Saturday, September 23, 2017

New, Old Music

I tend to watch older movies, like from the nineties. “Point Break” released in 1991 is a favorite featuring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, and Gary Busey. Watching it again a week or so again I decided that the soundtrack needed to be in my collection.

Good times.

I also found something a litter newer by Black Light Burns, a side band of Wes Borland, guitarist and backing vocalist of Limp Bizkit. Still, the album “Cruel Melody” came out in 2008. So there's nothing new there, but good nonetheless.

My partner inadvertently introduced me to BLB while I held our communal smart phone in hand preparing to ask a question. I heard the words, “I have a need”, which regarded watching a prerecorded video said partner wished to watch. Derailing me, that phrase summoned the Black Light Burns song by the same title. And thus I found some new material (Hurray!). Check it out (NSFW if your employer is really strict; no strong language or content):


Do you like the movie "Point Break"? If so, which version?


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cutting the Cable

My partner is very computer tech savvy. For years we’ve been using a homemade DVR. The cooling fan is in a ‘coffin’ box to eliminate sound, the machine's hard drive filled with excellent downloads.

These days I have been lobbying to get rid of cable television. The cost keeps going up and up while my time spent watching has only decreased. At the same time I didn’t want to get rid of our huge old flat screen TV, making the process tricky.

Folks all over have expressed shock that I refuse to buy a high definition unit. The prices may have come down but we would have to pay someone to haul away our super heavy Sony. And I don’t want to fork over money to toss something in perfect working order.

My partner, an excellent researcher to boot, found a workaround using a Roku device. As I type we are airing a YouTube video. The picture is better than before, the sound through our old Bose surround sound speakers excellent as ever. I’m tickled pink and very grateful. I need to readjust to watching commercials now and again but we will save a lot of money.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll cave in to getting a new television once those savings add up. I won’t miss lame stream news, that’s for sure.

Do you like episodic TV? I still tend to gravitate toward movies, though “Under the Dome” is entertaining.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Little Things Matter

At my mother’s memorial service one of my brother’s recalled her fondness for tiny things. He mentioned how she would find the tiniest shell on a beach. Then I found this on vacation.

Wish This Were Clearer - I Lost the Fragment After Taking This
It really seemed she was with me. We certainly spent time on those shores together in years past. The shell fragment disappearing from my pocket before I went upstairs to the hotel room seemed kind of like letting go of her.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Sweet Time at the Beach

Earlier this month I visited my current favorite place on earth, North Carolina’s Outer Banks along the United States’ east coast. Meeting the sunrise with camera in hand is a favorite way to start my day there. Early on I found that another beachgoer didn’t have quite the enjoyment expected. The photo made my sweets addicted partner sad.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

RIP Harry Dean Stanton

The loss of actor Harry Dean Stanton saddened me last night, but I’m thankful he acted to the end of his ninety-one years. And he seemed to have gone peacefully as possible, of natural causes.

Today my partner sent an article that included an embedded movie trailer of his last project. It’s titled “Lucky”, and is the directorial debut of another excellent actor by the name of John Carroll Lynch. I wish all involved the best success with what looks like a bittersweet treasure of an independent film.

To all of Mr. Stanton’s loved ones, my heart goes out to you. May he rest in peace.

Check out this movie trailer!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Emerson Barrett's Art

I decided to share more artwork by drummer and artist Emerson Barrett of Palaye Royale. This length of rolled paper hangs in their tour bus, with another ten feet coiled on the floor. This is a screen shot from video shared the other day.

Look at This Detail
Talk About Being Painted into a Corner!

I Want These Shoes

Would you wear these shoes? I think they deserve a display box.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

My New Obsession

I’m having entirely too much fun looking up videos and images of the band Palaye Royale. Drummer Emerson, the prominent pen and ink artist among the brothers, has become one of my writing muses.

No Mischief Happening Here...
There is nothing like seeing someone doing what he or she enjoys. Rock on, Emerson!

Livin' the Dream
He is just way too cool. Check out this below from a lyrics book. He also doodles this amazing art on walls.

Lyrics to 'Don't Feel Quite Right'
Mom would have approved of the hats. ~grin~ But he even looks adorable with 'bed head'.

I Wouldn't Mind Waking to This...
Guess I have a new obsession, huh?