Sandicomm writes: Howard Shore will be on a radio programme tomorrow the 21st on WNYC-FM (93.9 FM) from 3-4 PM. This radio show will be about why people love Wagner’s Rings cycle so much. Here’s the discription from Time Out New York:

The Ring and I: The Passion, the Myth, the Mania

The Metropolitan Opera is getting set to mount its ambitious production of Wagner’s 17-hour Ring cycke, which has inspired rabid devotion from generations of classical-music fans. In this special from the folks behind Radio Lab, The Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore, playwright Tony Kushner, Met[ropolitan Opera] technical director Joe Clark, psychologist Laurie Layton Schapira, Seattle Opera director Speight Jenkins, guitarist Gary Lucas and others will ofer insight into what makes this Ring so special. Jad Abumrad hosts.

Also, strangely enough, while LOTR hasn’t been nominated for Best Movie of the Year, the books have been nominated for Best Book of the Year (I guess they nominated the one-volume edition). I think that LOTR deserves to win, especially over Captain Underpants. The people at Nick were extremely crafty (anticipating Ringers, I guess?), and they made it so that you have to vote in every category. Since this is the Kids Choice Awards, I would ask all Ringers under 18 to vote. [More]