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Evidence of Justice

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 by wmapother 5 Comments

I think my feelings of adoration Randy Newman are well established (post here).  Evidence of universal justice, if not a Supreme Being itself, was offered a few weeks ago when Randy was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (the 2,411th star, to be exact).  He also has two Emmys, five Grammys, and an Oscar.  A Hollywood Reporter article is here.

His music for movies tends to be very sweet and straightforward.  Would you have heard it?  Well, if you’re ever seen a Pixar film, you have.

His work on his individual albums, though, is a bit quirkier.  He usually sings from the point of view of a character, and they’re often funny and heartbreaking.  If you’re a curious sort who wants to learn the best of what this world has to offer, check out his works on the iTunes store.  A link to his Best of album is here.

Posted in Music, Recs

5 Responses

  1. Rosella W. says:

    My favorite Randy Newman song is
    "It's a Jungle Out There."

    It's the theme song of Monk.

  2. jazzanova says:

    his vocals is somewhat reminiscent of leonard cohen or is it just me? perfect nonetheless, my personal fave is you've got a friend in me, in terms of both music and lyricswise.

  3. Vivian says:

    I love the Pixar's movies is quite possible that many have heard his songs

  4. Andrea says:

    music and cinema is the perfect marriage

  5. Roberta says:

    very intense

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