Archive for the ‘Soundtracks’ Category

January 19, 2016 0

Oscar Music Nominees 2015

By in Mix CDs, Movies, Soundtracks

It’s that time again! Check out this year’s Oscar Nominees in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories with my annual mix! I’ve selected roughly 11 minutes from each of the scores, so that in less than an hour you can get a taste of all five nominees, and also check out all […]

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December 24, 2015 0

More Scores of the Season

By in Mix CDs, Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s been 5 years since my last Christmas-themed score mix, and I’ve heard so much great stuff since then I decided it was time for another! “More Scores of the Season” contains 80 minutes of Christmas-y, holiday, and snow-related score tracks, many of them putting a new spin on Christmas staples, carols, […]

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June 23, 2015 0

James Horner and Casper’s melody of death

By in Movies, Soundtracks

Casper is the film that gave me a multifaceted view on death. I’d certainly thought about death before Brad Silberling’s 1995 film — like everyone else, I’d experienced the loss of pets and relatives — but I hadn’t actively tried to comprehend what dying meant. It was something sad that happened, but it was part of life’s cycle: people were here, and then they weren’t. […]

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February 27, 2012 4

84th Oscar Thoughts

By in Movies, Soundtracks, TV

Adam & I stayed home to watch this year, just the two of us and a warm bowl of delicious, delicious poutine (thanks Rachel, for the ‘curds!). I’ve been wildly indifferent on this year’s films (and thus, Oscar nominees) overall, so my heart wasn’t in it for the flicks, for once. Here are my stray […]

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February 25, 2011 0

Oscar Music Nominees 2010

By in Mix CDs, Soundtracks

It’s back! Sample this year’s Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score and Best Original Song with my annual Academy Awards movie music mix! Whether you want to have an educated opinion on the nominees before Sunday’s ceremony or are simply a film aficionado, this mix will catch you up on the music branch’s choices for […]

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December 25, 2010 3

Scores of the Season

By in Mix CDs, Soundtracks

Merry Christmas! Need some background music for your Christmas Day gift-unwrapping? Or dinner with your family? Sick of the same old holiday tunes but still want something festive? Ever wondered how I’d finally tie Buffy the Vampire Slayer into a soundtrack mix? Well look no further, Christmas-friend! “Scores of the Season” has finally arrived! A […]

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May 30, 2010 5

Soundtrack Sampler 2009

By in Mix CDs, Soundtracks

It’s “Soundtrack Sampler” week here on the blog, as I’ve completed not 1, not 2, but 3 Soundtrack Samplers in the past several months! Over the course of the week, I’ll be giving each one its moment in the sun with some photos of the liners and a brief run-down of my thoughts for each […]

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March 27, 2010 4

Here be Training of Dragons

By in Movies, Soundtracks

(SPOILER-FREE) All four of us at MAMA’s House ventured out to an advance screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” last Saturday morning, with few to no expectations. I like me some animation, but I wasn’t enthralled by the trailers I’d seen beforehand. And maybe that was for the best, because the movie turned out […]

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February 23, 2010 0

Oscar Music Nominees 2009

By in Mix CDs, Soundtracks

Sample this year’s Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score and Best Original Song! My annual Academy Awards movie music mix is back, and will catch you up on the music branch’s choices for best of the year in just over an hour.

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