My heart’s a little heavy today. Yesterday I found out Ray Ferrer had passed away a little over a month ago. May 20th. Read it on his facebook page. I didn’t know the man personally. He did some artwork for me late last year and I wrote about it and him in a post, you can read that post here. His artwork was awesome and I really liked what he had to say about art and his story. Here’s his blog too. Sadness.
Then I find out that James Horner died today. This guy, unbeknownst to him, had basically written the soundtrack to my life. So many of the movies that I hold dear hold his melodic creations. Key of which is the soundtrack to “Aliens”. I don’t know how many creepy, scary things I have written whilst listening to that soundtrack. I’ve even bought the cd a few times whenever one copy would go missing. I’ve even used it in a few of the short flicks I’ve made. Check his Wikipedia page or his IMDB page. Double sadness.
Here’s a link to the Aliens soundtrack. So much of it’s memorable. Turn the lights off and listen. Better yet, you might want to keep them on.
Here’s a vid about his experience on Aliens.