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  1. I saw someone hint at this elsewhere in this thread, but I thought I'd post some proof. Not only does Kobe have a picture of John Williams in his office, it's right over his desk, along with a few other notable folks. It's hidden by the door frame (how disrespectful!) but it's this promo portrait: Regardless of your opinion of the man, he's very intelligent and seemingly began planning his post-basketball career a while ago. He's been very vocal in interviews about pursuing entertainment and storytelling, hence the four portraits. Steve Jobs might be a bit of a stretch in the storytelling department, unless the story being told is that you definitely need Apple products over the alternative, in which case he surpasses anyone else on that wall. Anyway, when I learned about this, I thought it was pretty cool. Many professional athletes are entirely single minded about their career in sports and often neglect what happens when they have to move on. I'm excited to see what Kobe does with his intelligence, passion, and influence. And, of course, to hear what the Maestro has cooked up for him!
  2. This is basically what I thought. I guess it would have been cool to receive if you were attending the event and were a huge fan. Not worth the money being asked, though.
  3. Hey all. I stumbled across this on eBay the other day. The description is vague, but I'm curious what's inside the box. My gut says it's just Blu Rays or CD soundtracks of the movies listed on the outside, but I was curious if anyone here knew any more about it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-FILM-INSTITUTE-JOHN-WILLIAMS-44TH-LIFE-ACHIEVEMENT-AWARD-SEALED-BOX-SET-/142240859822?nma=true&si=P%2FRPTEWRj%2Fhy8RxaSVCwdq3SWfM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  4. Maclaine

    Hello all

    Howdy folks. I'm new to forum officially, but not new to this site. I've come across it many times over the years as I poked around the internet for information about our favorite composer. I'm not sure why I didn't sign up sooner, but regardless, I'm glad to see this site still seems to be thriving. I've been here a lot over the last few weeks as I obsess over the new Star Wars score. I wouldn't have known about the FYC version if it wasn't for this place, so I'm very thankful! A little about me, I suppose: I'm a composer, working primarily in video games and the occasional odd job that pops up outside of games. Mr. Williams was and is a huge influence on me, which I know is not an uncommon story, but it doesn't make it any less true. I often look to his work for inspiration, and he never disappoints. I'm constantly in awe of his masterful command of the language of music and the orchestra. I'm not sure how active I'll be in terms of posting. I feel like there's so much information for me to absorb here before I really have anything to add. I just wanted to say hello, and thanks for sharing your love of the Maestro's music.
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