Photo by G.
Angelo Badalamenti and Geoffrey Dicker
It’s hard to believe that within a matter of months, I have been fortunate enough to meet Twin Peaks creator David Lynch as well as the series music composer Angelo Badalamenti! (Of course, if you are a regular reader – and I thank you for your patronage – you know this crazy stuff happens to me all the time). I was at another event, not related to Twin Peaks whatsoever, when someone I was chatting with pointed out Mr. Badalamente to me. He was super cool and I got to tell him how much I love his music. Once my flash went off, a few people nearby asked who he was and he said “I write music for David Lynch films.” That moment was priceless, according2g as well as this photo above which I am psyched about having! Thanks again Angelo!
Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Happy birthday to singer/composer Danny Elfman. I was a huge fan of Oingo Boingo (OC in the house!) and Elfman’s scores for movies like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” are nothing short of genius. When Danny Elfman decided to leave Oingo Boingo in the late 90s, he meant it and hasn’t succumbed to the “throw some cash at me and let’s reunite tour.” I have to respect that decision even though I’d really love to hear a live version of “Gratitude” and “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me.”
Photo and autograph courtesy of the G archives.
Guess what James Dean and composer John Williams have in common? They both turn 79 years old on February 8, 2011. John Williams’ scores for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films are nothing short of brilliance. I can’t imagine seeing those movies without the tension and release that John Williams so carefully orchestrated with his scores! Happy birthday John! Also celebrating birthdays today are the late actors Gary Coleman, Jack Lemmon and Lana Turner. Writer Jules Verne was also born on this day, who’d be celebrating number 183 today.