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August 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Vanguard Forward”

I’ve been away for most of the summer, but as of today the Cue of the Week feature is happily back online.

Please enjoy this week’s music selection, meant to evoke the pitter-pattering of little armored divisions.  The style is a blend between a traditional go-for-gusto orchestral sound with french horns a-blaring, and a more contemporary use of sampled drums and folk instrumentation.


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Vanguard Forward

18
July 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Military Victory”

Continuing last week’s belated-fourth-of-July theme, here’s another militaristic anthem for your enjoyment. True, the music in question is supposed to celebrate German military victory in the late 19th century… but we at MikeMusicRadio are equal-opportunity revelers.


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Military Victory

11
July 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Triumphant Victory”

Seeing as how we’re at the junction of Independence Day, Bastille Day, and Canada Day, something patriotic and vaguely militaristic seems to be in order.  Enjoy a bit of brass and percussion fanfare, performance courtesy of the Budapest Film Orchestra.


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Triumphant Victory

20
June 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Hold, Please”

Here’s the end title theme for Hal Cantor’s comedy web series Hold Please,  which follows the exploits of an actress struggling with her office day job.  In my mind no instrument says comedy quite like vibraphone… except the guiro.

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Hold, Please

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June 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Getting Busy”

This week’s cue comes from the film Home Room, wherein Alicia Browing (Busy Phillips) attempts to spring a friend from a psychiatric hospital. The scene has a somewhat impish tone, so I picked instrumentation that was brighter than the moodier palette I’d used thus far in the score. Here we have a riff for 12-string guitar and hammered dulcimer, along with an African drum called an Udu and sundry other percussive goodies. (And yes, the title is a weak pun on the lead actress’s name.)

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Getting Busy
 

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