Wednesday, March 03, 2004

1:00 malaise, and Satan in the sound room!

It's 1:06 on a Wednesday, and I have absolutely no motivation to do anything. But I've got tons to do. Such a conundrum. So, in the meantime, I'll blog a little.

I read an article today that made me both want to laugh uproariously and shake my head in disbelief. Evidently, John Debney, the composer behind the soundtrack to Mel Gibson's ego project in a sanctimonious wrapping (a.k.a. The Passion of the Christ) believes wholeheartedly that Satan was in the sound room through much of the recording. Here's an excerpt from the article:

Debney said that the battle he felt with Satan as he wrote the music became "really personal between us."

He went on to say, "I had all these computers and synthesizers in my studio and the hard drives would go down and the digital picture that lives on the computer with the music would just freeze on his [Satan's] face. Then the volume would go to ten and it would happen all the time.

"The first time it happened, it scared me," Debney said. "Once I got over the initial shock of that, I learned to work around it and learned to reboot the computers and so I would start talking to him.

"There was one day when I had been on the movie for about four months when it really became bad that day and a lot of things that were causing doubt in me and I had had enough. The computers froze for about the tenth time that day and it was about nine o'clock at night and so I got really mad, and I told Satan to manifest himself and I said, 'Let's go out into the parking lot and let's go.' It was a sea change in me. I knew that this was war. I am not a physical person, but I was really angry on this occasion.

"I am up on the second floor, and on the bottom floor of my building there are therapists, and they see patients until midnight, and their windows are right at the parking lot, and I was coming down the stairs, and I had had it. I had booted everything down and saved it and I was walking down the stairs and I was verbalizing and saying to Satan, 'Manifest yourself right now.' As I am walking out and saying, 'Come on, let's go now,' I looked over and I could see someone looking at me and I realized how silly I must have looked. He didn't manifest himself, but I wished he would have. It changed for me after that."

Are you scared? I'm scared. But not of Satan...of people like this guy. I just have to wonder what Jesus thinks about this whole fiasco.


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