Picked this up yesterday from Mel’s office, and it’s now hanging proudly on my wall.
There’s a great review of the Blazing Saddles soundtrack over at iFMagazine. And I get a shout-out!
Buy Blazing – Buy it Now!
The Blazing Saddles soundtrack is now available for order! Buy it! Buy it now!
Well it’s been pre-announced: the soundtrack to Blazing Saddles will be released next Tuesday! I co-produced the album along with MV Gerhard at La-La Land Records, and wrote the extensive liner notes. I’m very proud of my work on this album, so be sure to go get it!
A Bit of Brooks
I’ve been working on a project for the past few months that has required me – once again – to interview one of the funniest men alive, Mr. Mel Brooks. It was a lengthy interview – it was supposed to run about 30 minutes long, but went for about 1.5 hours. I’ve pulled a few sound clips (MP3s) of interest though, which I think readers might find amusing. Enjoy! Mel’s thoughts on Warner Bros. changing its name to Warner Communications …
Blazing Brooks History
Tonight I went to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica to an American Cinematheque screening of Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles and History of the World, Part I. Seeing Blazing with a packed crowd was a blast, and Mel spoke in between the two films. He’s 81, but sharp as a tack, and still damn funny. History was okay, not as good as I remembered it being. Since it’s broken up into little sketches and segments, it’s lacking a necessary plot …