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donhenley

Haven’t officially acknowledged baseball season yet, so we’re going in that direction today.

Caught every Royals game thanks to MLB.TV and I’m officially spoiled.  Only been a week but as others have said before me, it’s looking like a potential long season not that our bullpen are mere mortals again.

Anyway, mid April, it’s the right time for this.

Enjoy!

 

 

K-CI-and-JoJo

It’s not the greatest movie, but Martin & Eddie did a movie together years ago.  Because they really wanted to do a movie together as much as anything else.

This was the theme song.  Also underrated in my opinion.

Enjoy!

 

 

the-beatles-8days

Ron Howard’s tribute to the rise of Beatlemania, is a good movie, if not a great one.

‘Eight Days a Week’ is made for the hardcore Beatles fan, which is its blessing and its curse.  If you’re invested in the mythology of the Fab Four, you know this story, and you’ve probably seen 90 percent of the footage here somewhere else, whether it be ‘The Beatles Anthology’ or one of the excellent docs that focus on John or George.  Doesn’t mean this film doesn’t work for what it is.  It’s still cool to see, like everyone else, the Beatles were working small clubs for little money before they became a phenomenon.  The focus on their brief run as live artists drive home the point that beyond the marketing and the pop stardom overdrive, these were four talented musicians. (I always thought it was cool that even though John and Paul were the obvious leads, there was always a spotlight song for George and Ringo in the early albums/shows.)

It’s not the farthest reaching comparison, but with so much info already being public knowledge, I’d like to see whoever makes the next Beatles documentary take the approach Spike Lee has done with Michael Jackson: pick one of the iconic albums, set the time and place in the world and in the artist’s career, and then break down the track list and everyone who was influenced by it.

I’m nitpicking some because we’re definitely in a golden age for documentaries.  ‘Eight Days a Week’ is still worth checking out if you love the boys from Liverpool.  On Hulu, iTunes and most digital platforms.

 

outkast

We made it to the weekend!

In a Southern state of mind for no particular reason, and you can never go wrong with Dre and Big Boi can you?

Enjoy gang! Have a good one!

 

 

jmayer

The new John Mayer single feels like a nice throwback to his best easy listening records.

But more importantly…

A dance break in the video?!?

LOL…

Enjoy…

 

 

James Brown

The weirdness of leveling up has worn off.

Found a good comfort zone in this stage of peak efficiency.

Feels like the right song choice.

Enjoy!

 

 

aaliyah

Very short career as a singer and a movie star but this young lady had it.

Some quiet storm as we progress into the week.

Enjoy!

 

 

Carlos-Santana-Bio

Got the script for the summer project over the weekend.  Started the character building.

Playing a ‘legendary musician’ type.  You know how they say ‘find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’?  It’s been a while since I’ve played an ‘uber cool’ type, so it’s been fun starting to build that out.  Trying on (name withheld’s) vocal inflections; borrowing (name withheld’s) style and seeing what looks ‘natural’ on me.  Watching clips of (name withheld) when he steps on the stage and owns the crowd for two hours.  I enjoy this part and we’ll see what the director likes and the director doesn’t.

One of many guys I’m using for influence in the legendary performers catalog to start the week.

Enjoy!

 

 

Grand-Puba-Wearing-Shades

Tis the weekend!

Sunny skies in the City of Angels for the long term future; about to start another month.

Let’s go classic party hip hop as we go into April.

Have a good one gang!

 

 

Peter Carrette Archive Collection

I realized last night I didn’t make time for an annual wrestling post this year leading up to WrestleMania.  That can be taken a lot of ways I guess, but it’ll be on in the background Sunday.

Can’t hear this song without thinking of wrestling though.  Vince owes this woman a good deal for helping them hit the mainstream when WrestleMania started.

Enjoy!