.. and then we get to “The Last Jedi”. This film seems to have divided fandom more than any other. Even the Holiday Special. I watched this film last weekend as part of the movie project, but I’m finding it difficult to think of what to write about it a week later. I really did like it, I don’t agree with those who slam it, but part of me wants to go with “What’s wrong with you people?” as my full review :)
My favorite thing about the Force Awakens has NOTHING at all to do with the movie itself. It’s to do with my daughter. She was born about 3 weeks before “Revenge of the Sith” came out. She was too young to go see it, and while technically alive for that movie, she couldn’t go. So when they announced that this was coming out, I was super excited. Because I could take my daughter to see it. She loved the other Star Wars films, and I was more jazzed to take her than I was to see it myself. [Read more…]
The next movie down in my #watchemall series has been completed – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It is a week late, due to some illness in the family. I need to get them all in before Episode IX, which as I write this is now 12 days away. Anyway, I watched it last night, and as expected, I really enjoyed it. While Empire is still the King of all Star Wars movies, it’s difficult for me to decide which of the other two OG movies I like second. I tend to vacillate, but there’s a lot in this one that’s fun.
“If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”
It’s Nov 30, 2019. An album that dominated my musical landscape like no other was released 40 years today. It’s The Wall by Pink Floyd. I’m here to write a few words about it today. When this album came out, it was right at the time I was in my sophomore year of High School, and also about to hit a troubled time in my life (with my parents divorcing), so the call of “We don’t need no education” hit me strongly.
This post is my recollections of “The Wall”, what I thought of the album, and a few other appearances of the material over the years. [Read more…]
I’ve been a huge Pink Floyd fan for as long as I can remember. Today they released a compilation, “The Later Years 1987-2019“. It is selected songs from a significantly larger box set coming out next month, also called “The Later Years”. I wanted to take a few moments and get a few thoughts down about the songs on the compilation. I initially started to tweet about it, and realized it would be about a dozen or more tweets, so I just turned into a blog post…
For the longest time I’ve had Google Adsense on this site. I figure if I can make a few bucks here and there, that’s fine. I create a lot of content here, but I also have been running Google ads on the site. Today I looked into that situation, and came to a conclusion about the ads… [Read more…]
The latest in my #watchemall series has been completed. The second overall Star Wars movie, and the fifth “episode”, “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”, or as most of us who love this movie call it, simply “Empire”.
I find it hard to run across a Star Wars fan that doesn’t think this is the best overall movie. I’m sure they’re out there, but I’ve never run into them – and they’re wrong anyway. ;) But seriously, I’m going to take a few minutes to talk about “The Empire Strikes Back”… [Read more…]
Tonight was the next in my #watchemall series of movies. Last weekend I binged on Star Wars movies (so I can fit them all in before the new one in a few weeks), tonight is the next one in the series. Tonight was “A New Hope”, or what it was called when I saw in theatres back in 1977, just “Star Wars”. And no Maclunky, either!
Here’s a few words about this one. [Read more…]
I’ve been a Mac fan now since I got my first one in the fall of 2015. After a lifetime of being a Windows guy, I jumped ship, and had little to no learning curve. Don’t want to go back. I’ve gotten quite used to the way Macs do things. It’s for that reason that I’m writing now.
Their latest operating system update (macOS Catalina v10.15) is out. Overall, it’s a great upgrade, with many new things that are quite helpful. However, not everything is good. For some inexplicable reason, there’s three things that I’ve noticed that they’ve changed/dropped from the system that really degrades the overall experience to me – and that is the strongest thing for me with Macs. I’m not talking about bugs, I’m talking about intentionally changed or removed features here. I’m sure there’s more things, but these are the only ones I’ve noticed that have affected my regular usage. [Read more…]
Didn’t really think I’d be plowing through four Star Wars movies in the span of about two days, but that’s what’s happened. This evening I watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with my family. I was originally planning on watching just the numbered movies in this watch through, but decided to add Rogue One to the mix, as it’s a brilliant lead in to Episode IV. So here’s a few words about this one.. [Read more…]