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RE: a big warning from jeff | from brianJul 26 2004 - 19:21

hey TERRY, email me please about contributing to slidingpast. thanks.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from TBJul 26 2004 - 04:03

was pokeing around sliding past.com
some fun pics. circa 96. Congrats. on the show the bordens will be watching
and listening!

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Alex NiedtJul 25 2004 - 20:55

Another job well done, Jeff. Really different from the first episode. It's really cool to hear you do stuff outside of the IDAHO style.

I'm actually kinda getting sucked into the story, too. Ugh... ; )

RE: a big warning from jeff | from GJul 22 2004 - 18:03

I hear in next week's episode, we're going to find out that it was really Jeff who impregnated the teenage daughter and not the jock boyfriend.......or will it be the mother he impregnated

RE: a big warning from jeff | from KeithJul 21 2004 - 19:15

I took a film scoring class last semester, and the teacher was the composer on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and the next generation. He would constantly tell us the work was done insanely fast. He'd work with huge orchestras (he had a partener who worked as the orchestrator and did the conducting) and these union players just sight-read everything, 1st take, no fooling around. Do you hire other players or do you do it all yourself?

From what I know, it's really hard work. I praise you for giving it a shot. Most TV work I know is horrible, Mike Post does a lot of TV work (he did x-files, NYPD blue for a while) and his stuff is SOOO bad. Your worst cues will be better than a lot of the "best" ones on tv, I'm sure.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from jeffJul 21 2004 - 18:38

ill check into the legality of posted my cues at the site.....ABC owns most of them....there are some really nice ones ...the1st episode was jam packed with music....no choice of mine...they used a lot of stuff from my reel..i.e. "how make the cruelest month" , something i wrote for my friend kip's show for FOX that didnt air, the idaho song, and a couple of new idaho song ideas......i just finished the 2nd episode which i really only had a few days to score....i had to work really fast so the quality takes a bit of a hit on lots of the cues....its exhausting work cause i dont work with samples for the most part.....if it gets picked up for more episodes ill seriously have to consider if i have the energy to take it on......all of this is really doing wonders for my internal music making machine ....if that makes sence...when i finally get to finishing the idaho CD...it will be a lot better because of this crazy work

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Jeff B.Jul 21 2004 - 15:23

can anyone tell me what music was used, i.e. songs? or was it all instrumental - I missed it on sunday.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from KeithJul 21 2004 - 14:30

Yeah I have to say the show is really kinda cliche. All the characters seem to fit very nicely into their respective roles (1 oucast, 1 nerd, 1 popular kid, 1 dad with midlife crisis, 1 mother businesswomen) sort of an American Beauty thing going on.

BUT your music adds 100% to the show though Jeff. All the cues were really nice, excellent blend of voice/piano/electronics. It was all really non-invasive, and your themes fit really well with the feel of the program. I sometimes felt there might have been too many cues, but I don't know if that was your choice or the music supervisor or whatever.

All in all, I think you've done a really great job Jeff, congrats.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from JR OlssonJul 20 2004 - 01:59

i wish i could see it too. but i guess i don't have the right channels... i feel left out. but congrats to you jeff. it sounds great.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from micahJul 19 2004 - 20:57

canuck, you expressed my feelings on it too.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from canuckJul 19 2004 - 13:20

Jeff,

Congrats on the gig. It was surreal to hear your music in the background of this big budget mainstream network TV drama/soap, and the music was very well done. I hope they're paying you very very well and that the TV & ad work will lead to bigger and better things (so you will be able to keep releasing brilliant uncompromising music). More people being exposed to your art would certainly not be a bad thing (overexposure maybe, but youíre a long way from that).

I gotta be honest though and say I found the show itself pretty weak. Not being a yuppie soccer mom, its appeal was largely lost on me. Certain aspects of it (the camerawork, the characters, the faux angst) actually annoyed me, but I wonít belabor you with my idiosyncratic quibbles. I'm afraid the novelty of hearing your wonderful music wonít be enough to compel me to choose it over the Simpsons or Malcolm in the Middle or whatever else itís up against that particular night (or to turn on the TV in the first place Ė I find myself watching a lot less these days).

Lord knows we all have to pay the bills somehow . I'm just hoping we wonít have to click on the idiot box each time we get an itch to hear some of your new music. :)

I'll buy the soundtrack (if there ever is one) but I'd rather buy a new Idaho record.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Seth HowardJul 19 2004 - 08:18

I was flipping aroung last night and caught this too. The music was by far the best part of the show.

Speaking of posters, did anyone see the Shins posters in the girls' locker room scene?

RE: a big warning from jeff | from MarcJul 19 2004 - 06:49

For those of you outside of the US, and who 'bit torrent', the first episode is available at http://www.suprnova.org/.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from RossJul 19 2004 - 06:07

The score was the best part of the show. The piece in the opening sequence was brilliant.

Mad props.
Ross

RE: a big warning from jeff | from CodreanuJul 19 2004 - 00:51

"I hope Jeff Martin doesn't abandon Idaho and fade into T.V. composer obscurity like Danny Elfman did, j/k"

...or Mark Mothersbaugh e.g. Beakman's World and Rugrats..not that I have ever seen either of those shows. :)

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AlexJul 18 2004 - 23:01

Heh, it was a little wierd hearing "On The Shore" the instrumental version in the background during parts of the show, but all in all not a bad show. I thought it had kind of a Party of five feel to it.
I hope Jeff Martin doesn't abandon Idaho and fade into T.V. composer obscurity like Danny Elfman did, j/k. Can someone post a link to the appropriate department to write a letter or email to? I want to give them kudos for the cool music that played during some of the more poignant scenes in the show (meaning the idahomusic of course).
;-)

RE: a big warning from jeff | from CodreanuJul 18 2004 - 22:43

Does anyone know if/when this is to repeat? Yesterday morning my residence was briefly without power and I forgot to reset the VCR. :(

The only thing I got to see were those damn commercial-laden closing credits...

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AndrewJul 18 2004 - 20:31

BTW Jeff, whatever happened to that 7 minute Doc Martin commericial you were working on?

RE: a big warning from jeff | from milneJul 18 2004 - 20:26

the unsteady camera thing is so trndy now...loved the music jeff...lots of cool reverse effects and percussion and vocal stuff

RE: a big warning from jeff | from JeanJul 18 2004 - 20:24

Nothing really to add here that hasn't been said. I laughed when the older son was listening to Hearts Of Palm on his discman.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from David T.Jul 18 2004 - 20:22

Amazing! I was just blown away by the whole situation of Idaho being on TV. Good thing I taped it, because I was in another world watching it the first time. I noticed some good posters in the boy's room, like Tindersticks and Interpol. The producers obviously have good taste.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AndrewJul 18 2004 - 20:19

One of the most far-fetched shows I've ever witnessed! But it kept my interest. I was in heaven watching a television drama with Idaho in the back. It's kinda like 'when pigs fly' and pigs have now flown. Deepest congrats Jeff. Now let's just hope the show stays on the air long enough to pay for the next 10 Idaho cds. :-)

RE: a big warning from jeff | from jeff farrisJul 18 2004 - 20:01

I was watching Extreme home whatever (sorry) and kept seeing the ads for this show, ended up watching and kept going... "is that...?" I totally agree with Ron, it's unbelievable to hear Idaho on a major show. Show wasn't that bad either, them Smallville guys do good work. Congrats Jeff!

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Alex NiedtJul 18 2004 - 19:59

You know life is good when you're listening to IDAHO in the background of a TV show...

Awesome job, Jeff. Great stuff. A couple of the more "song-like" pieces sound like they could be on the next IDAHO CD. (Are they?) And I love how you snuck "Hearts of Palm" into the kid's headphones. Very funny. Good use of "On the Shore". Did you write/record that punk song? I know you didn't do the vocal. LOL. Who's the girl that did vocals on a couple songs?

And the biggest question... How did you land the job?

RE: a big warning from jeff | from TimJul 18 2004 - 19:55

the show was ok, but it was great to hear some idaho songs, the new stuff written for the show was great. That sucks that ABC has to show some damn commercial during the credits, Jeffs name was in like size 2 font

RE: a big warning from jeff | from ronJul 18 2004 - 19:50

i don't know, but it's pretty fucking cool to hear Idaho songs on a TV show. fucking just made my shitty day a whole lot better!

RE: a big warning from jeff | from DeniseJul 18 2004 - 19:41

so cool...you better win an Emmy or whatever it is composers win...so awesome to watch and hear that piano...beautiful

RE: a big warning from jeff | from HeFfeJul 18 2004 - 19:21

Wow Jeff - your version of that Dashboard Confessional song is surprisingly true to the original.
Kudos to you Jeff!!! Great Job!!!

Luv,

HeFfE

ps. That shaky camera technique sure gets on my fucking nerves...

RE: a big warning from jeff | from BlueAstronautJul 18 2004 - 19:14

Jeezus Jeff. That's some gig to get. Hope the tv show matches up to the music. Don't matter anyway though; I don't watch much tv and the chances are it won't make it over here for a few years. Still, if it gets broadcast I'll keep my eyes shut and my ears open. Just sit there on my fattening rump and listen...

RE: a big warning from jeff | from KeithJul 18 2004 - 14:43

congrats Jeff, will be sure to keep my eyes and ears open.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AlexJul 16 2004 - 06:34

Excellent! I will be sure to watch,.. and listen ;-).

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AlexJul 16 2004 - 06:33

RE: a big warning from jeff | from TimJul 13 2004 - 20:00

congratulations jeff, thats awesome.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from adamJul 13 2004 - 13:39

congrats jeff. great gig.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Donnie...Jul 13 2004 - 00:47

But does this mean the Idaho CD will be delayed further?

RE: a big warning from jeff | from micahJul 12 2004 - 15:08

the show actually sounds decent. i'm amazed. i know the music will be good.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Seth HowardJul 12 2004 - 13:59

Yes. Very cool. Most TV music makes my head hurt. This will be a welcome change.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from AndrewJul 12 2004 - 11:07

That's incredible Jeff! You should post this news on the news page for the lazy people who only check that once in a while.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from greenJul 12 2004 - 10:30

congrats! I'll have to check that out. that's great news.

RE: a big warning from jeff | from susan331Jul 12 2004 - 10:12

*waves lighter*

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Eric ArnoldJul 12 2004 - 07:47

Congrats...hope it has a long run and pays for many an Idaho record!

RE: a big warning from jeff | from brianJul 12 2004 - 00:55

RE: a big warning from jeff | from Alex NiedtJul 12 2004 - 00:18

Oh my God! Congratulations. Making a note to set my VCR...

ABC show | from jeffJul 11 2004 - 23:04

i got the composer job for a new show on ABC called "the days"....yes, im shocked as much as you are. it airs sunday july 18th at 10pm. and is followed by 5 episodes for now. ive had to write lots of silly stuff but there are some nice idaho moments there for all to hear

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