“Nostalgia” says Don Drapper. It’s delicate but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound. It’s not called the wheel. It’s called the carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home.
Don Drapper’s powerful pitch for the Kodak Carousel in the finale of season one has been considered by many to be his greatest pitch, it certainly was to my ears/ I was always captivated by the music in Jon’s voice, and I do believe he was a major influenced in my composing for the show, as I often scored Don Drapper’s scenes and less of the other characters.

Don and Betty Carousel Pitch

The Carousel from Mad Men is a great piece of writing by Matthew Weiner, as well as creating editing by Malcolm Jamison. But if it wasn’t for Jon Hamm’s performance, I don’t think I would have scored the scene as well as I did.
Check out The Carousel from Mad Men on YouTube and scroll through some of the comments and you’ll see how this scene has touched many people.

They/Them/Us World Premier

Came across this on youtube…Zou Bisou Jessica Parre sings again.

Jessica was fabulous both in the studio singing the pre-record and on set as she danced and lip synced to the track.
Well done Jessica!

They/Them/Us World Premier

“They/Them/Us” the indie film I scored over many months during the pandemic is coming to LA’s DWF film festival in September. All shot in and around Columbus, Ohio and is directed by Jonathan Sherman whom I worked with many years ago in NYC. Thrilled it’s getting in from of a live audience – well done Jon!
Tickets for September 11, at 5:30 here.
At Hollywood & Highland, TCL’s Chinese 6 Thearters, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Here’s the Trailer:

They/Them/Us World Premier