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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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kaseykockroach

Hi-ho, Severin the human here.

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Been shyly lurking in this forum for quite awhile now, only not joining before as attempts to express my passion for film music usually just amounts to inane gushing, rather than the delicious sarcasm and cruel wit I often witness here. But what the hey, I'll throw myself out here and see what I can handle. 

My love for John Williams mainly stems from Jurassic Park (though I also enjoy Don Davis and Giacchino's contributions to this franchise), E.T, Indiana Jones and especially Jaws. Not really into Star Wars, but I don't really have any criticism for it and have no desire to rain on anyone's parades. I just merely prefer sharks and dinosaurs to ewoks and wookies. 

I'm mainly a Goldsmith fanatic. Not in the sense that I want to own every single note of every single score he ever composed (I wouldn't want that even if I had the dough for such an endeavor!), just that his name tends to come up a lot in my "favorite scores" lists. Gremlins was the very first film score I ever bought on CD, while Poltergeist remains a strong contender for my absolute favorite film music listening experience. 

I also own, like and love the works of Christopher Young, John Powell, Basil Poledouris, James Newton Howard, Bruce Broughton, David Newman and Goblin. In terms of both what I watch and what I listen to, I tend to be into either horror (hence my fondness for Young and Goblin) or cartoons (hence my love for Powell and Newman). That is to say, sure, Elmer Bernstein's Ten Commandments is fine, but if I really want an out-of-body experience, I play either The Omen or Horton Hears a Who. :D

 

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Welcome, human being!

 

I think it's always a good thing when someone lurks for a while before joining the forum: it gives that person a good idea of the spirit of the discussions going on here, and that way, when that person joins the conversation, he/she knows what to expect and isn't put off by some comments, knowing full well they shouldn't be taken seriously!

 

I'm sure you'll fit in easily, kakeykokrach... kaseykrachko... kraseykro... OK, you need to change your username, buddy.

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Welcometo the boards.  Goldsmith fans are always welcome. Hurray!

 

There's no problem with not being a big Star Wars fan. Although there's probably going to be a lot of Star Wars talk here in the coming year. :P

 

But hey, we just got complete Jurassic Park and The Lost World, so it's a good time to be a fan of that side of Williams. :)

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15 hours ago, kaseykockroach said:

I'm mainly a Goldsmith fanatic. Not in the sense that I want to own every single note of every single score he ever composed (I wouldn't want that even if I had the dough for such an endeavor!), just that his name tends to come up a lot in my "favorite scores" lists. Gremlins was the very first film score I ever bought on CD, while Poltergeist remains a strong contender for my absolute favorite film music listening experience. 

 

 

But what do you think of Dennis the Menace???  I have been mocked for my love of that score, but they'll see.  One day!  THEY'LL ALL BE SORRY.

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It's middle-drawer Goldsmith for me. A B+ effort, if you will. The main theme plays in my head now and then, and I put on the CD as an occasional hour-long pallet cleanser. Comparable to The Burbs, but a much more innocent, less overtly wacky personality.  

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@Stefancos Eh, I don't listen to him much, so I don't really have a solid opinion of what I think of his music. My favorite score of his is probably "Rudy". His score for ST:TMP is alright, but sounds pretty dated with all the synth that he used in the soundtrack. I do, however, love the suite he composed for "Soarin'", a ride at Epcot in Disney World.

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18 hours ago, Jay said:

Hmmm.  Sometimes Jerry's synth work can feel dated, I'd say, but nothing in TMP makes me feel that way!

 

There isnt a lot of synth in TMP. Though many mistake the Blaster Beam as being synth, obviously.

 

 

17 hours ago, kaseykockroach said:

I...listen to Rudy more often than ST: TMP myself. xS

Final Frontier and First Contact too. 

..Am I banned already?

 

Rudy is a fine score. Feel free to stay.

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18 hours ago, kaseykockroach said:

I...listen to Rudy more often than ST: TMP myself. xS

Final Frontier and First Contact too. 

..Am I banned already?

 

Of course you stay!

If people don't agree with you, they'll soon let you know...

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On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 9:09 PM, kaseykockroach said:

I also own, like and love the works of Christopher Young, John Powell, Basil Poledouris, James Newton Howard, Bruce Broughton, David Newman...

 

Hey, alright!

 

On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 9:09 PM, kaseykockroach said:

....and Goblin.

 

Uh...huh.

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