Two versions of the same song … 30 years apart ….

June 28, 2014

I recently found out that an songwriting friend and bandmate of mine with whom I’d lost touch — Pete Ermes — died in 2007. As sometimes happens, this touched off a curiously sober desire to excavate our shared past. First …

Rene Rodriguez on Transformers: Age of Extinction: “technically impressive and crushingly dumb”

June 26, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Grade: 82 Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver. Director: Michael Bay Rating:PG-13, for language, sci-fi violence, adult themes. Running time: 165 minutes By Rene Rodriguez in the Miami Herald …

Transformers: The Premake

June 25, 2014

The filmmaker explains himself here. And thereÆs also this from our buddy, Maestro Nelson Carvajal: YOUR TRANSFORMERS: Digital Age of Immersion — #TFPremake from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.

Go see Obvious Child tonight for free

June 24, 2014

Click here to get a pass. But don’t steal the sign that reserves my seats. That’s not cool.


June 23, 2014

Here’s a peppy musical animation from 1933, starring newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mickey Mouse precursor, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Uh huh.

“Nuts to the flabby guys”

June 20, 2014

And the full version:

A Crystal Bridges photo essay

June 16, 2014

Father’s Day

June 15, 2014

Thanks to Randall Berry….

Game Golf

June 14, 2014

I haven’t done many golf posts lately because I having been playing much golf. Rain and work and a persistent left knee problem have limited me. But I’m starting to get out a little now, at least on the weekends. …

Piers Marchant on Palo Alto

June 13, 2014

Palo Alto Grade: 86 Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Val Kilmer, Talia Shire Director: Gia Coppola Rating: R, for strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and pervasive cursing Running time: 100 minutes By …