It's been a while since my last concert blog. It's also the end of the concert season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For this film score fan, what better way to end a season than with the music of the maestro, John Williams? There is no better way. That's not even a question worth entertaining. Through … Continue reading DSO – The Music of John Williams
I've got a fun weekend lined up. I can't wait. The work day is going to drag something fierce because of it today, but hey... it's Friday. I can get through it. Tonight is my final DSO concert for the season, and it's a good one. The Music of John Williams. I think it goes … Continue reading Monster Weekend and Feedback
2017 claimed another one over the weekend that hits close to home. Comic and dramatic actor, director, producer, activist, and diabetes spokesman Stephen Furst passed from complications of his condition. This is a guy that's been making me laugh for pretty much all of my life, from Animal House to The Dream Team. I consider that one of the … Continue reading RIP, Stephen Furst
Seems like I tend to do these personal updates on Fridays. I suppose it's kind of a mental exorcism so that I can reboot for the weekend? Sure, that makes sense. Let's go with that. At any rate, I dug around in some interesting stuff this week, and I don't know who cares, but I … Continue reading Sonic Safety Nets and Other Updates
I've been going back to the well of favorites recently. Between the passing of Roger Moore and Adam West, my lowered expectations over Wonder Woman and The Mummy having been met, and the unfortunate writing choices revealed in the new Darth Vader prequel comic from Marvel, I feel like fandom has kicked me in the teeth the last … Continue reading What’s New?
I wasn't around yesterday to post when the news came pouring in. And I mean poured. Multiple friends texted and emailed to let me know Adam West had passed. It was a short but noble battle with leukemia. Every time a legend like this leaves this world, I feel compelled to write something, and I … Continue reading RIP, Adam West
"All we have to believe is our senses: the tools that we use to perceive the world, our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted." -- Neil Gaiman, American Gods Having a quote like this in the context of a Gaiman novel is one thing. The man … Continue reading Disturbances in the Force
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It's already been a week? I'm not going to lie here; this week went fast. Not that I'm complaining. The long weekend in the country did me a lot of good. The most noise I had to deal with was a cow in labor and another cow about a half mile out sharing in sympathy moos. Ah, … Continue reading Mutterings
It's always a better day when a new J.R.R. Tolkien book finds its way to you. I just received my newly released hardcover of Beren and Lúthien! W00T! Not to put a fine point on things, but Prof. Tolkien has been dead since just before I was born, and he's still releasing books faster than George R.R. … Continue reading New Tolkien!