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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.
idril

Greetings all :)

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Hello! I have happened upon this board a few times but have finally decided to sign up! I am an academic in the very early (and poverty-stricken!) stages of my career and an aspiring writer of fiction. I have been an obsessive fan of film/TV/game music since...well that's a tough one, but no doubt hearing John Williams' Harry Potter soundtracks at a young age had a lot to do with it. As a teenager, I discovered Basil Poledouris' Conan score and I'm pretty sure it was fundamental in shaping my identity in some way I can't quite describe. I now have a rather expansive/expensive collection of soundtracks with a particular focus on historical, fantasy and science fiction scores and am always hunting for new ones.

 

I spend a lot of time curating playlists on 8tracks.com where I am a DJ under the same username.

 

For all my love of film scores, I never have anyone to share my whirling thoughts about music with, so I hope to be able to join in some fun and interesting discussions here at JWfan! :)

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21 hours ago, idril said:

I discovered Basil Poledouris' Conan score and I'm pretty sure it was fundamental in shaping my identity in some way I can't quite describe.

 

One of my all time favorites, for a few decades now.

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21 hours ago, idril said:

Hello! I have happened upon this board a few times but have finally decided to sign up! I am an academic in the very early (and poverty-stricken!) stages of my career and an aspiring writer of fiction. I have been an obsessive fan of film/TV/game music since...well that's a tough one, but no doubt hearing John Williams' Harry Potter soundtracks at a young age had a lot to do with it. As a teenager, I discovered Basil Poledouris' Conan score and I'm pretty sure it was fundamental in shaping my identity in some way I can't quite describe. I now have a rather expansive/expensive collection of soundtracks with a particular focus on historical, fantasy and science fiction scores and am always hunting for new ones.

 

I spend a lot of time curating playlists on 8tracks.com where I am a DJ under the same username.

 

For all my love of film scores, I never have anyone to share my whirling thoughts about music with, so I hope to be able to join in some fun and interesting discussions here at JWfan! :)

 

Where in the UK are you? I'm an academic also in the UK (well, adjunct) in addition to my day job. What's your field of study?

 

Welcome to the boards! Poledouris' Conan is a great intro to film music...though in terms of shaping your identity, that's an interesting one. :)

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3 minutes ago, Nick1066 said:

 

Where in the UK are you? I'm an academic also (well, adjunct) in addition to my day job. What's your field of study?

 

Welcome to the boards! Poledouris' Conan is a great intro to film music...though in terms of shaping your identity, that's an interesting one. :)

 

Thanks! I do medieval and Renaissance literary/intellectual history. How about you?

I'm based in London at the moment (I see you're in Oxford - I was there for a year and still miss it terribly!). 

 

Yeah Poledouris was something special and I always wish he got better, more high-profile opportunities outside of Conan and Verhoeven's classics. He did know how to make the best of scoring a B-level Steven Seagal film though!

As for the importance of Conan, the score but also the movie (and books and comics), on my personal journey of self-discovery - as I said, hard to describe! :lol: But in one particular way, I love soundtracks because they inspire me to write and create and Poledouris' score was an early and essential Muse.

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35 minutes ago, idril said:

 

Thanks! I do medieval and Renaissance literary/intellectual history. How about you?

I'm based in London at the moment (I see you're in Oxford - I was there for a year and still miss it terribly!). 

 

Yeah Poledouris was something special and I always wish he got better, more high-profile opportunities outside of Conan and Verhoeven's classics. He did know how to make the best of scoring a B-level Steven Seagal film though!

As for the importance of Conan, the score but also the movie (and books and comics), on my personal journey of self-discovery - as I said, hard to describe! :lol: But in one particular way, I love soundtracks because they inspire me to write and create and Poledouris' score was an early and essential Muse.

 

I alternatively teach public international law, a trial skills workshop and occasionally other international law courses. In my day job I'm a consultant on international development projects. All that money people complain about that goes to foreign aid? That's me. :)  Before law school my BA was in history.

 

Good luck with your academic and writing career! It can be tough, but that which does not kill us makes us stronger. ;)

 

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3 hours ago, Nick1066 said:

 

I alternatively teach public international law, a trial skills workshop and occasionally other international law courses. In my day job I'm a consultant on international development projects. All that money people complain about that goes to foreign aid? That's me. :)  Before law school my BA was in history.

 

Good luck with your academic and writing career! It can be tough, but that which does not kill us makes us stronger. ;)

 

Thank you! Yes it's a tough, long road but worth it to do things I love :)

And it sounds like you're doing some pretty worthy work one way or another!

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