One for Chad…

Last ‘pandemic monologue’ for the year. Hopefully last ‘pandemic monologue’ ever but we shall see. From ‘Radio Golf’ by the great August Wilson. This one has booked me a few things back in the olden days when people would gather in a place to watch a group of actors perform a story together live on […]

Chad

I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]

A New Day

The way post Ramadan 2019 played out, the decision to no longer give up social media this month was made a long time ago. I don’t think any of you would accuse me of arrogance when, in our current state of affairs, I had to think about what I actually have left to give up. […]

2019

Where to begin? I finally made it to the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. I finally made it to Strawberry Fields. I had a strong feeling that John was going to play ‘Continuum’ live at the Forum, but I was too deep in the eye of the hurricane at that moment to go to that […]

‘Hair Love’

On the off chance you haven’t seen this yet… I’ve followed Matthew for years on the Twitter so I remember when he had his Kickstarter for this. Wasn’t in a place to give like that but liked the idea. Missed seeing it on the big screen as well, but now that it’s online… My, my, […]

‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Saying ‘Eddie Murphy is back’ is a little insulting, but I think it’s fair to say ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ definitely leans as far into R rated Eddie Murphy as we’ve seen in a long time. Based on the come up of Rudy Ray Moore, ‘Dolemite is My Name’ on paper feels like a traditional […]

‘American Masters – Sammy Davis Jr.’

Pioneer. Rebel. Activist. Sammy Davis Jr. is definitely one of my ‘historical’ mentors. American Masters is nominated for an Emmy this year; one of the episodes is a full documentary on Sammy. In light of an actual review, since it’s Public Broadcasting the full doc is still available to view for a few more days. […]