Movie Meltdown: Attack of the 2020 Oscar Nominees!
Even in a year as strange as this past one, we didn’t want to miss the chance to play and discuss all the 2020 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Once again we are joined by composer Erich Stem to comment on the Academy Award nominations from this very unusual pandemic year.
And while we realize we each have our own little experiment going on, we also address… Love and Monsters, becoming anti-social, Woody Shaw, teaching, the traveling and folk life, John Williams, branding, The Amazon/Netflix Conspiracy, channels the musical language, putting it in a specific time period, Sam Cooke, Disney music, live orchestra, Hans Zimmer, Amy Winehouse, famous in Europe, a shiny quarter, cockroaches of the future, screaming Kindergarteners, brought out the Rhodes keyboard, a hymn-like structure, Wynton Marsalis, you need to have a talk with the songwriters, Brad Mehldau, they didn’t miss a beat, Freddie Hubbard, this is what a resilient family looks like, Randy Newman, standard pop radio, in another language, Henry Mancini, lookin’ at The Clooney again, we’ve landed on Mars, online conference calling, Keith Jarrett, cashing in on corporate money, Aaron Copland, having a dialogue and textured chops.
“I don’t know… maybe a song is one of these shooting star type things in life, you know like – where just a good one is not going to come around a lot.”