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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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Strangways

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Hello, obviously rather new to the forum I ambled over on the invite of Mr Shark as he's known here from a Bond forum. In true fashion I took thought in a decent username but settled for one I would've used on the Bond forum years ago :) What's-in-a-name.

Been a fan of Williams' work probably since childhood when watching Close Encounters and ET chiefly. A couple of years ago I found and became quite fond of his Paper Chase music.

Speech over :)

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And so was I. Makeshift Python here. Thanks Shark for the invite.

Here's a little about myself. When it comes to film scores, those who I'd consider the top tier are John Williams (of course), John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann. If you ever look through my collection, they take a big chunk of it. Not to take away from others I enjoy listening to such as Elmer Bernstein, Eric Serra, Elliot Goldenthal, Alexander Courage, Basil Poledouris, Ron Jones, Leonard Rosenman, Hans Zimmer, John Horner, Bill Conti, and much more that might have slipped my mind. I've always gravitated more to instrumental music, only know a few songs that I can recall lyrics because I've always listened to the tone of thier singing rather than what they're actually saying, if that makes any sense. That's just the way I listen to music.

My favorite medium is film, as I agree with the sentiment that it's the ultimate medium as a movie can carry the best of all mediums in one package. I'll likely post in threads like that, but I'll have something to say for Williams and other great composers. Looking forward to getting into discussions here.

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And so was I. Makeshift Python here. Thanks Shark for the invite.

Here's a little about myself. When it comes to film scores, those who I'd consider the top tier are John Williams (of course), John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann. If you ever look through my collection, they take a big chunk of it. Not to take away from others I enjoy listening to such as Elmer Bernstein, Eric Serra, Elliot Goldenthal, Alexander Courage, Basil Poledouris, Ron Jones, Leonard Rosenman, Hans Zimmer, John Horner, Bill Conti, and much more that might have slipped my mind. I've always gravitated more to instrumental music, only know a few songs that I can recall lyrics because I've always listened to the tone of thier singing rather than what they're actually saying, if that makes any sense. That's just the way I listen to music.

My favorite medium is film, as I agree with the sentiment that it's the ultimate medium as a movie can carry the best of all mediums in one package. I'll likely post in threads like that, but I'll have something to say for Williams and other great composers. Looking forward to getting into discussions here.

Amen to that, and great taste. Nice to have you as well.

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What are you up to Mr. Shark? Planning to take over management here too are you? ;)

All kidding aside, welcome, both of you! Hopefully you'll find the loads of discussion here fruitful, and maybe we won't scare you away!

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Who knew Sharky was such a well known figure elsewhere, and a recruiter!

This was a case of life jackets from a sinking ship. Expect more in the next few days.

Good to hear. Hate to leave CJB, Hilly and others behind.

Hilly's Strangways.

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