Film scores are one of my favorite things to listen to and the list of my top ones is one of the articles I get most excited for each year. I put way much more effort into that than I really ought to. I go deep, listening to some scores that I probably shouldn’t even bother with. And it’s because I love that aspect of film so much. The care that goes into all those notes. Think about how many films there are each year and how many have true, dedicated scores to them. Now consider that, despite there only being a handful of notes out there, each of them is utterly unique in its own way. It’s crazy to think about.
So when I was considering lists to talk about for this past decade, this one was one I couldn’t wait to get into. I know most people won’t rush to put a score on, but if you’re gonna go in for one, these are some of the best that have come out these past ten years: (more…)
Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #103 – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
104. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
This is just a beautiful song. Fortunately people are aware of it because it was nominated for an Oscar and because the story behind it is so touching. Glen Campbell, beloved musician, member of the Wrecking Crew, star of the original True Grit, mega-star with countless hits, gets dementia. And they make a documentary about his struggle with it and about his life, and he writes this song, which is just so beautiful. Thing about the message… he wrote a love song to his wife that’s also kinda cheeky. ‘I’m not gonna miss you’ refers to the fact that he’s got Alzheimer’s! And it takes a particular kind of tone to pull that off, and he does. He really does. It’s a really touching song and one I hope gets remembered as well as Campbell himself will.