Rob Price
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2015 August 31 • Monday

Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter's music for Virgin Sacrifice is the 386th Soundtrack of the Week!

This is apparently a jungle movie and Sawtell and Shefter really go the distance in creating a lush and mysterious sonic world, especially in the opening prelude and main title music.

It's hard to listen to this without thinking of some of Les Baxter's exotica records. While those are actually quite different, there are bits and pieces in each that might remind you of the other.

This is just one of many amazing releases from Monstrous Movie Music, a label that excels in putting together astounding soundtrack packages for obscure titles.

2015 August 28 • Friday

For the first time in over thirty years I read an Agatha Christie novel. I found it on the street and thought, what the hell. It was the first Miss Marple mystery, The Murder at the Vicarage.

Somewhat to my surprise, I loved it! You could make a case that it anticipates the work of Barbara Pym. It's also influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton and