Round 2 of Keith Appreciation

So, this song came up on my itunes shuffle on the way home from work yesterday, and after listening to it on repeat several times to drown out the commotion of the packed subway station, I decided that another Keith Richards Appreciation post was in order. The above is from Keith’s tour with his bandContinue reading “Round 2 of Keith Appreciation”

Life is a comedy in long-shot

In celebration of Charlie Chaplin, who was born on this day in 1889, here are some home videos of the Tramp being downright dashing (these are from the Unknown Chaplin series, basically a treasure trove of footage): “‘Why can’t we take all the leaders of the different countries who are opposing each other in war,Continue reading “Life is a comedy in long-shot”

"That’s a good terminal. I’ve thrown up there."

Reasons to like Play It Again Sam: The Casablanca references, obviously. A film nerd’s dream.  It takes place in San Francisco. I like to believe that Woody Allen, as the writer, choose SF as the setting solely so he could get the last scene right. Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.  It wasContinue reading “"That’s a good terminal. I’ve thrown up there."”


I recently re-rewatched Making ‘The Shining’ which is a documentary about exactly that. It’s a really interesting little film, the gist of which goes something like: Shelley Duvall: *whines*Stanley Kubrick: Stop whining, Shelley.Jack Nicholson: *is awesome* Seriously though, how cool is Jack? I feel like he never causes problems on the set, because he’s justContinue reading “"Wendyyyy…"”

The Beatles weren’t the Beatles without….

Fun fact: I’ve had this post in draft form since 2008. Not sure why I never posted it. Another fun fact: It’s now 2013 and George Martin is pushing 90 years old WOW.  Alright. Time to address the age-old question: Who is the real Fifth Beatle? There are a lot of opinions, and here are justContinue reading “The Beatles weren’t the Beatles without….”