Live in YOUR Living Room I got in on the future of live entertainment. Actually, the present day. In the age of COVID-19, there are now more live performances streaming through the internet, and seeking the best method to bring in audience reactions. My introduction to the new normal is “The Doo Wop Project: Live… Continue reading Video Review: The Doo Wop Project
This post is in “beta”. I have been trying to work with embedding Mixcloud playlists, and not getting any cooperation. Leaving this accessible for people to offer advice. I am still poking at my resurrected website, trying to update old posts, retrieve dead links, etc. I’ve also had some time sitting at home, remoting in… Continue reading Musical Cheese: The Saga Began
Can’t hide it: I’ve been an avid fan of Terry Gilliam’s work since his cutout animations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Sometime in the 1980’s, my college roommate Tim and I did a paper on Gilliam’s three latest movies at the time: Time Bandits, Brazil, and The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen. Regrettably, we lost that… Continue reading Movie Time: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
I am watching this movie as my first look at director Michael Apted’s “Up” series. I had been aware of it ever since Siskel & Ebert, in 1978, heaped praise on the “21 Up” segment of the series. So I had hoped to catch up on the now nine installments, but time and other issues… Continue reading Movie Time: 63 Up
Reviewing the movie about beloved “bad” performer Florence Foster Jenkins.
So as it turns out, there is no “Woodstock 50” concert. The fact that its last gasp involved moving it to Maryland from upstate New York should have been the last nail in the coffin, but it kept on for a little while before the plug was pulled. As I’m writing this, though, I’m listening… Continue reading Woodstock 50: The "Woodstock" Song
Warner Brother Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own. Back in February, there was a news item on various TV and cartoon oriented boards that a movie was in the works featuring the Banana Splits. For anybody under… Continue reading Movie Time: The Banana Splits
Come examine the album that yielded a “One-Hit Wonder”. How does the rest of the LP stack up?
Updated to note the death of Canned Heat bassist Larry Taylor on August 19, 50 years and a day after his Woodstock appearance. I asked this question on Quora: What acts from the original Woodstock might still be available for the 50th Anniversary festival, in their 1969 lineups?” I got a lot of answers that… Continue reading Who’s Still Around for Woodstock 50?
Once more, I get to expand my “influencer” tag by reviewing a movie. “Untogether” marks the directorial debut of writer Emma Forrest. It opens February 8 at the AMC South Barrington 30, following its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The romance follows a couple who fall into bed together, then try to decide… Continue reading Movie Time: Untogether