Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11, 2001

I was at home, watching The Time Tunnel on the SCiFi channel. For some reason, I changed over to the Today Show during a commercial and saw footage of the burning World Trade Center, and that they thought a "commuter plane" had run into it.

Two days later, I was asked to go see a movie and write a review of it so it could run in the next issue of the weekly paper.

Planes were still grounded. The world seemed quiet. Imagine that time. That week. Those first days. Put yourself there.

I sat in a near empty theater to see The Musketeer.

But first, I saw this movie trailer.

It was just so jarring, so sickening. So wrong.  I wanted to run out of the theater. A week before, it would have been just another Schwarzenegger action fest. But in the context of that week in September, it was the most disturbing preview I'd ever seen.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy 45th birthday, Star Trek!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More ukulele fun

Been playing my ukulele.

First, an attempt to play Jerry Goldsmith's marvelous theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Then I tried to perform Darth Vader's theme.

In other news, I am a nerd.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Here's what my children and I were up to today - playing and singing Elvis songs on the ukulele.