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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      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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Cantus Venti

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Hello and how is it? Slightly new here so I figured I'd make an introduction, and looking forward to making friends since we have something special in common, rather, a blessed taste, so hopefully you can get to know me. Let me know if you have any forum advice, as I've been told I can come across less pleasant online :P. I'll try to be more open-minded if I can remember, because I'd much rather learn and listen and this looks to be an alright place to do it.

I once considered myself a beginning film composer and often wrote adventure music, but I dismissed the job for inability to concentrate, ie. patiently concentrating my ideas together. So I'm now just a (slightly) normal person, the head-in-clouds type, and critic.

So, something to say about myself... can't be too hard. How about music? John Williams is my favorite musician. Sometimes I lose interest and find other musical obsessions, but it's hard to say he's not my absolute favorite as I find his music too captivating. I'm a big fan of Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky for their rich orientalism, which for some reason speaks straight to my heart and my imagination even though I'm not oriental. I also love composers such as Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Holst, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Grieg, and many others within the more lyrical and thematic genre, esp that which evokes magic or great spirit in nature like Polovstian Dances or Dvorak 7-1. I'm also a long lover of some video game music like Kondo's. I'm into jazz, especially when it speaks to me through classical music ie. harmonic implimentation, otherwise it can be a bit undeveloped and not fantasy enough for me. I'm mostly a fan of good melodies, and when orchestration and sense of harmony can really enhance them it's a wonderful thing, so I try to look at the actual enhancing act, not just what I call the "background orchestration." In composition I need help focusing on both at the same time, because it's too easy just to focus on harmony, so feel free to share with me if you have any advice there ;)

I'd add more if I could think of anything, but I'd rather get to know you. Maybe I should have put my username something better, but that's all I could think of. So I'm Cantus Venti, for now... thanks for reading!

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John Williams is my favorite musician. Sometimes I lose interest and find other musical obsessions, but it's hard to say he's not my absolute favorite as I find his music too captivating. I'm a big fan of Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky for their rich orientalism, which for some reason speaks straight to my heart and my imagination even though I'm not oriental. I also love composers such as Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Holst, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Grieg, and many others within the more lyrical and thematic genre, esp that which evokes magic or great spirit in nature like Polovstian Dances or Dvorak 7-1. I'm also a long lover of some video game music like Kondo's. I'm into jazz, especially when it speaks to me through classical music ie. harmonic implimentation, otherwise it can be a bit undeveloped and not fantasy enough for me.

We seem to share similar tastes.

Even though you don't like Conan the Barbarian... :nono:

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