Comfort Sounds: The Hobbit (1977) Soundtrack by Glenn Yarbrough

Back when I was a wee lad, I discovered the joys of the Hobbit. Not by reading, but by the Rankin/Bass special presentation of the animated adaptation. It wasn't until years later that I had finally discovered that this program was based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Now, as I am much older, I [...]

When Star Wars and Contemporary Music Collided in 1978

This is one of the many parts of the Star Wars Holiday Special, from 1978, that I truly adore. Jefferson Starship's "Light the Sky on Fire" was a surprising entry into the galaxy far, far away. I mean, most of the segments from the SWHS78 was unique and interesting. The special is one of my [...]

Peter Howell gives the Doctor Who Theme an 80s Remix

Great sci-fi usually is accompanied by an iconic opening theme. If your program is decades old, you often find a need to refresh that theme from time to time. That's exactly what Peter Howell did to the classic Doctor Who theme. He brought in an electronic 80's (late 70s) aesthetic to an already ethereal sound. [...]