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Life is A Magical Adventure

“Life is a magical adventure.”  That’s been my personal motto for about 2 decades now.  And though sometimes, life is more magical than other times, it still resonates within me.  And especially now, with so many people suffering, I can use some to reminding that life indeed is a magical adventure.

Life is a magical adventureIf I/we knew in advance the outcome of every story, project, job, trip, television show, film, play, etc –  life would be hell.  In fact, my personal definition of hell is stasis; complete stagnation and non-movement – no growth.  So life needs to be an adventure where we don’t always know the endings or what’s going to happen on page 75 or the final scene of Act III or what’s coming around the corner.  But if life is going to be an adventure, how about making it a magical adventure?  Yes!  One that brings things, results, events, people, places to us as if by magic?  How much more fun would life be?

What’s your personal motto or mission?

It needs to be something you can remember and say in one sentence, sort of like a movie description.  The people who write those one or two sentence descriptions really have to be very conscious of being simple, yet profound – able to stir excitement, intrigue and curiosity.  For it to be an effective personal motto, it needs to be like a shorthand code that speaks volumes to yourself.

So as I do every December, review your world as you have created it as of now.  Are you still on your path?  Are you true to your personal power phrase?  Do you even have one?  Give great thanks for all that you have and dream of where you will go this year.

Thanks for being a part of our lives and Happy Holidays from me and all 300 of us!
We hope to work with you in the coming year and beyond.
Best regards,
Andrew Ingkavet

Exec Producer /Composer / “Head Monk”

300 Monks – Visionary Music for Moving Images

This week’s Top Ten films by Film Composer

Ginormica rules this week scored by Henry Jackman.

Jackman scored lots of stuff before being noticed by Hans Zimmer.  Interesting to note Trevor Rabin has 2 films in the top ten this week.  Not bad for a guy who was the replacement guitarist in Yes. (okay he was much more than that.)

Top Ten Box Office Films by Composer

  1. Henry Jackman – Monsters vs Aliens
  2. Robert J. Kral – The Haunting In Connecticut
  3. Marco Beltrami Knowing
  4. Theodore ShapiroI Love You Man
  5. James Newton Howard – Duplicity
  6. Trevor Rabin – Race to Witch Mountain
  7. Trevor Rabin – 12 Rounds
  8. Tyler Bates – Watchmen
  9. Nathaniel MechalyTaken
  10. John Murphy – The Last House On The Left

British town of Birmingham sets up a heritage project on film, dvd and web

Steel Pulse, another band from Birmingham

FROM Ozzy Osbourne to Duran Duran, and not forgetting UB40, Birmingham is Britain’s very own music hit factory.
Now, in news that will be music to the ears of fans of the city’s bands, the National Lottery has awarded a £50,000 grant to a community heritage project celebrating that history.

The Creative Community Network will be exploring Birmingham’s musical tradition from 1965 to 1985. Directors have set up a website and are hoping to create a heritage trail, taking music lovers on a tour of the city’s past, as well as a DVD of interviews. More from the Birmingham Mail

One of my favorite bands of all time, Steel Pulse also hails from this little town. I had the pleasure of meeting singer David Hinds when they came to a mix session back in 1985 and I was just an intern at Soundworks Digital in NYC. I was so stoked, I could barely breathe!

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