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Instruments of Battlestar Galactica: Electric Violin

     This week’s episode, “Collaborators,” is one of the best of the entire series. However, I don’t really have much insight to offer, since it uses a relatively minimal amount of score — a welcome change of pace after the epic grandeur of the first four shows. This decision was made because the drama functioned so well without music, there was no reason to over-saturate it with unnecessary emotion.

     So instead, let me introduce a performer whom you’ve heard on virtually every episode of Battlestar Galactica, since the very first episode.



BG3: “Exodus, Part II”

They don’t get any bigger than this!

     “Exodus, Part II” is epic enough to be a season finale. Hell, even a SERIES finale would be lucky to get an episode this jam-packed with frantic battle sequences and powerful story resolutions. But no, on Battlestar Galactica, we’ll do it on episode FOUR just to keep you on your toes.




Johnny “Vatos” Tribute to Halloween 2006


Any Oingo Boingo fans out there? 

     This weekend, I’m playing in the two coolest shows of the year: the Johnny “Vatos” Tribute to Halloween. Make no mistakes, this isn’t a Boingo “reunion” since the Elf-man won’t be there. Instead, its a celebration of all things Boingo and Halloween-y… performed by the very freaks who helped create this classic music. 


BG3: “Exodus, Part I”

     The first three episodes underwent some major surgery in the post-production process, even before I was brought on board to score. This is most evident in this week’s “Exodus, Part I.” Scenes that were cut from 301 and 302 got nudged into this week’s episode (the entire D’Anna / baby subplot in fact!), and the battle sequence of the script’s second half evolved into next week’s episode.


BG3: “Occupation” / “Precipice”

     This might be a little ambitious, but I’m going to try to update this thing for every new Battlestar Galactica episode in Season 3. (We’ll see how long I can actually keep this up!) I’ll try my best to keep these spoiler-free, but just to be safe, I’m going to assume that you’ve seen the episode before you actually read this.