Welcome back to Monday’s News on the March – ‘The week that was in my digital world’.
WordPress article from Badfinger at PowerPop:
Manson must have had a hell of a rabbit’s foot or someone or some organization was looking out for him. If any of us would get caught with an underage girl, stolen cars, and narcotics… a trip to jail would be in our immediate future…even in the 1960s…much less being on parole at the time.
While on the subject of underage sex controversies..
Eric has made noise about Epstein being a “construct”. My sense is that he means that Epstein, as a financier, was “created” by some intelligence agency (domestic or foreign). Epstein had no degree, was a high school math teacher, but suddenly ended up a financial guru through means that are not clear to anyone. No one seems to know where his money came from.
Article from Alan Cerny at Vitalthrills.com:
The above review of Tarantino’s latest flick is uncannily reflective of my thoughts regarding the movie.
Where once he used his influences to build upon a story uniquely his own, now Tarantino is adrift in that sea, letting the tides of nostalgia take him away instead of steering the boat himself. That’s not to say that Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood isn’t a good movie; it is. But it’s a comfortable movie, and from a director that used to thrive on that dangerous, unpredictable nature of storytelling, it’s a bit surprising.
WordPress article from Reely Bernie:
Blend 1987, the Pakistani culture, scratched cassette tapes of Bruce Springsteen, and the nowhere town of Luton, England, and you get the best feel-good movie of the year. Kind of like Beatles-loving Yesterday, Blinded by the Light’s Bruce Springsteen-loving shuns cynicism and reminds us that good stories and good music do occur, and the big screen is the most effective filter.
WordPress article from Mike Smith at Self Aware Patterns:
If we manage to wipe ourselves out in the next century or so (by climate destruction, nuclear war, or some other means), or even in the next few millenia, virtually all evidence of human civilization would be gone in a few tens of millions of years due to the earth’s constant geological erosion, tectonic upheaval, and overall churn. A geologist one hundred million years from now might be hard pressed to identify that any civilization in our time had actually existed.
Where Humanity’s future lies leads us neatly into this confounding lecture:
You tube video – A tough talk with Brett Einstein at Bard College:
We have discovered the means by which to steal from the future in order to thrive in the present. Self-destruction would be inevitable but for another evolutionary gift, the ability to describe alternative futures and to choose amongst them. This talk will confront the tension between these two capacities and, in order to sketch the path through our looming bottleneck.
Thank you for the shout out and collection of A+ blogger reads. It’s been a good month! Have a pleasant last week of August too 🙂
Thanks to you friend. You too have a good one! Cheers
I want to see Blinded By The Light…Reely Bernie’s review made me even more excited about it.
Next week though…I’ll have to go see the horror movie I’ve been waiting for…IT Chapter 2.
I’m going to go and try and see it this afternoon, if time permits.
Can’t wait to see your take on it.
Connie wants me take her to see IT. She’s a big horror fan.
I have read the book…I don’t know how many times and I wished they would have made an HBO series out of it because it is so big…but I liked the first movie and I’m sure I’ll like this one.
Is this movie supposed to be based on events of the book? I thought the book was covered in the first movie?
Yes…the book is about the childhood and then the adult losers club coming back… To tell it right…it would take more than two movies but yes it is about the book.
Oh that’s a relief. I thought it might be something they decided to add because of the ‘name’.
I just saw the movie Bad. I won’t repeat myself again as hans just asked me about it. For my instant reaction see my reply to hans here buddy. There’s kind of a Spoiler, but I don’t think it would negatively effect your enjoyment of the movie.
Be sure to see it before it leaves the theaters.
I just got back from seeing it Hans. It was ok, a bit too saccharine for my tastes. I didn’t like them singing rubbish over Springsteen’s voice. If you’re going to be part musical then get it right. Rocketman was so much better. They got the obsessive schoolmate Bruce fandom down, and it had a very powerful message at the end. It was alright. I probably won’t see it again.
I didn’t care for those scenes either- I think there were a couple of them but overall I liked it a lot. Certainly not to be confused with Citizen Kane but it was enjoyable. One of the rare occasions where the movie was better than the book.
Scrub that last line. I’ll probably see it again with my son. I found myself continually bored throughout, which I didn’t think was possible for a movie about Springsteen. There wasn’t anything cynical or controversial about it. It was so predictable. The most poignant part for me was the very end… how he distanced himself from his Bruce obsession to be able to rekindle his relationship with his father. That was illuminating for someone like me who has always been obsessed (perhaps too much) with Dylan. I’m glad you liked it a lot Hans. It has some good stuff in it.
I’m going to give it a shot. Bailey and I are talking about seeing it and IT around the same time next week.
Ah nice. It’s nearly done its time here in Colombia showing at just a few cinemas. Like Rocketman people just aren’t clued into Elton John and Springsteen like they are Queen and Guns and Roses.
I knew they liked Queen a lot.
It’s all due to marketing (or lack there of) back in the 80s and 90s in Latin America
The opening of IT, the novel, was the best. Remember? When the adults realize they have to go back there and they call up the fourth guy and he’s all like, “Yeah, I know, we gotta do it, I’ll be there, see you,” hangs up the phone, then immediately goes into the bathroom and kills himself! Great Stephen King moment. I wonder if they included that for the movie–they should have, in order to get across the immense amount of terror they were subjected to as kids. But don’t answer me here, lol !! No spoilers for the others !!
I read the novel aeons ago, so I don’t remember it too clearly. I tried reading King again as a middle-aged adult, but I couldn’t really get into his stuff or perhaps it was the book selection I got wrong. I watched the first IT movie of this current franchise, but I don’t remember how it started exactly. ‘Badfinger’ would definitely know. He’s ‘IT’ possessed lol
I know, I fell out of love with King at a certain point and stopped reading him entirely. But I remember that beginning very clearly! I can see Badfinger’s in love. I know the feeling. Not for this…but for other things. The things that make life fun.
I get where you’re coming from. ‘The things that make life fun’. There are so many of those things aren’t there? We are blessed.
In some WP sites, I don’t see the “like” button, so….I put smiley faces as a substitute….
until I can solve the myself…of where the “like” button is…………..!
OK, well I hope the like option appears for you soon. How kind of you to explain that to me. I don’t expect you to send me a smiley face in response to this haha
Ha ha ha.
And although I’d like to solve myself (who wouldn’t?), I meant above, of course, solve the mystery.
Yes I wish I could help you. Quite strange.