Composing

  I have a task in writing for a film to imitate the Can Can song by Offenbach. So I wrote a piece on piano that feels similar but doesn’t […]

Do Your Thing ...But Do It Like This

The common train wreck filmmakers have with composers is the “how” of temp music. The editor wants something to cut with (understandable) so they take Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, King Sunny […]

Logic Pro X

It’s the norm for software companies to reinvent their products with new releases but shit it means you have to lose hours or weeks and months solving basic problems because […]

Believe In Sanity Clause?

Many contracts are made up of language that is harder to understand than an announcement on a TTC subway platform. Bob Snider once told me his manager, Shelly, was his shark […]

Grasshopper, not.

I had a meeting once when I was twenty something with a composer named Robert Mundinger and we spoke about scoring films which he did and which I wanted to […]

Zed Is Dead Baby

Recently I read about a company that wanted something similar to this song by Aphex Twin and they were paying about $20,000. That’s Mr. Aphex Twin below (obviously at the beach). I tried […]

Music Of The Stars

The mind blowing thing about John Cage was removing the individual as the composer. He took astronomical charts and put transparencies of staff paper over them, then had pianists play […]