Interstellar by Hans Zimmer

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When the credits rolled at the end of the film I said, “Oh, Hans Zimmer did the score!” Yeah, I was that surprised, but at the same time I was not.  The score had taken me on an exciting roller coaster of emotions. I was on the edge of my seat, I was leaning back thinking that’s a really nice piano melody. I squeezed my water bottle with anticipation and jumped with surprise. I cried with empathy in the violins. The music is so moving and is perfectly composed for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway with amazing supporting actors, John Lithgow and Jessica Chastain.

Needless to say, I was blown away by this film in so many ways. This film covers multiple themes across Love, Time & Relativity, Parallels, The Human Race, Gravity, Survival, Science and beyond. Did anyone else notice that a specific year was never given for a time setting at any point throughout the film? Time is Relative.

I will be talking about this film for days, weeks even. I left the theater feeling enlightened and boggled all at the same time. Please go see this movie.

TV Killed The Radio

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I feel like people don’t appreciate the radio as much as they used to. It’s taken for granted and with today’s technology and multiple channels, I find it difficult to find a truly great radio station, let alone a great radio show/segment. I have always loved listening to the radio, since before I can remember. I used to record the radio to cassette tapes in high school. #NerdAlert My favorite radio memory is turning on the radio just in time to catch Jack White perform at the Chicago Theater, that XRT just so happened to be broadcasting live from – that was historic.

I digress. I have found a radio station that I absolutely love – WXRT in Chicago! Every morning I catch a bit of Lin Brehmer, who I have grown to love and appreciate over the years. The way he transitions one song to the next is brilliant. And on my way home in the evening, I tune in just in time to catch Lin’s Bin! Every day, a different topic. And I like how he works various songs into each segment. I also tune in to listen to Jason Thomas, Tom Marker, Terri Hemmert and Breakfast with the Beatles almost every weekend.

Flaming Lips Tribute to the Beatles

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You thought the Beatles were trippy in the 70s? The Flaming Lips’ With a Little Help From My Fwends is like the Beatles on acid. The best part is their friends featured on the album: Grace Potter, Miley Cyrus, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara, Moby, and many more. I must say, I am a fan of this release. I know some people who would say The Beatles’ music is untouchable, but I think it was tastefully done and will leave you speechless, it’s so good. I hope you agree.