Visions In Sound – 1000th show!

Congratulations to Rob Daniels on his imminent 1000th Visions In Sound show!  Tune in this Saturday at midnight for an epic in soundtrack adventures.  Rob will be doing an unprecedented six hour show, with special guests and surprises.  I plan on dropping by the studio around 5:00 am (10 am UK time).  I’ll be up anyway.

Tune in on your dial to 98.5 or internet to CKWR.

The list of music and composers to be featured is too long for this, but you can expect:

  • Jerry Goldsmith
  • Graeme Revell
  • Alan Silvestri
  • Vangelis
  • Bear McCreary
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Howard Shore
  • James Horner

…and many more.

Please join me in congratulating Rob on this impressive accomplishment.  He will be interacting with fans live via Twitter and Facebook.  Join the fun and hear some pretty incredible music!


And tonight (December 19) at 6:40 pm I’ll be in my seat devouring The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of the Skywalker Saga.  May the Force be with us all!



  1. Hans “One Note Opus” Zimmer most certainly doesn’t deserve to be in the same company as those guys. I don’t get it. Zimmer uses more guest writers than a late ’80s Aerosmith record, and the music is still unimaginative shit!

    I can’t wait to see how he bursts through new layers of garbage for the Dune soundtrack. How do you get more inept than a one-note theme? A zero note theme? A negative one-note theme? He’s literally going to have to bend the fabric of reality to suck more ass.

    There are other composers I don’t particularly care for, but I understand their success. Hans I don’t get. I could literally fart on a piano repeatedly after eating a Wendy’s Baconator and inadvertently create something more melodic and memorable than any of Hans and Friends’ musical expeditions. The mind boggles at how anyone so generic could find any success and be as influential as Zimmer.

    Hey, Hans. This is called a melody. This one is only four notes! You only have to use three more than you’re using now to be in the “competent” category!

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    1. How do you really feel about Hans Zimmer?? I dont have feelings either way!

      Anyway here is the full blurb below. He’s just a small part of the show.

      This Week On Visions In Sound – Show #1000 – Join myself, co-hosts Jason Drury and Austin Wintory and MANY MANY special guests as we celebrate show 1000. This is an extended show and will be featuring lots of favourite music. Featured will be Medicine Man (Jerry Goldsmith), Batman-The Animated Series episode “Christmas With The Joker” (Shirley Walker, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion), Red Planet (Graeme Revell), The Incredible Hulk Pilot Episode (Joe Harnell), A Christmas Carol (Richard Addinsell), The Dig (Michael Land), The Abyss (Alan Silvestri), 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise (Vangelis), Skyrim (Jeremy Soule), Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (Shirley Walker), X-2: XMen United (John Ottman), Justice League vs. Teen Titans (Freddie Wiedmann), Battlestar Galactica Season 2 (Bear McCreary), Assassin’s Creed – Syndicate (Austin Wintory), The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Howard Shore), Transformers: The Movie (Vince DiCola), Gladiator (Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard) & Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Kahn (James Horner). Join us for this special extended show THIS Saturday 12-6am (ET) Friday and Saturday 9pm-3am (PT) and 5-11am (GMT) on 985 CKWR.

      We will also be on Facebook Live and Twitter to answer questions and celebrate 1000 shows. Be there!!!!!


        1. I’m a film music fan. I like all kinds of film music… traditional orchestral to electronic to Zimmer power anthems and everything in between. However I’m not a close-minded fanboy, which is how you came across in your post. Nothing you said was constructive. You just spewed verbal diarrhoea and expect us to respect it.

          BTW, you do know that almost every single composer EVER has had some sort of help or use ghostwriters to get a job done. Yes, even the great John Williams. The difference with Zimmer is that he’s transparent about it. Each additional composer gets credit for the work they do. And do you know what that means? Each one of the composers received royalties for the work that they have done. Many composers who have used help or ghostwriters don’t credit the help or credit them on the cue sheets, which denies them any residuals.

          I understand you don’t like Zimmer. That’s fine, but don’t be a child about it and get your facts straight before embarrassing yourself.

          As for that one-note theme (which is actually two-notes or pitches) you are talking about. The gnawing and unruly Joker motif from The Dark Knight might very well be one of THE most effective bad guy motifs ever written. It perfectly captures the chaos and insanity of the Joker’s mind and the anarchy he has created in Gotham by combining hundreds of instruments and whittling them down to something so very simple and focused. By the way, you might be interested to know that this isn’t something that hasn’t been attempted before. The great Bernard Herrmann used a similar device in The Devil and Daniel Webster back in 1941.

          On the flipside, Zimmer is arguably one of the most melodic film composers working today. If you don’t think so then I’d like for you to listen to Backdraft, Driving Miss Daisy, Pirates of the Carribean, As Good As It Gets, Broken Arrow, Crimson Tide, The Rock, An Everlasting Piece, K2, The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Pacific Heights, The Power of One, Radio Flyer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thelma and Louis, etc, etc, etc.


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