Thursday, February 20, 2003

Diogenes release, and tunes I wish I had written

Well the big news is that Diogenes is available now. It's such a relief and such a big milestone! It's had a good first week at radio too, with 33 adds (meaning 33 college and non-commercial radio stations have added it to their playlists). Musik International is promoting the album, which means that in the eight weeks of the radio campaign, it's sure to be heard nationwide. Call up your own local college radio station and request a song from Diogenes!
I was a big fan of the X-Files for most of its run. That show is where most people (including me) first heard Mark Snow's music, in the X-Files theme song. I think he's done even more wonderful stuff, though. The ones that come to mind are two other TV themes he's done -- from "Nowhere Man" and "La Femme Nikita". Both tunes have a riveting power to them, and they sound like how the spirit of music feels, when it possesses you on the dance floor -- without actually being dance music. There is another TV theme which is really great -- the original theme from "Profiler", by Angelo Badalamenti.
All three of them are just *so* powerful. I'd love to do TV music someday, but I have to live with the fact that those three have already been written, and I can't create them myself! I wish I had! :)