

scoredtodeath.com and most other podcast apps & providers.

Thanks!
Blake

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2018 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Enjoyable as the first part. Thank you.


Band: "My relationship with most directors and producers are, are quite similar. they know that if they hire me, there's a period time that they just gotta leave me the fuck alone."

Band: "If there's anything I can't stand, is when people mix electronics and orchestra and you really feel like they're two separate entities that don't belong together. And that really just pisses me off, because it's not necessary. They can be put together in unique ways [...]"

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2018 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Enjoyable as the first part. Thank you.


Band: "My relationship with most directors and producers are, are quite similar. they know that if they hire me, there's a period time that they just gotta leave me the fuck alone."

Band: "If there's anything I can't stand, is when people mix electronics and orchestra and you really feel like they're two separate entities that don't belong together. And that really just pisses me off, because it's not necessary. They can be put together in unique ways [...]"


Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

 
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