Thursday, October 13, 2016

Series of Dreams

The only thing we have to fear is . . .

How 21st century, a survey about Americans' top fears.

According to The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Americans have a lot of worry on their minds. Our biggest fear at 60.6 percent? Government corruption, for the second straight year.

Number two? Terrorist attack. Such fears could be overblown. Remember, President Obama said we're more likely to slip in the bathtub, which incidentally, did not appear in the survey's findings.

Three of the top 10 are government-related: government corruption, gun control and Obamacare. Sounds like Americans understand what's going on.

Off to yoga class.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

NHL Centennial

The National Hockey League's 2016-2017 season begins October 12. And the league's 100th season will be celebrated starting next January.

Drop the puck!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years


As the audience slowly left the Jacob Burns Film Center after the sold-out premiere of the new Ron Howard film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, the word heard most often was love. Yes, we loved the film, but we especially loved The Beatles.

The film combines footage from their live performances around the world (166 concerts in 90 cities across 15 countries), their epochal February 1964 appearance on CBS' The Ed Sullivan Show, and many very funny and endearing behind-the-scene moments where the Fab Four laugh in wonder at their popularity and success. This narrative runs in parallel with the band's album releases, demonstrating their evolving song-writing and recording brilliance, the unprecedented cultural phenomenon of Beatlemania, and their profound love for each other.

A bonus after the film was a screening of a new digitally remastered 4K print of The Beatles' full performance at New York's Shea Stadium before 56,000 fans in September 1965.