Weekend 445.1

(1) Leopold Stokowski Collection (Penn Libraries) (2) “He could feel the music. In Fantasia, there’s a lot of his soul in that picture.” —Joe Grant in Remembering Disney (3) A scan from Ave Maria

Weekend 445.0 (Terminus)

(1) A quote from Absolutely On Music by Haruki Murakami: “In that sense, Seiji Ozawa is simultaneously an unschooled ‘child of nature’ and a fountain of deep, practical wisdom; a man who must have what he wants immediately and who can be infinitely patient; a man with bright confidence in the people around him who […]

Weekend 444.0

(1) Disneyland Paris reimagines its events offer (Exhibition World) (2) This post has some amazing personal significance! #serendipity Today marks 50 years since the first flight of #Concorde. See some striking stamp designs to commemorate the occasion -> https://t.co/UR4N3p0us3…or see it in real-life @BrooklandsMuseu for their special day of celebration! pic.twitter.com/ExbKE4SrYY — The Postal Museum […]

Weekend 443.0 (Fellow Travelers)

“Driven out of paradise by You and exiled in a distant land, I cannot return by myself unless You, O Lord, come to meet me in my wandering. My return is based on hope in Your mercy during all of my earthly life. My only hope, the only source of confidence, and only solid promise […]

KH3 (January 29, 2019)

Don’t Think Twice by Hikaru Utada I want you for a lifetimeSo if you’re gonna think twice, babyI don’t wanna know, baby, I don’t wanna knowEverything is just rightBut if you’re gonna think twice, babyI don’t wanna know, baby, I don’t wanna know

KH3 Countdown

It’s less than thirty days away! Here’s a list of five (um, six) things you can do while you’re counting down: (1) Preview KINGDOM HEARTS III at Disney Springs (Disney Parks Blog) (2) Pre-Order Face My Fears by Hikaru Utada. The release is scheduled for January 18th (2a) Hear Skrillex, Utada Hikaru’s Dizzying Preview of […]

Weekend 437.0

“The music was somehow addictive, as he had warned. An uninterrupted stream of emotion, Musical instruments in colorful profusion. It was Strauss who boasted, ‘I can describe anything in music, even a common ‘broom.’ Maybe he didn’t say ‘broom’—it could have been something else.  At any rate, there was something painterly about his music.” — Haruki […]

Portland

The one on the west coast. I was there for a long weekend and in traditional limestone fashion wanted to draft a top ten… (1) The Hollywood Theater at PDX. My favorite shorts from the Summer Program are Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated and The Famished Frog. I also liked The Water’s Fine because it reminds […]

Weekend 434.0

Cool flea market find this weekend for $3.00. I found the soundtrack for Explorers on vinyl. It’s notable for Disney Geeks because the music was done by Jerry Goldsmith who composed the theme song for Soarin’.

Weekend 433.0

(1) A cool link between Nolan Bushnell and Retta Scott. The quote is from They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez: “From early 1983 to February 1984, Retta got to animate, develop character designs, and paint backgrounds (along with Mary Blair’s husband […]

Weekend 432.1 (Lagoon Amusement Park)

(1) A couple of quotes from They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez: “While at Disney, she [Retta Scott] used to walk to work from time to time. Walt would sometimes see her and give her a ride the rest of the […]

Weekend 432.0 (Lasipalatsi)

(1) Kingdom Hearts is Disney at its strangest, darkest—and most moving (The A.V. Club) “What is adulthood for Kingdom Hearts? It’s a bullet—or maybe a magic sword—barreling toward you, that you can’t stop. Those things you loved as a kid—those movies, those heroes, those lessons about friendship and love and hope? They’ll be there, when […]

São Paulo

I was in São Paulo last week for work. It was a quick trip, with a packed agenda, so the opportunity for exploration was limited. I have a top ten list though… (1) Cargo Bikes (Copenhagenize Design Company) (2) Eisenbahn Pale Ale (BeerAdvocate) (3) Estação da Luz “Ever since this station was completed in 1901, […]

Weekend 430.0 (Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry)

A rainy day…a total wash out…it took me a couple of hours to realize there were no errands to run…no bike rides to be had…just the opportunity to listen to music…organize thoughts and exercise my creative muscles. (1) Get ready for a commuter apocalypse (NY Post) (2) Printmaking to Take Stage at New York’s Javits […]

Weekend 428.0

(1) Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Live Longer. Decaf May Do The Trick, Too (NPR) (2) How To Use Lechuza Planter’s Self Watering Feature (YouTube) (3) Why I love the Kingdom Hearts series (MetroUK) “While the overarching story of the franchise is a load of overcomplicated twaddle, the individual stories in each world are […]