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Road Noise Is The Base Line For This Composer's TV Tunes
Original article by Bob Pool/Los Angeles Times
If the music to Season 9, Episode 5 installment of Fox's animated sitcom "Family Guy" had a relaxed feel, maybe it was because of
the 104-degree mineral water.
Glenn Morrissette helped orchestrate the score after a leisurely soak last Octobe in the natural
hot springs in the tiny northwestern Wyoming town of Thermopolis.
Morrissette did his work from his recording studio on wheels
- an RV he calls home as he meanders around the country.
Working from home is not uncommon for professional musicians, who have
replaced the room-size recorders and sound mixing systems of the 1980s with laptops and specialized software. Going a step further
and working from the road eliminates many of the interruptions that come with working in the city.
Nearly two years ago, the
41 year-old composerm who works mainly in TV and film production, looked around his Burbank apartment and realized his belongings
taken over. "Careless consumerism" is how he describes it.
He made a list of things he needed to be happy, "It was a pretty
short list," he was surprised to discover; his woodwind instruments, his laptop, a weeks worth of clothing, a good book and an electric
razor. The rest he sold or gave away.
On his way to rehearsal one day, Morrissette stopped at a traffic signal in his Miata
sports car and glanced up at a modest-sized motor home in the next lane. "I could probably live in that now," he thought.
It took about four months for him to break free of "the gravity that was pulling me into the comfort zone of Burbank" and its
environs, he said. After a few shakedown jaunts to the Santa Monica Mountains and places like Lake Hughes, he was ready to hit the
road. He was headed for the interior of Arizona in February when an appendicitis attact forced him to stop off in Parker for a bit.
But he was soon off the beaten track again, he said.