Thursday, April 27, 2006

A to Z

I'm a huge music fan, always have been, always shall be. Played the flute and the piano and have tried the guitar many a-time.

Today I had the opportunity to interview a really, really cool and uber-talented guy - Aaron Zigman: - for a story I'm working on for a magazine.

I had no idea until *after* the interview that he wrote and composed some of my favorite, favorite tunes of all-time, from the soundtrack of my fave movie (c. 1986, yeah, yeah, i know! i'm OLD!) "Nothing in Common" to Boz Scaggs' sweet, soulful "Heart of Mine" to a song on my most beloved Carly Simon album, "Spoiled Girl" (the tune is "Come Back Home"). And now he's busy, busy, busy composing musical scores for big, big, big movies... serious orchestral pieces and the like. (The movie stuff I knew beforehand, the pop stuff I hadn't a clue. That'll teach me to do better research in the future. You'd've thought I flunked Journalism 101.)

He also wrote a classical 35 minute symphonic tone poem, "Rabin" (in response to the murder/in memory of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin) which was performed by the L.A. Jewish Symphony in 2000. Can we say: "Talent!" Oy. What an honor to interview a living genius.

Another mind-blowing day.

Life is good. Isn't it, Aaron?


Ferocious Killer Kat said...

flute, piano, guitar.. wow!! go Pisceans!!! and a journo too!! Go Pisceans again!! I try to play keyboard every now and then.. but m pathetic at it.. have been trying to play pink floyd since a while.. but their compositions r too complex :-(

your job should be some real fun!!

Harmonia said...

Thanks for the comments/suggestions!

I will make sure you are linked!

Let us know how it goes in Chicago!

Anonymous said...

geese, this guy is talented! Must have been amazing to interview someone you admire so much.

Vicki said...

hey that's pretty exciting! what magazine do you write for?