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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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I'm a longtime (for my relatively few years) film score fan originally from Indiana, but I've lived in 5 states and 2 countries. I've lurked here for a while to augment my listening to film scores, but look forward to actually joining in on the discussion.

As for my musical background, I've been in various choirs my whole life, although I wouldn't describe myself as classically trained, vocally or otherwise. I'm self-taught at the piano and believe I have a pretty decent grasp of theory from listening to classical and film music and reading books on the topic. My actually composing experience has been pretty minimal, limited to writing music for a friend's short films and writing sketches in my spare time, but I'd love to be able to do more.

Regarding film scores, my favorite John Williams scores are probably Revenge of the Sith and Jane Eyre, with Amistad, Lincoln, and the other Star Wars scores close behind. My other favorite film composers include Jerry Goldsmith, Clint Mansell, Howard Shore, and Mark Isham.

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I'm a longtime (for my relatively few years) film score fan originally from Indiana, but I've lived in 5 states and 2 countries. I've lurked here for a while to augment my listening to film scores, but look forward to actually joining in on the discussion.

As for my musical background, I've been in various choirs my whole life, although I wouldn't describe myself as classically trained, vocally or otherwise. I'm self-taught at the piano and believe I have a pretty decent grasp of theory from listening to classical and film music and reading books on the topic. My actually composing experience has been pretty minimal, limited to writing music for a friend's short films and writing sketches in my spare time, but I'd love to be able to do more.

Regarding film scores, my favorite John Williams scores are probably Revenge of the Sith and Jane Eyre, with Amistad, Lincoln, and the other Star Wars scores close behind. My other favorite film composers include Jerry Goldsmith, Clint Mansell, Howard Shore, and Mark Isham.

Welcome, dude! Any-one who likes "Jane Eyre", Jerry Goldsmith, and Mark Isham ("Blue Sun" is great!) gets my vote. Are you familiar with Isham's work with XTC?

Post long, and prosper.

Welcome aboard. Don't let some of our older members scare you away like they've tend to with some new comers. :P

Have no fear little Gnome: I am here to protect thee...

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Welcome aboard. Don't let some of our older members scare you away like they've tend to with some new comers. :P

Have no fear little Gnome: I am here to protect thee...

Protecting him from me? I'm far more innocent that a lot of the older folks, even though I've been here since around 2000ish. lol

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Dude, you are the only guy here I ever seen wearing armor and carrying a lightsaber!

You are frightening to a newbie! Like a Sith Lord our for carnage!

lmao ya but it's cooler than some of the scary things that people have said to drive off new people. At least I do look intimidating sometimes. :P

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