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The Annotated Battleship Pretension: Notes on Episode 380, by West Anthony

2 Jul


Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to participate in this episode on the career of film composer Jerry Goldsmith; I felt (and feel) terrible about it, and those of you who were upset by my absence can take solace in the fact that I have never forgiven myself for anything I’ve done wrong throughout my entire life and will be beating myself up over this and many other transgressions on my deathbed.  After listening to the episode, I felt that I should not just leave David and Tyler hanging, and should say what I wanted to say about this music in some way so that listeners would have a better understanding of what one should appreciate about this music.  So this is the best I could do.