I receive lots of great mail. This is evidenced by the large pile of boxes I’ve accumulated in my room.
At the moment, I’ve got about nine boxes in various stages of “unpacked.” Most of them are empty and their contents put away. However, with the one in the chair, I just can’t find a place for the extra Q-Tips.
I’m a big fan of Bear McCreary, and I own all of the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks, which he composed. If you’ve watched the show, you know that the music is just as much as character as is Admiral Adama.
One of my favorite tracks on the Season 4 CD is “Gaeta’s Lament.” It’s so unlike anything I have heard before, and I’ve been listening to soundtracks for about 25 years now.
Bear has some free audio tracks on his site, so go check him out. Also, he provides online liner notes for the Season 4 CD on his very detailed blog. If you’re interested in the creative process behind scoring for television, you will dig the rest of the entries as well.
In case you haven’t figured it out, music is one of the things that keeps me sane in the insane world that is Baghdad.