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
Today I am adding a “Movie Reviewer” hat to my rack. It seems my social media profile somewhere qualified me for this, so I have had the occasional offer of screeners for upcoming films. “American Street Kid” had a showing December 11 at Chicago’s Regal Webster Place, in advance of a wider run later. It’s… Continue reading Movie Time: American Street Kid
Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules. 7:00/6:00 p.m. CBS: Gene Autry Ransom Cross: Gene becomes involved in an archaeological discovery of an ancient Spanish cross, which causes a battle with crooks. With Pat Buttram (repeat from 1953).
TIL: Driving to work this morning, I caught a repeat of “Fresh Air” on my local NPR station. It happened to be a repeat from 2017, so they could cut into the time for the “Summer Fund Drive.” But the guest happened to be Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
Just as I finally decided to get my dormant musicalcheese.com url to point to this section, I also got approved as an iTunes affiliate. So, If I can offer some musical cheese stories good enough to get you to click on and buy the music indicated, I might get a nickel or so. Gotham by Gaslight… Continue reading Can You Tame Wild Wimmen: Gotham by Gaslight
The public radio show This American Life recently offered a segment that indicated a trend sure to escalate in our wired-in world… The following link will direct you to the page for the Christmastime Episode #371: “Scenes From a Mall” (still free at this writing, but will probably becomes a 95-cent download by the time… Continue reading The New Incivility
(Unite The World) This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”. If anything, it was even more adventurous and relevant, and deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was. This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”.… Continue reading Ungena Za Ulimwengu
I have been teaching myself to set up an online shop using WooCommerce. Right at the moment, everything you see here is "dummy inventory," except for the Star Wars book. If you do stumble upon this shop before I post it as "live," let me know how it looks. I will be adding more collectible—or… Continue reading Shop: Stuff from the Overstuffed McDermott Collection
MBARI News Release – Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head
August 21 I probably am not going to be able to hide the fact that I’m writing this story about the August eclipse seven months later, in the midst of a February snow system. Very well. Let me just cop to that fact, and my need to put some interesting “cornerstone copy” on my site… Continue reading Eclipse Journal 2: