Christopher Walken – Ten Performances (and more cowbell)

I saw actor Christopher Walken being interviewed by Conan O’Brien recently. I have never written about Walken, so let’s correct that. Walken is one of those people that identified with such a unique persona, that he is often imitated or he appears in a lot of memes.  He has that intense, sullen, almost ghostly look.  … More Christopher Walken – Ten Performances (and more cowbell)

Sade

The enigmatic British singer Helen Folasade Adu , or known to fans as Sade, has not released many albums in 37 years, but when she does, it is a grand statement. Like the reclusive Kate Bush, Sade likes her privacy and time away from from the demands of pop stardom. Sade’s voice is instantly recognizable; the … More Sade

Sicario 1 & 2

Sicario, and its sequel, Sicario: The Day of the Soldado, are quite the violent journeys through the Mexican cartels.  Both are complex action-thrillers. Sicario is primarily about (Emily Blunt) FBI agent Kate Macer, as she joins forces with shadowy members of a joint task force of Defense Department and Justice Department operatives, plus CIA officer … More Sicario 1 & 2

Northern Exposure

What a wonderful, eccentric series. While it ran out of steam in its last season, Northern Exposure was a landmark creative show. The strength was the writing, followed by a fine cast of actors. The pilot episode finds physician Joel Fleischman arriving in Alaska to fulfill his medical school obligation of spending four years serving … More Northern Exposure

These Simple Truths

The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it.  Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths

McCartney III

I was reluctant to purchase this, the latest music from Sir Paul, so I haven’t. It was loaned to me. Paul’s music in the 2000s has been disappointing to me. Sorry, but it is lackluster compared to his best work. I hold him to a high standard, the one he established. My main complaint with … More McCartney III