Photo Book Vol. 2

Dan Showbiz

I need to start putting together the second volume of my “Scoring in Los Angeles” photo book, for the RMA.  The tricky part will be, as before, to figure out which photos to use.  I just have waaay too many of them.  But I want to use as many candids of the musicians as possible.  Something to show their personalities and/or situations that they deal with.  Here’s a photo I took at a recent session that I really like – …

Randy Newman!

Dan Showbiz

Today I went to my first ever Randy Newman scoring session. It was as awesome as I had expected it to be, and Randy sure can tell stories! The score (for the George Clooney film Leatherheads) was vintage Randy Newman, and I will have more details on my SoundtrackNet news item in a few days.

Yo Ho, Yo Ho / Morricone!

Dan Showbiz

Had a long day today, but it involved lunch with a friend in Culver City, a scoring session at Sony, and then I went to the Isituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, where the Italian consulate was honoring Ennio Morricone, who will be getting an honorary Academy Award on Sunday. He’s the second composer to ever receive the honorary Oscar (Alex North was the first), and while he might not care that much (he’s on the record as saying he …