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The 4th Grade, now and remembered.

What an amazing time that was.  To be 9 years old. You are generally allowed, even encouraged , to occasionally be as enthusiastic and as loud as you can possibly be. 

The North Chevy Chase Elementary 4th grade invited me back to listen to them sing ” 43 Good Excuses”.  This time I came prepared. Sue and her trusty flip cam came along.  The video is sooooooo cute.  Their teacher, Jacqui, is incredibly cool.  And they respond by being the hippest little people on the planet.  My own memories of 4th grade  revolve around Mrs. Blackburn at Maury Elementary, who referred to me only “Loudmouth” for the entire year.  Happily, that singular trait of being VERY LOUD, has been part and parcel of my entire career.  It has at times made a broken PA a non-event.  It has made public speaking an easy thing for me to do.  It has gotten the quick attention of three unruly children.  And it made me unconditionally love the sound of a Marshall stack turned up to ‘pulverize’.

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Charlie Barnett to score "An Open Door" by Sonny Izon

Charlie Barnett to score "An Open Door" by Sonny Izon

An Open Door is a feature-length documentary on the uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save over 1,300 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. It is written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Noel M. Izon and co-produced by author Sharon Delmendo. This is the third film in his World War II trilogy Forgotten Stories.
This unique film will explore the rare confluence of the Pacific and European theaters. It juxtaposes momentous events in history such as the passage of the Nuremberg Laws and the inauguration of the Philippines as a Commonwealth of the United States.
An Open Door is the story of a deep friendship borne of common adversity and intense love for freedom. Together, Filipinos and Jews struggled, endured and ultimately prevailed.
"Bedford: The Town They Left Behind"

"Bedford: The Town They Left Behind"

This is the new film by Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin of Paper Clips fame. It is a beautiful portrait of the town of Bedford Virginia: the town that lost more young men (per capita) on D-Day than any other city in America. Beyond that it is a study in the effects of war on those left behind.

Listen to excerpts of the soundtrack:

[audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/charlesbarnett/wp-media-folder-charlie-barnett-film-music-composer/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Bedford_12.mp3|titles=Bedford Excerpt One][audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/charlesbarnett/wp-media-folder-charlie-barnett-film-music-composer/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Bedford_23.mp3|titles=Bedford Excerpt Two]
"Kicking It" Film Score by Charlie Barnett

"Kicking It" Film Score by Charlie Barnett

Susan Koch and Jeff Werner’s award-winning doc about homeless soccer players and the Homeless World Cup of Soccer. The premier of this film at Sundance last year was such a thrill for me. It is now out on DVD and was the pick of the week on HULU!

Listen to excerpts of the soundtrack:


[audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/charlesbarnett/wp-media-folder-charlie-barnett-film-music-composer/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kicking_It_Open.mp3|titles=Kicking It Open Score][audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/charlesbarnett/wp-media-folder-charlie-barnett-film-music-composer/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kicking_It_23.mp3|titles=Kicking It Excerpt]

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