Almost 500 and Almost 29,000

You’d never guess it to look at my desk, but I like to keep things on THE SIMPSONS pretty organized. 22 episodes per season times approximately 30 cues per episode means nearly 700 cues each season to catalog and archive. Then as we go into each new season, someone inevitably asks “How about that cue we did ‘x’ seasons ago? Let’s do that again or something like it.” D’oh! There’s more to read…

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Starting work on “The Book Job”

NetworksIt’s the quiet before the storm that happens about this time every year. We’ve had it relatively “easy” schedule-wise since the end of August, spotting and scoring an episode every two weeks. D’oh! There’s more to read…

If I Knew the Answer…

A reader recently commented: “A friend of mine in ‘the business’ vented to me that as society cuts art and music from schools you see it being cut out of the budgets of film and television.”

I don’t know if there is a direct cause and effect going on here, but it’s an interesting notion. It raises the two-pronged question: “What is the value of an arts (i.e. music, theater, dance, etc.) education in today’s world?” and “Does the lack of such an education directly contribute to the ‘dumbing down’ of the scores we hear in films and on TV these days?” D’oh! There’s more to read…

A Near-Death Experience

Woo-Hoo!That’s what it felt like this week. Maybe that sounds a bit dramatic, but the news just came so suddenly. Ever since this season began and people would ask me how much longer the show would last, I’d tell them that this was the final season of the actors’ current contracts and that, for the show to continue, a new deal would have to be struck sometime between December and next February. D’oh! There’s more to read…

Is This The End?

D'oh!Well, the ‘net has certainly been abuzz this week with stories, rumors, quotes, and anonymous sources all speculating about the imminent demise of THE SIMPSONS. While the loyal fans of the show are taking this news quite hard, I’ve been trying to digest what this means for my family’s and my futures. D’oh! There’s more to read…