FilmEar Episode 25: Mother Knows Best

On a very special episode I invite my Mom on the podcast, Barbara Murphy, and we chat about how her musical influences and the music she played around the house rubbed off on me – from Stravinsky and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue to musicals like South Pacific.  We also talk about her early love of instrumentals like Booker T’s Green Onions and rockers like Roy Orbison to Jazz music.  Her love of movies and movie music was also diverse, ranging from John Williams Jurassic Park to comedies like Clue and the pop filled score to Guardians of the Galaxy.  In TV, we talk Hit Parade to Colombo, The Voice to Perry Mason and everything in between.  We even talk a little recent Star Wars as well as some of her favories now, like Hamilton and Haley Reinhart – All of this with music examples, so sit back and stick it in your ear with my Mom!

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FilmEar Episode 24: Favorites of 2016

In 2016 the Voice reigned supreme in my choices for favorite scores, wither in TV’s Game of Thrones, the Irish band film Sing Street, or musicals both live action (La La Land) or animated (Moana).  That’s not to say there weren’t any scores without them that I didn’t like (just check out John Williams’ The BFG), it’s just that the human voice played a role in most of my favorites.  I play clips and we hear from composers that made my list last year like Michael Giacchino and the wizard Danny Elfman!  We also have a few new comers that I hope to hear from in the future.  All in all it was another good year for scores with an array of films from Arrival to Swiss Army Man, so sit back and listen to my favorites from last year… the year that many of us wanted to forget.

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FilmEar Episode 23: Rogue One – A Star Wars Podcast

Spoiler Warning! To commemorate the release of Rogue One on Blu-Ray and DVD join Natrebo, Chris and first timer Crystal as we run down the movie and our thoughts on this Star Wars Story.  Although there are a few tangents into talk of Transformer trailers and dinning theaters we do “stay on target” for the most part and fill the episode with Star Wars goodness.  Weather you love the film, or hate the film you will find a good time hearing us talk about Michael Giacchino’s score, what the loss of the crawl means to us and whether we will see the Rogue One crew again in the sequel Rogue One: Part 2 – Ghost Wars!

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FilmEar Episode 22: From Deadpool to Doctor Strange – 2016 in Superheroes!

Holy Podcast Batman!  Jason Beghtol is back and we rundown the Superhero films of 2016 with score clips, so join us in discussions of Deadpool (Junky XL), Batman v Superman (Hans Zimmer & Junky XL), Civil War (Henry Jackman), X-Men Apocalypse (John Ottman), Suicide Squad (Steven Price) & Doctor Strange (Michael Giacchino).  We weave in and out of the films like Batman taking down a warehouse of bad guys and then end with a quick rundown of the superhero films to come in 2017 – All this while playing clips from all the scores, so sit back and relax as we put on our capes and wax super for you.

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FilmEar Episode 21: Spoiling Westworld

In this Spoiler filled episode we are back with our Producer Justin and we welcome back our old friend Chris Kayfield (check out his Photography at http://www.kayfieldmedia.com/) as we discuss only Westworld, The music of Westworld by Ramin Djawadi, the use of player piano in Westworld, Westworld the 1973 film with music by Fred Karlin, our favorite Westworld moments and MORE WESTWORLD!… Again, spoilers ahead!  We also discuss if choosing to listen to podcast and other people’s theories help or hinder the watching of the show.

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FilmEar Episode 20: Jason’s Jam

In this Episode we meet Jason Beghtol, a music educator, musician and friend.  We discuss his trombone prowess and why bass is better than tenor.  He confesses his love of the Dave Matthews Band along with the musical Wicked.  Biases in music are talked about as well as the benefits of listening to live Music.  Lettuce, Johan de Meij, John Williams and yes, Danny Elfman come up to name a few…
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Note: the David Maslanka symphony that Jason refers to is his 4th, not his 3rd.

FilmEar Episode 19: Binky’s Sax Odyssey

My friend Terrence “Binky” Cummings is interviewed in this episode and we discuss Church Music, Michael Jackson, Inappropriate Car CD Shuffling, Paper Saxophones, Charlie Parker, School Band, Lean On Me, Musicals and the story behind his business Music Masters. Check him out by searching Music Masters Inner Circle on Facebook or going to musicmastersstudio.blogspot.com

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FilmEar Episode 18: Favorites of 2015

FilmEar is now over a year old and to commemorate that achievement I record my first solo episode looking back to 2015 and picking my favorite scores. Join me as I talk about the usual suspects of John Williams, Danny Elfman, Ennio Morricone and a slew of others. I play samples from each and there are a few other non-score surprises as well!

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FilmEar Episode 17: Epic Sci-Fi with Allen

The sound quality is not perfect as I visit my brother-in-law Allen on this episode and we geek out over Star Wars and other epic Sci-Fi scores.  We discuss the mastery of John Williams and his journey though a galaxy far, far away including The Force Awakens.
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 That carries us into thoughts on James Horner, Craig Safan, Stu Phillips and John Carpenter with films like Star Trek II, The Last Starfighter and Big Trouble In Little China.  After the episode is a small conversation we had as we looked through some of his massive Star Wars collection.  So may the force be with you as you remember 4-LOM, not Zuckuss, is the droid (action figure alert)!
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FilmEar Episode 16: Fan Portraits with Tanya Kang

On this episode I interview the wonderful Tanya Kang about her Pearl Jam Fan Portrait project and how she captures a fan base’s favorite lyrics in photographs.  We talk about her journeys and delve into her background as we make detours through live concert life and the soundtracks that she loves.  With more concerts coming up and a book on the way, we will keep you updated on her progress.

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Please check out her work on Facebook, Instagram @pearljamfanportraits & @fanportraits and on twitter @fanportraits

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