[Review] Netflix’s “Keith Richards: Under the Influence.” Things I Learned (or Forgot I Knew).

It was 12:30am on a weeknight. Tuesday or Wednesday last week. I was still wired from all the work still to do to move clients off our platform and onto other sites. ‘Too tired to think. ‘Too wired to sleep. So I started flippin’ through my Netflix list when I realized I still had the …

The Song at the end of “The Big Short” is “When the Levee Breaks,” by Led Zeppelin.

The song that plays at the end of the 2015 movie The Big Short, is none other than Led Zeppelin’s iconic reworking of the anthem “When the Levee Breaks”. It’s the powerful, foreboding 7-minute “coda” to ZOSO, what fellow Zep fans call the otherwise untitled 4th album Led Zeppelin IV. “Reworking?” They covered that? It …

[review] “The Martian” movie: why it was inspiring, moreso than simply “worth seeing, even if you’ve read the book.”

I’ll probably always be one of those who is grateful for having read the book version of a movie before seeing the movie. Especially when the book is pretty awesome. There are typically so many more rich details, incredible intricacies, and interwoven themes that movies just don’t have time to include. Not even Peter Jackson …

“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 2]

Five-thirty on a Labor Day weekend Friday night. I’m sitting with the dogs outside the Otis Cafe in Otis, OR, while Bruer goes in and has dinner with his brother, brother’s wife, and newborn. Uncle Blaise surprise visit. I volunteered to stay with my dogs so they could eat and catch up. The dogs weren’t …

Deconstructing the “Eye of The Tiger” Speech from Rocky III [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 1]

“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” Where have you heard this line before? It’s the backbone behind Apollo Creed’s ”Eye of the Tiger” speech from Rocky III. It’s one of the most inspiring quotes I have ever heard. Why is …

Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Way’ w/ Martin Sheen. Good Father/Son Collaboration.

Some movies you look to watch. Some movies you look to avoid. Some movies you stumble upon along The Way. As in the Emilio Estevez movie, The Way. Why Did I Start Watching The Way As the wind starting getting back into my sails I started listening to Amos Lee. Found a Ray of Sunshine …

I Woke Up Thinking about Hamlet. Thank You for the Epiphany, Bill.

And then it started like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons. – Hamlet. Act 1. Scene 1. (Shakespeare) I never read Shakespeare. At least I never read them all. I read Julius Caesar a couple times. And Romeo & Juliet. But there’s this stack of stuff I’ve been meaning to read. The stack’s pretty …

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