When ranting on the internet pays off…
Yesterday I had a bit of a rant. Part of that rant was aimed at Mark Kermode’s recent comments on Radio 5 Live about Pirates 4.
Today I got an email from the BBC. And then a phone call. And now I’m going to Manchester on Friday to the Kermode and Mayo 10 year anniversary broadcast, where, with the help of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, they will be talking through some of the most famous movie scores of all time.
How the hell did that one happen?
Pure luck from the fact that Kermode’s name was on my blog I reckon, but who am I to turn down a chance to hear the Phil play live? Unfortunately due to some ridiculous train scheduling by Virgin, I have to miss the formal evening concert, but being in the audience for the live broadcast should be a lot of fun.
And for those who are wondering, if I get the chance, I will repeat to his face what I thought of Kermode’s take on Jack Sparrow. (Perhaps in slightly nicer words)
I’ll hopefully be writing up the trip before the end of the weekend. Until then you can read what I’ve had to say in previous posts about movie music.
For my Top 5 Movie Scores
And some general ramblings about Genius Composers
If anyone else has had a similar invite let me know and I’ll look out for you!