Archive for July, 2017


 

john

Despite having ample time to plan, won’t make it down to Inglewood tonight to see John perform.

I felt a little better about this when I remembered I checked off seeing Mayer perform live years ago.  Playing my all time favorite song in fact, at Mike’s funeral.  Also the last time I recall having a full, uncontrollable, both nostrils running cry.

(Hm. Maybe I shouldn’t have typed that out loud.  Oh well…)

To my friends heading to the Forum, have fun for me.

To everyone else, enjoy!

 

 

frank

The Universe is acknowledging I’m locked into my groove; it keeps sending me great clips of some of my theme songs.

Enjoy!

 

 

thebeatles

They remastered the video to, in my opinion, the most ‘complete’ Beatles song (John’s lyrics, Paul’s bass, Ringo’s drums and George’s solo), so this was a pretty obvious choice for a Song of the Day.

Enjoy!

 

RIP Jim Vance

 

Vance_Paper

The weekend got off to a sad start when I saw Jim Vance died.

Reading all the tributes from both DC area friends and journalists, it’s easy to see this was a man who was beloved.  As Bomani said, we should all hope that when we’ve passed on, people come out of the woodworks to speak so highly of us as being genuine good guys.

So how did I know him spending my childhood in the Midwest and my adulthood on the West Coast?  He and George Michael are the stars of possibly my favorite YouTube clip of all time.  I seriously watch this once a month, still.

Rest In Peace sir, you’re already missed.

 

 

paul

Alright, I’ve talked to people who know things…

So it sounds like my scene was cut down but not out, so…the next time you can see me in front of the camera is here.

I’ll have deeper anecdotes in a couple of weeks.  A quick one for now:

When I was in the makeup trailer, I was asked the usual, where I’m from.  So I told them Kansas City.  And the young woman perked up and we had a nice conversation because her friend ‘Paul’ is also from KC.

So I guess at least two former Jayhawks are on this.

Enjoy:

 

 

jodeci

I have no idea why this one jumped in my mind this morning, but it did.

I could say I’m ashamed I didn’t know for years that this was a (fantastic) cover of a Stevie song, but guys, I’m not that old.

Enjoy!

 

 

Finally back in work out rhythm. In acting rhythm. In writing rhythm. Personal life in rhythm. Inner peace level is comfortably in the ninety percent range.

Mood…

Enjoy!

 

 

phillwade

Putting together my playlist for the current project, the streaming rabbit hole turned me back to this underground cover my cousin turned me onto years ago.

My Southern roots may have me biased, but this hook still makes me pump my fist.  What an inventive cover!

Enjoy!

 

 

erykah-badu

Music time.

Was creeping around Questlove’s video stories of his Game Night and this song popped in my head.

Groove time, enjoy.

 

 

spiderman

Didn’t really go in with any expectations, and have to say I enjoyed it.

Not another origin story (thank God) but picking up where ‘Civil War’ left off, the first real ‘Marvel’ Spider-Man movie feels that way.  Not just because of the Iron Man and Captain America cameos, but just in general tone.  There are stakes, but not ‘the whole world will collapse if Spider-Man fails’ stakes (another big plus); there’s a lightness that never goes into camp…it’s not a ‘game changer’ but it’s enjoyable.

It’s early but I already feel like Tom Holland is my favorite Peter Parker.  In physique and the way the character is written, actually feels like a teenager trying to be cool and figure life out, but even with his intellect and powers, he can never completely win.  That matches everything I have in my head about Peter Parker.  Michael Keaton is equally relatable as the Vulture, the main antagonist for this adventure.  While we’re here, my favorite in joke in the movie kind of has to be seen as a ‘Batman joke’.  Don’t forget though folks, Christian Bale and Kevin Conroy got the idea of using a deeper tenor for Batman because Michael Keaton did it (in a way more subtle manner I’ll give you) in 89.

So yeah, this one is a winner.  Glad the web slinger looks to be fully back on his feet cinematically.