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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Film Score Monthly is an online magazine and record label, responsible for CD releases of some of the greatest music ever created. Some of my favorite Bernard Herrmann music has been put out by FSM: On Dangerous Ground, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, The Egyptian and others.

I recently subscribed to the online magazine, even though I don't expect to read it often. (There's a lot about today's film music and I'm more interested in yesterday's film music.)

I bought a subscription because it occurred to me that I'd be happy to pay them $4.95 a month just to encourage them to keep putting out CDs!

Their newest release is Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to Navajo Joe. This CD is amazing, some of the best music I've ever heard. I recommend buying it with FSM's CD of Morricone's soundtrack for Guns for San Sebastian, also fantastic.

Here's something else really cool, via Boing Boing: scans of obscure comic books with art by Jack Kirby, courtesy of Monster Blog. These have apparently never been reprinted.

That's a picture of the Empire State Building from last Friday. All of the lights were yellow to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Lion King on Broadway. I'm not kidding. Click here to see the lighting schedule.