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W.G. Snuffy Walden about MSCL

01May2000

Mike Enright, host and producer of the weekly radio-show did an interview with W.G. Snuffy Walden. Read the transcript of the interview exclusive here on the so-called news-channel:

*M.E. What were your or the producers goals musically for "My So-Called Life"?* W.G. You know that kind of came from a couple of different things. There was a Hans Zimmer piece that they used in a temp. It had a really interesting motor. A lot of times in the temp scores, for some producers who aren't as musically savvy, you try to forget that there was ever a temp score, and others? Scott Winant, who I was working with on that show, and who I was working with on "Thirtysomething" and more recently on another show called "Cupid", I did a bunch of different things with Scott. He is very savvy with music; he's not a musician but he loves music. And he had put a Hans Zimmer piece up against a montage that had a motor to it, it had a very rhythmic motor, and I really responded to that, I liked it; I didn't think it was absolutely correct for the show, but, it had an element that pushed me through a teenager's life. And as I responded to what my thoughts of being a kid back in those days, you know, it was so chaotic when I was younger, and being in junior high and high school was . . . kind of a blur? (laughing) I don't know how to put it any other way. But it worked really well with Angela as a character. It, a motor, worked really well in terms of situation. So I basically started to build a pallet from where, once again, it was guitar-based but much more of a rhythmic-driven show then what I had done before in "Thirtysomething" or "I'll Fly Away" or stuff like that.

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“Lately, I can't even look at my mother without wanting to stab her repeatedly.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"