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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated 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)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated 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   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated 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   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated 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 saw someone hint at this elsewhere in this thread, but I thought I'd post some proof. Not only does Kobe have a picture of John Williams in his office, it's right over his desk, along with a few other notable folks. It's hidden by the door frame (how disrespectful!) but it's this promo portrait: Regardless of your opinion of the man, he's very intelligent and seemingly began planning his post-basketball career a while ago. He's been very vocal in interviews about pursuing entertainment and storytelling, hence the four portraits. Steve Jobs might be a bit of a stretch in the storytelling department, unless the story being told is that you definitely need Apple products over the alternative, in which case he surpasses anyone else on that wall. Anyway, when I learned about this, I thought it was pretty cool. Many professional athletes are entirely single minded about their career in sports and often neglect what happens when they have to move on. I'm excited to see what Kobe does with his intelligence, passion, and influence. And, of course, to hear what the Maestro has cooked up for him!
  2. AFI Lifetime Achievement box thing on eBay

    Thanks for the tip, Jay!
  3. AFI Lifetime Achievement box thing on eBay

    This is basically what I thought. I guess it would have been cool to receive if you were attending the event and were a huge fan. Not worth the money being asked, though.
  4. Hey all. I stumbled across this on eBay the other day. The description is vague, but I'm curious what's inside the box. My gut says it's just Blu Rays or CD soundtracks of the movies listed on the outside, but I was curious if anyone here knew any more about it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-FILM-INSTITUTE-JOHN-WILLIAMS-44TH-LIFE-ACHIEVEMENT-AWARD-SEALED-BOX-SET-/142240859822?nma=true&si=P%2FRPTEWRj%2Fhy8RxaSVCwdq3SWfM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  5. Hello all

    Howdy folks. I'm new to forum officially, but not new to this site. I've come across it many times over the years as I poked around the internet for information about our favorite composer. I'm not sure why I didn't sign up sooner, but regardless, I'm glad to see this site still seems to be thriving. I've been here a lot over the last few weeks as I obsess over the new Star Wars score. I wouldn't have known about the FYC version if it wasn't for this place, so I'm very thankful! A little about me, I suppose: I'm a composer, working primarily in video games and the occasional odd job that pops up outside of games. Mr. Williams was and is a huge influence on me, which I know is not an uncommon story, but it doesn't make it any less true. I often look to his work for inspiration, and he never disappoints. I'm constantly in awe of his masterful command of the language of music and the orchestra. I'm not sure how active I'll be in terms of posting. I feel like there's so much information for me to absorb here before I really have anything to add. I just wanted to say hello, and thanks for sharing your love of the Maestro's music.