I just heard the heartbreaking news. Sir Roger Moore has passed away after a short battle with cancer. I'm not really certain how to process this just yet. Moore's Live and Let Die was the first 007 film I ever saw as a kid, one of many I would first experience on TV before finally … Continue reading RIP, Sir Roger Moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM This video can be found accompanying some key art for the series at StarTrek.com.
I'd heard the rumors that Don Henley was bringing back the Eagles. I understood -- and opposed the idea -- that the only way he could do it was to replace Glenn Frey. That just seemed all kinds of wrong to me. This morning, the news is official. And I really can't be bent out of … Continue reading Don Henley Reveals Eagles’ Newest Member
Aside from the weekly Tolkien post, it's been a few days since I've published anything on this site. What happened? Where have I been? Well... I have to be honest here. I've been working and reworking that first review for A New Hope. You'd think this would be easy. Not so much. I've taken eight distinctly … Continue reading I’m Still Here
I never thought I'd actually see this one happen. With the new movie coming out, Wonder Woman merchandising is going a bit nuts in all manner of directions right now, and pop culture cross-marketing allows for all manner of things that would have been unthinkable a short time ago. The good folks at La La Land … Continue reading Wonder Woman TV Soundtrack
I mentioned in the blog last week that I didn't blog that often about Star Wars because I felt like everything's been covered from pretty much every angle imaginable. But I also said that I felt like I needed to do something, anything. Star Wars is the foundation upon which everything else I know and … Continue reading Reinstated Star Wars Project
It's the holiday born of a pun: "May the Fourth be with you." It's a little cheesy, but any excuse to celebrate the Wars is perfectly fine by me. I even enjoy Revenge of the Fifth and Revenge of the Sixth (always two, there are!). Star Wars works great in trilogies. Even so, I'm old school. Generation one. For … Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day!
Upcoming weekend plans with the family are in flux. I should know more before the evening is out. But that's not really the point. The reason for that flux is that battle lines are being drawn where none existed before, and they're getting more hardlined and entrenched where the political / religious extremists on both … Continue reading The Discovery of Global Warming
A lot of little stuff is happening in my world, so it's time to sort it out. If you've followed me here for a while, you know this happens from time to time when things get squirrelly. First and foremost, Helena is still missing. It's been just over a week now, but given the geography … Continue reading Personal Updates
I have been looking forward to this concert. Vivaldi's The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"... two of my all time favorite pieces of classical music. I've never heard Vivaldi performed live before. I can still remember the first time … Continue reading DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th