Hanging at the TEA / Dinner at La Hierbita

Dan Spain (2009)

After the radio interview finally ended, Melinda and I headed back with Ana to the TEA where the composer panels had been going on.  We ended up hanging with a bunch of folks down in the Library Cafe, chatting with Clint Mansell, David Arnold, John Ottman, Ray Costa, Robert Messinger, Vasi Vangelos, and others. At around 8:30pm, before the last panel had finished, a bunch of us were getting peckish, so we went with Pedro to one of his favorite …

Reception in La Laguna / Clint Mansell Concert

Dan Spain (2009)

After the Varese Sarabande panel, Melinda and I were driven to the historic theater in La Laguna where Clint Mansell would have his concert, but the panel had started and ended late – which means we ended up missing the walking tour of colonial La Laguna.  Gah! We did however get to the reception on time, where we were joined by the other guests, including Carol Goldsmith (Jerry’s widow), John Ottman, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and his wife, Vasi Vangelos and …

The Wrestler

Dan Movie Reviews

Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler is a stark and sobering character study of a man way past the prime of his life.  Once a professional wrestling superstar in the 1980s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is now at the twilight of his career: he lives in a trailer home that he can barely afford, works at a grocery store, and wrestles on the weekends for money.  When he has a heart attack after a match, he realizes he has to put …