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      Donate to JWFan, win a CD!   05/30/17

      Hello!

      We are significantly behind on our funds for keeping JWFan alive, and need to collect donations again.
      As an incentive, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Donate at least $10 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $250 goal:   Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   Donate at least $20 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $500 goal:   John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   Donate at least $30 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $750 goal:   James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   Donate at least $50 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $1,000 goal:   Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  1. I listen mostly to compilations these days (Ultimate Collection, Lights Camera... Music, etc.), unable to really get into a score. Ah, summer!
  2. I listened some Mendelssohn's symphonies yesterday newly recorded by Yannick Nézet-Séguin on DG. Great!
  3. Le Mont Royal offers for sure a splendid view over Montréal. And it's famous cross at the top. Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the city's co-founder, erected the first cross on Mount Royal in 1643.
  4. Oh don't put that in your mouth! It's Junk! I was born in Montréal, I don't live here anymore, but I work here every day. Hey @Will do you know it's the 375th anniversary of Montréal this year? Places to visit... You have to visit the Jardin botanique, and climb at the top of Le Stade Olympique. You have to take a walk in the gay village and take a beer on a terrasse. For a great view of Montréal and why not eat a poutine... ;-) Try the Terrasse Nelligan. http://terrassenelligan.com/un-point-de-vue-unique/ That's near the Place d'Armes, where you can say hello to Sieur Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, co-founder of Montréal with Jeanne Mance. He's looking, for ever and always, at the beautiful Basilique Notre-Dame. Talking about hotels, when I go to "party" in Montréal, I stay at the Hyatt Regency, it's very "central" of Montréal's downtown. https://montreal.regency.hyatt.com/fr/hotel/home.html I also go to the Travelodge Montréal Centre, not very far from that place too. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge/montreal-quebec/hotel-travelodge-montreal-centre/overview?CID=LC:TL::GGL:RIO:National:09782 But the best is to go on expedia.ca, and book an hotel near the place you want to visit.
  5. Nice. Our national motto in Québec is "Je me souviens", it's a bit in the same spirit.
  6. Ok I didn't kow, but like you said... there is the playing issue. I don't know if new commers in "classical music" understand the differences that the "playing" can make on the listening experience. I previously wrote about the "color" of an album, for me it's very important. I usually like it totally or not, and there is no way I can explain it, except talking about the "color" of it :-) Of course, there is a matter of taste also... and artistical approach.
  7. I wasn't impressed much by the Redfeld's album too. Anyway, this kind of album is always a candy mix... always one or two tracks that are good, the rest is filling. But Pedroni's album seems to be on another level. And I pre-ordered it as soon as I learned that it's featuring some Williams's own arrangements.
  8. Cane sugar, it's better! @Disco Stu What is a sour beer? Do you have any example or brand that you liked?
  9. Oh my god, it has been a rough week-end!!! A little escapade in Ottawa friday... then our Québec national holiday yesterday... I will be dead this week! But let's pour another Mint Julep... with the fresh mint of my garden, of course!
  10. That was our National holiday in Québec yesterday. This year we celebrate the 375th anniversary of the foundation of Montréal by Sieur Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance. Here is is perhaps, the most beautiful québécois song. When men Will Live for Love When men will live for love There will be no more misery And the beautiful days will start But we, we will be dead my brother When men will live for love This will bring peace to the world The soldiers will be troubadours But we, we will be dead my brother In the great chain of life Where we had to go Where we had to be We got the worst part When men will live for love There will be no more misery And the beautiful days will start But we, we will be dead my brother But when men will live for love Then there will be no more misery Maybe they will think one day Of we who will be dead, my brother We who will have bad days In hatred and in war To search for the peace, to search for the love, That they will know my brother In the great chain of life So that there can be better times Some losses are necessary The wisdom here that's the price When men will live for love There will be no more misery And the beautiful days will start But we, we will be dead my brother
  11. The first thing the fossil said: is Stefancos still posting on jwfan.com?
  12. I trust Kennedy more than those two (unkown for me) directors. A Star Wars movie should look like a Star Wars movie, at the base, even if it's not particularly good (like Rogue One)... but in the case of Rogue, it's the timeline that was not good. But the "tone" was good. I always found that there was no story to tell, and I was right, there is not. Now, if you have a story for the Han Solo movie (which I doubt), at least, it must have the "look and feel" of a Star Wars movie. No sex scene, the right tone (not too dark, not too violent, that's sci-fi, but it must be plausible, it's not a comic... well a little bit like an Indiana Jones), etc... you know...A goold old fashioned Star Wars movie. So in Kennedy I trust! Those little twerps, they just have to produce their own movies if they want to express themselves. Poor them, I already see the title of their bio: "The day I almost made a Star Wars movie".