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Movie composers worth listening to, part 2

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This list continues from part 1. Klaus Badelt Badelt’s one soundtrack on the list is one that I love. Upcoming work includes Ballerina and Warrior’s Gate. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (with Hans Zimmer) The entire album, especially He’s A Pirate Christophe Beck Beck wrote some brilliant music for the TV […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 1

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s the big list of movie composers. I’ll list their soundtracks, and specifically which tracks are worth listening to — on their own, not within the movie. Some of these soundtracks could be better than I realize — if I listened to them all the way through I might add more track(s) to my list. […]

Planet of the Apes

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The next Planet of the Apes movie isn’t coming out until next year but this list is ready so I’m posting it. I read the original novel by Pierre Boulle years ago and enjoyed it a lot. I read some fairly recent graphic novels by┬áDaryl Gregory and┬áCorinna Bechko and enjoyed them too. Ape fever was […]

Why I didn’t watch the debate

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The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump happened on Monday (September 26th). I watched a few minutes of it but then stopped. I had a feeling that I couldn’t immediately name. The next day I named it — no one should have to watch a debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It’s […]

The problem with Donald Trump

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There is certainly an important way in which Donald Trump is the ultimate expression of things that have been happening in the Republican Party for years. But there is another way in which Trump is different from any other presidential candidate. No matter how laughable or horrible any other presidential candidate has been, they have […]

The problem with the Republican Party

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This post is about the Republican Party pre-Donald Trump — I’ll talk about him in a separate post. In the old days the Republicans and the Democrats worked together to get things done. But in the past 8 years that’s not what’s happened. And anyone who thinks this is the Democrats’ fault, their brain is […]

Remember the Brexit

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The lessons of Brexit are threefold: Your vote counts. You should be informed before you vote. A simple majority referendum might not be the best option. Think about all the places in the world where people can’t vote. If you live in a democratic country it’s your duty to vote — and to inform yourself […]

The problem with voter ID laws

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Republican lawmakers in a bunch of US states have enacted voter ID laws for the specific purpose of reducing the number of black people voting, because black people typically vote for the Democratic Party. Some lawmakers go to the trouble of saying that the laws are being enacted to prevent voter fraud. But voter fraud […]

Please read if you have Windows 10

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I’m not sure why this isn’t front page news. Not only did Microsoft install Windows 10 without asking customers, not only did they add a bunch of shockingly horrible default privacy settings, but they will reset those settings on you when you do an update. Bill Harris informs us on his blog below about this […]

Big Four & Mt. Rainier, Washington

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I spent a week and a half in Washington State. My photos are of 2 excursions to visit mountains. The 1st one is the mountain known as Big Four — you can see the four peaks of the mountain in several pictures. There are ice caves here, which you used to be able to go […]