The Evening Mouthful

reasoned splutterings & hasty wisdom

Archive for June 2009

Ronald Chevaliers – Gentlemen Broncos

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Meet Ronald Chevalier, a major character in an upcoming comedy by Jared Hess (Nacho Libre).

Written by Dave Dueck

June 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Posted in link, movies, video

Some variations on a beloved (hokey) theme!

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Version 1 (original cartoon theme minus vocals)

Version 2 (original cartoon version with French vocals)

Version 3 (film version arranged by John Debney)

What a blast from the past!


Written by Dave Dueck

June 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Posted in film music, link, regular

Joy & Praise – The RIGHT thing!

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It is right for me to laugh because of the grace that I have received from the Lord; I have found Jesus, the Son of promise, and He is mine for ever. Today, I will sing songs of victory to the Lord who has remembered my humble condition. I will shout His praises for all His enemies to hear.

I want all those who hear of my great deliverance from hell and of my heavenly favor to laugh with me. I want to surprise my family with my abundant peace and delight my friends with my ever-increasing happiness; I want to encourage the Church with my grateful confessions and even impress the world with the cheerfulness of my daily living.

Charles Spurgeon

Written by Dave Dueck

June 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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50th Suite101.com article published!

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They’re all here.

And now that I’ve written 50 of ‘em, I get a 10% pay increase! I still can’t believe, more than a year after landing this freelance job, that I’m actually getting paid to listen to and write about film soundtracks. Admittedly, the pay is peanuts, but still: I’m getting genuinely published, and getting my writing exposed to a wider audience; and doing it by writing about my favourite hobby! I’ve actually gotten in contact with a couple major composers in the film and videogame industries through publishing on this website, and it will be cool to see where things go from here.

This gig was the first instance in which I ever had to write in a journalistic style (i.e. far less personal and casual than I’m used to being), and the website’s strict formatting/composition rules make it a bit hard to be descriptive and engaging, but I’ve certainly learned a lot about being articulate and concise in my writing: the gig requires conveying an accurate, serviceable overview of my topic with less than 600 words.

Basically, these articles write themselves as long as I’ve had enough time to listen thoroughly to the album I’m reviewing (typically 5 or 6 times through), and as long as I have an hour to devote to typing out my thoughts. The only complicated part is finding good quality pictures of the composers whose music I’m reviewing.

In a nutshell, I’ve learned a lot about acceptable, publishable writing since getting this job, and I only wish I had more time to devote to it.

Plus, this gig has looked really good on my resume.

Written by Dave Dueck

June 13, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Posted in link, regular

Through trials – to Christ!

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It is true, of course, that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and it should cause us to mourn, but it is quite as true that we have an all- sufficient Savior who overcomes these corruptions and delivers us from their mastery. It would be wrong to deny that we have been in despair and humiliation, but it would be equally wicked to forget that we have come through them safely into a wealthy place.”

The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God ought to be. Our hardships can not destroy the melody of our praise; we count them to be the ‘bass harmony’ of our life’s song, ‘He has done great things for us, and we are glad.’

Charles Spurgeon

Written by Dave Dueck

June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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