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Agony and ecstasy of the BDM

The Agony

1:45 p.m. — Scheduled start time of first matinee of Serenity at local multiplex.

1:52 p.m. — Electrician, last in series of servicemen, leaves my house at conclusion of approximately six hours of home repair. While the theater is probably five or so minutes away and I know the previews will drag on, […]

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Eve of the BDM

Observant visitors will note the Serenity countdown has been removed. That is because the Big Damn Movie (Firefly-geek phraseology) opens nationally Friday. Sadly, I am unaware of any screeners or midnight showings here.

I hope to make the first matinee at Century Friday because the BDHT (Big Damn Hockey Team) plays Friday night. Some home […]

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Born to Run anniversary set announced

From an e-mail from Bruce Springsteen’s official site:

Columbia Records will release the ‘Born To Run 30th Anniversary Edition’ box set on November 15. Personally supervised by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau, the box set includes “Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75,” an astonishing film of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s legendary 1975 concert at […]

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Political notes

The local daily has now done three days worth on the Governor’s use of airplanes. As I said before, while I thought some possible issues were raised by the first of the stories, I am not going to be critical of him if he is able to arrange his schedule to accommodate family matters. At […]

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CD Previews: Crow, Santana, Young

I’ve had the opportunity to hear previews of these forthcoming CDs and here’s my initial reactions:

All That I Am, Santana — Like his prior two Arista label releases, including the Grammy-winning Supernatural, this is largely Carlos as session guitarist extraordinaire. He brings in people like Michelle Branch, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and will.i.am of […]

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The governor and the airplanes

The local daily sure went to town today on the governor’s use of state planes. While I do wonder about having non-family and non-state employee travel with him, the last thing I am going to be critical of is his attendance at his kids’ school events.

For years now, my daughters’ school activities — including […]

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