The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

TAKE ME TO CHURCH by Hozier is film-noir goodness

Here’s the acid test, for me: I drive MANY MILES each day, listening to the radios, and if a song is good, I don’t care who sings it. Only then … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

Sam Smith makes a sweet short film out of I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE

Well shot. Well acted. It’s an itty bitty movie, people. Your typical music video about a man stepping out on his wife has the woman scorned (a) trashing that cheater’s … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Harry Potter hops on the Tonight Show and absolutely nails ALPHABET AEROBICS by Blackalicious

Daniel Radcliffe is (a) rocking a beard, and doing it well, and (b) can spit with the best of them. Seriously. He didn’t do something quick and easy. Daniel the … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

BLACK WIDOW pays excellent homage to KILL BILL

Music videos tend to come in a few generic flavors: (a) pop divas singing with backup-dancers, (b) boy bands singing while serving as their own backup dancers and (c) rockers … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Music Video Monday: Rock You Like a Hurricane

As a public service, now that MTV no longer, you know, plays any music videos, I will play some. Am I the last VJ on earth? Maybe. Does the job … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

This is not a photo, I kid you not

Listen: I know enough about photography to be dangerous. (See related posts: The Nikon D-50 of Infinite Beauty and Pieces of the World) HOWEVER: shooting great photos with a Nikon of Infinite Beauty is … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mixed Writing Arts is to writing as MMA is to fighting

Since the dawn of time, writers have spent their lives toiling in their own secret tribes and guilds, each clan claiming to have mastered the One True Art. Copywriters swore … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment