Jump to content

Nick Parker

Members
  • Content Count

    11083
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    14

Reputation Activity

  1. Sad
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Matt C in R.I.P. Kobe Bryant, for whom JW wrote Dear Basketball   
    This makes Dear Basketball,  film and score, way, way too poignant. 
  2. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    Just saw the fourth episode. The show keeps getting better and better.
     
     
  3. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Disco Stu in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    Just saw the fourth episode. The show keeps getting better and better.
     
     
  4. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Matt S. in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    Just saw the fourth episode. The show keeps getting better and better.
     
     
  5. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from SteveMc in Caption Competition - Johnny meets Hildur   
    "Hi there, sir, thank you so much for being here and your hard work! You're the caterer, yes? This is the Oscars reception for film composers, do you know anything about movie music?"
     
    "...A thing or two."
  6. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Gustavo Joseph in The Amazing Electronic Music Thread   
    And I like bits of Ex Machina--you gott some input from some Portishead peeps, what do you expect--but I wouldn't call it a favorite.
     
     
     
  7. Sad
    Nick Parker got a reaction from MikeH in John Williams' speech at the 2020 SCL Oscar Reception on his 88th birthday   
    Damn...I know we say it all the time, but to hear him say he's old enough to remember having worked with Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, etc....he really is the last of his kind. It's gotten me a little emotional.
     
     
  8. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from First TROS March Accolyte in Caption Competition - Johnny meets Hildur   
    "Hi there, sir, thank you so much for being here and your hard work! You're the caterer, yes? This is the Oscars reception for film composers, do you know anything about movie music?"
     
    "...A thing or two."
  9. Thanks
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Roddenberry's vision was absolute! 
  10. Thanks
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Why would the lack of money prevent someone from owning a restaurant? 
     
    This lack of money also is a thing in the Federation societies: in other words, species like the Ferengi, Quark's species, are not bound by the hippie principle-driven economies of the Federation.
  11. Sad
    Nick Parker got a reaction from First TROS March Accolyte in John Williams' speech at the 2020 SCL Oscar Reception on his 88th birthday   
    Damn...I know we say it all the time, but to hear him say he's old enough to remember having worked with Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, etc....he really is the last of his kind. It's gotten me a little emotional.
     
     
  12. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Edmilson in What music do you wake up to?   
    A symphony of voices inside my head that ask me why I wake up in the morning, followed by a canon of voices asking what the point is.
     
    I'll link the Spotify playlist later.
  13. Like
    Nick Parker reacted to Marian Schedenig in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Or: A (perhaps somewhat indulging) love letter to the freedom of the press.
  14. Like
  15. Like
    Nick Parker reacted to bollemanneke in I'm doing it - I'm moving to England!   
    Well, since I posted in the New Years Resolutions thread that I’d like to move to England, I thought I’d let you all know that I’m actually doing it!
    Well, I’ve been placing host family ads anyway and have booked the Eurostar to visit everyone who responds in four weeks (so far one person). The idea is to survive for three months in London and see how it unfolds. Not getting my hopes up at this point, but the fact that I’m actually taking these steps is almost making me explode with excitement. This is going to be one hell of an adventure and it’s bound to be both fantastic and terrifying at the same time, but I haven’t been this happy in a long time.
    Listened to Harry Potter 1 disc 1 this morning and appreciated it more than ever, now to the March from Midway and Setting The Trap… It’s magic (thank you, Windows Media Player shuffle option… Wait, Hymn to the Fallen?)
    Tea and eggs tonight.
  16. Like
    Nick Parker reacted to publicist in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Only tangentially, but with a few really fun arrangements and Johnnydub's Eiger Sanction in a 7-minute 'fantasia' (only the main theme, though) it ought to have a mention here:
     
     
  17. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Who is the sexiest young celebrity these days?   
    It was Jameela Jamil!
     
     
     

     

     

     
     
     
  18. Sad
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Edmilson in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Thanks, Clemmensen! 
  19. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from SteveMc in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Breath of the Wild! Oh damn, this is hella slick.
     
     
    Meanwhile, getting more acquainted with my boy Lieberson.
     
     
    His horn concerto. I love how spontaneous his language is, in this sense he reminds me of Williams. The harmonies here have that edge and depth that really evoke the feelings of adventure I got from listening to scores such as Star Wars as a kid.
  20. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Disco Stu in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Breath of the Wild! Oh damn, this is hella slick.
     
     
    Meanwhile, getting more acquainted with my boy Lieberson.
     
     
    His horn concerto. I love how spontaneous his language is, in this sense he reminds me of Williams. The harmonies here have that edge and depth that really evoke the feelings of adventure I got from listening to scores such as Star Wars as a kid.
  21. Like
    Nick Parker reacted to Disco Stu in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    All three of Rorem’s youthful piano sonatas are wondrous and bright and vivacious.  But this third movement of his first is especially so.
     
    This was written in the 1940s and much of it to my ears sounds like it could have been written in the 1970s or 80s by someone like John Adams or Ryuichi Sakamoto.  It’s incredible.
     
     
  22. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Koray Savas in Anyone else considering dating apps?   
  23. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from A Ghost From Highwood in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    You can also catch the premiere here.
     
     
    https://youtu.be/1PPm5l3o2zw
     
     
     
     
    (Apparently it's not allowed to be embedded.)
     
     
    Just saw it...I'm in.
     
     
    I was worried when I saw Goldsman's name in the credits as screenwriter, but I'm definitely intrigued by what I saw. Like everyone has been saying, Picard the character is definitely the same man, and after getting acclimated to old Stewart's gravel, it soon became heartwarming watching him as the sweet, thoughtful paternal figure that he portrayed for almost twenty years. 
     
    The action is the kind of gritty I guess you would expect from modern television, but coming from a Star Trek mindset was a little surprisingly brutal at times. Gone is the relatively "safe" choreography of Berman-era Star Trek, but I didn't really expect the show to feel like that, anyways. 
     
    On that subject, the music in those years, for the most part, was boring, vaguely ominous orchestral pads with the occasional suspended chord stinger that led to commercial breaks. (Of course, there were some exceptions, as the composers of those times _were_ talented, and from time to time were given a bit more room to stretch.) The music here definitely follows that precedent, but updated for modern television aesthetics. I guess the major defining difference here is the music has a bit more of a motor to it, at times, not that it's more interesting as a consequence. As Blume said, did you expect much else from Russo and the dude who has produced Star Trek as we've known it for the last ten years? The theme was...okay? Started off with some nice colors, and I like the central chord progression kind of, but as a television show's main theme? Ultimately directionless and weak. In the words of another famous, respected older actor: "You left just when you were becoming interesting!" The main chord progression is romantic enough that I would like it to be more present as an underscore motif, perhaps for Daj and her sister, or as a general adventure motif, like Goldsmith's Busy Man motif in his film tenure, a romance that offsets the contemporary nitty gritty approach, but, hmph, perhaps I'm being the unrealistic optimist Star Trek had been accused of for decades.
     
    All in all, though, the episode had more than enough to keep me engaged: when it came time for the closing "cliffhanger", I thought "Man, it's over already?" I already want more, so congratulations, CBS, you got another one! 
     
    I've been hoping, since I was first introduced to Star Trek seven years ago, that I would one day get to experience a _real_ Star Trek show, in the moment, as it came each week, with fans and experience it as part of a--forgive the word--collective. A Star Trek show that inspires us to think, debate on its content, not just show quality, and perhaps even dream. As of this first episode, this hope has not been yet extinguished.
  24. Like
    Nick Parker got a reaction from apples in Ennio Morricone is complimentary but critical of John Williams in his new book   
    Knox (Kno-X) gon' give it to ya!
     
     
  25. Haha
    Nick Parker got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    After the last twenty-five years of Star Trek I think he's lost the energy at this point!
×
×
  • Create New...