The Eyes of Thailand at the Little Rock Zoo today

May 30, 2012

My friend Joe Riddle drove The Eyes of Thailand director Windy Borman around last night. He reports she is a very nice young lady. And she will be at this cool event. Below find the official LRFF press release: LITTLE …

Last Night in Little Rock:LRFF opening/Tonight in Little Rock: “An Evening With Jay Russell”

May 30, 2012

The film festival got underway. Here’s your monkey with director Jay Russell.I’ll be talking with him this evening at the Arkansas Arts Center. An Evening with Filmmaker Jay Russell will be held at the Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce …

“Dublin Blues” (for Doc Watson)

May 30, 2012

I have seen the David. And the Mona Lisa too.
And I have heard Doc Watson play “Columbus Stockade Blues.”

Your monkey’s take on Bernie

May 30, 2012

OK, Bernie opened last week in Little Rock, so we ran Mick LaSalle’s review of it. Now it’s showing at the Little Rock Film Festival, today at 7 p.m. at Riverdale 10. Here’s my review, which comes to the same …

Crackle and Drag

May 29, 2012

A Paul Westerberg cover. I couldn’t figure out how to play “Pine Box” on an acoustic.

Jim Henson’s Timepiece

May 29, 2012

A classic short Muppets creator Henson made in 1965.

700 Days (a song for a soldier)

May 28, 2012

I wrote the song in the early 1980s. For my dad. But it really could be for anyone’s dad. Or mom. November 11, 1974 (700 Days) by Philip Martin (for Jack and Yanko) My father was a soldier. He still …

Driver test 2012, part deux

May 28, 2012

I’m sticking with my Titleist 910 D3. Or at least I was. The Titleist isn’t the longest driver I’ve hit in the past few weeks, or the sweetest feeling — that would be the TaylorMade RBZ (I’m not sayin “rocket …

America’s Parking Lot opens the Little Rock Film Festival

May 28, 2012

America’s Parking Lot is the opening night film for this year’s Little Rock Film Festival. I excerpted part of this in my OnFilm column last Friday. Here’s the complete review: America’s Parking Lot Grade: 87 Cast: Documentary, with Stan “Tiger” …

Drive-By Truckers. “Decoration Day”

May 28, 2012