Category Archives: Music

Kondo’s Kompositions

As with other aspects of video games, the music used in them has become much more complex and intricate. Game music has also become more generally mainstream. I’ve been to pretty packed concerts of both Zelda and Final Fantasy music … Continue reading

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I Can’t Pretend to Be Someone Who Pretends to Be Someone Else

Here are some thoughts on the four albums I received for Christmas: The Rutles, Archaeology – Shortly after the release of the Beatles’ Anthology project, Neil Innes reunited with John Halsey and Ricky Fataar to record a new album of … Continue reading

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

Beth and I spent much of New Year’s Eve watching Mary Poppins, which neither of us had seen in some time, and I’m making a point of rewatching (or in some cases watching for the first time) the Disney animated … Continue reading

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The Money Cat Knows Where the Money Tree Grows

Gay Purr-ee – Apparently Chuck Jones beat Disney to an animated movie about cats in Paris by almost a decade. There was some real star power behind it, too. It was Judy Garland’s only animated role and Robert Goulet’s first … Continue reading

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A Performance with Merritt

The idea behind the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir is that Stephin Merritt would write fifty songs, one for each year of his life. He’s actually fifty-one now, but these things take a while to coalesce. He’s premiering the songs … Continue reading

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Art with Brains and Courage

After my post on books in Oz, Paul Dana suggested that I write one about the performing arts in that fairyland. It’s a good idea, but they aren’t really covered all that much in the books. I’ve looked previously at … Continue reading

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A Headliner We All Know for the Holy Halftime Show

Beth’s Uncle John gave me two new albums (well, new to me, anyway; and I do think they were both 2016 releases) for my birthday, so I figured I might as well say a bit about them. Jack and Amanda … Continue reading

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