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The Big C
Big C 2013 Playlist On Spotify

Big C 2013 Playlist On Spotify

I am really pleased with the music I placed in “The Big C: hereafter” as we closed out this wonderful series. Most especially William Elliott Whitmore, who I wrote about here, and who deserves so many more fans than he has. And also the divine Bob Mould, I love getting a Minneapolis artist into this...
"Birds Fly Away" Closes The Big C Season Finale

“Birds Fly Away” Closes The Big C Season Finale

Ah, another season concluded on The Big C. It went so fast, right? I was told fairly early on that the season would conclude with Cathy diving/escaping into the ocean, so I had some time to find the perfect song. I love this piece by Theresa Andersson, she always has unique and interesting arrangements on...
Adanowsky Soundtracks The Big C's Trip To Puerto Rico

Adanowsky Soundtracks The Big C’s Trip To Puerto Rico

You might be surprised to go to Adanowsky’s twitter page and find out he has 90K followers, more than most artists that I’ve featured in The Big C! Yet it would not be surprising if you’d never heard of him, as he is just becoming known to U.S. audiences. I would tell you more about...
The Big C 308 - We Rock Like Girls Don't

The Big C 308 – We Rock Like Girls Don’t

A quick shout out to the girl duo We Rock Like Girls Don’t – their song “Hip To You” was featured in the opening scene of The Big C Episode 308 as Cathy drives recklessly on a winding mountain road with Dave & Maxine who are pregnant with a baby that Cathy plans to adopt....
Big C Music for Season 3 (2012), Episodes 1-7

Big C Music for Season 3 (2012), Episodes 1-7

Have I mentioned how busy April was? The Big C Season 3 started airing April 8, right in the middle of pilot season and while we were completing post on season finales for Castle and The Big C, and I haven’t even posted about all the great music we’ve used in the show. I’ll catch...
The Big C Starts Production!

The Big C Starts Production!

It’s true, The Big C is back in production already, filming in Stamford, CT is officially underway. And the producers and I are already working on some fun musical treats for Season 3! The first episode is due to air on April 8 on Showtime. If you don’t have Showtime, or haven’t seen the first...
The Big C's "Last Day On Earth"

The Big C’s “Last Day On Earth”

Oh, those Big C writers. They got us on that one, didn’t they? Such a good fake-out. Somebody died in the previous episode, so we TOTALLY WERE NOT EXPECTING SOMEONE ELSE to die in the final episode. Granted, I first found out about this months ago when I first read the script but I’m glad...
Pajaro Sunrise is "Kinda Fantastic" in The Big C

Pajaro Sunrise is “Kinda Fantastic” in The Big C

I’m quite vexed with myself that I did not post this promptly but hopefully it will remind some Big C fans that they meant to track down that irresistible, delicious-sounding song at the end of the episode where Cathy decides that the whole family should go to Italy for Christmas. The song is “Kinda Fantastic”....
"Must Have Been Love" for Roxette & The Big C

“Must Have Been Love” for Roxette & The Big C

It was a dream assignment when The Big C writers created an episode with a 1990 high school reunion in it – how fun to visit my favorite musical era and come up with a key hit song! And then more good news, the directors of this episode turned out to be Anna Boden &...
The Big C Reaches For "Heights Of Diamond"

The Big C Reaches For “Heights Of Diamond”

I’ve already blogged about how much I love this solo album by Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants) so I’ll just say it was a thrill to land “Heights Of Diamond”, one of the best songs on the record, in a closing spot on a Big C episode! Read my earlier blog praising this album...
Big C Fans: Just "Breathe Slow"

Big C Fans: Just “Breathe Slow”

High expectations, family squabbles, kitchen disasters, odd friends, weird food, The Big C Thansgiving episode does bear a strong resemblance to my childhood Thanksgivings! But we didn’t have such good music to wrap up Thanksgivings at my parent’s house … closing out his second Big C episode is Alex Cornish with a message that we...
The Big C & Cathy are "Still Alright" via Adam Merrin of The 88

The Big C & Cathy are “Still Alright” via Adam Merrin of The 88

Ever since I first heard this song over three years ago I’ve felt that it should be heard closing out a TV show – well, sometimes it takes awhile to make it happen! It was worth the wait though, to hear “Still Alright” by Adam Merrin in this moving episode of The Big C, when...