Posted January 29th, 2013 in Comics, Animation, family, books, art, robots, Culture, entertainment, Adventure, movie, insomnia, acting, performance, mulling, Chinese New Year, theatre, Shakespeare, meandering, Current Events, Warehouse 13, #teamtempest
January turned out to be even more hectic than December, but part of that involved game playing with friends and little brothers on multiple occasions so that part good.
Saw Anna Karenina. Amazing. Perfectly done. Exactly the kind of movie that inspires me about movie making. Still think Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in Silver Linings Playbook worth the Oscar — how often do you see someone out alpha wolf DeNiro? (Also Keira Knightley not nominated for her performance, central to the success of Karenina).
Still don’t like The Hobbit being broken into three movies. Joked that I’ll wait ’til they’re all done and watch ‘em in order and the more I thought about it, the more the plan appealed. Just couldn’t psych myself up for Lincoln.
So here’s my Oscar/2012 movie quick list in the order I enjoyed them/how likely I am to buy the dvds (first two acquired): Avengers, Pitch Perfect, ParaNorman, Silver Linings Playbook, Anna Karenina, Argo. Have to add a shout out to Snow White and The Huntsman, nominated for visual effect, some of which were breathtaking. And Karenina should take the costumes Oscar, there were moments where costume and actor combined in a way to tell their story that just punched through everything.
Started Wednesday animation time. Set myself a new challenge in pursuit of putting together a festival worthy short. Read/see more about it here.
Have seen two Warm Bodies trailers, both were funny and smart so making plans to see a zombie movie. You can be surprised. I am a little.
Hmmmm…read Renegades Write The Rules by Amy Jo Martin for a straightforward, entertaining take on social media, business, sports and exposure. Her book reinforces the point that Twitter is about conversation and connection, not just raw numbers.
Found a mystery series I really enjoyed, set in India, written by Tarquin Hall. They start with The Case Of The Missing Servant and get more intricate and involving with each book.
Lacking new project vigor, but my acupuncturist points out that it is still winter, although today the weather managed a needed take a long walk in shorts window. Soon to start on my Year Of The Snake art. Thinking about entering my Cemetery Baby pastel in the annual Art Of The State competition. I love how the fog over the gravestones turned out.
Had a dance and movement Tempest meeting. Going to schedule a workshop at the end of March, if the theatre is available. Picked up fabric to hand over. Decided to focus on the storm at the beginning and seeing what we can do with that. Need to actually send Gayle a link with the Bill T. Jones performance date (brief pause).
Ok, good night folks. That should tide you over. And cheers.
Oh, comics: Marvel on the upswing: Captain Marvel and Young Avengers excellent; DC on the down swing, dropping Demon Knights, hoping Legion and Flash pick up the pace. Anybody interested in the Superman movie yet? Posters aren’t doing anything for me.
Warehouse 13 is due back in April, I believe, and SyFy is kicking off a robot combat league at the end of February. Bunheads is having a bit of mid season erraticism and I miss Bomb Girls, season two of which is currently broadcasting in Canada.
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Posted January 10th, 2013 in , Animation, art, Culture, entertainment, Lonely Pond Productions, Inc., Adventure, movie, insomnia, acting, mulling, Chinese New Year, Twitter, meandering, Current Events, t-shirts
Howdy. A list to catch us up. End of December was hectic.
Rebooting my short film endeavors. More info to follow.
Gayle wants me to clean my office as her birthday present so top of to do list (it seems like this has happened before…hmmmm).
Bunheads is back; Sutton Foster continues charming; love the choreography.
First Tempest related meeting today. Dance + movement. A plan is developing. And we have a hashtag: #teamtempest. Join us.
National Women’s Soccer League Allocation occurs tomorrow. It will be interesting to see who goes where. Besides Megan Rapinoe playing in France for six months. Hoping the schedule works out so I can take my nieces + nephews to a game.
Kristyn Burtt has started
|Oscar Month plus some. Looking forward to following her Oscar adventures again.
Year of The Snake is coming up. February 10th. Need to start doing research.
And some art. I entered a Fictional Rock Band Tour wootshirt! derby.
Take care! Oh, My Oscar thoughts: Silver Linings Playbook was really good, except for the directing closeups — I’m calling it the Mt. Rushmore effect, stop it, Hollywood. Now! We don’t need to see that many nostrils that close. You’ve got the BIG screens; put more than 25% of one actor in a shot. Try two. Or three. It’d be daring. Cast nominations for all Playbookers well deserved. Snow White and The Huntsman visuals were stunning. I actually want to see Anna Karenina, which surprises me. And Alan Arkin wrote a book on improv which I enjoyed the practical parts of. And if you’ve got a vote, vote ParaNorman. Good stuff from Laika House. If you haven’t seen it, do. And good night.
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Posted October 17th, 2012 in Comics, Animation, Comedy, sports, TV, rant, Disney, Culture, entertainment, Adventure, poetry, insomnia, Reading, acting, gay, photos, Current Events, weekend plans
|Bomb Girls ends on three different cliffhangers…Reelz is having another marathon tomorrow if you haven’t seen it or want to catch an episode. Season 2 filming is happening now, but I don’t know when it will play here.
My Babysitter’s A Vampire ended on a did half of our main characters get blasted cliffhanger. Disney show so I’m betting not, but still CLIFFHANGER. Excellent second season though, really hit the scary funny sweet zone. Much Twilight spoofing comedy to be had.
There was a third cliffhanger I’m grumpy about, but I can’t recall it. 2 a.m. has clouded my mental blog post draft. As consolation, here’s last night’s 2 a.m. haiku:
Insomnia Haiku N + 1
Path to sleep tempting,
Reading Bellwether (get copy, read now, thank me later). Want to see Argo. And ParaNorman again. New fan of Laika. Have been working on character designs and posting to the Blink Kitty Love iApocalypso Tumblr and developing animation/comic possibilities.
USWNT aka USA Women’s Soccer playing Germany on Saturday to be broadcast on Fox Soccer. I don’t have Fox Soccer. Hmmmmmm. Australia W-League is also starting Saturday with their first round of games and they’ve been having a pretty impressive marketing push.
And some photos from an afternoon walk. I love the light in the Fall. Cheers!
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Posted September 6th, 2012 in Comedy, art, rant, music, movie, acting, performance, mulling, Shakespeare
Just watched a few black and white Mack Sennet-Mabel Normand silent shorts on TCM. Girl, railroad track, moustache, train, twirling, falling, etc…only surprising thing was that they chained her and then hammered the chains to the tracks. I always assumed the standard was rope. Chain’s sturdier, I suppose. I prefer the Buster Keaton shorts I’ve seen — and The General, which was an amazing feat of athletic + comic virtuosity. Chaplin always leaves me cold.
So tonight’s viewing choice was a huge contrast to yesterday, when a friend came over in a movie mood, when presented with the standard action, comedy, classic, modern choices said “something with color.” So Monkey Business was out (Marilyn Monroe’s comic talents were a topic of discussion). And I had to think. Actually, all I had to do was look at the shelf, see Baz Luhrman’s Strictly Ballroom and click, we were on. It was love all over again. Used to watch it seasonally, I believe, and then stopped because we used it for dance inspiration for the second Midsummer. You can only watch a rhumba so many times in a row. But right from the beginning, it grabbed me again, there was the laughter at the perfect blackly comic tone, at the gravity of the actors, at the earnestness and/or cheesiness of the dances. It’s amazing and perfect and full of wonderful moments when they ratchet up and then break the tension in the most glaringly obvious way. And colors: from the sweep of red curtains to a neon Coca Cola billboard backdrop at night to the costumes that get right up in your eye — wow.
That brought me to thinking about other movies that I could have used to answer the call for color. Hero is a beautiful martial arts fairy tale starring Jet Li, that uses different color schemes as each of the key characters relates part of a story. The fight between characters Moon and Falling Snow is a gorgeous ballet battle. The falling leaves are obstacle, weapon and wind.
The Shadow is a period wonder with bold color splashes: the Cobalt Club, The Shadow’s hideout, Chinatown, the art decoration of the villain’s hideaway, our hero’s red scarf, Shiwan Khan’s robes and the textures of everything around him. It’s a sharp movie, entertaining, funny and all the things Dick Tracy missed. Not a popular movie, but one of my favorites.
For a different kind of colorful, there’s the bright practically glowing and leaping off the screen language wizardry of Chris Tucker. Listening to and watching him in his Rush Hour collaborations with Jackie Chan is a trip to a verbal wonderland. Whenever the Fifth Element scrolls by on the cable guide, I have to change over to watch it. The only other film that really has this effect on me is the Karate Kid. More fun Elisabeth Shue movies would have worked for me. Soapdish and Adventures in Babysitting is a double feature I suggest trying some night. With popcorn. And room for singing along to The Babysitting Blues.
Did I mention the blues + The Tempest thought ; )*
*Shakespeare segue for the cognoscenti ; ) No, I didn’t actually mean to shoehorn a Shakespeare reference in. These things do actually happen. I was listening to The Babysitting Blues + remembering the are there separate types of blues questions I’ve already asked my in house musical consultant. Someone’s started the Tempest music pool already, right? Get your bets in now. Odds are better.
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Posted July 20th, 2012 in Comics, Animation, Comedy, family, books, art, TV, rant, music, Disney, Culture, entertainment, Adventure, movie, insomnia, Reading, acting, gay, theatre, meandering, photos, Current Events, t-shirts, #3dreams
Started this yesterday and an internet crash prevented posting but since a slippery stage delayed our Opening Night, the title is still accurate. So read on, barring further internet shenanigans:
Tomorrow, A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens. A thunderstorm interrupted rehearsal at the very end tonight, I’d really like the weather to get that out of its system now. Here’s
|one of two articles about this year’s Theatre Under The Trees. The reporter only mashed up a quote or two.
Now a quick run through my recent ventures into things non Shakespeare.
Season Two of My Babysitter’s A Vampire amps up the good clean goofy fun. Good for laughter.
Aardman’s The Pirates!: A Band of Misfits was solidly animated, quite clever + had a story that lacks heart. Aardman has yet to crack long form narrative for me. I think there’s some Shaun The Sheep Olympic tie in episodes though. Yes, there are: Championsheeps.
Brave: Merida great character, story excellent, better than Pixar usual standard I think. Was surprised to find myself disappointed in the animation. The bear didn’t work for me as a transformed character. Much of the movie seemed done in a cut rate fashion. Would have preferred to see animation more in the style of Tangled.
Amazing Spiderman: wasn’t planning to see it, but I enjoyed it. Loved the humor they managed to work in. Dennis Leary and Martin Sheen excelled, leading a cast that brought the Spiderman story vividly to life.
Bunheads: still continues charming.
Have been on an Eddie Campbell kick. Own the entire run of his Bacchus. I have a weakness for well done modern takes on mythology. Purchased his latest, The Lovely Horrible Stuff, a autobiographical meditation on money in the Campbell style. Enjoyed its curmudgeonly charm so had the library track down Alec: The Years Have Pants. Still working my way through it. Too much Alec tends to darken my mood. Met Campbell at SPX once, he signed a Bacchus poster for me and was concerned that the ink didn’t smear. A meticulous man.
Captain Marvel: why yes, I do have a comic crush on Captain Marvel, ace fearless pilot and newly recostumed superhero. I suggest you develop one too.
Batwoman: dropping the book from my monthly pull list as the fragmented story line went on too long and Gotham is too grim a locale for me. I’ll miss Maggie Sawyer though.
Legend of Bold Riley: Yes. Thank you Leia Weathington. Gay swashbuckling hero legend fun. Read it.
Legend of Korra: caught the season finale accidentally tonight, didn’t raise my opinion much. Rush job, too little Avatar character development, too many tears. Hitting bottom took 30 seconds, big problem fixed in 10. Nope. Then they played the last two episodes of the orginal Avatar: The Last Airbender series finale. So amazing. Fights were gorgeous martial arts mastery + swirls of colors, characters were so fully developed the world paused on a point of principle. Where did this level of excellence go? It’s the same darn guys doing Korra. Where’s the greatness you put in Katara and Toph and Suki? Boo. Did I say that already?
Ok, enough ranting. I probably need to try sleep. Did I miss anything? Archie comics still keeping me entertained. I did get to see Joan Jett in concert (picture below). Great set list, some of my favorite songs + some new ones as well. Seventh Ink is doing a Kickstarter with kick ass art that I want a Belligerent Bengal shirt from. So check it out. And catch Midsummer if you’re in the area. It might be amazing. Cheers.
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Posted June 25th, 2012 in Comics, Comedy, family, art, TV, music, Disney, Culture, entertainment, Adventure, movie, insomnia, acting, mulling, Blink Kitty Love, theatre, Shakespeare, Current Events, weekend plans, #3dreams
My Babysitter is a Vampire is leading up to the premiere of Season 2 on Friday. Still looks fun.
Let It Shine very enjoyable Disney movie + just the right level of rap for me. Excellent cast, Cyrano nicely adapted for a modern stand up and be yourself love story.
Haven’t had a chance to see Brave; too many errands to run between a schedule jam packed with rehearsals.
Bunheads: checked it out to see what Amy Sherman-Palladino and Kelly Bishop were up to and discovered Sutton Foster is charming.
Re: Shakespeare, Theatre Under The Trees, this summer’s version. This year, the biggest innovation has been a scheduling one. Which is leading to times when I have rehearsal four exhausting nights in a row, but the cast seems to be benefitting. Broke down Midsummer into Athenians, Players and Fairies, using different music + costuming schemes to further differentiate. Ran the entire show last Friday for the first time — no major stalling glitches and came in under two hours. I was expecting two and a half. It’ll be interesting to see what the full run time is with actors off book and music fully incorporated. Just picked up an electric guitar to properly do the rock and roll sections. Nearly every year, we buy an instrument and this one’s the most expensive yet. And that’s a personal buy an instrument, not an institutional one. Which means there will be an electric guitar around the house…possibilities. It also means I’m back to cheap movies for awhile.
The cast goes off book next week which, always a daunting prospect, although I think half of the Players are already off book. There are eight more rehearsals and then we tech. Wow. Less than a month to opening night. Wow again. And a little worry.
Have some days off since Footloose will be taking over DreamWrights, making rehearsal impossible. Trying to keep sneaking down to Maryland and seeing
|Joan Jett in concert on the weekend to do list.
Summer snack of choice seems to be hummus and Mary’s original gluten free crackers. Crispy + cool.
New Blink Kitty Love comic finally. Between actors + Shakespeare, I have been burning through creative energy and finding myself jittering around on adrenaline, nerves + caffeine (the matcha version). Finally forced myself to just start drawing and by the time I finished, I was dancing around my office with the relief of having busted through creative inertia and a lingering off mood.
Good night. Thanks for stopping by.
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Posted June 6th, 2012 in Comics, family, books, art, TV, music, Disney, Culture, entertainment, movie, Reading, acting, performance, Current Events, weekend plans
I liked it. The dwarves seemed superfluous, but the take on a rescuer of royal blood is excellent. Bow and arrows score another pop culture hit as Sam Claflin verged on dangerously earnest often enough to be interesting. Kristen Stewart was a strong Snow White, while still retaining the spirit of the child who’d been locked away. When she knelt by the Queen at the end, I had a flash of Snow White the younger, which knitted together some odd moments in the movie for me, if the character had retained some of the 8 or 10 year old version intact when the door of her prison opened. I’ve been reading people mention Joan of Arc as part of the character’s inspiration, but there was also Henry V. Stewart’s version of the St. Crispin’s Day speech held the screen.
Chris Hemsworth was a very different character from Thor and continues to impress me. He and Stewart top my list of actors that can put a movie on my must list. Charlize Theron did a pretty amazing job with the Evil Queen. I’ve never really been a fan but have new respect for her talents.
Now that I’ve brought it up, I’m wondering who is on my can make a movie a must see list: Emily Blunt, Vanessa Hudgens, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Angela Basset, Meagan Good, Kristen Stewart, Catherine Zeta Jones, Emma Thompson…After watching the
|OSS 117 movies, anything the Michel Hazanavicius team does is something I want to see. They cracked evoking the 60’s in a movie so so much better than Men In Black III did. I do like the Pitbull version of Back In Time.
John Carter is out on DVD. On the buy list, really enjoyed it on the big screen. Have been watching the first season of My Babysitter’s A Vampire in prep for the second season on Disney. A good festival of fun frights charmer. May see The Avengers again this weekend if Aardman’s Pirates has disappeared out of the $2 theatre. GI Joe’s in the red envelope on top of the TV and I’m enjoying reading through as many of the Marvel Runaways graphic novels as the library had.
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Posted May 29th, 2012 in Comics, Animation, Comedy, family, books, TV, music, Disney, Culture, entertainment, Adventure, movie, insomnia, Reading, acting, performance, gay, mulling, theatre, Twitter, Shakespeare, meandering, web, #3dreams
Lab Rats: relatively new Disney XD show, good fun ensemble comedy.
Glad to hear Good Luck Charlie is doing well in the ratings. Also a good ensemble comedy. My buddy
|@KristynBurtt just went to a taping + posted some behind the scenes photos on her blog.
Tron: The Uprising: enjoyed it. Solid story, action, suspense…hit all the hero origin points in a good way. Plus, light cycle racing looks cool.
Men In Black III: did not enjoy it much. Josh Brolin did an excellent turn as past Agent K.
Snow White and The Huntsman: they keep switching up the trailer + it keeps looking better. I love the shatter effect when swords go through “people” in battle. Are they people if they shatter like that?
Picked up some graphic novels at the library. Really enjoying Marvel’s Runaways. Well written story of a group of teenagers whose parents turn out to be supervillians. Majority of the characters are girls, one of them is gay. Had a quick chat with one of the guys at the comic book store whose taste in comics coincides with mine and it’s a favorite of his too. Took home the Avengers Academy-Runaways recent team up on his advice and going to hit up the library for more so I can decide which books are must buys. Runaways was on the list of Marvel movies so I hope it gets back into the pipeline. I’d love to see the characters on screen.
Flash: is still zipping through great art and good stories.
I miss Nomad. Bring her back Marvel. And not with a supervillian stashed in her psyche (or wherever they stow themselves away these days.)
Reading through the Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits before sleep this week. If you haven’t read Hopeless Savages yet, it’s a must read.
Blackheart Records Road Trip mixtape is fun; liking The Dollyrots contribution, especially California Beach Boy. Girl in A Coma is touring during our crunch time for Midsummer so we’ll probably have to miss that but I have hopes of seeing Joan Jett in concert again.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions are happening. Think I cracked the logo. It’s been an interesting evolution.
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Posted May 17th, 2012 in Comics, Comedy, family, art, TV, music, Disney, Culture, entertainment, movie, poetry, insomnia, acting, performance, mulling, meandering, Current Events, web
Haven’t done one of these in awhile so here goes:
|Pottermore: started slow but picked up once I got the same wand combination as H. Potter. Impressed and inspired by the depth and solidity of the fantasy world JK Rowling built.
Avengers: one of those movies that gets a little better every time I see it, although I still think it’s somewhat unwieldy for Whedon’s skill set.. Hope they fast track a sequel without slacking on prep.
Thor: my favorite on a second viewing, Branagh really cracked the high heroic, the majesty of Asgard, the fun of snappy patter. Need to acquire copy for home library.
Captain America: son of a gun, it’s a nice solid superhero movie. Hope they have fun with the sequel, Chris Evans is one of my favorite actors and Gayle wants a Cap love interest.
The Pirates: Band of Misfits! Haven’t gotten a chance to see it, but looking forward to Aardman stop motion magic when I do.
Saw new Amazing Spiderman trailer pre Avengers, had a totally unexpected I miss Tobey Maguire thought. Still in shock from that and doubts have entered about Andrew Garfield’s ability to handle the snappy patter.
Amazing Spiderman movie: Love how the costume looks like it has a basketball texture feel but the movie doesn’t make the must see list.
Must see list: Snow White and The Huntsman, Men in Black 3, Brave, Rock of Ages (Catherine Zeta Jones trumps shirtless Tom Cruise aversion), Total Recall (trailer caught my attention), GI Joe: Retaliation. Not sure about Battleship…might need a movie break before Snow White and I did like Taylor Kitsch in John Carter.
Hart of Dixie: fun weekly soap opera run at Northern short shorts meets South maybe not so big on hospitality. Have always been a Rachel Bilson fan, she continues charming, so pick up a second season folks.
Hart of Dixie update: Season 2 is a go, they’re changing the night to Tuesday.
My Babysitter Is A Vampire is coming back to Disney for a second summer. Nice.
Legend of Korra: really frickin’ grim + politically sophisticated and the episode last week had the Avatar broken down in tears after not fighting back against the bad guy. Boo.
Motorcity: Not thrilled.
Tron: The Uprising: will miss the premiere tomorrow, but actually looks pretty cool and like it has well thought out plot, which is part of Motorcity’s lack — having the movies for backstory probably doesn’t hurt the Tron situation.
Phineas and Ferb has become cynical, far too self indulgent, stopped doing its five jokes really excellently well, the quality of its musical numbers has dropped and now I’ve started looking to see if what’s on is one of the earlier episodes before P-Ferb lost its roaring heart o’wonder. If not, we’re inclined to skip.
Dropped the Legion Lost, which has two of my favorite characters Dawnstar and Wildfire. Plot never advanced, interactions never had any depth or truth.
Batwoman: fragmenting your story over six narrative voices and time frames is a nice trick for an issue or two, but this is running at least 8, I think, and the conversation I have with my comic book guys always seem to go: well we liked it but…
Demon Knights: Read this book. A really interesting + quirky + diverse group of characters, some breathtaking art, very unpredictable…I always put this on the top of the to read pile.
Night Force: Marv Wolfman is doing politics + creepy + demony things and it’s amazing. Another must read.
Archie Comics Double Digests: still picking up Betty and Veronica Double Digests as well as the Jughead versions. Still amazed at the stories they get out of the characters.
Archie Comics general: still heartened by how much I like each Kevin Keller issue. Still don’t understand why anyone would pick Veronica over Betty (and I lean brunettes).
Blackheart Records has a Road Trip mixtape for summer I’ll probably get as a birthday treat next week.
Sorry to hear the news about Donna Summer’s death; I’ve always enjoyed disco and her songs often had the infectious danceable joy that made them the best of it. Tossing between “On The Radio” and “This Time I Know It’s For Real” which is a darn fun basic dance through it video.
Thanks for stopping by. Here’s some blossoms on the wind for you.
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Posted April 10th, 2012 in Animation, family, music, Culture, entertainment, writing, Adventure, insomnia, acting, mulling, theatre, Shakespeare, meandering, Current Events, #3dreams
Miss writing. Really need to pick a project and focus. Other people and other people’s projects keep sneaking in — or sometimes I invite them. Ended up having some interesting and unexpected conversations about directing where I was the person giving advice. Hmmm, new stage. This has also prompted an earlier foray into planning this summer’s Theatre Under The Trees: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I seem to have taken on an apprentice director, which is a first for me.
Also a first: designing lights for Robin Hood. Have been finding myself not enjoying the indoor and electrical aspects of theatre during my Production Stage Managing gig for May The Farce Be With You. But lighting design is something I’ve always wanted to do. Had some frustration with not knowing enough to create a light plot effectively but the actual hanging and focusing session was quick, efficient and educational thanks to Mark Dennis. It put me back in an enjoying the collaborative process zone. Which is where I need to be.
I also miss animating. And am pondering comics. The Blink Kitty Love Twitter feed is lively (are you following?) and I’ve been on track with Wednesday and Sunday art, but I keep coming up with ideas, pushing them away in my head until I’m finished __________ and have taken a day off and then there’s a random day when I realize I’ve let the idea drift away and I only remember the vagaries.
Girl In A Coma in concert: excellent. I usually can’t listen to Exits and All The Rests all the way through because it all starts to blur, but damn, everything sounded better and bolder and more kick ass live. That’s the point of concerts, you sydh and say. And now I remember. I’m glad to have started going again. Concerts + live theatre are two mediums you should experience often. Irreplaceable experiences. Collect some. And buy the t-shirt. Or save the program/tickets.
And I think I’ll stop there. Flash is stomping around, I have that nice I’ve actually written something and can relax a bit feeling and exhaustion is still in the house, sitting right next to insomnia. And on that note, I get Girl In A Coma’s Walking After Midnight cover in my head. Which always puts me in a country mood. Which always makes me think of kd lang, Absolute Torch and Twang and how I was probably the only person in America who was a little sad when she came out because suddenly there was no more country with a wide streak of wry*.
*These events may not actually be linked, but they are for me. And did anyone else watch Salmonberries? And “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues” is probably a better example of wide streak of wry - can you beat its half of the lang polka para: ”Don’t Be A Lemming Polka?” I don’t expect kd lang to have continued to develop her career to suit my tastes and as I watch her hee haw her way through “Don’t Be A Lemming (click through link and you can too)” I realize evolution as an artist is essential to sanity and survival and you can’t really predict anyone’s path. And I do occasionally catch myself humming “Miss Chatelaine.” But lang’s voice and song choices don’t sway me much anymore. It was fun to hear her purr through “What’s New Pussycat” live in concert once upon a time though.