The Adolescent Feet-Stomping Of The GOP


Like spoiled little children throwing a tantrum, the GOP, who for months not only resisted working with Democrats to create a genuine Health Care Reform Bill but actually spread outright fear-based lies about it, are now showing exactly what they are made of. And it’s more than frogs and snails and puppy dog tails. Today,Continue reading “The Adolescent Feet-Stomping Of The GOP”

I MET THE WALRUS: John Lennon On The Brain


John Lennon on the brain today. Something in the air, the universe. Why fight it? It’s all good. Here’s the Oscar nominated animated short I MET THE WALRUS. According to the film’s web site: In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel roomContinue reading “I MET THE WALRUS: John Lennon On The Brain”

Spike Jonze Short Film I’M HERE Finally Is


Several months back I did some casting work on a short film for Spike Jonze. It was a touching story and I was looking forward to seeing the final outcome. Well, here it is after its debut screening at SXSW. Kudos to casting directors Justine Baddeley and Kim Davis-Wagner for their terrific casting, and toContinue reading “Spike Jonze Short Film I’M HERE Finally Is”

Favorite & Least Favorite Films of 2009


As some of you already know, I usually wait till long after awards season and the general critical hubbub has passed before I post any personal lists on the previous year’s films. And along with that notion, I reserve the right to add to that list as I take in more films from that year.Continue reading “Favorite & Least Favorite Films of 2009”

Grateful Dead: Springfield ’73


Some shows are just too good not to share. From one of my favorite era’s in the Dead’s long, continuing journey, this particularly stellar show from the Springfield Civic Center in the great state of Massachusetts on the 28th of March 1973, is worth every note. Keith’s jazzy influence on the band was really startingContinue reading “Grateful Dead: Springfield ’73”

Happy Birthday, Phil Lesh!!!!!


Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh celebrates his 70th birthday today. Quite a milestone! This is particularly special since Lesh survived a liver transplant a number of years back and is still out there rocking and rolling with all the gusto and excitement he had in his early days. Currently playing with Grateful Dead partner BobContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Phil Lesh!!!!!”

This Year’s Oscar Rant


The Academy Awards is always a love/hate relationship for me. I love the tradition and the memories of what the Oscars were to me when I was a kid. And I love the occasional inspirational speech made by an award winner (when they’re not unceremoniously cut off), but I can’t stand the forced “entertainment” qualitiesContinue reading “This Year’s Oscar Rant”

Kyl & Bunning: Truth Hurts


I’ve been writing a lot lately about a certain mentality sweeping the country (or, more appropriately, coming into light), where facts and logic no longer count. For example, the internet is a great place to find a group of people who believe what you want to believe. So no matter how many facts are thrownContinue reading “Kyl & Bunning: Truth Hurts”

Barb Davis White Has Gay Bowel Disease. Of The Mouth


Tea Party activist and Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, embarrassed both her district and herself when she spoke up during a legislative committee meeting in Minnesota on same-sex marriage. “Rosa Parks did not move to the front of the bus to support sodomy.” Wow. Someone needs to inform Ms. White that there areContinue reading “Barb Davis White Has Gay Bowel Disease. Of The Mouth”