I love a good challenge. I was asked recently what my top ten favorite songs of all time were. Sounds easy enough, right? I got five, after that I had to really sit back and think. I was immediately challenged to come up with five more. It’s harder than you might think. What, after all,…… Continue reading It’s All In The Music, Man
As a society, we were far more concerned about overpopulation of the planet during the 70s than we are now. The publication of Paul Ehrlich’s incendiary bestseller “The Population Bomb” in 1968 is a big reason for the paradigm shift, but it was Hollywood that provided us with the visuals, in lurid detail. Popular sci-fi…… Continue reading Into The Future: Z.P.G.
Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires
Movie time again, and this one is a doozy! A product of the Sundance Institute, The American Astronaut is basically Firefly, if it were directed by David Lynch after binge watching three days worth of science fiction and western serials from the 40s and 50s. In actuality, the sci-fi comedy western was written and directed…… Continue reading The Final Frontier?
Okay, let’s talk about movies. I love movies. I love making movies and I love, even more, watching movies. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool cinephiliac. In fact, the weirder and more off-beat the better, as far as I’m concerned. Which is why I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to discover that Netflix had…… Continue reading Back To The Other Future
I’ve seen a few plays this season, staged at the venerable, time-honored locations, but none have had the visceral punch that The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, staged by the little troupe that could, Dona Ana Repertory Theater, leveled at its audience last night. A well-deserved standing ovation capped what had to be the most…… Continue reading The Sacred And The Profane
I don’t believe in glory days. Or, rather, I don’t believe in the recognized usage of the term. Over time, it has become my belief that every day has the potential to be a glory day. Sure, some days are better than others, but for the most part, 16 hours is plenty of time to…… Continue reading April Showers
When I was young, I wanted to be Vincent Price. Well, to be honest, I wanted to be a lot of things, but Vincent Price was high on the wish list. He was my favorite horror icon. Smooth and dashing, but he really knew how to turn up the menace when the chips were down.…… Continue reading Things That Go Bump
There is something momentous and magical taking place in southern New Mexico’s theater community: a growing sensibility that professionalism and uncommon stagecraft is not out of reach. Las Cruces may not have the deep pockets and wide community appeal of other metropolitan regions, but it does have an enormously capable pool of talent to draw…… Continue reading A Passion That Soars
Forest for the trees time, boys and girls. It’s been a while since I pulled back from the minutia of every day life to study the bigger picture. Gotta do that every once in a while. Good for the perspective. Especially when I start feeling a little root bound. For me, right now, minutia means…… Continue reading Forest Retreat