My Brush With Barnabas

As SIMPSONS season #2 got underway with Alf Clausen as our new composer in the fall of 1990, I received an interesting phone call from composer Bob Cobert. I had worked with Bob on the longest miniseries in television history, WAR & REMEMBRANCE in 1988-1989 and he was very pleased with my work. NBC was going to revive the 1960s cult classic DARK SHADOWS as a nighttime soap.

Dark Shadows 1991Dan Curtis, the creator of DARK SHADOWS, was going to be Executive Producer and Cobert, who composed the music for the original series including the hit “Quentin’s Theme”, was going to score the reboot. D’oh! There’s more to read…

A Door Closes, A Window Opens

“Welcome to Universal Studios, E.T.’s home away from home.”

That was part of our opening spiel on the tour in the 80s. I went back to full-time tour guide duty in the fall of 1986 after being let go from Segue Music. A bummer, to be sure, but at least I had a job that I enjoyed, could support my family and could still pursue finding another music editing gig without the barrier of not being in the union. The tour would be my “home away from home” for a while longer. D’oh! There’s more to read…