BREAD AND CIRCUSES

TIME TO CIRCLE YOUR DOUBLE-WIDES. Bread and circuses are successfully misdirecting your attention from the purposeful dismantling of banking, consumer, environmental, health and civil protections we have enjoyed in recent years.  “They” HAVE “taken back their country!”  If the cabinet appointments weren’t enough of a clue, you really shouldn’t look up when it rains…you might… Continue reading BREAD AND CIRCUSES

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PAIN

“I ain’t afraid of dying.  I already been there”, says Leonardo in The Revenant.  And I can dig it. But pain now….pain is something else.  Leo and that bear…well, he may not fear death but he damn sure remembers how much that bear made him hurt. And it sounds good. “I ain’t afraid of dyin”.… Continue reading PAIN

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INKA DINKA DOO, INKA DINKA 2, INKA DINKA COMING HOME (MACHU PICCHU)

I generally write about my life experiences AFTER they’ve taken place…but something seems different about my journey to Peru tomorrow night.  There has been an uncommon unanimity of response from friends with whom I’ve shared my intentions.   Evidently this trip resonates with many; it is an adventure, a faint hope that “some day….” Well, tomorrow… Continue reading INKA DINKA DOO, INKA DINKA 2, INKA DINKA COMING HOME (MACHU PICCHU)

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HiStory

HiStory Clearly ALL our passing events constitute American history.  But most able to both walk and talk appreciate that our present reality will endure for decades, if not centuries to come.  Much like JFK/ Nixon/ Clinton/ 911/ Obama,  the next 48 hours will define the direction of both American politics and America itself.  This is… Continue reading HiStory

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NIGGER

OK, going into the deep end of the pool here. Got into this today with my therapist. I have NEVER had an appreciation for rap, hip-hop, what have you. I recorded a blues album back in ’82 with a producer who’d represented Curtis Blow, one of the early pioneers. Thru the decades I’ve encountered some… Continue reading NIGGER

SHOCK AND AWE

On the evening of March 22, 2003, I exited a theater in Westwood, having just watched THE PIANIST. I soon learned that Shock & Awe had commenced in Iraq. Today I exited The Encino Laemmle, having watched LITTLE WOMEN, to discover that our newest global misstep had commenced. To my sisters and brothers in arms… Continue reading SHOCK AND AWE

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TWO VOICES

I want to acknowledge the passing today of two unique voices.    It was my synchronistic good fortune to have enjoyed encounters with both, back in the day. I resigned my Army commission after Vietnam in 1970 and moved to New York to study acting.  Sanford Meisner, a seminal teacher of ‘The Method’ (along with Stella… Continue reading TWO VOICES

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SOAPS

So, you know…I’m kinda pissed…and you’ll never imagine why. I’m binging MAD ABOUT YOU, now midway thru Season 3. I’m appreciating just how fucking brilliant the sitcom pairing of Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt truly was. I laugh out loud A LOT. Not so much at witty lines but at human behavior, at which they… Continue reading SOAPS

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LEGION MUSIC

I had a good time tonite. I did film it but with my Hi def camera and it’s a yuuge file, so…perhaps later to be shared. What I appreciated tonite was how very different were tonites performers. See, for me, each of these public musical adventures is an opportunity for me to share music I… Continue reading LEGION MUSIC

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