Monday, July 9, 2012

Last Minute Change!

I was holding out on choosing a 'Jaws' theme because I thought it would be a popular choice, but as no-one's gone for it, I'm changing my 3rd backing track from 'Spielberg Fashion' to 'Jaws Horror Head'. You know what I'm talking about - the bit where Roy Scheider dives down and finds that sunken boat - he's just a-pokin' around and AAAAAARRGHHH!!! - a horror head pops out!!! Scariest scene ever. Apparently Spielberg shot it himself (with his own money) because there wasn't enough popcorn flying after the test previews!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

May Marcus come in?

Sorry to be a late sod. I've brought Marcus Brody, Indiana's long standing friend and comrade, to the party. Just love him. The song morphed out of control during the recording process, so I am not sure how well this now represents him. Close your eyes. Can you see/feel him?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Duelling scouts

I've got two tracks just about finished. The first track is based on the film Duel, as I've said before. It is very heavy and quite unconventional. I like it, but I don't envy the person who gets it as a song.

The second piece is much more straight forward. I recorded an acoustic guitar idea that I've had lying around for a while. Without this project it probably wouldn't have seen daylight. It is very pretty (I think). I'd had the art of song writing in mind, but the feel is a bit more rural and calm than anything I've seen Spielberg do, so I've changed the subject to Boy Scouts. Spielberg got into film making when he borrowed his dad's movie camera at the age of twelve to complete his first film for a Boy Scouts photography merit badge. Awesome. The feel of the second piece fits this perfectly. The merit badge and photography in general are also suitable.

Maybe I'll try for a third...