A Real "Booking"
got a call from Nick Archer in Nashville the other day (Archer Productions)
with a very interesting job: cutting a spot for a new book! I never
really thought about how interesting the concept is, but I've certainly
picked up a volume at the books store simply because I've "heard
of it somewhere". So why not on the radio?
My late father and uncle, both college professors and certified "egg-heads", loved to argue that logic is a lot like religion; if you're clever enough you can prove almost anything. This was their favorite case in point.
Thus, Money approaches
infinity as Knowledge approaches zero, regardless of the Work done.
Remember the guy who won the popular vote for the presidency of the US a few years ago, but didn't get the job? Yeah... Al Gore. He's a movie star now! Sort of a reverse Ronald Reagan.
Well, OK... he's not a movie star like Johnny Depp or Tom Hanks, but he's got a hell of a movie making the rounds now. "An Inconvenient Truth" is a documentary about global warming. I'd heard a lot of steet talk about it, so I decided to risk falling into a coma from boredom, and we went to see it.
Simply, wow! This film doesn't go much farther than being a slick slide
show with a lecturer, but it is powerful as hell! Gore is wonderfully
pursuasive and genuine, and the statistics he presents will scare the
crap out of you! You should see it. Seriously. You should see it!
been meaniug to get a snapshot of a sidewalk sign I often see propped
up in front of a frame shop and gallery in the little town of Media,
PA, but I keep forgetting to take the camera. It simply states:
Just For Grins...
I laughed 'til I hurt when I heard this! Weird Al takes on Queen... and wins. Check out the "Bohemian Polka".
Dad's Day Outing
One of the better things about living near a major city is the cultural climate. Irene and I became members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this year (those famous "Rocky" steps Sly Stallone ran up.) When my old alma mater, Bucknell U., decided to host a Father's Day brunch at the museum, we decided to make a day of it and visit the new Andrew Wyeth "Memories and Magic" exhibition that Sunday.
Andrew Wyeth lives about 20 minutes from our house, in Chadds Ford, PA, so it was especially interesting to actually recognize the area in some of his paintings. There is something amazing about seeing great art in person. Wyeth's watercolors and tempura drawings seemed almost to be living things, with emotions mixed into the brush strokes and pigment.
of course, there was Helga! The now-famous portrait is actually titled
"Braids", and you truly get a sense of her personality as
well as her image from this painting.
I've done voice work for Larry Daniels and Albert Dulin of "Videocraftsmen" in Charlotte, NC, since the early 80's, when they were staffers of an in-house production unit at PCA, the K-Mart portrait company. I've just heard that Larry, and his wife Janet, have left the company to help their son with his business, and to be close to the grandchildren.
Now Albert is partnering with the third videocraftsman, Mark Bing, to keep the video production company growing and prospering under a new name;"Keylight Media". Congratulations to all... It sounds like a "win-win" for everyone!