Following a screening of season 3 Episode 11 featuring the original song, “Fought & Lost”, the audience enjoyed a Q & A ands live performance. Here are excerpts from the conversations….
Quotes from the Q&A Panel:
“You know that feeling where there’s something else at play? You’re very lucky if you tap into it in that moment. The final vocal was like a patchwork quilt, done in many different studios.”
“I think for me, to keep things fresh, it comes back to gratitude and reminding yourself how fortunate you are. If your spark is music, you’ve hit the jackpot.”
Composer Tom Howe
“In many ways, it’s easier composing the score in the last season because you’ve got lots of thematic material built up over the last 2 seasons. It’s easier when you’ve been on a show for a long time. After you’ve gone through one season, two seasons, and you’re on the third season, there’s a familiarity and level of trust.”
“I love it, I don’t think I would be any good at writing music without something to inspire, like a picture or story. I’m also a people pleaser, so if someone wants me to solve a problem, I want to solve it for them. Working on the show felt like a family.”
“One of the things that I’ve noticed over the many years is that if you just record things and do a demo, it probably is not going to be enough and you end up adding things to it. If you get a really good instrument, it can be enough on its own.”
“We’re all learning, there’s always something new to learn and that keeps it exciting. There’s always something you can do better. I like the idea of keeping that positive energy.”
“You try to make the music not take away from the story. It is there to be a supportive character. I think it works best in comedy when the music is honest.”
Music Supervisor Tony Von Pervieux
“My job is to go after these songs. Ideally what I’m doing is reading through the script, making sure those songs are clearable, and if there’s any issue I bring it up and pitch other ideas. We wanted to create a score that really enhances and brings the emotion from your audience. The second version [of Fought & Lost] was a beautiful body of work.”
“It’s been relatively easy working on a show that has meaning to it. it’s not just a comedy, and it has something for everyone. It’s fun to watch these episodes with friends, and you become a fan watching as well.”
“The one thing is just being authentic to who you are, don’t copy people, it’s not worth it. Never give up. I see a lot of artists struggling. Be authentic and do it for yourself.”
“A lot of the time the song works for the scene, but isn’t put in correctly.”
“The ability to think up music, creating music on the spot, it’s so brilliant.”
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Sharaf Mahama celebrates 26th birthday with a donation and reading session with kids
Sharaf Mahama, the son of former President John Mahama, celebrated his 26th birthday with a donation and a reading session with the children at the Chance for Children Orphanage Home in Nsawam, located in the Eastern Region.
On his 26th birthday, which was celebrated yesterday, Sharaf, accompanied by some of his close friends, paid a visit to the orphanage and donated food, household items, and books to the children. Also, they spent the day reading a variety of children’s books with the kids and shared a meal together.
Items donated included 20 bags of rice, 5 bags of sugar, 4 large packs of toilet paper, 5 boxes of tomato paste, 2 boxes of cooking oil, 2 cartons each of Nido and Milo, 24 packs of beverages, 28 packs of biscuits, and 20 packs of water.
Among the books read with the children were ‘Ananse and the Sticky Gum’, ‘The Widow of Nain’, ‘101 Favourite Stories from the Bible’, ‘Courtesy for Boys and Girls’, ‘Better Late Than Never’, ‘Make Hay while the Sun Shines’, ‘Treasure Hunt’, ‘Animal Friends’, and several others.
The management of the orphanage thanked Mr. Mahama for spending his birthday reading with the children and his generous donations.
On his part, Mr. Mahama said: “I am humbled and touched by the work the management is doing to provide for the basic needs of these children, and coming here today on my birthday is to say thank you. For the children, I encourage you to learn hard, continue reading your books always, and continue to dream big.”