Time Warner Studios Tour Experience

got-exhibition-1300x315Recently Time Warner offered its customers the opportunity to take a tour through one of their studios called the “Time Warner Cable Studios Tour Experience”.  There were several shows that the tour featured, but it was headlined by the Game of Thrones exhibition which HBO is currently touring.  Most of the Time Warner tour was just ok, and kind of interesting, but the Game of Thrones exhibit made it worth my while.

IMGP4070The Game of Thrones exhibit featured several props used in the show. My favorite prop there had to be Jamie’s severed hand.  It surprisingly looked faker then I thought it would.  I guess they never really get too close to it in the series, or perhaps they have different hands pending on what they need to be used for?  There were several costume pieces that were roped off, and grouped together nicely.  At the end of the tour you were given the opportunity to take a picture on the Iron Throne.  It’s just as uncomfortable as described.  My one regret is that I wasn’t wearing something to make me look more badass as I sat upon the throne.

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Game of Thrones Theme on Accordian!

Matt DallowMany moons ago, I started hanging out with a young lady who would become a staple in b-movies and the horror scene/circuit, Ruby LaRocca. One day, she asked me to come by and introduced me to her roommate and his theremin. I was impressed, not not as much as when he pulled out an accordion and blew my mind with a few covers that I’d have never pictured on what is generally considered to be such a whimsical instrument. Well, that fellow’s name is Matt Dallow. If you frequent the NYC/Brooklyn underground/busking music scene, you very likely may have run into him. Whether it be solo or playing with Amour Obscur, he’s a pretty stand-out fellow and just a few moments ago he posted something that blew my mind again. Something that upon listening makes perfect sense, but at first will have you scratching your head.

Here’s the theme music to HBO’s Game of Thrones played on accordion by Matt Dallow (check below the video after the cut for his contact info) Continue reading