Weekend 440.0

(1) One final, musically inspired quote, from Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami: “‘It’s an usual opera [Der Rosenkavalier]. The plot’s critical, of course, like with all operas, but with this one even if you don’t know the plot it’s easy to give yourself over to the music and be completely enveloped by that world. The […]

Weekend 439.0 (Andantino con moto)

(1) Dvořák Carnival, Op. 92 (YouTube) Heard this last night at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The performance on YouTube is from Royal Albert Hall in 2012. (1a) Limestone Photo Archives: Royal Albert Hall (2) A quote from Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami: “I was a mere caretaker, and they were kind enough to let me […]

Weekend 438.0

(1) Decoding images from the Golden Record (2) America Runs on Dunkin’ – And Now, So Does a Tiny Home.

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 […]

Weekend 436.1

(1) Can You Bring Citronella Plants Inside (SFGATE)

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 432.2

It’s not really a trilogy but I suggest watching (1) Darkest Hour, (2) Dunkirk, and (3) Their Finest all together (in that order). If history isn’t your cup of tea…how about a trilogy with Jeff Bridges? Try (1) TRON: Legacy, (2) Seabiscuit, and (3) Tucker: The Man and His Dream.  They may seem unrelated, but I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekend 427.0

(1) Tetsuya Nomura Opens Up About Kingdom Hearts 3: “I Do Feel a Little Sad When I Think Some Characters Will Probably Never Appear Ever Again” (US GAMER)

Weekend 426.0

(1) E3 2018: Tetsuya Nomura on If Kingdom Hearts 3 Is the End of Sora’s Story “One thing fans may hope Kingdom Hearts 3 can deliver on is offering a satisfying wrap-up to the friendships that began the franchise — the trio of Sora, Riku, and Kairi. All will obviously feature in the game, Nomura […]