Thanksgiving—Turkey, Football, and…The Last Waltz

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, time to pay homage to The Band, Martin Scorsese, and the numerous guest musicians who joined The Band for their final show on Thanksgiving Night in 1976. The Last Waltz documents The Band's last concert with its full line-up. It took place at San Francisco's Winterland Theater and was produced/promoted by…
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The Monkees

While growing up in the 80s I started listening to my sister's albums of the "old" Monkees, those mop-haired fellows from twenty years before, I figured they were a joke band and a sad parody of the Beatles. I mean they even had a British guy leading them! But the tunes were pretty catchy. I…
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Daft Punk Get Lucky

Daft Punk is one of those musical groups that just about everyone loves. And for good reason: who can resist two dance-crazed robots who fill our lives with glorious electro-disco-synthpop? As the two members of Daft Punk (French producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) tell it, "We did not choose to become robots. There…
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Movies for a rainy day

I'm at work today, but maybe you decided to stay at home and watch some movies on a rainy day. Monsoon season is here, and it could be raining somewhere right now. Here are some suggestions, both old and new... The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 version) I never saw the original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway…
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