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February 2022
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Cue of the Week: “Portents of Nautical Adventure”

If the title of this week’s selection suggests more music from my score for Tales of the Dread-Naught Kid, then your powers of inference are well-honed! This music is a mellow paraphrase of the main theme, used for an interstitial moment in gameplay. As elsewhere in the score, you’ll hear a mix of traditional orchestration and Caribbean flavoring.

07
January 2022
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Cue of the Week: “Additional Sneaky Things Afoot”

Today marks the 10th anniversary of this blog! A decade ago I had the idea of sharing excerpts of my music for film, TV, and games that I thought that folks might enjoy, but which might be hard to discover. Thanks to everyone who has listened, commented, and otherwise shared the proverbial love.

Today’s music selection comes from Tales of the Dread-Naught Kid, and intermixes a bluesy undercurrent with the nautical mood that pervades the entire score.

24
December 2021
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Cue of the Week and Happy Holidays!

The next excerpt from the score for Tales of the Dread-Naught Kid features bassoon in a quirky little jig. Just the right kind of music for maritime puzzle-based problem-solving.

And to all you email readers/social media fans/blog followers: have a happy holiday season and New Year! Through good times and plague times, it’s a pleasure to share this music with you. I look forward to continuing the over-decade-old tradition in 2022.

17
December 2021
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Cue of the Week: “Frantic Loot Grab”

No, I didn’t run this piece of music a just few weeks ago. That was Laid-Back Loot Grab. This is Frantic Loot Grab. It’s hard to imagine two pieces of nautically-themed loot grab music being more different.

In any case, there sure was a lot of loot larceny in Tales of the Dread-Naught Kid, the game from which all this music comes. I hope you enjoy! (Note: in real life please do not grab other people’s loot.)

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