On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes

I have been a fan of John Williams’ symphonic scores ever since I saw the original Star Wars – aka Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – in the autumn of 1977[1] For me, Williams’ swashbuckling, neo-Romantic themes and action cues sold the rest of George Lucas’s out-of-this-world space-fantasy about “a boy, a girl,Continue reading “On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes”

On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Movie Themes (Not Composed by John Williams)

If you are a regular reader of A Certain Point of View, Too  or its Blogger antecedent, A Certain Point of View, or if you know me “in real life”, you’re probably aware that one of my favorite music genres is the symphonic film score. And although I didn’t start collecting movie soundtracks until IContinue reading “On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Movie Themes (Not Composed by John Williams)”

On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Billy Joel Songs

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of On Music, the part of A Certain Point of View, Too where I share my favorite songs and other musical compositions across the various genres that I enjoy. Today I’ll be featuring my Top 10 Favorite Songs by Billy Joel, who happens to be (a) myContinue reading “On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Billy Joel Songs”

On Music: My 10 Favorite Non-Star Wars Themes by John Williams

I have been a fan of composer/conductor John Williams since I first watched Star Wars in a crowded theater in October of 1977 at the Concord Mall in South Florida. I didn’t know it at the time – I was a 14-year-old at the time and rarely paid attention to the “Music by” credits inContinue reading “On Music: My 10 Favorite Non-Star Wars Themes by John Williams”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 27, 2020, or: A Few Words About ‘Pops in Love: John Williams & the Boston Pops’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, December 27, 2020, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 49%, the feels-like factor is  66˚F (19˚C). Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 27, 2020, or: A Few Words About ‘Pops in Love: John Williams & the Boston Pops’”

Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’

In 1976, Windstar Records – a Colorado-based record label founded by the late John Denver – released Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver, an LP album featuring all-instrumental presentations of some of Denver’s best-known songs, including Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Sunshine on My Shoulders, My Sweet Lady, and two medleys – FollowContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a 73-minutes-long album featuring 15 selections from composer John Williams’ musical score for the sixth installment of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. The 1-CD album, which was produced by Maestro Williams and mixed byContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

More Musings, More Thoughts for a Cloudy, Humid Tuesday in October 2020

Hi, there (again!) Dear Reader. It’s now just past 2 PM Eastern in New Hometown, Florida, where the weather seems to be on the cusp of going from partly sunny to rainy. Presently, the temperature in my neighborhood is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. It feels warmer than that out there, though; with humidityContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for a Cloudy, Humid Tuesday in October 2020”

Musings & Thoughts on a Tuesday Morning in October 2020: Music & Memories

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s almost late morning on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 here in New Hometown, Florida, and it looks as though the day’s weather is going to be a repeat of yesterday’s cloudy/rainy experience. Right now, things aren’t too bad; the temperature is 76 ˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 94%Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts on a Tuesday Morning in October 2020: Music & Memories”

More Musings, More Thoughts for Saturday, October 17, 2020: The Tale of the Forgotten Haircut, & Shopping as Therapy for the Blues

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 62%, the feels-like temperature is 91˚F (33˚C). No rain is in the forecast for the afternoon. After trying – andContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for Saturday, October 17, 2020: The Tale of the Forgotten Haircut, & Shopping as Therapy for the Blues”