Episode: 242

What’s Inside 242


Amber Jordan of Kokomo Toys (http://www.kokomotoys.com/) talks about the wild life of owning a world famous toy store.

Composer Frank Ilfman (https://frankilfman.com/) talks about composing the music for Neflix’s “Gunpowder Milkshake” (https://www.netflix.com/title/81457469).

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Amber Jordan, owner of Kokomo Toys (https://twitter.com/KokomoToys), talks about why she decided to open a toy store, buying U-Hauls full of toys from collectors selling their entire collections, pricing toys, how COVID impacted the store, appearing on the TV show “The Toys That Made Us” (https://youtu.be/Fw5iKnui0WA), also running the Ebay store (https://www.ebay.com/str/kokomotoys), and whether her kids call dibs on toys when they come in.

13:45 SEGMENT 2: Frank Ilfman (https://twitter.com/frankilfman) talks about making a timeless western/samurai/spy movie soundtrack for “Gunpowder Milkshake”.

23:35 SEGMENT 3: Frank Ilfman talks about the process of syncing music to a particular scene, how the score for “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” changed his life, the delayed gratification of scoring a film, and getting advice from Ennio Morricone, Klaus Doldinger, Walter Scheff, and Earle Hagen. Frank also talks about his love for the music of “Blade Runner” and “Cinema Paradiso”.

37:03 SEGMENT 4: Frank Ilfman talks about how he tackles each project differently.

46:00 SEGMENT 5:Frank Ilfman talks about scoring “General of God”, “Spear”, and other upcoming projects.

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