I am officially going to the New York Comic Con in October, thanks mostly to some of my amazingly generous listeners and supporters. I’ll be talking more about this in the coming weeks, and I have high hopes for some serious interviews, videos, tweets, and photos at the event, which is the weekend of October 8-10.
While researching the Con, I came across a link for something going on at Radio City Music Hall. They are going to show “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” with a full live orchestra and chorus doing the score. I’d heard about this with some showings of “Fellowship” and I have always wanted to go, so needless to say, I’m excited about it and am really going to do my best to get there. But, I also noticed that a new 400+ page book called “The Music of Lord of the Rings” is going to be released that same week. It’s a lavishly illustrated and annotated coffee table-style book that chronicles the journey of Howard Shore as he scored all three films, and includes a very cool “Rarities” CD that contains alternate versions of various themes, as well as Mr. Shore’s first “sketches” of many of the very familiar pieces of all three films.
Why am I boring you with all this? Well, I got in contact with the publicist for the event, and she got me an interview with the author of this massive tome, Mr. Doug Adams. He’s got a blog about the book and the story behind it over at www.musicoflotr.com, and is about to embark on a worldwide press junket for this book, and will be in NYC for the screening of “The Two Towers.” I’m thrilled and honored to be one of his first interviews about this book that he’s been working on for over 9 years!
Oh, and there’s a new Lemon List by the ever-amazing and ever-Britastic Jonathan Lemon of “Rabbits Against Magic!”