Another Fowl Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Well, it was Thanksgiving, and even Aerosmith needs to take a break from rocking every once in a while, so needless to say we didn’t even attempt to travel that morning.

Watching Movies In A Theatre Is Not Always Watching Movies

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Thanks to Luke McKernan’s Picturegoing blog for inspiring this post.

For those who have met me after I moved to New York it may be surprising to hear that one of the things I was most excited about when moving here was the cinemas. Except for the brief college years when campus repertory was an o

Ray Harryhausen Is Cinema To Me

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ray Harryhausen is cinema to me.

I use the term cinema and associate it with him because my love of the moving image was not forged in theaters but on UHF and early cable television. When I was 5 years old I was semi-disappointed one day when I thought I heard my mom say The Birds was on TV that

Saving And Archiving Are Not The Same

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

In my personal life I actively work against saving things. I actively work because it is difficult to not save. Because the opposite of saving is wasting or over-consumption, and those are amoral or unethical. Because there are many urges and compulsions to save. Because not saving involves making a

Thinking Local

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I believe I’ve written before about how lucky I feel to have grown up in a pre-cable, VHF/UHF era where “local affiliate” seemed like something more relevant than just the people complaining what time Jay Leno is on and deciding whether Days of Our Lives airs at 1:00 or 3:00. In my hazy memory it de

Media Based Media

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Also makes me wonder about a playlist for other songs inspired by formats or media types. “Watch The Tapes” by LCD Soundsystem? “Brimful of Asha (on the 45)” by Cornershop?

Things That Shouldn’t Be Archived #4 — Holiday Edition

Friday, January 15th, 2010

It’s an old one, but the upcoming holiday made me think of it. Many people are incredulous at how tightly the King estate controls use of MLK’s works […]

Things That Shouldn’t Be Archived #3 — The Year in Review

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

But then again, it had a good beat and I could dance to it… — Joshua Ranger

Holiday Movies 2009

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I don’t know if my nephew got his Oz on this year or if he watched something like Dragonball Z Saves Happy Turkey Day.

Thanks for the Memories

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Like the person who always wants to order last at a restaurant because they haven’t made up their mind yet, I always get stuck at the dinner table […]