Archive for: October, 2009

The Swell Season’s Strict Joy

Oct 29 2009 Published by under Film/TV, Music, Personal, Travel


When The Commitments came out in 1991, I was a 23 year old English grad student obsessed with both James Joyce and soul music (especially Otis Redding and Bobby “Blue” Bland), so you know that Alan Parker’s film (based on Roddy Doyle’s wonderful novel) would be a big hit for me.  I saw it twice in the theater, I believe, and each time I had to pinch myself.  How did they know?  I asked myself.  How did they manage to create a movie just for me? Continue Reading »

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Detroit Thunderdome

Oct 15 2009 Published by under Humor, Random, Travel

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Top 10/Bottom 3: October 2009


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