Sunday, April 22, 2007

I read the article and just could not believe it. Spiderman: The Musical. Directed by Julie Taymor. Music and lyrics by Bono and Edge. Admittedly I'm losing respect for Broadways penchant for turning movies into musicals and such. I just don't get it. Come on ... how are we going to understand a word he says with his face covered by the mask? At least in the movie they can loop it.

Where has originality gone on Broadway? Are all the new ideas, thoughts and stories used up? I will admit that Taymor gave us a new theatrical experience with Lion King. The folk tale aspect to the story opens it up. Spiderman has many specific things to him that will make it difficult for suspension of disbelief.

I'm not a great Spiderman fan. That would be my man's job in the family. This just makes me sad for Broadway.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Evilness

What kind of God are you?
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You earthly time was spent Supplanting kingdoms, punishing tyrants and levelling the empires of the wicked with the breath of your nostrils
Your throne is fashioned from thorns and human femurs, surrounded by writhing, howling servants, with a footstool of souls on the sizzling shores of the Lake of Fire
You wear Nothing, because you don't have a body, you insubstantial beast, you
Your Godly superpower is Rivers of white-hot magma flowing from your eyes, slowly and mercilessly agonizing those who stand in your way and your fallen playthings. Forever.
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Monday, April 09, 2007

Video Day

Today's day off is dedicated to catching up on videos I've been wanting to watch.

First on the list was Korn Unplugged. Man, that was fun. Not only did they bring in the strings and the small orchestra but they had a lot of fun percussion going on. They actually brought out an armonica and a marxophone. I haven't heard one of those used in a very long time. Very fun instruments. The best part was The Cure coming on and playing with them. They all looked surprisingly good. Hopefully a new generation will understand the brilliance that is The Cure.

And then there is Casino Royale. This is a Bond movie in the Sean Connery sense. There was a lot of charisma, a lot of action and not too much gadgetry. Bond had become about the gadgets and snide remarks. This bond has the remarks sure but he is more of a hard ass than we've seen in a long time. The b&w opening is classic british spy cinema. It is just a good action movie. I wish I could have seen it on the big screen.

Friday, April 06, 2007


It's April and snowing. We're dreaming of a white easter. It was 83 just a few days ago.