Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A To Z: Naruto Shippuden "Man of the World"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

Considered the Game of Thrones of Anime, in terms of epicness, Naruto: Shippuden is a seriously epic series that will take years to catch up if you haven't watched from the beginning. Yasuharu Takanashi has a great ear for drawing the right notes to pique the emotion from the viewer, to which this track has to be among the saddest I've ever heard.


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and check your chakra before you leave ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Merlin "Love Theme"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

I discovered this show not long ago, and considering how old the first episode is, I was impressed with the production value. King Arthur and Camelot was always something I had a hard time getting into, but spin the legend with a young Merlin, and I'm hooked. Since then I've caught up to the series and have found myself coming back to the score by Rob Lane Rohan Stevenson. These tracks have proved to be pivotal in inspiring the fantasy out of me when I need it most.


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "watch where you swing that sword, Clotpole!"

Monday, April 14, 2014

A To Z Challenge: The Last Of Us "The Last Of Us"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

My personal favorite game of 2013, The Last of Us took us on a tour of a post-apocalyptic world with zombie- like creatures, the likes of which we have never seen. Ellie has since been considered one of the best gaming characters in history. Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, this score knows exactly what's going for it. Great, subtle tracks for writing.


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "whatever you do, make every shot count ..."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A To Z: Knights of the Old Republic "Bastila's Theme"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

Surprisingly enough, Knights of the Old Republic was my introduction to RPG gaming. Pretty good choice to start with. This title from BioWare eventually led to one of the most ambitious RPG developers around (Mass Effect, Dragon Age). Jeremy Soule composed the complicated score (game scores generally are), with plenty of nods to the original Star Wars score. Sometimes I couldn't wait to upgrade my lightsaber, just so I could listen to this track again. Feels like a dream, huh?


Come back on Monday for a new track. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "I thought meat-bags liked being called master."

Friday, April 11, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Jurassic Park "Journey to the Island"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

Dude! Mr. Williams, we're not even halfway through the challenge and you're here for the third time (give others a chance, wouldja?). I had to pick Jurassic Park for today (I was totally obsessed with this movie --what eleven-year-old boy wasn't?). I often turn to this track when I, or one of my characters, is in need of adventure and wonder.


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and where's my can of cryogenic shaving cream?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Independence Day "End Titles"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

Often considered Roland Emmerich's best film (and David Arnold's best score), Independence Day took the concept of alien invasion to a new level with 15 mile-wide ships that can wipe out a metropolis in a single blow. It demonstrated how powerful the human race can be if we would unite ourselves to a common purpose. How about it, folks?


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "that's what I call a close encounter ..."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban "A Window to the Past"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

After eight films, the Harry Potter franchise as given us over nine hours of tracks, perfect for all day writing binges. Is it possible to narrow it down to one favorite? This track from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a very different score from John Williams's other Potter contributions, really stood out to me and has continued to do so.



There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and methinks my mischief is managed!