Being all geared up with music in hand for a meeting this morning was certainly a nice kick in the pants. Two of the cues I was pretty darn sure about. The other I wasn’t quite as hot on as it’s so far from where I envisioned it that it’s very different. The two I was sure about, pretty much hit the mark for what they’d use. The one I wasn’t as sure about is the one that was deemed in need of even more of a tempo bump and additional percussion – pushing it even farther away from what it originally was, to the point that they’ll end up two completely different songs. Thus I don’t need to worry about it anymore as it’s becoming it’s own beast. That’s the up.
Additionally, I was told that I’d be put on the “short” list to be asked to write a theme for one of 5 new shows to come in the new year. The bonus of that is, two of the cues already in the hands at the network are considered themes as it is. Though I will likely go thru and tighten them up and start on a couple more that are more thematic so I can have them ready when the call comes – be ahead of the curve.
The down is that the network is currently in a cost cutting freeze and that means, no money to acquire tracks or even bring on new people. Ugh.
The up, I got a great review of Christmas Future on iTunes yesterday from Mur Lafferty. Very awesome.
Which is why I’m going to feature a song written by Joni Mitchell, though this version is by Robert Downey Jr. As weird as this is, I actually prefer Mr. Downey’s rendition of this song over Joni’s. The good thing about that is how the song translates really well. I dig the piano opening. It sets up the vibe of the song really well. It’s very strange to have a Christmas song that has a bit of downer vibe since for most folks the idea of Christmas is about happiness.
Seeing as how each day has been a bit of a rollercoaster recently I think it’s highly appropriate. Keep the head up. While my meeting wasn’t all I had envisioned it would be, it’s not that terrible and to be one of the peeps in the stable to create a theme song for a new TV show, that is pretty cool. Especially if the theme is picked and the show ends up going on for a decade or something.
I won’t be skating away on a river, but I’m sure we all get the inclination to do so now and then.
The iTunes link for today is to Joni’s version. The Amazon links are for the Robert Downey version. It’s your choice today…
Have a great day!