Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sesame Street is 40 today!

Seriously, I cant imagine where I'd be without it.
Sonia Manzano's voice is as familiar as my own Mother's.

Rewatching the old ones again with my Son has further proved what an influence that show was to me, and hopefully to him.

Hearing some of those songs again really inspired me to try this EP. There were some that have been forever burned into my head.

Click here to listen to tracks from The Sesame Street Covers EP

Thursday, October 1, 2009


OK, I am almost done with the Gli Scassinatori EP, but this one may be close behind...

The Sesame Street Covers EP

The Lowercase "n" EPIC VERSION is in the bag. Round 2 is the EXIT song:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Song

My new challenge: Taking a minute long Steve Zuckerman Sesame Street classic and turn it into a 5 1/2 minute EPIC!

Lowercase "n". She's not lonely anymore...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Horror Continues...

"After surviving the horrific incident two years ago, Julie and her family decide to move out. Little does Julie know, that while the family is out, the demon spirit has come back, and has taken possession of a beloved Muppet! Does Julie have the strength and firepower to defeat DEMON DOLL again?"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Year Was 1997...

I had been trying to convert all my old VHS home movies onto DVD when I came across DEMON DOLL! I called up my daughter who is 19 now and asked her permission to post it on YouTube.

She reluctantly agreed.

She was 8 at the time and probably though her Dad was nuts. I know her Mom did.

I shot the video in sequence and did all the editing in camera as I was filming. The audio was all done on a 4 track and it took many tries to sync it up with the video.

There was a sequel(it's slightly better) which I might post later.



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

White Dog Trailer

I decided to cut a theatrical trailer for the 1982 film "White Dog".
Since the movie was never released theatrically, a trailer was never made.

There was one rough cut B&W dupe that was never finished, but it kind of erased the point of the film and made it more of a straight up "killer animal" flick.

So, here is my attempt to "replicate" an early 80's trailer for Samuel Fuller's WHITE DOG...

Does it work?
Does it make you want to go out and buy the DVD?
Should I keep my day job?

UPDATE: I did receive an email from Producer Jon Davison that was very complimentary, but he did notify me that I misspelled his last name...


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Project #443

I am in the midst of a project.

It’s a project that I am actually following through on: a five song EP covering Morricone’s score to “Gli Scassinatori” (1971). I am already two songs in to it. Hopefully it doesn’t come off as to sacrilegious. I’m not a “visionary” like Zack Snyder.

I’ve been collecting a lot of obscure Morricone albums and this one came off as his most catchy and fun… so I couldn’t wait to get my grubby mitts all over it. The film itself is pretty standard and not too exciting. As you can see from the trailer, Ennio gets top billing along with the actors! Awesome.

Here are the first two tracks from the EP. When I’m finished, I'll post the complete album for those who would be interested.

Track 1: Gli Scassinatori

Track 2: Tema D'Amore

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Score-Off Challenge #15

Remember The Score-Off Challenge? You know, that unstoppable artistic expression of blood sweat and tears wrenched from the souls of your humble narrator and compositional contributors? It’s that ingenious conceptual enigma of three working components that can only be compared to say, the nuts, caramel and nougat of a Salted Nut Roll©.

Well, we are now in the throws of another round. In round number 15, we are summoned yet again by that ham-fisted cigar chomping producer Earl L. Luckes Jr. Our mission: To come up with a theme to “The 13th Promise of Death”. Did we succeed? One will never know if one doesn’t comment. Don’t be afraid of the comment box. We can take criticisms. What good are egos if they can’t be bruised?

And while you’re there, why not take shots at any one of these fine Score-Off Classics:

-Hitler’s Killer 6
-The House That Hell Birthed
-God’s Home Movies
-Diaper Bag
-Day Of The Vagrant
-The Adventures Of Adam Quest
-In A World…
-The Homesteaders
-Somebody’s At The Door
-The Application
-The Mascot
-The Assassin’s Game
-Candy’s Sticky Cotton

Take your time and enjoy these gems, and remember, without film music, we’d all be dead.