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Review: Snuff Box

Snuff Box coverIs it weird when I end up listening to the soundtrack way, way more than I watch the show?  Perhaps, but I’m kind of addicted to Matt Berry’s score for Snuff Box.  Of course, this isn’t saying that the actual TV show is bad or, well, even anything less that awesome.  It’s just that damned theme song.  It’s so friggin’ CATCHY.  I keep humming to myself “you thought it was gold/but it was bronze” OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again.  Luckily, the US DVD collection of the complete series of Snuff Box comes with a CD of the music from the show.  Or, I suppose, the CD of the soundtrack comes with a DVD of the series.  Either way.  But you’re more likely to find it in the DVD section, so let’s go with that. Continue reading

Celebrating M*A*S*H, Now 30 Years Gone

Cash of MASHI grew up aware of M*A*S*H. I was just over a year old when the show ended on February 28, 1983. Thirty years ago. But it wasn’t until I was in high school that I fell in love with M*A*S*H. I honestly cannot remember what happened – in retrospect it feels like one day I didn’t really care about it and then out of nowhere I was obsessed with the show and was taping episodes off of TV. I know that this must have happened around 1998 because one of the things that drove my family crazy was that I would spend hours copying the M*A*S*H episodes off of VHS, onto the computer, edit out the commercials, and then copy the episodes back onto the tapes. This allowed me to fit 5 episodes onto a tape instead of 4. And it removed the commercials. In any case, I only figured out how to use the Avid Cinema software that allowed that to happen in 1998. By the time I graduated high school and was leaving for college, I had over 30 VHS tapes full of episodes of M*A*S*H. This was a few years before DVDs of TV shows became a thing. Continue reading