It started with his post-script on the French song in From Paris With Love. Since, James has told us the truth about the series theme song, and given us sneak peeks from the scores of Lost Without You and Home Again.
This time around, he has gifted us with not only a piece of music from Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled, but a familiar one you might recognize from the series, specifically episode 7, "Something Good." Give it a listen and see if you remember it:
In his own words: "It's a fun bit with a little nod to my silly Austrian/Hungarian heritage. But this version has some added tracks from my one man band arsenal. Most notably my Therimen. Can't say how much I adore this thing. Mine is a remake called a Therimini made by Moog (founded by Bob Moog, another huge icon in my world). It has a bit more bells and whistles than the original instrument but still played the same and based on the same concept...I will give any excuse to get this instrument on any one of scores!"
You should hear what he does with it at parties!
So what does this curious instrument of which he speaks look like? Fortunately, James sent a pic and a description of some of the other items featured with it:
These are "the three most cherished items in my studio at the moment. My Therimen , my PBS (Purple Beryllium Sphere) and my Hula Girl which I'll now nick name Martha. Cuz they both make me smile."
Thank you for making us, smile, too, James. Always a pleasure to engage with your bright spirit and fun personality, and we so appreciate your gift for music!
And if you thought this was all James had up his sleeve to share---think again. Return to A&D next week for a rundown of the music in this installment---he gave me something you might be VERY interested in listening to on repeat...