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  1. QFT. It's easy to write pizzicato passages that sound clich├ęd and overly cutesy, but Williams' attempts are sublime. (I especially love those weird ones, like in "Flight From Peru.")
  2. He ain't the only one! So sorry to hear about your struggles, Justin. Mental health (or lack thereof) is a bitch.
  3. I'm excited! Probably going to buy this, mainly for the score, which has some fun faux-serious moments.
  4. I appreciated the show's blend of (relatively light) horror with 80s family movie tropes. Perhaps overhyped a bit, but it's a solidly enjoyable show. Like Jay, I came to really enjoy the main title music, but the score as a whole is nothing I'd ever listen to on its own.
  5. You lost me when you didn't tell me how many midichlorians Rey has.
  6. If you're gonna change the word order to maximize clarity, I'd put "badly" in front "imitating." Putting an adverb between a transitive verb and its object just sounds weird.
  7. That's a great way of putting it. Personally, I use Netflix all the time, but my listening habits are quite different from my viewing habits. With music, I care a lot more about avoiding compression artifacts, and I have a lot more interest in repeat listens than repeat viewings. I also think of the listening experience as somehow a lot more sacred, and using Spotify or the like somehow seems to cheapen it. No idea why I feel that way; nothing objectively wrong with the service for those who are interested. But I'm just not. I enjoy carefully curating my own private music collection.
  8. Definitely still buying and burning virtually all my music. I enjoy the physicality of the product, and more importantly, I strongly prefer to have lossless copies of my music. It's not that I can hear high-bitrate lossy compression - I can't, whatever my biased brain might tell me. I just love music editing, and I can hear lossy compression when it's applied to something that's already undergone lossy compression.
  9. The drunk music in E.T. made me laugh out loud the first time I heard it on album. I'm also a big fan of that cringeworthy penultimate chord in Aunt Marge's Waltz - so close to the traditional, expected ending...and yet so, soooooo far.
  10. TPM would be a fun one, but yeah, like you said, I haven't done one for any cues from that score. Maybe in the future! Regardless, I'm not sure what you're referring to, PS, but if anyone else does, I'd be very interested to see it, too!
  11. The Whip Scene More Whip Indie Gets the Whip Steven's Whip Collection
  12. I hear that for the first time in this franchise, Williams is going to write a whip theme for Indy 5!
  13. I prefer a2, but it's also correct as a 2. For the snare drum, you would only use x-shaped noteheads to indicate rimshots or stick clicks, things like that. Otherwise it's normal noteheads. Personally, I prefer them to be on a normal staff with the two-lined percussion clef, but sometimes you'll see it with a single-line staff too. Technically correct as well, but IMO it's somehow tougher to read. For that TPM source cue, if it helps, keep in mind that it's identical to another of the source tracks. It just has the recorders taken out. You can line up the audio and it matches.
  14. Williams had his "out" with TFA and he didn't take it. I think the man genuinely does enjoy writing (among other things) Star Wars music - albeit colored by whatever interests and stylistic tendencies he has at the time. I see/hear somewhat more intellectual, interesting, innovative work in the oeuvres of other composers. But none of them affect me quite the way Williams' work does on the whole. He's uniquely skilled at achieving a balance between depth and accessibility, or at least the type of balance I enjoy.