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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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Nic Cage Fugue

Greetings

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Just wanted to say hi from Los Angeles. Over the past couple days I've been enthusiastically reading this fine forum and thought it was time to join. 

 

Been a big film/TV/game score fan for a long time. First soundtrack I remember actually owning and listening to on my own is Jerry Goldsmith's Explorers. But of course I always loved the earlier Star Wars and Indy scores from our friend JW, fandom that really grew to a fever pitch during my high school years, when I discovered the Star Wars Trilogy Soundtrack Anthology Box Set. What a Christmas gift that was! It was around that time that I really started paying attention to the scores in the movies I watched, and fell in love with the work of Williams, Horner, Morricone, Poledouris, Goldsmith, you get the picture. 

 

Anyway, I had been looking for an active forum that talked about many of the new scores being recorded from all sorts of composers, and after my couple days of reading here, I think I'm home. Thanks!

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Thanks for the welcome!

 

As for game scores, oh boy, where to start. I will say that lately I've been loving the Journey and Assassin's Creed Syndicate scores by Austin Wintory. Been telling my game-loving friends to enjoy Wintory's music while they can because it's only a matter of time before Hollywood swoops him up Giacchino-style. Speaking of MG, I am a big fan of his Medal of Honor scores. I dug the hell out of Patrick Doyle's Puppeteer score from a few years back. What else...the classics, of course - Final Fantasy series, Metal Gear Solid series, Zelda, etc. I could talk about this stuff forever (and probably will) but that should give you an idea of what I'm into. 

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20 hours ago, Nic Cage Fugue said:

Thanks for the welcome!

 

As for game scores, oh boy, where to start. I will say that lately I've been loving the Journey and Assassin's Creed Syndicate scores by Austin Wintory. Been telling my game-loving friends to enjoy Wintory's music while they can because it's only a matter of time before Hollywood swoops him up Giacchino-style. Speaking of MG, I am a big fan of his Medal of Honor scores. I dug the hell out of Patrick Doyle's Puppeteer score from a few years back. What else...the classics, of course - Final Fantasy series, Metal Gear Solid series, Zelda, etc. I could talk about this stuff forever (and probably will) but that should give you an idea of what I'm into. 

I wasn't aware that Doyle scored Puppeteer. I skipped the game because it released so close to the PS4's launch. I'll have to check it out.

 

Giacchino's game scores are incomparable and Wintory is excellent.

 

Check out Other Topics for the VG thread. 

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