Anyone who’s spent more than 10 minutes reading past posts from this blog know that I’m a fan of fusion – both literary and musical. Some of the best examples of both come when someone known for one genre or style tries something new, or just decides to incorporate elements of the “other” into their own work.
Musically, Prince is one of my favorite examples, since his funk credentials are extensive, but the Little Purple One also has an incredible talent for penning an infectious pop song when he feels the urge. Continue reading
It’s hard to recall that there was ever anything wrong with Pixar, but anyone who watched the short subject Tin Toy, which preceded the release of Toy Story by seven years, knows that the studio’s animators had a LONG way to go with figuring out how to render the faces of anything other than children’s playthings. Honestly, the hyper-realistic baby from that brief bit of animation way back in 1988 still kinda creeps me out, and if I had viewed this first at a much younger age I’m sure the negative effects would still be rattling around in my subconscious. Continue reading
I was raised going to church, and Sundays in the South were meant for the things Southerners hold sacred – the Lord, fried chicken and football. Continue reading
“Act your age!”
“Show some maturity!”
“Get a real job!”
If you hear any of these comments directed at you as an adult, you’re in the presence of a soul killer. Distance yourself from that person immediately, because anyone who is under the mistaken impression that we humans ever really grow beyond our need for play and whimsy is someone you probably don’t want to spend any more time with, lest you be sucked into their old-person world view and join them in the “Get Off My Lawn!” Club.
Technically it’s still late summer, but here in Southeastern Pennsylvania it’s starting to feel distinctly autumnal. The temperatures are more moderate, the humidity has dropped and the kids are back in school. It feels like a Ferris Bueller day – one where the conditions are so perfect that it just seems like an absolute shame to spend it trapped in a classroom or office cubicle. Continue reading
Ah, yes … another gathering of the faithful Disciples of Jobs, raising their voices and rending their garments in preparation of hearing what wisdom their benevolent overlord will pass down through his earthly intermediaries.
It’s quite sweet, really.
Oh, look. It seems this year’s gadget will be known as the iHeart.