Well.... I hate to say it , but I am definitely in a shite mood today!
Consoling myself with several film themes, and a fucking big bottle of Finest Reserve Port.
Here are just a select few of my favourite film scores.
First off, here's the extended theme (by Francis Monkman), from 'The Long Good Friday'. It seems to fit my mood. The character of 'Harold Shand' played by the superlative Bob Hoskins equals genius!
Time to bring on the 'SAS'...to kick some terrorist arseholes up the Khyber Pass.
Bring on the late, great, Lewis Collins. He would have been a great James Bond.
The main theme, by the late, great Roy Budd, is a kick-ass piece of music, that is guaranteed to move the dead.
And now, for what I regard as two of the best TV themes, of all time... 'The Professionals'.
and 'The Equalizer', starring the brilliant Edward Woodward.
If next door's cat shits on my lawn one more time, I'm going to recommend to my neighbour that they consult a taxidermist. I'll do a f..king Norman Bates on it....
Next: it has to be a theme from Roy Budd's exciting score for 'The Wild Geese' (1978). I saw this as a kid, and still remember Jack Watson's line, "Get up, you fucking abortion!".
THE GREAT ESCAPE'..It doesn't seem so long ago, that I spoke to the late Angus Lennie (who played 'Ives, the Mole') in the film. I used to speak to him on the telephone, on a regular basis. He was telling me how Steve McQueen liked to give everyone a ride in a sidecar, while he was driving the bike, and the rides were 'terrifying'.
They were good times, when I spoke to Angus; and not only discussed 'The Great Escape', but also his appearances in two of the 'Dr. Who' stories.
I have to end with the 'GBU' theme, that has always been there, for me, since 1976. It has not deserted me, nor cheated on me, nor mocked me, nor judged me. It has always been there, for me.
It was fantastic, way back in 2001, to visit the Barbican, London, and hear Ennio Morricone perform, live. Good times, and good memories.
I forgot to mention 'The Italian Job'
"Listen lads, I've got a great idea..."